Sat 8 Jun 2013
Dr. Shelly Friedman Discusses Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) and Female Hair Loss on Arizona News ProgramCategory: Hair Loss Blog , Hair Restoration Physicians , Low Level Laser , Physician and Clinic News
Recently, recommended hair transplant surgeon Dr. Shelly Friedman was featured on “Sonoran Living” – a local news segment filmed in Scottsdale, Arizona. During the feature, Dr. Friedman had the opportunity to discuss Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) and its use in female hair loss sufferers.
In the segment, Dr. Friedman discusses two different modes of LLLT: the weekly laser treatment available in his office, and the Capillus at home laser cap. Dr Friedman explains how using the in-office laser treatment on a weekly basis or the Capillus cap for 30-60 minutes a day every other day may help revitalize miniaturized hair follicles and reverse signs of hair loss. During the interview, Dr. Friedman focuses on how the laser therapy may be especially helpful for the estimated 40 milllion American women struggling with their hair loss each day, but also states that the treatment can work in males as well.
Traditionally, LLLT has been met with skepticism in the hair restoration community. Some hair loss experts believe the claims that LLLT can rejuvenate miniaturized follicles and restore the appearance of hair are dubious, and don’t think the procedure has a place in modern hair restoration. Others, like Dr. Friedman, disagree, and think anecdotal evidence suggests that LLLT is an effective hair loss treatment. Dr. Friedman notes that the procedure is especially effective in women, and explains a variety of “before and after” images displaying noticeable improvement with LLLT.