If you are experiencing hair thinning or loss, laser hair replacement may be a great solution for you. Stimulating your own hair to grow again, or permanently replace your hair, these procedures are noninvasive and do not take a lot of time. Laser hair replacement is preformed with low-level lasers. The lasers emit no heat to burn your scalp. You sit under a dome shaped hood that covers your head, very similar to a commercial hair dryer. The lasers emit light flashes that enable the hair follicle to receive increased blood flow to scalp. The success rate is very high especially in conjunction with using the laser comb at home to accompany the series of treatments. This procedure will destroy old dying cells and help to nurture existing cells.
Laser hair transplant is the rather new-ish hair restoration procedure that has been sparking debate between the hair loss surgeons, patients and potential patients! Because of its use of lasers on the scalp. In typical surgical hair restoration procedures, incisions are made in the scalp using cold steel to create a hair transplant site to insert the grafts. Now, with laser hair restoration, these incisions are instead created using a high beam laser. Laser hair restoration procedures uses lasers that are so powerful that they pretty much vaporize the tissue, causing an incision in a second. Because the laser penetrates the scalp so quickly, there is no risk or damage or heat transfer caused to the surrounding scalp tissue. Traditionally, incisions are made using a slit or punch graft, but with the laser, you effectively get the best of both worlds.
Like all best hair transplant surgeries, this procedure has been hailed as a relatively pain free procedure...but do not be disillusioned. It is pain free because you are dosed up on local anesthetic, which - trust me - you need! The amount of heat generated from the laser beam is extremely dangerous, and like with any sort of heat that is too hot for our skin, it can cause scarring. In this case, the scarring could be detrimental to the successful growth of the implanted hair grafts. The lasers can decrease the elasticity of the surrounding skin, destroying dermal collagen and elastic fibers. As a result, hair grafts have been known to fall out, therefore forcing you to the question success rate of those that mange to stay intact.
A laser hair transplant is a relatively bloodless surgery. One may look at this as a positive advantage, but a critical eye may view this as another negative. You can argue that a bloodless procedure reduces a good supply of oxygenated blood needed for the implanted follicles to survive. Both types of laser hair replacement is a great way of dealing with hair loss. The natural look of replacements or the stimulation and the slowing down of hair loss are great options for anyone. Visit a laser hair replacement clinic and get more information about your options.