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Is red light therapy effective for hair loss?

Considering red light therapy for hair loss, I'm curious about its effectiveness for promoting hair growth. Additionally, I'd like to know if it can be combined with other hair care treatments. Any advice?


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Michele S. Green, MD

June 5, 2024 Last updated: i

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Hair Restoration Expert

Red light therapy, also known as low-level light therapy (LLLT), has shown some promise in treating hair loss. Studies suggest that red or near-infrared light can stimulate hair follicles and promote hair growth. The light increases blood flow and energy production in cells, which helps hair follicles become healthier and regrow hair.

In my own experience, the Theradome helmet, a red light therapy device, has helped thousands of people grow hair. We've had thousands of customers use the red light therapy alongside other hair loss treatments like minoxidil, finasteride, and hair transplants, and they've reported great collective results. Red light therapy seems to enhance the effectiveness of those other treatments.

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Aesthetic and Plastic Surgeon

Red light therapy (RLT) can be an effective treatment for hair loss in certain individuals, particularly for androgenetic alopecia. It works by stimulating hair follicles and increasing blood flow to the scalp, which can promote hair growth. The therapy is generally safe with minimal side effects and can be used alongside other treatments, like our own FULCRUM Fortify, a topical medication that contains minoxidil, finasteride, caffeine, and azelaic acid, or with exosomes, which help senescent cells resume their activity.

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