Hair rejuvenation is, unusually for cosmetic treatments, more popular among men than women. This is likely to be because men are much more likely to experience baldness, which is often a result of genetic causes. Male pattern baldness can sometimes develop at an early age, leading many men to become self-conscious and seek treatments to restore the amount of hair.
Until recently, the only real option for hair rejuvenation was a transplant. This involved the removal of thin strips of hair-producing skin (usually from the back of the head, where it is more plentiful) and then grafting it onto the areas that were affected by baldness. However, not all of the grafts would be successfully transplanted, and results could sometimes be disappointing.
A new method of hair rejuvenation has now been developed, making use of advances in laser technology. The lasers used in hair rejuvenation are described as therapeutic low level lasers, and these have been approved by the FDA (United States Food and Drug Administration) for the treatment of hair loss. The light from the lasers is shone directly onto the scalp, rotating so that the entire area is covered during the course of each treatment, and it encourages the growth of hair. The treatment is suitable for patients experiencing a general thinning of the hair, or in cases of pattern baldness, and it is suitable for both men and women. The treatment is usually carried out in your own home and each session lasts for twenty minutes, carried out every other day.
*Individual results may vary