How does laser-light therapy compare to the leading hair loss medications?
Solutions for hair loss and male pattern baldness have come a long way since the days of wigs and hairpieces, moving into the realm of science. Two methods of treatment that have emerged during this time are laser-light therapy and hair loss prevention medication like Provillus.
Low laser light therapy (LLLT), more commonly known as laser or light therapy, is a form of treatment that involves exposing your hair to laser light. This light is then absorbed by your hair cells, with the idea being that the light repairs those cells and encourages your hair to grow.
The jury is largely still out on the efficacy of light therapy in actually causing hair to regrow, but findings suggest it is effective in rejuvenating dying hair cells, resulting in fuller, thicker, healthier hair. It also has the advantage of having the smallest time commitment of all therapies, with up to 2 treatments a week over several months. However, at a cost $2000+, it’s also more expensive than most hair loss treatments, particularly hair loss medication.
Provillus is a two-step, hair loss treatment medication composed of a dietary supplement and a topical solution. The dietary supplement is composed of a rich combination of vitamins and minerals such as zinc, saw pimento, iron, magnesium, and biotin; all of which have been shown to prevent hair loss and encourage its regrowth. The topical solution, which is to be applied directly to the scalp, contains minoxidil; a substance shown to also encourage your hair’s growth.
Provillus has the advantage of being far more affordable than light treatment and a better-documented rate of success. However, its disadvantage as opposed to light therapy is the need to take the supplement and apply the topical solution daily.