This hair loss question was answered by Dr. Glenn Charles of Florida who is a member of the Coalition of Independent Hair Restoration Physicians. His professional answer is below.
I understand that current lasers used for hair growth have not been proven to work but I have known several people to undergo laser hair removal and, instead of a reduction, they experienced growth of thicker, fuller hair in the treated area. I doubt any new hairs grew; I think that the extremely fine hairs just became much thicker and more noticeable. Does this mean that if lasers are perfected or used properly, they can potentially induce hair growth?
I have heard that a few new companies are coming out with stronger lasers for treating hair loss. We will have to wait to see if this really happens. I still tell patients that lasers probably help more patients with quality of hair rather than quantity of hair. However, I have had many patients over the years who are very happy and feel they have more healthy hair than before the treatments. I have also had patients who did not see any real, noticeable improvement in the appearance of their balding areas. Like many other medical treatments the success varies from patient to patient.
Dr. Glenn Charles
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