Laser Hair Therapy Myth #1: It doesn’t work on people with brown hair

Does Laser Hair THerapy work on people with dark hair?

This is a myth we have seen all over and it is entirely false. In researching this article, we have found the root (no pun intended) of the issue however. The beginnings of this myth stem from one of the original studies done to determine the effectiveness of Laser Hair Therapy. The original study by Hairmax did not have sufficient dark skinned patient results , so they limited approval to Fitzpatrick class II-IV skin types. This does not mean it is not an effective treatment for brunettes with hair loss, just that there is not anything from that particular study that indicates it works on brunettes.

For a definitive answer we can refer to the LaserCap website where one of the inventors of the product and a man at the forefront of the Laser Hair Therapy industry, Dr. Michael Hamblin, answers this question:

Question: IS THE LIGHT FROM LLLT ABSORBED BY MELANOCYTES IN THE HAIR FOLLICLE? IF SO, DOES THIS MEAN THAT THIS THERAPY IS UNLIKELY TO BE EFFECTIVE IN BLOND/ WHITE HAIR AND UNSUITABLE FOR FITZPATRICK SKIN TYPES V AND VI?

 
Answer: “I believe that LLLT would be equally as effective in blond or white hair as in pigmented hair…”

-Dr. Michael Hamblin
LaserCap.us Website

Further research shows that the amount of success stories and testimonials on most Laser Hair Therapy retailer’s websites appear to be split evenly between people of blonde and brunette hair types.

Laser Hair Therapy is a relatively new technology and many studies are currently being done to determine with greater certainty just how effective it is for different people with different conditions, hair loss types, and hair colors.

The bottom line though is that there is a plethora of documentation and photos that show the success of Laser hair Therapy in treating people of all hair colors and types. Many of these examples can be found on our website in our Client Pictures section here:

Client Pictures

 
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