Red Light Therapy for Hair Loss

Red light therapy is a safe, effective, and natural treatment option for hair loss that has been gaining popularity recently. Backed by a strong base of research, red light treatments have been shown to increase hair count, density, thickness, and strength for men and women alike. At Avanti Body in Vacaville, CA, we understand that hair loss can be embarrassing and even downright depressing, so we are excited to share this with you. In today’s post we’ll look at some of the research on red light therapy for hair loss. 

What Causes Hair Loss?

Hair loss can be brought about by a number of different factors including heredity, hormonal changes, medical conditions, and medications. Anyone can experience hair loss, but it’s more common in men. Baldness typically refers to excessive hair loss from the scalp, although it can affect any part of the body. Hereditary hair loss that occurs with aging is the most common cause of baldness. Known as androgenetic alopecia (AGA), it affects 50% of males by age 50 and 50% of females by age 80. When you hear the term male pattern baldness (or female pattern baldness), it refers to androgenetic alopecia. 

Red Light Therapy for Hair Loss

This 2014 study looked at 44 men with androgenetic alopecia. The participants in the study received red light therapy at 655 nanometers for 16 weeks—the study showed “significantly improved hair counts.”

Similarly, a 2017 systematic literature review found an “overall improvement in hair regrowth, thickness, and patient satisfaction following LLLT therapy.” The reviewers stated that it is a promising noninvasive alternative to surgical and medical therapy for hair loss. 

A 2018 randomized, double-blind study took 100 patients with AGA and gave each red light treatments on one-half of their scalps. The other side of their scalps were treated with sham (placebo) light therapy. After 24 weeks of treatment, the sides that were treated with RLT showed significantly greater hair coverage than the sham light-treated side. There was also a significant improvement in hair thickness, hair count, and hair coverage. 

A 2019 meta-analysis reviewed the results of 8 different studies that researched red light therapy for hair loss. “The quantitative analysis showed a significant increase in hair density for those treated by LLLT versus the placebo group.” This review found RLT to be an effective treatment for androgenetic alopecia in both men and women. 

The Avanti Body System

At Avanti Body in Vacaville, CA, our goal is to help you achieve the body you’ve always wanted. Whether you are looking for hair regrowth, weight loss, younger-looking skin, enhanced muscle performance, or just overall improved health, red light therapy can help you. Call us today to schedule an appointment with one of our outstanding red light therapy practitioners and gain your confidence back with red light therapy!

 

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The Anti-Aging Benefits of Red Light Therapy

If you’re like us, you’ve probably tried countless different anti-aging products over the years and wasted hundreds of dollars. The good news is that a relatively new technology called red light therapy has actually been proven to have safe anti-aging effects on the skin and body. At Avanti Body in Vacaville, CA, we are passionate about the benefits of red light therapy and all the ways it can improve your body and your life. 

What is Red Light Therapy? 

For a more detailed answer to this question, check out our previous blog post. But the short answer is this: light therapy delivers safe, concentrated wavelengths of light to your body cells naturally. This means it doesn’t use chemicals, UV rays, or heat. These red and near infrared wavelengths of light stimulate the mitochondria of your body, similar to the way sunlight stimulates them. The mitochondria that are part of each cell in your body are often called the powerhouses of the cells because they create the energy your body needs to perform all of its functions. Red light therapy allows your mitochondria to create energy more efficiently throughout your body. 

How Does it Help Your Skin? 

  • Stimulates the production of collagen. Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies. Seventy percent of our skin is made of collagen, which is the main component of the dermis layer. Collagen is what gives our skin elasticity. It also makes our skin appear firm and supple, or in a word: youthful. Collagen production begins declining in our twenties, and by age 60, collagen production can decrease by as much as 75%! This decrease is what leads to lines, wrinkles and sagging skin. Studies have shown higher levels of collagen in research participants who have received near infrared light therapy. The increased production of collagen will smooth out lines and wrinkles, smooth the overall texture of the skin, and it can even reduce pore size over time. Collagen cells grow slowly, so with some patience you can expect to notice results after about three months of consistent treatment.
  • Increases circulation and the formation of new capillaries. As new capillaries form they bring more oxygen and nutrients to each skin cell every day. This gives the skin an instant glow that makes it look healthy and youthful. 
  • Increases lymphatic system activity. The lymphatic system is a network of tissues and organs that the body uses to get rid of toxins, waste, and other unwanted materials. With the increased circulation that red light therapy creates, swelling and puffiness are reduced. This is because the lymph system is better able to remove excess fluids and toxins from skin cells. It also makes the skin less puffy over time as the lymph system becomes more efficient, resulting in long-term healthier skin. 
  • Stimulates the mitochondria. As we mentioned earlier, mitochondria create ATP (cellular energy). The extra energy created by stimulating the mitochondria through red light therapy allows the body to repair, detoxify, heal, rejuvenate, and on the whole, function at a more optimal level.

The Overall Anti-Aging Benefits:

  • Smooths skin tone
  • Reduces wrinkles
  • Moisturizes the skin
  • Prevents hair loss & stimulates regrowth
  • Aids the healing process of skin blemishes 
  • Repairs sun damage
  • Reduces redness, flushing, and broken capillaries
  • Helps fade scars and stretch marks
  • Creates a healthy glow 

Red Light Therapy at Avanti Body

If you want to experience the anti-aging benefits of red light therapy, Avanti Body in Vacaville CA is the place for you! But giving you younger looking skin is just one of the many things this therapy can do for you. Explore our website to see the many other benefits of red light therapy and schedule your first appointment with us today. We can’t wait to see you! 

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Are serums, potions, and lotions just not giving you the results you are looking for?

Seventy percent of our skin is made of collagen, the main component of the dermis layer. Collagen is what gives our skin elasticity and makes our skin appear supple and youthful.

Collagen production begins declining in our twenties, and by age 60, collagen production can decrease by as much as 75%! This decrease is what leads to lines, wrinkles and sagging skin.

 

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