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Laser Hair Therapy on Long Island, NY

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Laser hair therapy for growth stimulation on Long Island

If you are somebody with thinning hair, it is important for you to know that a hair transplant is not your only option.

While that is typically the route that people go in order to improve the look and feel of their follicles, you should not limit yourself when you first begin looking. Laser hair therapy is a great way to restore your hair without an invasive procedure. Laser hair therapy is an effective and non-invasive treatment for men and women struggling with hair loss caused by heredity, age, hormonal changes, or certain medical conditions or treatments. Marotta Hair Restoration is the premier destination for laser hair therapy on Long Island, offering the most advanced treatment options available and the expertise of dual board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. James Marotta.

How does laser hair therapy work?

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Low-level laser therapy (or LLLT) stimulates cellular activity, effectively promoting the repair and regeneration of damaged cells to treat a variety of cosmetic and medical conditions. LLLT is used to reduce pain, promote wound healing, restore damaged nerves, aid in stroke recovery, and promote repair in damaged skin cells and hair follicles. Laser hair therapy delivers light energy directly to the scalp, energy which promotes cellular metabolism, increases blood flow, and improves the oxygen supply to the hair follicles. This results in around 70 percent of follicles being stimulated from the resting phase to the growing phase.

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What are the benefits of LLLT or laser hair therapy?

While laser hair therapy is most commonly used to reverse hair loss due to androgenetic alopecia in men and women, it is also effective at treating hair loss caused by other forms of alopecia, chemotherapy, and hormonal changes. It is also an excellent treatment to complement other hair restoration treatments, such as PRP therapy, topical treatments, or follicular unit extraction (FUE).

With increased blood flow and nutrient delivery to hair follicles, laser hair therapy can make your hair stronger, thicker, and healthier overall. However, laser hair therapy is not an ideal treatment for patients with baldness that has existed for several years as there are no active hair follicles to treat. Such patients can restore hair in the affected area with FUE and enhance their results with laser hair therapy. Laser hair therapy is a non-invasive, painless treatment with no recovery, downtime, or side effects. It is FDA-approved and can be performed frequently with no adverse reactions. While there are many at-home LLLT treatments on the market, many of these devices are not approved by the FDA for promoting hair growth and are generally not as effective as laser hair therapy from a specialist.

Am I a candidate for laser hair therapy?

Candidates for laser hair therapy are men and women experiencing hair loss or thinning due to various concerns.

Laser hair therapy is an especially ideal treatment option for patients with less advanced hair loss who are interested in the least invasive hair restoration therapy possible. In addition to patients who are already experiencing hair loss, LLLT for hair loss is also effective as a preventative treatment. Patients who are genetically predisposed for hair loss can safely employ laser hair therapy to prevent or prolong the onset of hair loss.

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What to expect during your laser hair therapy treatment

While laser hair therapy is exceptionally safe and effective, specific parameters can significantly affect results, further necessitating treatment from an expert provider.

Treatment specifics such as power density, laser wavelength, and the structure and timing of the light pulse can enhance or impede your results. Your laser hair therapy treatment will take approximately 20 to 30 minutes and requires no preparation or anesthesia. As with any laser-based procedure, you will need to wear eye protection throughout the duration of your treatment. Laser hair therapy is completely painless and requires no recovery or downtime, so you can easily schedule your appointment during your lunch break.

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Book your laser hair therapy consultation with Dr. James Marotta

Dr. James Marotta is a dual board-certified facial plastic surgeon with extensive experience with the most cutting-edge hair restoration treatments for men and women in Suffolk County. Laser hair therapy offers a substantial increase in hair growth with virtually no risks, side effects, or downtime. If you are interested in laser hair therapy or exploring the other hair restoration treatments we offer, be sure to schedule an appointment with Marotta Hair Restoration on Long Island today! Check out the rest of our website to learn more about how our trained team of medical professionals can help you today!

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Combination therapy

As previously mentioned, laser hair therapy can be an excellent treatment to use in conjunction with other hair restoration methods. Marotta Hair Restoration offers the most advanced treatments available for hair loss, including PRP therapy and FUE.

PRP therapy

Similar to the way that laser hair therapy increases blood flow to nourish your hair follicles and support cellular repair, PRP delivers your natural growth factors directly to your scalp via injection. PRP therapy involves the harvesting of your body’s platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from your blood. PRP contains concentrated natural growth factors to stimulate cellular regeneration.

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After drawing a small amount of your blood, Dr. Marotta will place the sample in a centrifuge to isolate your platelet-rich plasma. Then, he will methodically administer multiple natural growth factor-containing injections into your scalp. PRP therapy is highly safe and effective, and it also requires no downtime. This procedure is performed with local anesthesia. PRP and laser hair therapies offer the safest, most effective, and least invasive options for achieving substantial hair regrowth for patients whose hair loss does not yet necessitate surgical treatment.

FUE

FUE involves harvesting healthy hair follicles from a donor area of the scalp or body for transplant to the target area. Unlike FUT, FUE does not leave a linear scar, allowing your results to appear completely natural, with no visible indication of surgery. FUE also involves minimal downtime, making it a more convenient and preferable treatment option for many patients.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who should not have laser hair therapy?

Laser hair therapy is a safe treatment option for almost all men and women suffering from hair loss. However, there are some conditions that may prevent some patients from being candidates. Patients who have tumors or tattoos on their heads should not undergo this procedure. Also, patients who are pregnant should postpone their treatment.

How often should you have LLLT for hair growth?

Because this treatment is so well-tolerated, you can undergo LLLT virtually as often as you like.

Are there any side effects associated with laser hair therapy?

Most patients experience no side effects. However, there are some mild side effects that are usually temporary. Such side effects may include a burning sensation, scalp redness, itching, or headaches. If any of these side effects occur, you should notify your provider.

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