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Whether genetic, aging, or otherwise, this condition can be the root of self-doubt and the inability to accept one's appearance and self-confidence.
A lead researcher in hair loss, capillus, has created a new laser hair growth therapy cap.
Dr. robert leonard joins us to share more about the causes and cures for hair loss.
Good morning dr. robert.
The most recent findings of hair loss is that it's important to stop progression.
By far the most common cause of hair loss is genetics.
So, you just have to look back at your family tree, both on your mother's side and your father's side to see if there's hair loss.
And if there is, it would be pretty strong that you would also have some sort of hair loss, even now or into the future.
A scary statistic is after 50% of a person has already lost his or her hair is when they even begin to notice hair thinning.
So, progression happens unnoticed for months to years.
So, at the first signs of hair loss, that's when you should seek treatment for it.
What happens with hair loss is that the follicles are being fed individually by a blood supply in the scalp.
And where all that blood supply coalesces, where it all meets is in a blood capillary system within the scalp.
And decreased blood flow there causes hair to miniaturize or to get finer and thinner and therefore thinning occurs.
What laser therapy does, it actually increases that blood flow, reestablishing blood flow to the follicle.
The results that we can expect from using the capillus laser device are very high.
In my experience, 90% of people will stop progression and 60% of people will actually regrow hair.
Those are very high results for a non-invasive therapy.
The beauty of it, it's used at home and it only takes six minutes a day to get very effective treatment for your hair loss.
For more information, you can go to capillus.com.
It's a very comprehensive website, we can find information about hair loss, about low level laser therapy, and to find physicians who are interested in treating your hair loss.