Can low-level laser therapy or LLLT be used on everyone and how effective is it?

There are really no contraindications for the use of low-level laser therapy (LLLT). The only thing that I can think of off hand is if a patient had a prior reaction to exposure to this type of laser. The other recommendation is that female patients that are pregnant should not be exposed to LLLT.

LLLT has been shown to be effective in several different modalities of hair loss including slowing down of additional hair loss, stimulating follicles to bring hairs out of a resting phase, increasing circulation to the scalp, additional wound healing and improvement of drying skin conditions.

Some patients see one or more of these improvements. Other patients use the laser as dictated by the physician and have no real noticeable or visible improvement.

To my knowledge, there has never been any negative affects caused by the use of low-level laser therapy.

Posted by: Dr. Charles