Laser Hair Loss Treatment Toronto
Laser hair loss treatment is one of the most effective and safest options to prevent hair loss and promote hair re-growth. Hair loss, also known as alopecia, affects more than 100 million men and women in North America. Excessive hair loss is typically referred as baldness.
Many factors may contribute to the hair loss: heredity, medications, chemicals, diseases, stress, hormonal disturbances and deficiency of nutrients, etc. Everyone (even children) can experience hair loss. Losing less than 100 hairs a day is normal. If you see unusual hair loss or hair thinning, talk to your doctor to find out if you need a hair therapy.
Symptoms and Types of Hair Loss
Hair loss may be present in many different types and patterns. Some types of hair loss are temporary, while others are permanent; some come on suddenly (usually causing bald patches), while others come gradually (which may cause hair thinning); some can lead to scarring, though this isn’t always the case. Proper evaluation of hair loss is critical to ensure that the most effective hair restoration treatment is selected. The following are some common types of hair loss:
- Hereditary hair loss: It is the most common form of hair loss, which usually comes on gradually and can be successfully treated in most cases. It mainly includes male-pattern hair loss and female-pattern hair loss.
- TE hair loss (Telogen Effluvium): This is the second most common type of hair loss. TE often appears as a diffuse hair shedding. Any physical or emotional sudden change or shock that happened to our body could cause TE, which is a temporary and reversible hair loss.
- Patchy hair loss: also known as alopecia areata (AA), which is an autoimmune disease. It can be quite sudden and often appear as circular or patchy bald spots on the scalp. For some the AA may spread to any part of body.
- Traction hair loss: also called as traction alopecia, caused by wearing pigtails, cornrows or braids, or using tight hair rollers, tight hat bands, ect. It is curable if there is no permanent damage to the follicles.
Hair Loss Treatment
Though sometimes hair loss does not need any treatment, in most cases hair loss is recommended to be treated early. The earlier the treatment starts, the better the results. The following are some common treatments that can help stop hair loss , or resume hair growth: over-the-counter and prescription medications, surgery(hair transplants and scalp reduction), LLLT(low-level laser therapy), etc.
Laser hair loss treatment, also called laser hair therapy, has been used for decades in Europe and Japan, and has become popular in North America since the first low-level laser was cleared by the FDA as a treatment for male-pattern hair loss in 2007. In 2012, the FDA made a very well received announcement that the same type of laser was approved as a treatment for female-pattern hair loss as well. Dr. Martin Unger, a Toronto hair transplant specialist, considered an international authority in the field of hair loss, cites a clinical study he supervised that found the laser hair therapy resulted in 86% of patients regrowing hair, while another 11% stopped losing hair.
At Q Esthetics Laser Clinic, we use the most advanced low-level laser and light therapy in conjunction with other hair restoration treatments and products to treat a wide variety of hair loss.
Q Esthetics is one of the first laser clinics to use low-level laser therapy treat hair loss and other skin conditions in Toronto. We understand how you feel about unsightly hair loss and the frightening possibility of baldness. Please call one of our three convenient clinics today and schedule your complimentary consultation to find out how we can help you increase the quality of your hair. Our experienced medical staff will carefully diagnose your hair and health condition and create a customized treatment plan to fit your specific needs.
Our three laser clinics are located inside MCI The Doctor's Office™, the largest group of medical centres in Canada, providing laser hair loss treatment for men and women in Toronto, North York, Mississauga, Scarborough, Thornhill, Vaughan, Etobicoke, Brampton, Richmond Hill, Markham, Woodbridge, Newmarket and other surrounding areas of the GTA.
Laser Hair Loss Treatment FAQ
How laser hair loss treatment works?
The photo-biostimulation effects of low-level laser therapy have been used extensively in anti aging, pain relief and wound healing treatments as the red light energy can provide many benefits to our skin including:
- Increased circulation: by making the existing blood vessels larger and also creating new capillaries to replace the damaged ones.
- Increased collagen synthesis: collagen is an essential protein used to repair damaged tissue.
- Stimulating the formation of ATP: ATP (adenosine triphosphate) is the major carrier of nutrients to cells.
- Activating the lymphatic system: by making the lymph vessel larger and accelerating the flow of lymph system.
- Increased the RNA & DNA synthesis: the more RNA & DNA helps the damaged cells be replaced quicker.
Hair is a dermal appendage, or extension of our skin, so it's not hard to understand how the photo-biostimulation effects of LLLT have similar benefits to our hair. When red light around 650nm and 670nm wavelengths penetrates hairs and delivers the energy to the scalp, bio-stimulation can cause stabilization of hair loss and hair re-growth by producing new and healthier tissue, carrying more nutrients to the follicular cells and decreasing inflammation in the scalp.
What is the hair loss treatment like?
The laser hair loss treatment is a painless procedure with no downtime! During the treatment our patients sit comfortably underneath a panel of the machine while it gently delivers red light to the scalp. Each session usually takes 20-30 minutes.
Although a single treatment may produce visible results, the full benefit of laser hair loss treatment is usually realized through multiple treatments.
What results laser hair loss treatment can achieve?
Clinical studies have demonstrated that laser hair loss treatment stops hair loss and achieves hair re-growth in more than 86% of cases for both men and women. Most patients noticed that their hair appeared shinier, thicker, fuller and healthier. The best candidates are people in the first stages of hair loss, though we have also seen incredible results of hair restoration on patients with later stage hair loss.
Is laser hair loss treatment safe?
Our laser hair loss treatment is 100% safe, non-invasive and has no side effects or downtime, unlike prescription drugs or surgery, which may place you at risk of skin irritation, sexual dysfunction, infection and scarring.