I was wondering if you could give some more input on the new LLT study from the American Journal of Clinical Dermatology.
What do the results mean? How does it compare to other treatments like Minoxidil or Finasteride?
Would this be useful for someone like myself who is just starting to have miniaturized follicles and are the results of the study impressive at all?
Is it to early to tell or does this study point to LLT being beneficial?
I found a copy of the study online HERE.
If you read the conclusion (at the end) it states there was some statistical improvement after a 6 month study comparable to Rogaine or Propecia use. But in the long term (over a year) Rogaine and Propecia was better.
The conclusion also stated: “A higher percentage of lasercomb-treated subjects reported overall improvement of hair loss condition and thickness and fullness of hair in self-assessment, though the results did not always reach statistical significance.”
In my experience, the results that I have seen from patients who have used lasers were equivocal. I personally did not see gross improvement when I followed up with them. (Results were not dramatic) Maybe this is my bias, but I have on many occasions seen patients who had dramatic results with Rogaine or Propecia. I have not seen a “worth while” results with laser light therapy alone. Seeing a statistical improvement is not like seeing a cosmetic improvement.