Low-level light therapy (which is also called red light therapy, low-level laser therapy, cold laser, biostimulation and photo biomodulation) uses low-level light to help combat a variety of health conditions, one of which is hair loss.
LLLT is a painless therapy that requires a minimal time commitment. Studies show it may decrease inflammation, increase local blood flow and stimulates the scalp. It is FDA approved, and it has been scientifically proven to be both safe and effective for hair rejuvenation when used correctly.
What Type of Hair Loss May It Treat?
LLLT may help treat androgenetic alopecia, which is more commonly referred to as male or female-pattern baldness. Androgenetic alopecia is a genetic condition and it is the most common cause of hair loss in both men and women. It affects 50% of males over the age of 40 and 75% of females over 65.
People with androgenetic alopecia have a gene that makes them more sensitive to the effects of the androgenic hormone—Dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT can build-up in the inner roots of the hair follicles, and in genetically sensitive individuals the DHT causes the hair follicles to get smaller and smaller. Eventually, the follicles become completely dormant and hair growth stops completely.
Hair Loss Process
THE ANAGEN PHASE
The Anagen phase, or growth phase, lasts between 3 - 8 years. Under normal conditions, about 85% of our hair are in the anagen phase. During this phase, the dermal papilla and germinal matrix are communicating and replicating, growing the hair shaft.
THE CATAGEN PHASE
The catagen phase, or regression phase, which is fairly brief (2 to 3 weeks), is where the hair follicle regresses and prepares to rest. The dermal papilla detaches from the germinal matrix and cell replication ceases.
THE TELOGEN PHASE
The telogen phase is a period of rest for the hair follicle components. This period of renewal lasts approx 3 months, after which a new hair begins to form and enter anagen, pushing the old hair out of the follicular pore. We normally lose around 100 hairs everyday because of this.
Hair Cycle Dysfunction = Hair Loss
The underlying causes of hair loss are varied and complex. However, the process of hair loss and thinning sometimes referred to as follicular miniaturization, is the same in both men and women. Hair naturally goes through cycles of growth, rest and release/fall, With the growth cycle normally lasting 3 - 8 years. Things such as hormones, genetics, changes in diet, stress and age can upset the hair cycle process and this leads to hair cycle shortening. Specifically, the growth phase, known as anagen, becomes very short, the follicles undergo a process of miniaturization where they shrink and hairs become thinner and less substantial as they transition from terminal to vellus hair. After an extended period of hair cycle dysfunction, the arrector pilli muscle detaches, the reservoirs of stem cells are lost and hair follicles may die.
How LLLT Works
The stimulation from low-level light therapy may help to shift hair follicles into the anagen phase, in multiple ways.
Firstly, LLLT uses a light that produces a specific wavelength (typically in the range of 650 to 670 nanometers), which has a unique ability to be absorbed by the molecules of the hair follicles. This type of light may penetrate the scalp and stimulate the epidermal stem cells, which are responsible for the regeneration of hair follicles. The increased blood flow that LLLT promotes may help to increase the delivery of nutrients and oxygen to the hair follicles. Finally, LLLT stimulates metabolic processes necessary for stimulating the scalp and may help to prevent the build-up of DHT in the follicles.
Low-Level Light Therapy - Natural Treatment With Your Smart Phone.
Our vision was to create a low-level light therapy device that was easy to access, affordable and can be used in the comfort of your own home. So we developed an app that utilises the power of low-level light emitted from your smartphone, saving you expensive trips to clinics or purchasing handheld devices.
The HairHack™ 'Low-level light therapy' App allows you to generate therapeutic light on your devices screen at specific wavelengths, to help assist the regrowth of your natural hair.
The HairHack™ App is an instant download and currently has a 7-day FREE trial on offer!
Worlds First Low-Level Light Therapy App (Patent Pending). This revolutionary App allows you to generate therapeutic light on your devices screen at specific wavelengths, to help assist the regrowth of your natural hair. Low-Level Light Therapy is a painless treatment that requires a minimal time commitment. Studies show it may decrease inflammation, increase local blood flow and stimulate the scalp.
Disclaimer: The above Studies do not relate directly to the HairHack™ ‘LLLT’ Apps operation, studies refer to LLLT technology in general theory. The LLLT App works on the basis of this general theory. Results may vary for each individual. Sci-Tech Applications does not claim this app will prevent or cure any disease or condition. We strongly advise using our related products in conjunction with the application.