NBC4.TV of Los Angeles reports about a “laser comb” designed to fight hair loss:
“It’s a new way to improve the appearance of hair — no surgery, no hair plugs,” Dr. Bruce Hensel reported. “It’s cutting-edge technology that holds promise.”
It’s called the laser comb, and its makers say it works the same way plants use sunlight to grow.
“This light souce provides energy to the cell,” Dr. Craig Ziering, of Ziering Medical, told Hensel, as he demonstrated the comb. “And this energy helps the cell function better.”
The laser comb uses a low-level cold beam to stimulate hair follicles and increase blood flow.
“What happens in genetic hair loss is, you get a miniturization, or shrinking of the actual hair shaft or follicle,” Ziering explained. “What these devices try to do is try to stop that and thicken those hair shafts again.”
Hensel said the laser comb uses cold light to stimulate hair follicles to grow, without affecting surrounding tissues. In the past, this could only be done in a doctor’s office. But now, it can be done at home.
According to the article, the laser comb is still undergoing FDA review for clearance as a medical device designed for hair loss prevention/treatment.
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