The use of low-level laser treatment (LLLT) to reduce male hair loss has gained in the last few years in popularity. With companies promising to stop the progression of hair loss and to boost hair density and thickness after just few uses.
Based on MENSCRIPT however, these claims are bit exaggerated. MENSCRIPT can be described as an Online Health Clinic for Men, allowing men to consult an online doctor and receive treatment for various conditions such losing hair, sexual dysfunction wrinkles and acne.
In their effort to find out whether LLLT could be effective against hair loss they examined the research. And according to their analysis, LLLT does not appear to be as effective as made out to be. Many of the claims being unsubstantiated by the scientific evidence.
According to them, there is no scientific evidence to support the idea that LLLT prevents hair loss. Because LLLT is not effective against DHT the primary cause of hair loss, MENSCRIPT asserts that its effectiveness against hair loss is unlikely.
They also found most studies to be in direct connection to the business. Most of the studies received financial support from the company responsible for selling the product. The question is whether they are legitimate.
Besides study sponsorship, MENSCRIPT criticises the current review on two other issues that are study length and clinical improvement.
To read more about this critique and the use of LLLT to combat hair loss,, you can read their complete analysis on their website: Laser therapy for hair loss: don’t believe the hype