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Category: Hair Loss Treatment

Combating Hair Loss for Men and Women with Low Powered Laser Devices

Posted on 20 May, 2011

There has been a lot of interest in low powered laser devices and their effect on hair loss. Recent research suggests that it has a stimulatory effect on hair follicles. This could be an effective secondary (i.e. additional) treatment for hair loss in patients who are balding or thinning. It certainly also may be effective in seasonal increased hair shedding (a moult).

However, the delivery system and amount of laser exposure is critical to the chances of success. A new device called the Lasercap,  applies 224 laser lights continuously to the scalp in the comfort of your own home. It uses rechargeable batteries, can be worn under a cap or hat and can be used at your convenience. Suggested dosage schedules is 15-30 minutes every second day.

The major advantage of this device, compared to hand held devices, is that the correct energy level is continuously applied to the scalp. Hand held laser devices only apply energy for a very short period of time if used to the manufacturer’s instructions.  If you would like to know more about this additional treatment for hair loss, please call our Sydney Hair Loss Clinic on 1800 685 399.  The Lasercap can also be ordered directly from our Sydney Clinic.

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) over Strip Harvesting

Posted on 10 Feb, 2011

Many patients are reading about the supposed superiority of Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) over Strip Harvesting during hair transplant surgery. Please be aware that it is very important to separate the marketing from the science. Both techniques involve cutting the of the skin. There is no such thing as a scarless technique.

Both techniques produce the same size graft. Both techniques leave scars which may, or may not, be visible to the naked eye. The difference is that FUE produces circular, small, dot scars that may also have a white appearance. Strips produce linear scars that may have hair growing through them and be very difficult to see. Short haircuts are usually possible with either technique but shaving the head will probably demonstrate scars with either technique.