Hair Loss Treatment Comparison: LLLT vs PRP

 There are many different hair loss treatments available to choose from, pills, potions, foams, chemicals, lasers, surgery and injections.  Lets compare the following two hair loss treatments:

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    • Low Level Laser Therapy for Hair Loss:  Also known as LLLT or Laser Helmuts or Laser Combs or Laser Caps for Hair Loss
    • Platelet Rich Plasma for Hair Loss:  Also known as PRP for Hair Loss and PRP for Hair Regrowth

Both of these treatments address hair loss in a similar way because they both involve increasing the supply of blood to your hair follicles.   To grow a hair, requires a hair follicle.  The hair follicle needs to receive a good AMOUNT of QUALITY blood supply in order to grow a strand of hair.   With Male and Female Pattern Hair Loss, your hair follicles become smaller, and therefore attracting LESS BLOOD SUPPLY.  This reduction in blood supply results in the hair follicle producing a weaker, thinner, finer and deteriorated strand of hair.   Eventually, the hair follicle can die, when this happens a hair can not be produced at all.  

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About Low Level Laser Therapy for Hair Loss:

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Low Level Laser Therapy for Hair Loss uses light emiting devices that are set to a pre-defined frequency.  At these pre-defined frequencies, it can improve blood supply and circulation in the area.  There are devices you can use at home, and also stronger devices that you can use at a hair loss laser regrowth clinic.  Either way, for maximum effectiveness, most laser combs, laser hats and laser hair regrowth machines suggest that the drug Minoxidil is also used in combination with the Low Level Laser Therapy device.    

In Summary: Low Level Laser Therapy helps to INCREASE the AMOUNT of blood supply, however it does NOT help to improve the QUALITY of blood supply received by the hair follicles.

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About PRP for Hair Loss:

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PRP is sourced from a patient’s own blood supply.  A small amount of blood is collected and spun in a centrifuge, this separates the red cells from the platelets and the plasma.  The plasma carries the nutrients of the blood, and the platelets are what your body relies on to repair and heal damaged or injured cells.  With Genetic Hair Loss, your hair follicles are being injured and damaged very slowly over time.  Because the injury is slow, the body does not notice the issue, and therefore your platelets are not relied upon to heal the damaged and injured hair follicles.  

PRP for Hair Loss involves isolating the platelets and plasma from a patient’s own blood supply and concentrating it, and then injecting it directly on the weak hair follicles. The platelets will start to heal and signal the hair follicles to repair itself from the damage that it has sustained.   Unlike Low Level Laser Therapy which requires frequent use per session and Laser often still requires the drug Minoxidil to be used, PRP requires no daily tablets, no daily chemical and requires 6-8 treatments per year.

In Summary: PRP for Hair Loss helps to INCREASE the AMOUNT and QUALITY of blood supply received by the hair follicles.  Therefore patients can experience faster improvements with PRP as compared with LLLT hair loss treatments alone.  

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More Information about our PRP for Hair Loss Treatments

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