Marc Avram, MD -  - Hair Transplant Specialist

Marc Avram, MD

Hair Transplant Specialist & Cosmetic Dermatologist located in Upper East Side, New York, NY

Low Laser Light Therapy Specialist

If you’re suffering from thinning hair or hair loss, low laser light therapy with Dr. Marc Avram may help to restore your hair. Dr. Avram provides low light laser therapy and other innovative hair restoration treatments from his practice in the Upper East Side of New York City. Contact his office today to make an appointment for a consultation. Dr. Avram is dedicated to helping his patients to look and feel their best.

Low Laser Light Therapy Q & A

What is low light laser therapy?

If you are suffering from thinning hair or hair loss, Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT) offers a potential solution.  LLLT is a safe, painless at home therapy that is FDA approved, and its efficacy has been . During this treatment, the laser penetrates the scalp to stimulate circulation and the hair follicles. Low Laser Light Therapy is often used in conjunction with additional hair restoration therapies or hair transplantation for maximum density.


What happens during treatment?

After you purchase your device you will be directed to perform a 30-minute treatment every other day. Results are often visible after 6-9 months.


How does low laser light hair therapy work?

First, you need to understand the hair growth cycle. There are three phases of hair growth:

  • Growth (anagen)
  • Resting (telogen)
  • Shedding (catagen)

Low laser light therapy helps to boost circulation in the scalp with supports metabolism and stimulates the growth phase. This helps to restore the hair follicles which promotes hair growth by releasing energy, nutrients, and oxygen. Male pattern baldness is linked to a testosterone hormone found in the skin which is also stimulated by the laser treatment.


How will I know if I am a good candidate for low laser light energy?

Low laser light therapy is an effective option for men and women who are experiencing thinning hair or hair loss due to a genetic condition. Before any treatment plan is devised, Dr. Avram provides a comprehensive consultation to each individual patient to determine the cause of the hair loss and the most effective treatments. This consultation is an opportunity for you to ask questions about the treatments for hair loss. Dr. Avram will review your medical history, hair loss history (including medical conditions), medications, and diet. In addition, an exam of your scalp will be performed to help establish a diagnosis and create an optimal medical or surgical treatment plan.

How well does it work?

This recent peer-reviewed published article is an excellent summary of the published data regarding low-level light lasers in the treatment of hair loss for men and women.

Clinical trials have confirmed the efficacy of low-level light lasers in the treatment of hair loss. It is effective as a sole treatment or in combination with other therapies.

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Published Articles

This recent peer-reviewed published article is an excellent summary of the published data regarding low-level light lasers in the treatment of hair loss for men and women.

Clinical trial has confirmed the efficacy of low-level light lasers in the treatment of hair loss. It is effective as a sole treatment or in combination with other therapies.

Below is the abstract from the paper:

Low-level laser therapy for the treatment of androgenic alopecia: a review

There are many new low-level laser technologies that have been released commercially that claim to support hair regrowth. In this paper, we will examine the clinical trials to determine whether the body of evidence supports the use of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) to treat androgenic alopecia (AGA). A literature search was conducted through Pubmed, Embase, and Clinicaltrials.gov for clinical trials using LLLT to treat AGA. Thirteen clinical trials were assessed. Review articles were not included. Ten of 11 trials demonstrated significant improvement of androgenic alopecia in comparison to baseline or controls when treated with LLLT. In the remaining study, improvement in hair counts and hair diameter was recorded, but did not reach statistical significance. Two trials did not include statistical analysis, but showed marked improvement by hair count or by photographic evidence. Two trials showed efficacy for LLLT in combination with topical minoxidil. One trial showed efficacy when accompanying finasteride treatment. LLLT appears to be a safe, alternative treatment for patients with androgenic alopecia. Clinical trials have indicated efficacy for androgenic alopecia in both men and women. It may be used independently or as an adjuvant of minoxidil or finasteride. More research needs to be undertaken to determine the optimal power and wavelength to use in LLLT as well as LLLT's mechanism of action.

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Marc Avram, MD
905 Fifth Avenue
Upper East Side

New York, NY 10021
Phone: 917-268-1030
Fax: 212-734-4321
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