Frequently Asked Questions
What is Laser Hair Enhancement?
Laser Hair Enhancement (also known as: Low Level Laser Therapy) uses a non thermal, low level laser light, that is applied to the scalp and hair. This enhances the appearance of the hair creating a fuller thicker looking head of hair. This low level laser is safe, noninvasive and has had no known side effects in over 30 years of use around the world.
Is it safe?
Low Level Laser Enhancement devices use Class 3a (650nM / 5mw) laser diodes. This is the same classification as a common laser pointer. Our lasers* comply with all governmental regulatory standards for safety. As stated above, Laser Hair Enhancement is completely safe and there are absolutely no side effects. Class 3a lasers are very safe as the Laser safety guidelines attest.
Is it expensive?
The cost to the customer will vary according to your local economy. Clients pay between $200 and $300 per month, rather than paying per visit. The Laser Hair Enhancement service is affordable for the customer and profitable for the salon owner, even in low income areas. Take home products (if appropriate) may be part of the client's overall cost.
Why come to a salon?
While hand held devices are available, they are slow and cumbersome to use. A professional standard, cosmetic laser is designed to cover the entire scalp area during the session which is more practical and comfortable for the client. (Professional lasers are equipped with at least 50 laser diodes.) Progress is monitored which encourages compliance. Clients will be more likely to continue using the laser with the salon personnel as their encourager and accountability partner.
How long and how often?
Each laser session lasts for 30 minutes and is given twice a week. Clients can relax during the session and read or watch TV.
Does it work for everyone?
Laser Hair Enhancement is successful for many men and women, however Individual results will vary. A simple hair and scalp evaluation can assist in determining the likelihood of success of the laser service.
What is a cosmetic laser?
In February 2010 the MEP-90 Hair Growth Stimulation System was cleared by the FDA and in January of 2007 the FDA cleared the HairMax LaserComb as the first medical device in history that can claim to grow hair. Both of these two devices are "medical devices". A medical laser can not be used on a client without medical oversight, although the HairMax LaserComb can be sold by a salon to the customer. Only a medical device can claim to make physiological changes in the human body, for example; grow hair.
A cosmetic laser has similiar technology (Class 3a (650nM / 5mw) laser diodes), but we can not make the claim that it can treat hair loss or that it will grow hair. Operators of cosmetic lasers can address the effect on the appearance and feel of the hair. Cosmetic lasers can be used in salons and spas without any medical oversight and is within the scope of practice of Cosmetology and Barbering of most states in the United States.
* The lasers devices described on this website are designed for cosmetic use ONLY and it is NOT intended to be used for the treatment or diagnosis of any medical condition(s).