If you’re losing hair, you’re probably wondering why. Doing research is frustrating and might be confusing with lots of medical terms thrown around you. You might have started to link the presence of something called “DHT” with hair loss. So should you consider DHT when researching your options for treating hair loss? And does laser hair therapy reduce DHT? In short, the answer is no. But that actually works to your advantage. And here’s why.
What is DHT?
DHT is a hormone present in both men and women. Its full name is 5α-dihydrotestosterone. Think of DHT as hair follicle assassins. When your scalp becomes inflamed, DHT rallies up its troops and launches its attack.
Disease and hair loss are closely tied together. If you become ill, your body redirects all of its energy towards ensuring your survival: your hair is no longer deemed necessary. In the presence of disease, the DHT Mobsters get released into scalp areas like a swarm of locusts to rampage and cause destruction.
The DHT Mobsters don’t need a medical condition to justify their presence. They’ll sneak in however they can– even if it means infiltrating your genes. You could be perfectly healthy and still be suffering from hereditary hair loss. Seeing your relatives struggle with thinning hair could indicate that the same fate awaits you. This is why you should take preventative measures as early as you can.
The DHT Mobsters never show mercy: they pour out in vast numbers and stop nutrients from accessing hair cells. Without nutrients, hair cells can’t provide energy to hair follicles. This results in hair miniaturization and in hair loss.
Other Hair Growth Treatments and DHT
Some hair growth products on the market are advertised as reducing DHT levels. Finasteride, commonly known as Propecia, is prescribed to men as a way to minimize the production of DHT. If trying to control your hormone levels sounds like a bad idea, you’re probably right: there are various side effects associated with taking finasteride, some of which are more harmful than others. Since women have hormone levels that are drastically different from men, women should never take finasteride to combat hair loss.
Overall, Finasteride does not boost hair growth by much: on average, a man can expect around a 12% hair count increase in a little under a year.
Does Laser Hair Therapy Reduce DHT?
The DHT Mobsters aren’t even acknowledged by a laser therapy device. Rather, laser hair therapy allows you to focus on the right treatment. Since dying hair follicles aren’t getting enough nutrients, laser hair therapy provides lacking energy in the form of laser light and boosts nutrients by increasing blood flow. For your hair, this means you can expect 3 results with a scientifically engineered device:
Thicker hair shaft diameter
New hair growth
A past clinical study on laser hair therapy has even reported a 39% hair count increase attained in 4 months.
The Theradome Helmet
Manufactured and engineered in the U.S., the Theradome helmet penetrates the scalp at a depth of 3 to 5 mm and deposits an optimal amount of energy at the base of hair follicles. This allows hair cells to absorb the energy they need to grow into healthy hair follicles. With a wavelength optimized for hair growth, the Theradome also ensures that new hair is born with a healthier, longer hair growth cycle.
So laser light does not directly reduce DHT, but rather focuses on restoring hair cells to a healthy state through an alternate pathway. In simpler terms, an effective, 100% natural way of feeding energy to hair follicles is put into place to counter the toxic presence of DHT.