How Fotona HairLASE and VCI Med Spa Can Reverse Hair Loss

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While there are select celebrities who’ve stamped their names on the phrase “bald is beautiful,” most people – and especially women – can be embarrassed and frustrated by hair loss. 

“For nearly everyone,” says Angela Dunlap, RN, BSN, “their beauty and attractiveness is very much tied up in the lushness of their hair. Hair loss can cause a loss of self-esteem, feelings of anxiety and self-isolation. Wigs and hair extensions can only get you so far, may damage your scalp causing more hair loss – and can often end up not even looking like hair. Creams and supplements may take months for the results of your efforts to grow, if they work for you at all.”

As Director of VCI Med Spa in Tinley Park, Illinois, Angela has seen many clients with hair loss that they have struggled to alleviate. She understands the frustration comes with hair loss is pleased to offer a faster, longer-lasting solution.

A non-surgical, long-lasting solution

VCI Med Spauses the Fotona HairLASE®, ”an innovative laser hair treatment that uses proprietary technology to stimulate hair follicles to regrow thicker hair.” Angela says, “Our patients see results of treatment in weeks instead of months. It’s a fantastic hair restoration system that is non-surgical, ensuring that there is no downtime after treatments. You can head right back to work and go out that weekend if you’d like!”

Why does hair loss happen?

Hair loss can be caused by any one or a combination of these factors:

• Heredity and family history

Both male- and female-pattern baldness are the most common causes of hair loss. While we tend to associate baldness with old age, the process begins as a receding hairline and the hair continues to gradually thin.“Two thirds of men are bald before 35, with 25% of them experiencing significant hair loss before they turn 21,” says Angela. 

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• Hormone changes and medical conditions

“A variety of conditions may cause permanent or temporary hair loss, including hormonal changes due to pregnancy, childbirth, menopause and thyroid problems.” Angela also notes medical conditions that cause hair loss include alopecia areata that results in patchy hair loss, scalp infections such as ringworm, and a hair-pulling disorder called trichotillomania all can be causes of hair loss.

• Medications, supplements and medical treatments

A side effect of life-saving or improving medications, supplements, or other medical treatments can also cause hair loss. Angela says, “Medications for high blood pressure, depression, and arthritis can cause temporary hair loss, with hair growing back with a difference thickness, texture and color than before. These treatments can also cause permanent hair loss.” 

Cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation also lead to temporary or permanent hair loss. 

• Stress or trauma

“It’s really true that a sudden shock, sickness, high levels of stress or trauma can cause a hair loss,” says Angela. “It could happen over months and it could feel like it happens practically overnight. While these types of hair loss are usually temporary, there can also be a decrease in quantity of hair even when it starts growing back.

How does the Fotona HairLASE help? 

The Fotona HairLASE combats hair loss from any of these causes through a proprietary technology that stimulates the follicles of hair, halting hair loss and renewing growth quickly, usually within weeks. Angela says, “This dynamic system uses laser energy for safe, predictable, and natural hair restoration results. It is clinically proven to restore natural hair growth in just a few short treatments.”

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“The process works through the patented Fotona SMOOTH® pulses, gently delivering laser light to the tissue, triggering the scalp in a safe and controlled way,” says Angela. “Fotona SMOOTH® operates at the optimal infrared laser wavelength that coincides with the maximal absorption by the scalp or skin.” 

By producing precisely engineered mild thermal pulses, Angela notes, “the Fotona SMOOTH® has the ability to act in a non-ablative manner, allowing for little to no recovery time after treatment.” Fotona’s laser light, delivered to the tissue, heats the scalp in a safe and controlled pulse. Patients get a feeling of a gentle heating of the skin. This jump-starts the follicles’ growth factors, but does not produce significant ablation, irritation or burning to the skin. 

“The treated area will appear red for about 24 hours,” Angela says. “We recommend you do not take a hot shower immediately after treatment or exercise for about 24 hours after treatment. Your treatment area or areas may feel a little tight or swollen, but that feeling will only last a few days.” While patients may see some positive results soon, best results happen after about 8-12 laser sessions, at 2 week intervals. “That’s when significant improvement of hair growth as well as increased hair density and a stabilization of hair loss have been reported,” says Angela. 

When experiencing hair loss, a person’s first inclination may be to hide it, but wearing hats, scarves and wigs just isn’t a long term solution. With Fotona HairLASE, VCI Med Spa gives patients a real solution to bring back their hair – and their confidence, their assurance and their self-esteem. 

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