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Laser Treatment for Hair Loss Risks, Dangers and Safety


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Many people are concerned about the safety of using lasers on their scalps. However, any laser that has been certified for medical use will use a non-thermal type of light so that there is no risk of burning from the laser. In addition, there has been no link found with the risk of skin cancer and the use of these medically approved lasers.

Risks of Laser Treatment for Hair Loss

If you are using a hand held laser device then you should ensure that you follow the manufacturer’s operational guidelines in order to reduce any risk involved in the operation of the device. However, the risk will be very low if the device is medically certified and if you use it in the correct manner.

If you are in the unlucky 10%, then you may find that your hair follicles are unresponsive to your laser treatment for hair loss so that you continue to experience balding and no increase in hair growth is produced. This will result in a situation where you will have pain a large amount of money to experience no results and you will not be able to get a refund if this occurs. 

Dangers of Laser Treatment for Hair Loss

Although a number of people have voiced concerns about a potential link between skin cancer and the use of lasers, lasers used in the treatment of hair loss have all been medically certified and will not increase your risk of developing skin cancer. In this way there are thought to be no dangers in the use of lasers to treat hair loss providing the laser equipment is used either by a trained professional within a clinical setting, or you use a medically approved home use device following the manufacturer’s guidelines and operating instructions.

Safety of Laser Treatment for Hair Loss

Laser treatment for hair loss has been found to be extremely safe and have no side effects at all. If you are at all concerned about this then you should be sure to ask all your questions to your laser therapist so that they can explain all of the risks and benefits to you. It is important that you feel at ease when having your laser treatment as stress is one of the causative factors of hair loss and it would be quite unhealthy for you to be stressed for the duration of your laser treatment for hair loss that could last over a year.


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