Check that you are a good candidate for Laser Phototherapy (LPT) by consulting your physician before treatment and answering the following questions:
What is causing your hair loss?
While male and female pattern baldness are genetic, hair loss sometimes points to an underlying health issue. These can include diabetes, thyroid problems, and cardiovascular issues. So before looking into LPT, it’s important that all causes of hair loss are properly diagnosed by your doctor or a hair loss specialist.
How far along is your hair loss?
The American Hair Loss Association has plenty of information on measuring hair loss patterns for both women and men. Are there shiny spots on your scalp? If so, LPT alone is not the answer to your hair loss. However, undergoing a hair transplant and reinforcing its success with LPT is still a viable option for you.
Do you have any medical conditions?
Both the safety and effectiveness of LPT are yet to be determined for those with some medical conditions. These include pregnant women and patients with a scalp cancer diagnosis. Before starting treatment, consulting your physician to determine whether Laser Phototherapy is safe for you is important.
Are you on hair loss medication?
Some studies have shown that laser hair therapy has the potential to increase its efficacy when implemented with other hair loss therapies, such as medications, supplements, and antifungal shampoos. Remember it’s always best to consult a physician when adding LPT treatments to your existing hair loss regimen.
What is your current scalp regimen?
Experiencing hair loss often comes hand in hand with inflammation, and can also be associated with fungus. Addressing both of these issues will lead to a much more successful course of LPT. Look for ingredients such as ketoconazole and salicylic acid, which should help with remedying these two problems.
What about hair restoration surgery?
Integrating Laser Phototherapy sessions into your upcoming hair transplant can significantly reduce resulting hair loss and inflammation after the procedure. The same goes for pre-surgical patients. LPT will promote better cell health and prep your scalp for the operation, thus increasing its chances of success.