While red light therapy has already established itself as an anti-aging and acne combative treatment, recent studies have proven its effectiveness as a hair re-growth therapy. These new evidence based studies are exciting because they mean hope for the many men and women suffering from hair loss in the form of a non-invasive, non-ablative treatment that does not require drugs of any sort and has no adverse side effects. Meaning though it has been proven to increase hair re-growth, it does not make hair grow where it never was before. So don’t worry, you won’t turn into a yeti.
Red Light Therapy Yields 35% – 39% Increase in Hair Growth After 4 Months
Reversible hair loss is the thinning and loss of hair due to male/female pattern baldness, stress, medication side effects, menopause, or genetic susceptibility to hair loss from testosterone. Red light therapy, aka low-level light therapy (LLLT), can reverse this kind of hair loss when applied before the hair follicles die. One study showed a 35% – 39 % increase in hair growth for patients who received red light treatment every other day for 16 weeks compared to the placebo group. Results were confirmed by hair counts before and after. Studies done on mice and other human studies have shown similar results and report on the effectiveness of red light therapy when used regularly for 2 to 4 months. No side adverse effects have been found to date.
Red Light Therapy Helps Each Stage of Your Hair’s Life Cycle
Another study researching the most common form of hair loss, androgenetic alopecia (AGA) which affects 50% of men, details what red light therapy does for hairs in each of the three stages the hair’s life.
Red light therapy was found to increase the duration of the first growth phase (Anagen phase) which last 2 to 6 years. The second stage, or Catagen phase of a hair’s life, is a short two week transition phase, in which the follicle has the chance to renew itself. Red light therapy prevents hairs from going into this stage prematurely, and thus lengthens the life of existing hairs. The Telogen phase is the last stage when hairs are dormant just before they fall out. In this stage, red light therapy actively “stimulates anagen re-entry in telogen hair follicles,” thus encouraging new hair to grow immediately after old ones fall out and avoids follicle death. This study also reflected on the effectiveness of regular use of one form of red light therapy released in 2007: “The Hairmax Lasercomb® was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and received 510 K clearance as a safe therapy for the treatment of male AGA in 2007 and female AGA in 2011.”
Start Your Treatment Now And See Results
So what does this mean for you? You no longer need to be a slave to your genetics. A couple quick treatments every week over your lunch break can make a drastic difference in your hair. All studies indicate that the earlier you start treatment, the better, so being proactive about the state of your scalp and skin really does pay off. This is why we at Tan Xs offer an unlimited, no-appointment-needed membership for Red Light Therapy. In addition to these exciting advances red light therapy has made in hair re-growth, it is also now an FDA-approved treatment for chronic joint pain, arthritis, slow-to-heal-wounds, and inflammation pain like most back, knee, and neck pains. Treat your hair, skin, and your aches and pains at the same time. Come in at your convenience to feel better and look better in our red light therapy bed and see what a difference it will make in your life.