The Use of Lasers and Light Treatment for Hair Growth and Hair Transplantation

  • Nicole E. RogersEmail author


Laser light presents a non-invasive treatment option for patients with hair loss. In this chapter, we examine data for the use of ultraviolet, fractionated, and low-level light therapy (LLLT) for the treatment of male and female pattern hair loss, as well as alopecia areata and cicatricial alopecias. Mechanisms for laser-induced hair growth include localized vasodilation and skin wounding. More data about ideal dosing and treatment parameters is still needed.


Hair loss Hair growth Low-Level Light Therapy (Lllt) Minoxidil Finasteride Laser Hypertrichosis Alopecia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of DermatologyTulane University School of MedicineMetairieUSA

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