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Pros and cons of using laser for hair growth

Pros and cons of using laser for hair growth

More often than not, hair loss is more than just losing a few strands from your head. For many, it can alter looks, self-confidence and age your appearance. Discover the good, the bad and the adequate about laser for hair growth.

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As with many methods to overcome hair loss, there will be great aspects of it, but also some negative areas too. It’s good to know both before buying a laser hair growth product or investing in clinical laser hair therapy. In this article we are investigating all the possible areas, good and bad, to inform you exactly of what you can expect when you buy your laser for hair growth.

Pros of laser therapy for hair growth

Can be used at home

To keep up with the busy demand of modern day life, more and more people are choosing home methods of laser hair growth. It is certainly a lot more convenient and easier to keep up the regular treatment sessions, which are needed to achieve the optimum results possible. Some devices, such as the Theradome LH80 PRO offer a unique hands free helmet. This means you truly can carry on with your usual activities such as watching TV, doing the washing up or using you laptop all the while stimulating you hair follicles to grow thicker and healthier.

Fast treatment sessions

Generally speaking, each laser session will only last for around 30 minutes each time. This could also be even less, depending on the surface area of scalp that you are treating. Some say it takes just as much if not less time than it would take to apply a hair growth shampoo on to your hair daily, which often requires for you to wait for some time to allow the formula to absorb into the scalp. Treatment sessions from laser hair growth therapy are not daily and in most cases only need to be carried out once or twice a week (sometimes even less) and you will only need maintenance treatments after a certain period of time. This makes it a popular choice for people who would like to avoid daily hair growth supplements or shampoos.

Painless to do and potentially permanent

Laser hair growth therapy has the potential to offer permanent results over time and the safe nature of the therapy and specific lights that are used means you also gain results painlessly as well. For some people who really want to grow back their hair and who are considering all options, it is often the preferred choice over hair transplants.


When is comes to laser hair growth therapy at home, the cost advantage and results you can gain are almost unrivalled. You can also take away any travelling costs you would otherwise have spent getting to and from your hair loss clinic. Plus, it also means that if more than one person is struggling with hair loss in the household, the device (in many cases) can be shared, which means splitting the cost even further!

Cons of laser hair therapy

Financial commitment

One of the largest ‘side effects’ of laser hair growth therapy is the unexpected financial commitment. Many laser centres require you to pay up front. Even home laser therapy devices will generally incur an initial cost, however in this case it is usually lower than the clinics and there are no potential laser follow up treatment to contend with.

Better for some types of hair loss than others

It has been established that laser hair growth therapy can be advantageous to the health, thickness and quantity of hair on your head. As a general rule of thumb, it has been shown to be more effective for traditional pattern hair loss, which is commonly known as androgenetic alopecia or female pattern/male pattern baldness. This is because the effective laser light targets hair follicles specifically to rejuvenate and energise them to kick start healthier growth.

If you find laser hair therapy isn’t working for you, it is worth checking out the reasons as to why you are losing your hair. If it is to do with any medication you may be taking, this may be having an impact of the optimal results you should be gaining from your laser hair growth device.