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Pavi
12-21-2015, 03:52 PM
Why is everyone so down on this form of treatment? I could cite numerous studies from the past five years that show LLLT is effective at growing and maintaining hair in individuals who respond to the treatment.

Obviously LLLT will not work for advanced hair loss.... not much does in 2015 besides hair transplantation.

So, what is the beef with LLLT? Obviously using LLLT with minoxidill and propecia is best but why does everyone hate on it?

jamesst11
12-21-2015, 04:01 PM
because it simply does not work.. it may help stimulate already functional follicles that are growing terminal hair, i.e. speed up existing hair growth, but show me a conclusive study that shows it keeps hair in anagen, or that it has anti-androgenic applications... LLLT is complete crap. sorry.

Pavi
12-21-2015, 04:05 PM
because it simply does not work.. it may help stimulate already functional follicles that are growing terminal hair, i.e. speed up existing hair growth, but show me a conclusive study that shows it keeps hair in anagen, or that it has anti-androgenic applications... LLLT is complete crap. sorry.

Here is one study:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24474647

Here is a second study:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19366270

Meridian1000
09-03-2016, 08:32 AM
It's a very useful tool in cases of scarring alopecia and to stifle cases of telogen effluvium. I've used it and have experienced a superficial thickening of the hair shaft. No, I've never gotten any "new" regrowth. But it has helped minimally - specifically to recover from the massive derma roller shed I experienced (this is the real danger we should be warning people about). You have no experience with LLLT and don't pretend otherwise.