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Laser Therapy after Hair Transplant?


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I am scheduled for a 4k HT on January 28th with Dr. Rahal. I am trying to to everything I can before, during, after to make this a successful HT. I was considering purchase of an 'iGrow', a Low Level Laser Therapy cap you can wear to administer LLT. I know I'd never keep up with a laser brush and this gives you continuous coverage for 1/2 hour while you sit and watch tv/read/etc.

 

Is there any evidence that LLT will help healing/growth of the donor or recipient areas?

 

Could it in fact be counterproductive?

 

Any thoughts appreciated.

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NY,

 

Evidence is lacking. Dr. Keene wrote an article for the 2014 ISHRS conference and essentially said it's very difficult for laser light to penetrate the scalp. If the beam even penetrates the scalp, there is no real proof it will stimulate follicles. I don't think it would be "counterproductive," but I also don't think it will cause much regrowth or influence healing. Hope this helps.

"Doc" Blake Bloxham - formerly "Future_HT_Doc"

 

Forum Co-Moderator and Editorial Assistant for the Hair Transplant Network, the Hair Loss Learning Center, the Hair Loss Q&A Blog, and the Hair Restoration Forum

 

All opinions are my own and my advice does not constitute as medical advice. All medical questions and concerns should be addressed by a personal physician.

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