We often see lasers being used in the medical field for surgeries, they are also seen in the military and in science fiction as weapons. But the energy in lasers can also be used to stimulate hair growth, and their use in treating hair loss and other medical conditions is termed as Cold Laser Therapy. This kind of laser therapy is sometimes included in a broader term used to define phototherapy, called the low level light therapy, where the device that emits light can be a laser or a light emitting diode (LED). Laser energy has been the only thing that is saidto be effective in treating hair loss, LED are the ones most commonly used in medical treatments.
Cold Laser Therapy is gaining a lot of popularity nowadays as a treatment for hair loss, but just like everything else, it also comes with pros and cons. Here are some of the benefits and drawbacks of using Cold Laser Therapy.
Pros of Cold Laser Therapy
Cold Laser Therapy started with the studies done by a Hungarian researcher at the Semmelweis University in Budapest, Endre Mester. Master’s studies shows the great potential of ,low level laser light in stimulating repair of tissues. One of the main objective of his study at that time was to use the procedure in treating diabetic ulcers. And now, many years later, Cold Laser Therapy is already used in a lot of medical and aesthetic cases. One of the greatest pros of using Cold Laser Therapy is that it is quick, painless and noninvasive. You can have the procedure done now and you can already go malling hours or just a few days later, depending on what procedure you went through.
Cons of Cold Laser Therapy
A lot of testimonials have been given, a lot of reviews have been written, but one of the biggest drawback of Cold Laser Therapy is that, after all this time, it is very much still a nascent field. It’s lack of formal scientific methodology resulted in some studies being conducted without the proper scientific procedure. As a result, a lot of companies who advertise their products or the benefits of cold laser therapy sometimes don’t have an actual evidence to support their claims. Because of that, a lot of people are still undecided or skeptical whether to believe in cold laser treatment or not, and the effectivity of low laser light therapy or cold laser treatment is still being debated as of this time. .