Undergoing LLLT treatments with the Capillus laser cap is a big investment. It’s only natural to ensure that your LLLT Capillus before and after expectations are realistic. Will your hair grow so fast it rivals Rapunzel’s? Probably not. Can a 75-year-old expect to see the same hair they sported at 19? Highly unlikely. However, will you see significant improvement? Overwhelmingly the results indicate that yes, you will.
Pattern Baldness and LLLT
LLLT or low-level laser therapy uses red light lasers to treat common causes of hair loss. This includes genetic forms of pattern baldness in both men and women known as androgenic alopecia. It can also be helpful in treating conditions caused by over styling, such as traction alopecia. The reasons one may be experiencing hair loss have to do with several factors. These include genetic, environmental, hormonal influences, or a combination of the above. LLLT is sometimes known as red-light therapy, biostimulation, or photobiostimulation as well.
Male pattern baldness impacts up to 70% of men, and 40% of women experience female pattern balding at some point in their lives. Pattern hair loss tends to present differently in men than it does in women. For men, it’s common to notice a receding hairline. Frequently, you’ll notice hair loss at the crown of the head toward the back of the head. Women will usually display a diffuse pattern of hair thinning, meaning that the overall volume of their hair will decrease. Hair loss can have many negative impacts on a person’s self-esteem and emotions. Many customers report feelings of frustration. Past treatment methods they have been sold have not given them the kind of results they were promised. They may even include some unfortunate side effects.
Common Treatments for Pattern Baldness
The current standards when it comes to treating pattern baldness without surgery are minoxidil and finasteride. Minoxidil is also known as Rogaine and is a topical solution that can be applied directly to the scalp. It may reduce hair loss in both men and women and may even help to restore some lost hair. The downside to minoxidil is that it must be consistently applied in order to maintain your new growth. However, if you stop using minoxidil you will continue to lose your hair at the same rate as before.
Having to continuously purchase Rogaine can add up over time. Furthermore, minoxidil is not safe to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. So for example, if you are experiencing hair loss due to postpartum hormone changes, minoxidil will not be an appropriate choice if you plan to breastfeed.
Finasteride comes in the form of both a topical treatment and an oral medication. It has been shown to slow the rate of hair loss and encourage hair growth. Just like with minoxidil, finasteride must be used continuously to maintain results. These prescription costs may add up, especially if your prescriptions aren’t covered by your insurance. Many men opt for the topical version of finasteride. That’s because oral medication has some unfortunate side effects that can negatively impact sexual performance. Side effects have not been reported by users who used the topical version of finasteride.
LLLT Capillus Before and After Expectations
LLLT Capillus before and after expectations shouldn’t differ too much between different people. However, in order to understand how LLLT impacts hair growth, it helps to understand the hair growth cycle. This cycle consists of three phases: the growth or anagen phase, the resting or telogen phase, and the shedding or catagen phase. When it comes to androgenic alopecia, dihydrotestosterone or DHT may be the culprit.
Low-level laser therapy like the type that is utilized by Capillus is thought to work because it increases blood flow to the scalp. It stimulates the metabolism of the follicular cells, resulting in an increased number of hairs in the growth phase. There is also a release of nitric oxide from the cells which can lead to increased blood flow to the scalp, which can increase the absorption of oxygen and nutrients essential to healthy hair growth.
The increased cell metabolism, as well as the improved health of the blood vessels in the scalp, results in thicker hair shafts that are more supple, as well as more durable. The sebaceous gland which produces natural oils to protect the skin and hair is stimulated as well, resulting in hair that has a silkier appearance. LLLT also increases the production of melanin in the hair follicles, so gray hairs may darken again. Pretty remarkable isn’t it?
LLLT Capillus Before and After Expectations for the Various Users
So what are some LLLT Capillus before and after expectations for different types of lasercap users? LLLT is appropriate for use on all types and textures of hair including grey, aged, straight, curly, and hair types of those with African and Caribbean ancestry. All LLLT devices that have been cleared in the market for the treatment of androgenic alopecia, including the Capillus, have only been cleared for use on skin tones 1-4 on the Fitzpatrick scale. This is due to the manner in which the FDA grants these clearances.
