How Long Have Laser Hair Growth Remedies Been Around?

The history of laser hair growth remedies begins mid-twentieth century. Interestingly, the discovery of laser hair growth remedies was accidental. Scientists continue to study low-level laser therapy to this day. And LLLT offers us hope for long-term solutions for hair loss. Solutions that are gentle, low maintenance, pain-free, and have minimal side effects. Sounds pretty good, right? In this article, we’ll outline the history of laser hair therapy. Finally, will discuss what kind of technology is currently available today.

The discovery of lasers was a revolutionary scientific breakthrough. For those who don’t know, laser is short for “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation.” Pretty interesting, right? You thought it was just a word, huh? Admit it. Anyhow, at the time of its discovery, few people realized it would prove to be such a useful and versatile technology. The principle of the laser dates back to 1917 when Albert Einstein first described the theory of stimulated emission. However, the practical device was developed in the 1940s and early 1950s.

The Work of Charles Townes

While working on microwave spectroscopy, a powerful tool used for discovering the characteristics of molecules, physicists Charles Townes, Arthur Schawlow, and others invented the maser (microwave amplification by stimulated emission of radiation). After the end of the WWII, Townes began to experiment with using stimulated emissions to probe gases for molecular spectroscopy. He noticed that as the wavelengths of the microwave radiation grew shorter, that its interactions with molecules became stronger and more powerful. Townes and his colleagues at Columbia University were able to demonstrate a working maser in 1953, two years after similar devices were invented independently by researchers at the University of Maryland, as well as at Lebedev Laboratories in Moscow. 

Townes soon realized that the wavelengths of infrared and optical light would be even more powerful tools for spectroscopy because they were shorter in length. While visiting Schawlow at Bell Labs, Townes suggested the idea of extending the maser principle to shorter wavelengths. Schawlow came up with an idea to arrange a set of mirrors, on each end of the device’s cavity, so that the light would bounce back and forth. This would prevent the beams from bouncing in other directions. Eight months later, the two men wrote a paper on the proof of concept. The Physical Review (Vol 112, #6, pp 1940-1949) published it in December of 1958. They received a patent for their invention of the laser two years later.

Lasers Are A Versitle Technology

Today, lasers can be found everywhere. They are used for corrective eye surgery, tattoo removal, and supermarket scanners, just to name a few places. They are also becoming a popular tool for the treatment of hair loss. The history of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) begins in Budapest Hungary in 1967. Endre Mester at Semmelweis University was conducting a test to see if laser radiation would cause cancer in mice. He shaved the dorsal hair and divided them into two groups. He gave one group treatments with a low-powered rub laser. Not only did these mice not get cancer, but he was surprised to discover that the hair on the group of mice treated with the laser grew back faster than it did in the untreated group. This was the first demonstration of laser biostimulation.

Today, low-level laser (or light)  therapy, also known as cold laser, soft laser, biostimulation, or photobiomodulation is practiced as a part of physical therapy regimens in many parts of the world. The medical director of the Pain Clinic and Laser Center of Locarno, Switzerland, Zlatko Simunovic M.D., F.M.H., writes, “Laser therapy [LLLT] is a natural and biological therapy because even from early ages, man has considered the light of the Sun to be responsible for his health. Humankind simply cannot live without the light, a fact proved by evident lack of light in the sick cell.”

Laser Hair Growth Remedies Using LLLT

There have been serevel studies conducted since Endre Mester’s 1967 discovery of LLLT’s hair growth stimulation effect. Everything from animal models to clinical trials has cumulatively supported the benefits of LLLT for hair growth. As a result, these tests established it as an effective treatment for hair loss. LLLT appears to stimulate anagen re-entry of telogen hair follicles and prolong the duration of the anagen phase. The modulation of the hair cycle reveals an increase in hair density and diameter as well as decreased hair shedding. The results? Clinical improvement of hair loss and hair thinning.

The first LLLT device was clear safe for use in the treatment of hairloss by the US FDA in 2007 for men and then again in 2011 for women. Soon, devices promising increased hair growth flooded the market. Combs, brushes, headbands, caps, hoods, and helmets promoting LLLT therapy, and some using a combination of LED lights emerged.

However, like most products, there are shady producers out there. And with people in vulnerable emotional states, it can be easy to take advantage of them. In fact, most devices fall short or fail to deliver results alltogether. Very few of these devices have been proven to be effective in well-designed and randomized studies. Furthermore, there is no evidence that supports that LED lights have any impact on hair growth. Despite this fact, many “laser” hair restorations on the market today still make these claims. So, as with most health claims, proceed with caution.

The Capillus LLLT Lasercap 

While there are some shoddy products on the market, there is good news for male and female hair loss sufferers. The Capillus lasercap is a high quality LLLT device that works to restor and regrow lost or thinning hair. In fact, it is especially helpful for women experiencing female pattern baldness.

Laser Cap Me is proud to offer the Capillus RX 312 laser cap as a physician-recommended, FDA-cleared treatment that has been clinically proven to regrow thinning hair. It has also been shown to be an effective preventative treatment, stopping the progression of hair loss in its tracks. The CapillusRX 312 has 312 prescription-strength laser diodes, more laser diodes than any other laser cap product. These lasers stimulate circulation to the scalp, energizing and renewing the growth of cells within the hair follicle, supporting the growth of thicker, healthier hair.

Additionally, this device only requires 6 minutes a day of use and is completely pain-free. Its hypoallergenic base is comfortable and flexible enough to form to the shape of your head. It can be worn discreetly under a baseball cap. In the history of laser hair growth remedies, the CapillusRX 312 is top-tier technology. If you have been struggling with thinning hair and hair loss, this is a gentle, virtually risk-free treatment to consider.

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