The Science of LLLT
To understand what is LLLT and how it works, we need to first understand how hair grows in a cycle
1. Anagen(Growth Phase)
Nourishment of the hair follicle through blood supply enables hair growth
2. Catagen(Transition Phase)
Hair follicle detaches from the nourishing blood supply
3. Telogen(Resting Phase)
Without nourishment, the hair dies and falls out
Each hair follicle grows in a cycle that has three phases. 1. Anagen (Growth) Phase: The hair follicle grows for two to six years. 2. Catagen (Transition) Phase: For one to two weeks the hair stops growing and the follicle shrinks and detaches from the skin. 3. Telogen (Resting) Phase: For five to six weeks, when the hair is released or falls out. During this phase, that hair follicle remains inactive, which means no new hair growth.
After the hair falls out, the follicle returns to the Anagen Phase and grows new hair, which starts the cycle again.
Due to several reasons, follicles shrink over time and produce shorter, and thinner hair with each cycle. Eventually, they stop producing altogether. This process is called miniaturization. This is what we call androgenic alopecia.
How Laser Hair Therapy (LLLT) Works
Low Level Light Therapy improves the nutrient supply to hair follicles and improves the cellular-level metabolism. LLLT helps push the hair from Telogen to Anagen phase, prolonging the Anagen Phase. As a result - the miniaturization process is reversed. NOT only does more hair grow out of each follicle, but the density, thickness and quality of each hair strand are improved.
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How it all started?
In 1967, Hungarian scientist Endre Mester was working fervently in his laboratory. He was studying the healing effects of red laser on tumors in mice. Mester was attempting to replicate an American col- league's experiment, who had shown red laser could cure tumors implanted in a hamster.
He performed delicate surgery on each of his subjects, shaving the site for incision, and implanting the tumor tissue. He then illuminated this surgical site with a red laser for carefully measured periods of time. Unbeknownst to Dr. Mester, however, his laser contained only a fraction of the power of that used by his American colleague. Needless to say, he did not cure any of the tumors, but he did notice something else: Increased rates of wound healing, and hair regrowth.Dr. Endre Mester
A pioneer in the field of Low-Level Laser Therapy
In the last 15 years, Low-Level Light Therapy has gained mass acceptance worldwide by both physicians and consumers as an effective home-use treatment for hair growth. Most hair loss physicians worldwide use LLLT as a critical component of their treatment plan.
272 Diode Laser Cap, 44 Participants. 51% New Hair Count In 17 Weeks.
More than 13 clinical trials and 21 relevant studies have been conducted and hundreds of research papers written on LLLT for hair growth. This science is both deemed safe and effected by the FDA to treat hair loss and promote hair growth and is cleared for home use.
Figure 4. A 53-year-old white female, Fitzpatrick skin phototype Ill, Ludwig-Sevin Baldness Scale 1-3, with a history of androgenetic alopecia. This subject was enrolled into the active test device group. After 17 weeks of compliant home-use treatments, she returned for her final photography and release from the trial (Subject A, Site 1).
Figure 5. A 49-year-old white female, Fitzpatrick skin phototype II, Ludwig-Sevin Baldness Scale 1-1, with a history of androgenetic alopecia. This subject was enrolled into the active test device group. After 17 weeks of compliant home-use treatments, she returned for her final photography and release from the trial (Subject B, Site 2).
Comparing LLLT vs. Other Treatments
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Why Ayurveda ?
Pitta is dominated by Fire or Agni. It is responsible for your appetite, digestion and absorption of nutrition.
However, when in excess, Pitta Dosha causes inflammation, and excess heat in the hair follicles which weakens your hair roots results in hair thinning, premature greying, and hair loss.
All HairSmart products include ayurvedic medicinal plants, which balance the three doshas and treat hair loss from its root.
Why Nutrition ?
Our ingredients include clinically proven nutrients such as Iron, Protein, Magnesium, Zinc, Ginseng, Onion, Biotin, Amino Acids, Collagen, Keratin, Green Tea, Pumpkin Seed extract, Pygeum Bark Extract - all of which are well proven for directly providing the nutrition your hair needs, as well as increasing the nutrition absorption of your hair follicle.
Hair nutrition is, therefore, a vital part of any treatment regime. A systematic and rigorous approach must be taken when formulating a nutritional supplement for hair due to the many factors that affect the eventual efficacy of the treatment.