Nobody wants to face baldness and hair fall issues early on in their life, but alas, that’s the ugly truth of this century. With oxidative stress and environmental factors looming over us, many people opt for one or the other hair treatment to deal with excessive hair fall, receding hairline, etc. One such hair treatment is Laser phototherapy which has been there for a long time until a few years ago when most manufacturers came out with laser hair regrowth helmet devices using this technology. Like many new technologies, laser therapy is sometimes misunderstood, which further paves the way for myths around this. Below are just a few of the most common myths about laser hair regrowth therapy we will be debunking.
Myth 1: It is hot, may burn the scalp and is very uncomfortable to wear: This is simply not true at all. Although it is understandable where this misconception comes from. We usually associate ‘hot’ and ‘laser’ with an uncomfortable feeling. One must understand that Laser caps function on a unique type of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) that operates at a particular wavelength. A wavelength of 650 or 680 is non-destructive and powerful enough to stimulate hair follicles. One can be assured that the given wavelength will not destroy or break down the cells.
Myth 2: It will not work for men
One of the odd misconceptions we have come across is that laser hair regrowth is meant for females only. Indeed, male and female baldness patterns differ drastically. It is virtually non-existent for women to develop shiny bald scalp, whereas it is common to see receding hairline in the temple area in males. One should note that men are equally good candidates for laser hair therapy.
Myth 3: I have to visit my physician to get it done
As a precautionary measure, it is important to speak with your doctor before using laser therapy caps, but you do not require the help of a physician to get it done. It is one of the oddest misconceptions that people have regarding the usage of laser therapy caps; you can very easily use it on your own as it will fit snugly on your head. The treatment will last anywhere from 5-15 minutes or as otherwise recommended by your hair loss professional.
Myth 4: You should only use the cap when prescribed by the doctor
These caps were once available after you completed the expensive procedure done by physicians in clinics. However, now you can complete the therapy in the comfort of your own home. It would help if you understood that time is of the issue of hair fall issues, especially with bald patches that might become slick with time. If you are not facing extreme hair loss, it is best to begin with laser hair therapy to prevent shiny bald heads and other hair woes in the future.
Myth 5: You have to be bald to use the cap
Hair caps that function on LLLT technology are not directed at consumers who only suffer from hair thinning issues. Although they can see a dramatic difference in before and after results, you don’t have to suffer from major thinning to start using this device.
Don’t let false information related to laser therapy deter you from growing your hair. LLLT is a proven technology that not only strengthens as well as regenerates hair follicles on the scalp. It is a great option for those who want to be proactive with their hair goals and work on thinning hair before it increases.