At the Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, Drs. Cheryl Burgess and Beverli Fontaine have been using red light technology for hair thinning and loss. The red light laser device is FDA-approved and contains low-level laser lights that provide a safe, effective treatment for those suffering from various forms of hair loss, including alopecia areata, male pattern baldness (androgenic alopecia), and female pattern baldness (FPB). If you are struggling with the hair on your scalp and are seeking a solution, red light treatment for hair loss may be right for you. Our dermatologists are here to help and can educate you on whether or not you are a good candidate for this treatment.
During the procedure, Drs. Burgess and Fontaine will use the red light device to shine onto the scalp, stimulating dormant or weakened hair follicles. With repeated treatments over time, the scalp’s circulation is improved. Red light therapy helps strengthen existing hairs on the scalp, which can help reduce further hair loss.
Patients should receive a series of treatments over several months or longer for optimal results. The duration and frequency of the recommended therapy will depend on the individual’s condition and response to treatment. Patients are encouraged to continue with regular maintenance sessions after their initial course of treatment is completed to achieve lasting results.
Our dermatologists may recommend that patients also consider other treatments while undergoing red light therapy to achieve faster and more dramatic results. This may include platelet-rich plasma injections and using certain hair restoration medications, shampoos, and nutritional supplements to boost hair restoration and thickening.
Red light therapy is a safe, non-invasive method of treating hair loss that has no known side effects. Its low-intensity laser lights don’t cause any damage to the skin or scalp and can be used in combination with other treatments. Patients should discuss their individual needs with Drs. Burgess and Fontaine, before beginning treatment, so they can receive the best outcome possible. This may include integrating other treatments with red light therapy for the most dramatic and noticeable results.
Ultimately, red light therapy is an effective option for those who suffer from hair thinning and loss due to genetic causes or other medical conditions such as alopecia areata. If you think red light therapy may be right for you, please contact our Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery team today to learn more about this safe and effective treatment for thinning and loss.
Call one of our two practice locations in Annapolis, MD, and Washington, DC, to request a consultation visit and initial evaluation with our team. Our phone numbers are (410) 224 1195 or (202) 955-5757.