The Scoop on LLLT
Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is a non-surgical option for those with hair loss or thinning hair. A form of phototherapy, LLLT is a treatment option that can help stabilize hair loss. Clinical studies have shown that LLLT can halt the progression of hair loss, stimulate hair growth and give a patient thicker, stronger hair shafts. The treatment has also led to re-growth of hair follicles in many patients. LLLT is ideal for those who do not require surgery, or are experience thinning hair or hair loss. It is also suggested that LLLT be combined with other treatments, such as topical solutions, prescription medications and even hair transplants. Dr. Anderson often recommends that his patients get LLLT for additional stimulation after hair surgery to provide maintenance to the hair that has been transplanted and to help strengthen and help the
re-growth speed up.
Hair Restoration and LLLT
LLLT has been around since the 1960s and was used to treat varied medical conditions in a number of different medical fields. It has now been accepted as a treatment for hair loss by hair restoration surgeons. After doing extensive research on laser light therapy, Dr. Anderson believes that the Capillus272 laser cap device is the most effective treatment that will offer his patients the long-term benefits they are looking for.
When applied to the patients scalps, LLLT has been shown to:
- Increase cell metabolism and improve the health of blood vessels in the scalp that will help the patients have thicker, supple, and more resilient hair.
- Halt the progression of hair loss.
- In some cases, encourage the re-growth of hair.
- Promote distribution of nutrients and oxygen to the hair roots.
- Increase melanin production in hair follicles, sometimes darkening gray hairs.
- Stimulate the glands for hair that looks silkier.
Anderson Hair Sciences Center
Ken Anderson, MD, is the founder and Chief of Surgery at the Anderson Hair Sciences Center. Dr. Anderson is a double-board facial plastic surgeon who has devoted his practice to the the treatment of hair loss in men and women for over 10 years. He is a welcoming and friendly physician who has designed the Anderson Hair Sciences Center around giving his patients the most natural and permanent hair restoration results.
He is a highly experienced surgeon, and an internationally prominent educator in the field of hair restoration surgery. He has spoken to audiences in several countries, and across the United States. He received his medical degree with honors from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 1996. Following medical school, he completed seven years of specialty surgical training after receiving his medical degree, including a residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (ENT surgery) and a fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Michigan Medical Center. In 2003, he joined a busy hair restoration practice in Beverly Hills, California, and also the staff at the UCLA School of Medicine. In 2008, Dr. Anderson was recruited by EMORY Healthcare to be their Hair Restoration Specialist. He held that position at EMORY until 2012, when he returned to private practice and founded the Anderson Hair