Thinking about embarking on hair restoration surgery with laser hair therapy? Great. Does your scalp have any shiny blotches, spots, or scars? Regardless of whether there’s only one, glossy, sparkling area or buffered appearance is gradually invading your entire head, it’s bad news.
It means your hair follicles have become buried underneath a layer of skin due to an increased production of epidermal growth factor (EGF). Fear not: as in with all things in life, it just takes the right approach to overcome this problem.
How Hair Restoration Surgery with Laser Hair Therapy Work Together
So first– why do people with shiny, smooth areas or scars on their scalp have more difficulty restoring their hair?
Laser hair therapy works by stimulating malnourished hair follicles deep below the surface. Any layer of skin that stands in the way will be problematic.
The good news is, you can still grow back a full head of thick hair with the help of an optimum laser hair therapy device, by first undergoing hair restoration surgery.
Women usually don’t have any “scalp shine” to worry about. However, you may still benefit from surgery if your hair loss is considered advanced.
And if you simply want to accelerate the results of you hair restoration journey, undergoing a hair transplant is still an excellent option. Just make sure you take a few key precautionary measures.
How Hair Loss Progresses in Men and Women
Hair restoration surgery involves harvesting hair follicles from other parts of your body and transplanting them to areas in need of help. Which areas to focus on usually depend on your gender.
For men, it’s most commonly the front of the scalp– the first stages of hair loss in men usually involve a receding hairline. Yes, you know what we’re talking about. If you’re reading this, then you may have started the dreaded, weekly mirror check. You know the drill, pulling your frontal hair back to see if your temples and frontal areas are gradually losing coverage. Are you gasping? We are! What’s next? The crown area, eventually leaving you with an awful decrepit-looking sort of “fringe” that circles your head. Medical professionals refer to this as the “horseshoe pattern”. Despite its name, it has nothing to do with luck: the pattern can transform you from being a youthful and successful professional sitting at his desk to sweet old Grandpa sitting in his rocking chair.
For women, hair loss typically appears as diffuse overall thinning. You might one day notice that you need three twists of an elastic band instead of two as you tie your hair back into a ponytail. Or perhaps you’re frowning at your reflection in the mirror, noticing that your part line has grown wider. Are you simply being paranoid? Likely not…next you’ll likely notice your part stretching out, even forming a circular shape that resembles a destroyed crop circle.
But wait, why are we even discussing this? Isn’t there something you can do– as in right now? Yes there is! Let’s carry on with our hair transplant discussion.
The Science Behind Hair Restoration Surgery with Laser Hair Therapy
According to professional surgeons and hair restoration specialists (as in, the guys that know everything), some hair transplants can initially traumatize the scalp and can result in a significant hair loss during the following year, if not performed correctly. Some patients may even experience scarring and poor wound healing.
Sometimes, the surrounding hair gives up and commits mass suicide (this is known as shock loss). Transplanted donor follicles can also experience difficulty adapting to their “new – environment”– the areas where you need the most help. But don’t despair! Clinical studies have examined the effect of laser hair therapy in conjunction with hair transplants.
Due to the anti-inflammatory properties of cold lasers, the benefits of laser hair therapy, with an optimal device, in combination with hair transplants include:
- Minimized shedding, which reduces the amount of hair graphs needed for a complete surgery
- A strengthened, fortified scalp in preparation for the traumatic upcoming operation
- Hair cells restored to a healthy state, prepping the scalp for surgery
Stronger hair follicles before and after surgery with a much higher probability of surviving the operation
- A faster reduction rate of swelling, redness and inflammation post-surgery
- A prolonged recovery period for hair grafts to survive the surgery and grow
So, why is this exactly? Laser hair therapy has been shown to fortify the scalp and everything associated with it. But why does laser hair therapy work so effectively with hair restoration surgery?
The Importance of Energy
In the case of pre-surgical patients, laser hair therapy promotes better cell health and strengthens weakened hair follicles by stimulating their mitochondria with powerful laser light in preparation for the upcoming operation. (Wait, mito-what? No need to dig up your high school biology notes. The mitochondria of cells acts just like your car engine– they generate energy for hair cells to use and grow into follicles).
Furthermore, laser hair therapy increases the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which induces the release of nitric oxide (not to be confused with nitrous oxide, the laughing gas that you inhale at the dentist). As a result, you can accelerate the reduction rate of swelling, redness, and inflammation after a procedure. With quick healing and minimized inflammation, patients’ scalp (such as yours perhaps) have the ability to repair surgical lesions at an accelerated pace, while giving energy to transplanted hairs. Energy is good, especially when dealing with weakened, traumatized hair pondering the meaning (or lack thereof) of their existence.
Ensuring Success for Hair Restoration Surgery with Laser Hair Therapy
Just be sure to use a laser hair therapy device recommended by industry leaders (such as Bosley and HairClub) and thousands of hair restoration clinics around the world. Some handheld contraptions are made with cheap Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs). These are worthless when it comes to energizing the base of hair follicles. Other devices claim to administer clinical strength treatments in less than 90 seconds. Don’t bother with these and do your diligent research.
Always remember that 20 minutes of treatment is essential for reviving the mitochondria of hair cells with an optimal dosage of energy.
As mentioned earlier, “scalp shine” is a lot less likely to occur for women so you may be able to forego any type of surgery and reverse your hair loss at home with an optimal laser hair therapy device. Remember that the earlier you start, the better the outcome; prevention goes a long way, and laser hair therapy is the best measure you can take to correct and prevent damage to your hair while maintaining optimum scalp health.
Thankfully the world’s most technologically-advanced device is now available to all for a fraction of the cost of clinical hair loss clinics. Undergoing laser hair therapy with the FDA-cleared Theradome LH80 PRO– before and after a hair transplant– can result in stronger hair follicles with a higher probability of surviving the operation. Your extra amounts of “survivor” hair grafts will grow into healthy, terminal hairs, so that you can combat that nightmarish horseshoe pattern or desecrated crop circle until you triumph over hair loss with glory.