The use of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) to treat hair loss in males has gained in popularity in recent years. With manufacturers claiming to stop the progression of hair loss and to increase hair density and hair thickness after just a couple of uses.
According to MENSCRIPT however, these claims are bit exaggerated. MENSCRIPT is an Online Health Clinic for Men, allowing men to consult with a physician online and get treated for conditions such hair loss, erectile dysfunction, acne and skin ageing.
In their effort to figure out if LLLT were to be effective against hair loss, they analysed the studies. And according to their analysis, LLLT does not appear to be as effective as it’s made out to be. With many of the claims being unsupported by scientific evidence.
According to them there is no scientific evidence that supports the notion that LLLT stops hair loss. Since LLLT lacks efficacy against DHT, the root cause of hair loss, MENSCRIPT argues that it’s efficacy against hair loss is unlikely.
They also found most studies to have a clear relation with the industry. With most receiving financial support from the manufacturer responsible for selling the product. Questioning their legitimacy.
Besides study sponsorship, MENSCRIPT criticises the current reseach on two other accounts, namely study length and clinical improvement.
To read more about this critique and the use of LLLT against hair loss you can view their full analysis on their website: Laser therapy for hair loss: don’t believe the hype just yet