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Are You Losing Your Hair?

Are you losing your hair? Finally there may be hope for you. But before we get into that, I am going to explain how hair grows.

Hair is created in follicles which are in a continuous cycle of creation, transition and rest. Think of it as a 24-hour workday, only extended over a period of 2-6 years. Hair growth occurs in 3 distinct phases, with each follicle in a different stage at any one time.

The first phase (referred to as the Anagen Phase) is the time in the growth cycle when the papilla inside the hair follicle is producing keratin. Keratin is the protein substance that makes up the hair shaft, fingernails and toenails. During this phase, the hair follicle keeps the papilla supplies with nutrients; and it produces about 6 inches of keratin a year. Depending on stressors, hormones and genetics, this phase lasts for anywhere between 2-6 years.

Following the Anagen phase is the Categen or transitional phase. During this phase, the hair follicle renews itself and the papilla rests. The papilla detaches itself from the nutrient supply and the hair follicle shrinks to 1/6 its normal size due to disintegration. This process lasts about 1-2 weeks.

Following the Categan phase is the Telogen or rest phase. This phase lasts anywhere from 1-4 months. At any one time, 10-15% of hair follicles are in this stage.

Depending on hormones, stressors, body chemicals and genetics, when the hair follicle enters the Telogen phase, it may never emerge from it. This is where our Laser device comes in. But more on that later,…

After this stage ends, the papilla reattached to the nutrient supply at the base of the hair follicle and begins to grow again. Any hair that was sitting in the follicle is pushed out by the new hair and the growth cycle begins again.

Hair loss can occur for a variety of reasons including hormones, genes, disease, stress and any combination. We finally have technology that can help with hair growth provided there are follicles present. Low Level Light Laser Therapy has arrived!

Here’s how it works.

When a hair follicle suffers from poor blood flow or from the build-up of a hormone by-product called Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), the hair follicle progressively diminishes until it no longer produces a hair shaft. Our laser delivers gentle, nourishing laser light in the red light spectrum. The light is applied directly to the scalp, which increases blood flow to follicles, thereby increasing the delivery of nutrients to the weakened hair follicles and dramatically increasing the follicles’ abilities to dispose of cellular waste and chemical by-products. This result in follicles that are infused with the energy needed to stimulate dramatic growth factors. This can greatly extend the growth phase, and help restore a healthy hair cycle.

Over a period of several months of treatment, you will notice less hair in your brush and drains and see an increase in hair strength and density.

Mechanisms of Action


Improves blood flow to the follicle
Increases nutrient acquisition by the follicular organ
Increases the rate of removal of harmful DHT
Increases oxygen uptake
Decreases follicular inflammation

Cellular Benefit

Improves cellular metabolism and protein synthesis
Increases the production of ATP to energize & repair the weakened follicle
Increases cellular stimulation of the follicle
Increases the mobilization of calcium ions


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