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Truth is, the exact mechanism is not known. There are several different theories about why lasers work as a thinning hair treatment. Here’s what’s been suggested.
Theory One – Laser light is effective as a thinning hair treatment by transferring energy into the hair follicle
This theory says that the laser energy is simply absorbed by the hair follicle, and this stimulates the hair growth. Basically it says you’re absorbing light energy into the scalp, thus causing the hair to grow.
It’s thought to be similar to a plant growing by absorbing sunlight.
Theory Two – laser light flushes out the chemical that makes you bald
The chemical in the bloodstream that makes you bald is called dihydrotestosterone (or DHT). This builds up in the hair follicles and causes baldness. (This is known – it’s not a theory)
One theory of why lasers work so well is that they may be stimulating blood flow around the hair follicle, flushing out the DHT, thus letting the hair regrow.
While this may be part of the reason, it is not a complete answer. Lasers actually stimulate the hair to grow faster, even when just shaved. Shaving has nothing to do with DHT – and lasers still work.
In fact, the effect that lasers have on hair growth was discovered completely by accident.
It was in 1967, shortly after the first lasers were invented, that Endre Mester in Semmelweis University was doing experiments with lasers on skin cancer. He noticed that when applying lasers to the backs of shaven mice, the shaved hair grew back faster in those mice in the treated group versus the untreated group.
Since then, numerous experiments have shown that a certain exact wavelength of laser light – 650 nm (nanometers) – is most effective as a thinning hair treatment. This is the laser we use in all Super Grow Laser products.
This simple observation sparked an entire industry, and gave people with thinning hair the first chance at a real solution. The laser light regrows a person’s own natural hair, right where it belongs. No dangerous drugs or surgery.
However it works, we just know one thing for sure – IT DOES WORK AS A THINNING HAIR TREATMENT.
(Scientists have never figured out exactly how glue works at an atomic level either. This doesn’t stop a stamp from sticking to an envelope.)
Hair loss in women is characterized by typical baldness pattern and is normally associated with aging, genes and hormones. As the hair continues to grow from its follicles at an average rate of about half an inch per month, it finally reaches resting stage after 2 to 6 years, and then it falls out. Once a hair follicle falls out, it is replaced by a new hair follicle. At any given time, 85% of our hair is in its growing state while the remaining portion is at its resting state.
Hair loss in women occurs when the hair falls out faster than it could be replaced by new hair follicles. The process that defines female baldness is not properly defined and well understood even by medical experts. However, there are several factors that seem to have direct relationship to hair loss in women. These include aging, changes in the hormonal levels, family history, pregnancy, hair breakages, specific skin diseases, hormonal anomalies, certain medications, syphilis, iron and biotin and vitamin deficiency and alopecia areata.
There are some basic differences between male pattern baldness and female pattern baldness. Hair loss in women is typical characterized by the thinning of hair on the crown and top area of the scalp that begins with a widening gap along the center hairline. Unlike in men, the hair loss in women does not affect the front portion of the hairline, and the condition rarely deteriorates into total baldness.
Your doctor will normally perform the necessary examination to determine the underlying cause or causes of the hair loss. The general appearance and overall pattern of the hair loss will also be considered. In some instances, your doctor may also have to perform skin biopsy or other diagnostic procedures to pinpoint possible skin anomalies that can trigger hair loss.
There are several tried and tested formulations to control and reverse the hair loss in women that are available over the counter and sold online. It is essential that you discuss your options with your family doctor before deciding on the best hair loss treatment option.
Female hair loss is not caused by DHT but hormonal patterns in the female body. Female hair loss may be brought about by stress or other conditions such as pregnancy and menopause Provillus for Women, on the other hand take these factors into consideration and address these. Provillus for women contain Vitamins B6, Biotin, Magnesium and Horsetail. It also contains Para – aminobenzoic acid or PABA.
Aside from helping stop hair loss, Provillus also nourishes the scalp and the hair with a proprietary bled of botanicals. There is indeed a striking difference in the content of the two Provillus products. This is to ensure that you get specialized treatment that’s just right for your hair loss condition.
Provillus does not only help the hair grow back, but also helps it to become healthy hair. The product provides necessary minerals and vitamins such as Biotin, Magnesium and Vitamin B6. These vitamins help in supporting the follicle and the hair.
This is a great forum on alopecia. Particularly check out these postings on Minoxidil.
What is Minoxidil?
Among the most popular is the FDA-approved over-the-counter topical preparation minoxidil (Rogaine). Originally developed as a treatment for male pattern balding, it works for women as well, helping to enlarge and lengthen the hair follicle. Though it may do little to grow more hair, it can extend the growth phase and thus can help you to keep the hair you do have, longer.
Over-the-counter minoxidil comes in two strengths — a 2% solution for women and 5% solution for men. But experts say women may see better results with the stronger preparation. “The 2% solution is way too weak for female pattern hair loss — you really need to use the 5% solution to get results,” says Michael Reed, MD, professor of dermatology at the NYU School of Medicine in New York City.
A study in the April 2004 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology compared 48 weeks of treatment with 2% and 5% minoxidil in women with female pattern hair loss. Compared with placebo, 5% minoxidil was superior in regards to hair count and patient and researcher evaluations of hair growth. While the 2% solution improved hair count and researchers’ assessments of hair growth, the patients did not appear to notice a significant improvement in hair growth.