Dr Oz: At-Home Laser Treatments For Thinning Hair
Do you suffer from thinning hair? Many of Dr Oz’s Instagam followers opened up to Dr Oz about their hair loss struggles, revealing their embarrassment and frustration. Dr Oz reported that 30 million women suffer from thinning hair, which is why he’s excited about a brand new at-home, non-invasive treatment for thinning hair. At-home laser treatments come in different forms: combs, bands, or caps.
Dr Sejal Shah said she hears from her patients often about concerns over thinning hair treatments and the effects they could have on their brain or if they could cause cancer. The good news is that the at-home laser treatments for thinning hair have actually been approved by the FDA which means they’re safe to use.
Dr Oz: At-Home Hair Growth Treatments
The comb has teeth with lasers in between each of the teeth. The device is great for those who still have some thickness to their hair, because the teeth help to separate the hair. The beeping tells you when to move the device, which means it’s easy to use. The comb is great for women suffering from thinning hair all over their scalp.
The band is one of the newest devices on the market. The device is placed on the head like a headband, and every 30 seconds, the band is moved. The band is good for those with thinning on the top and crown of their heads. Finally, the Capillus, the cap, contains a lot of lasers and no teeth. It’s best for women with thinning hair that is limited to the top of their scalp because that’s the only area it covers.
Dr Oz then revealed a before and after photo of a woman who used the at-home laser for four months and three was a noticeable difference. It’s recommended that the comb device is used about three times a week over the whole scalp, the band for about 90 seconds, and the scalp for about a half hour.
Dr Oz: Minoxidil 5% For Thinning Hair
Now, there’s minoxidil 5% is available over the counter for women. The FDA approved the product in the last year, allowing women everywhere to use it when they want, without having to go to a doctor for a special treatment. Dr Shah said it’s still the gold standard and is typically the first treatment she recommends for women suffering from thinning hair.
Dr Oz: Platelet Rich Plasma For Thinning Hair
Another option for women suffering from thinning hair is platelet rich plasma or PRP. Dr Anthony Youn, explained that the procedure takes less than an hour and doctors are performing every 3-4 months, letting you see results within 6-12 months. You first draw blood from a person’s arm into a vial. That vial is then placed in a centrifuge, which is then spun. When the blood is spun, the red blood cells are separated from the platelets and plasma, which are full of growth factors. Those growth factors are injected into the scalp, causing the inactive hair follicles to change into a growth phase. Early studies are good, but it’s still new.
The before and after pictures of women using it, truly are remarkable.