Male Pattern Hair Loss is an unfortunate inevitability… However, there is hope!
Clinically proven, safe and effective, the iGrow is a revolutionary hair growth system that provides full scalp coverage. It is fully portable, simple to use, and requires no manual movement. iGrow incorporates dual light Laser and LED design.
Equipped with headphones and an iPod/MP3 interface, the iGrow is a convenient and highly effective Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) system that delivers significant hair growth for men suffering from Androgenetic Alopecia (genetic-based hair thinning/loss).
LLLT is a highly effective hair growth treatment process. LLLT energizes cellular activity within the hair follicle, and promotes the proliferation of thick, full and healthier-looking hair.
iGrow Low-Level Light Therapy (LLLT) technology utilizes a highly effective combination of red laser and LED light diodes to effectively stimulate and energize cellular activity causing an uptake in the natural function of the hair follicle. This proven 4 to 6 month process reverses hair thinning/loss, and effectively grows new healthy hair that is thicker, fuller and more vibrant.
ABOUT LOW-LEVEL LASER THERAPY (LLLT)
The laser energy used to stimulate hair growth is visible in the red light spectrum. The laser light used in promoting hair growth is defined as Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT). LLLT is sometimes included under a broader definition of ‘Phototherapy’ called Low-Level Light Therapy, where the light-emitting device may be a laser and/or light-emitting diode (LED).
LLLT at Work
Light from a laser in a specific wavelength has an effect on your body when it is applied for a sufficient length of time. It is theorized that when the laser light is absorbed by target tissue molecules, the energy level of the molecules is increased and the molecules respond by ‘working off’ the excess energy with adaptive changes. These changes may be chemical or physical, and they may have biological effects on the target tissue or surrounding tissues.
Because the changes in the molecules are brought about by phototherapy, chemical changes are said to be due to 'photochemistry' and physical changes to 'photophysics.' As a result, the biological effects on tissue are called photobiomodulation.
Treatment of Male Pattern Hair Loss via Photobiomodulation.
There are many hypotheses, which address how LLLT photobiomodulation may stimulate new hair growth. It is hypothesized that LLLT initiates the chemical reaction in the cells that make up the follicle's epithelial matrix causing the proliferative activity.
Much evidence points out that follicular apoptosis (programmed cell death) is reversed via the application of laser energy. Observations of wavelength stimulation of optimal hair growth, has shown precisely what wavelengths, power, and intensity are necessary for optimal effect in stimulating new hair growth.
It is important to note that heat is not associated with the photochemical and photo therapeutic effects of LLLT. LLLT is a low wattage 'cold light' laser, and while there are visible red wavelengths, there is no sensation on the skin of persons undergoing treatment. Cold lasers are safe and universally accepted as such by medical authorities, worldwide. Also significant is the fact that there are no side-effects associated with the use of LLLT, as there are with usage of pharmaceuticals, topicals and pills.
Who May Benefit from LLLT?
Hair loss physicians and medical experts agree that LLLT is a highly viable option for growing hair in those afflicted with androgenetic alopecia-inherited male pattern hair loss. It is not intended to treat hair loss due to other factors.
In treating androgenetic alopecia with LLLT, physicians have found that LLLT is most effective in persons with minimal to moderate hair loss. Individual responses to LLLT differ, and results do vary from person to person.
Is LLLT Effective in Hair Restoration?
The vast majority of physicians and medical experts agree that LLLT can be effective in growing hair in those with male pattern hair loss. Experts have also observed and noted that the overall health and condition of hair may be improved in a LLLT treated area.
What is the Duration of Time for LLLT Treatment to be Effective?
Hair growth using LLLT is not a one-time ‘fix’ for hair loss. It must be repeated at intervals to maintain results. Typically 3 to 4 sessions per week for 20 to 25 minutes is the suggested treatment frequency, and results usually take approximately 4 to 6 months. Once hair growth is achieved, an ongoing ‘maintenance’ schedule of 1 to 2 sessions per week is strongly recommended to maintain new growth, and keep the hair looking healthier, fuller, and more vibrant.
Cold laser or Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)
Lasers have long been used in all types of medical specialties, including dermatology. Many have used specific lasers to resurface the skin by creating a wound on the top layer so that new, fresh skin emerges form underneath.
But a new generation of lasers takes a very different- 'wound-less'-approach.
LLLT isn't a light souce that causes thermal, or heat damage. with LLLT, there is no cutting or burning sensation. Hence they are also called as COLD LASERS.
Laser light stumulates microcirculation, decreases inflammation and improve both cellular metabolism and protein synthesis. LLLT increases blood and lymph circulation at the hair roots an stimulates follicular cells, which may cause hair to grow thicker and stronger.
Laser comb, a hand held device is used as treatment for 'androgenetic alopecia' (male pattern hair loss). The visible red light form the comb's lasers travel several layers into the tissue without harming the skin and scalp. Because the laser light does not cut or burn the skin, the therapeutic light-energy is absorbed by the cells and the process of cell repair begins. One theory of how this noninvasive, non-chemical hair loss treatment works is that it stimulates the production of energy at the cellular level, thereby, improving cell function.
Low level laser used in the laser comb is non-invasive and without any known side effects.
Hight Frequency treatment
Direct High Frequency
Direct higy frequency is an external application which dries, refines and heals the skin. It produces a germicidal effec byt ozone formation at the skin surface via the glass electrode.
The therapist holds the electode in contact with the treatment area and gently moves it over the skin. The electrode discharges its high-frequency energy directly into the skin at the point of contact.
Effect of direct high frequency
Germicidal effect on tissue.
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