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NeoGraft LTS

Seattle NeoGraft LTS

Hair loss is a common problem for both men and women. Most people normally shed 50 to 100 hairs a day. But with about 100,000 hairs in the scalp, this amount of hair loss shouldn't cause noticeable thinning of the scalp hair. As people age, hair tends to gradually thin. Other causes of hair loss include hormonal factors, medical conditions and medications.

The most common cause of hair loss is a hereditary condition called androgenetic alopecia (AGA), commonly called male or female pattern baldness. In genetically susceptible people, certain sex hormones trigger a particular pattern of permanent hair loss. Most common in men, this type of hair thinning can begin as early as puberty.

Hair loss can also be attributed to other factors that can lead to temporary hair loss especially in women. Pregnancy, childbirth, discontinuation of birth control pills, or the onset of menopause can all lead to hair loss.

NeoGraft LTS FAQs

FAQs...

1. How exactly does hair loss take place?
2. What are the traditional methods of combating hair loss?
3. What is the connection between hair loss and oxygen deficiency?
4. Why is light therapy advantageous?
5. Why choose the Neograft™ Hair Growth Therapy?
6. How does the Neograft™ LTS Hair Growth Therapy work?
7. Is NeoGraft LTS effective for both men and women?
8. What does the treatment involve?
9. Is there any downtime involved?
10. How many sessions do I need and how frequently do I have to come in?

Answers...

1. How exactly does hair loss take place?

The hair follicle has an oil gland that contains the enzyme 5-alpha reductase which converts testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). When DHT binds to receptors in hair follicles genetically programmed to be sensitive to DHT, the hair shaft progressively shrinks due to low scalp oxygen. This process is referred to as hair miniaturization.

2. What are the traditional methods of combating hair loss?

Commonly prescribed treatments such as minoxidil (Rogaine) can help slow hair loss by their ability to reduce the effect of DHT on the hair follicle, but they do little to improve scalp circulation and the amount of local oxygen.

3. What is the connection between hair loss and oxygen deficiency?

Oxygen deficiency or hypoxia exists in a balding scalp, and the blood supply around the follicle in balding areas is deficient compared to the blood supply around follicles with normal hair growth. Oxygen starvation leads to limited hair growth and compromised cellular repair mechanisms.

4. Why is light therapy advantageous?

Research has shown that the application of certain frequencies of light (in the red and green spectrums) can increase the amount of oxygen in the scalp and overcome the hypoxia caused by the effects of DHT. Over time, a series of light treatments will build up large stores of energy for tissue and vascular (blood flow) regeneration. The purpose of the red and green light in combination is to reoxygenate the tissue and allow local cellular energy production to resume hence stimulating hair re-growth.

5. Why choose the Neograft™ Hair Growth Therapy?

NeoGraft™ LTS Hair Growth Therapy is the only available device offering the precise and spectrally pure light needed to increase scalp oxygenation and stop hair miniaturization.

6. How does the Neograft™ LTS Hair Growth Therapy work?

NeoGraft LTS Hair Growth Therapy is a leading edge medical device which uses patented Osram® Sylvania® lamps to generate ”cold laser” light in the red and green spectrums and promote hair growth. The high fluency (a measure of energy transmitted per surface unit, such as Joule per square cm) and spectrally pure light output of the NeoGraft LTS is designed for optimal treatment effectiveness. The unique design of the device allows for customized positioning of the lamp modules and a large exposure field for maximum scalp coverage.

7. Is NeoGraft LTS effective for both men and women?

Yes, since the underlyng cause of male and female-pattern hair loss is the same, NeoGraft™ LTS will effectively restore oxygen to the scalp in both men and women and reduce any further hair loss. In many cases, there will be a re-growth of up to 10-20% of the hair in the affected areas.

8. What does the treatment involve?

The patient is asked to wear eye protection. No other preparation is needed. The patient rests comfortably on a treatment table and the lamp modules are positioned over the area to be treated. There is NO pain or discomfort associated with the procedure. No recovery time is needed. The treatment lasts for a total of 30 minutes.

9. Is there any downtime involved?

The treatment is completely safe with no downtime or side effects.

10. How many sessions do I need and how frequently do I have to come in?

As a general rule, the longer your hair loss condition has been established the more treatment sessions will be required to see results. The optimal treatment regimen typically is to start with 2 sessions the first week then maintain the treatment program recommended by our physician.