The FDA gives market clearances based on predicate devices that have been previously approved for the same indication for use. These devices that predate the creation of the Capillus were only approved for use on skin tones 1-4 on the Fitzpatrick scale. The protocol that was used on all the clinical trials for LLLT treatment of androgenic alopecia was measured by counting terminal hairs, which tend to be darker and thicker, within an area that is defined by a tattoo outline.
Terminal hairs can be a lot more difficult to count within a tattooed area on darker skin tones, or at least this is the reasoning behind why these skin tones were excluded from these trials. Because there weren’t enough test subjects with skin types 5 and 6 on the Fitzpatrick scale included in the clinical studies, there is not enough data to satisfy the FDA’s incredibly high standards. That being said, there is still plenty of anecdotal evidence as well as photo documentation that shows that LLLT can be effective in restoring the hair of people of all skin types.
Why Does LLLT Work to Regrow Lost Hair?
LLLT works because it delivers highly concentrated doses of energy to the mitochondria, aka the powerhouse of the cell. In this case, the cells in the hair follicle. Hair follicles are reinvigorated by the stimulation they receive from these wavelengths of light.
Have you ever worn a black outfit on a sweltering sunny day only to regret how hot you felt? This is because dark colors absorb more light, and by extension, more energy. When it comes to having darker hair, this works in your favor. More light equals more energy or more biostimulation at the mitochondrial level, which facilitates more hair growth. As of right now, there are no reported negative side effects from LLLT devices.
Preventative Treatment Helps
The first step towards addressing hair loss is preventative treatment. The sooner you are able to take measures to reduce follicle miniaturization, the better your long-term results. While it can take several months to start seeing new hair growth, you can expect the excessive hair shedding to stop within a few weeks of regular treatment.
Thinning hair is a natural part of the aging process to some extent, 40 percent of people experience noticeable hair loss by the time they reach their 35th birthday. While you are waiting for the new hair to grow from your LLLT routine, there are several hair care tips that will support the health of your newly grown hair.
Detoxifying the Hair
Start by detoxifying your hair care routine. As much as possible remove products that contain sulfates or parabens from the ingredient list. Parabens have been classified as xenoestrogens, which mimic estrogen in the body, throwing off the balance of hormones. Sulfates are what make the soap in many products lather up. Unfortunately, research shows that it can have a deteriorating effect on the cell membranes of the hair.
Sulfates can also strip the natural oils from the hair and scalp. For a time your hair follicles will overproduce oils to try to compensate for the lost moisture, which only causes the hair to grow limp and greasy. Eliminating these ingredients from your hair products and focusing on using shampoos and conditioners with simple, gentle ingredients can help support hair health.
Haircuts and Styling
Haircuts can be strategically designed to disguise thinning hair while you wait for your new hair to grow in. For instance, female pattern balding often shows up as a significantly wider part. Usually as thinning and not actual bald spots. However, this can be easily disguised with a headband or scarf. Opting for layers around the face can also give the illusion of width and body. And of course, a hat works too.
Shorter hair can also appear more voluminous, in part because the hair is less heavy, putting less strain on the hair follicles. If your hair is naturally curly, ditch the flat irons and hair dryers. Let your hair dry naturally instead and you may notice increased volume. Flat irons can dry out the hair all the way down to the core, robbing your hair of its volume. If your hair is straight you can create light waves by braiding the hair in a loose wave before letting the hair dry naturally.
Try Capillus to Combat Hair Loss
With LLLT laser caps like the Capillus, you only need 6 minutes a day for treatments. Your laser cap can be worn discreetly under a ball cap and does not need to be plugged in. Consistency is key for results. If you stop treatments, eventually you will lose any hair that has regrown. The earlier you start laser cap treatments with the Capillus, the more success you will have.
Call Us for Your Capillus Lasercap
Why wait? Contact us today to ask about the Capillus 312 laser device. If you’re not sure, call us so we can have a free virtual consultation with you to discuss your available options and how laser hair therapy may be beneficial for your unique hair loss situation and hair restoration goals. You can view some common LLLT Capillus before and after expectations in our hair restoration gallery.
Laser Cap Me offers better prices for the Capillus hair cap laser hair restoration hat than you can find for a lesser-grade device. So what are you waiting for? Stop hair loss now! Contact us or visit our store to purchase your Capillus 312.
You can reach us at 213-403-0455, or send us an email. You can also find out further details by visiting our clinic’s site Best Hair Transplant.