Low Level Laser

Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) has been used in Europe for over thirty years and has been the subject of numerous studies with over 2,500 scientific papers published worldwide. There are no reported side effects to LLLT treatments which are painless, and non-toxic.

Until recently, LLLT has been relatively underutilized in North America. Today, however, there is increasing awareness and acceptance of low level laser among practitioners.

International practitioners are realizing the benefits of LLLT more than ever before, while North American consumers are increasingly willing to try alternative treatments. The LLLT used in the HairMax LaserComb is non-invasive and without any known side effects.

The History of Laser Phototherapy
The use of photo-therapy (light therapy) in medicine has a long history. The Egyptians filtered sunlight through precious gems to obtain desired colors of light. Archeologists have found ancient records on Egyptian papyri dating back to 1550 BC detailing phototherapy "cures.” The Greeks built solarium cities in high mountains to harness the additional ultra-violet light available there for healing tuberculosis and red light was used to quell the effects of the smallpox virus

In 1903, the second Nobel Prize in Medicine (Physiology) was awarded to
Niels Ryberg Finsen, M.D., in recognition of his contribution to the treatment of diseases with concentrated light energy, “PhotoTherapy”. Dr. Finsen was recognized for opening a whole new avenue for medical science.

It was this Nobel Prize winner’s important discoveries in the field of PhotoTherapy that laid the foundation for the invention of the LaserComb for the treatment of hair. Dr. Finsen is also responsible for bringing early credibility to this therapy.

Laser Phototherapy for Healthier Looking Hair

Up until recently, the availability of Laser PhotoTherapy treatment for hair was only made possible through visits to advanced hair clinics. These clinics were the only ones able to feature the larger low level laser devices that were automated to treat a patient's hair. Additionally, this method has proved to be expensive and inconvenient, as patients must schedule appointments to receive treatment at the clinic on a regular basis.

Now, after 20 years of clinical experience, research and development, Lexington International, LLC has introduced the first hand-held Laser PhotoTherapy device for better looking hair: The HairMax LaserComb. Patented and manufactured in the United States, the LaserComb is an effective treatment for improving the appearance of hair without requiring the use of supplements or topical solutions.

What Is Low Level Laser ?
Low Level Laser is a term adopted by the laser therapy community to differentiate this form of treatment from high power lasers such as those used in surgery. Low Level Laser and, lately, Light Therapy are commonly abbreviated as LLLT. The laser energy produced by the LaserComb is within the accepted level of LLLT. The HairMax uses a laser diode operating in the red portion of the visible color spectrum. Laser energy is different from natural light in several ways. It is monochromatic, which means all the energy is essentially one wavelength or color whereas a light bulb produces a broad spectrum of light and energy waves. Laser energy is also collimated which means it is a tight beam of light energy that spreads or diverges only a little at great distances while a light bulb loses its brightness very quickly with distance.

And laser energy is also coherent. All energy consists of waves of energy and in the light bulb these waves are not organized or in sync with each other. The waves of light energy produced by a laser are synched or in phase with each other. These characteristics make laser energy a truly unique form of light energy.

LLLT is used throughout the world and for the energy produced by the HairMax there are no reported or known adverse side effects.

High Power Lasers vs. Low Level Laser
There are two types of lasers: high power and low power. High power lasers are used to cut through tissue and give off heat. Low level laser on the other hand does not give off heat and uses photo energy.

The FDA and HairMax LaserComb
The laser used in Lexington International’s HairMax LaserComb© is the result of 18 years of use and research. The HairMax LaserComb© complies with USA FDA CDRH laser product safety standards and the LaserComb is currently being marketed for cosmetic appearance claims such as healthier, fuller, shinier and stronger hair.