SUNETICS HAIR RESTORATION
How Does the Sunetics Laser Work?
The Hair Growth Cycle
Hair grows in a continuous cycle. The hair growth cycle consists of four phases: Growth (Anagen), Transition (Catagen), Resting (Telogen), and Shedding (Exogen). The image shown illustrates each of these phases throughout the life of the hair.
At any given time, 10-20% of your hair is in the Catagen or Telogen phase waiting to be shed and replaced by an active Anagen hair (similar to the way a baby tooth is pushed out by a permanent tooth), while up to 90% of your hair is growing. The Growth phase typically lasts 3-6 years in a healthy hair, but if the Growth phase is shortened, hair will enter the other phases too quickly and start to thin.
The Hair Growth Cycle
The average person loses about 100 hairs per day from the Resting (Telogen) phase. Excessive hair loss occurs when more than 100 hairs per day are lost. For male and female pattern hair loss, this increase in hair loss is typically caused by the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT). As DHT builds up, the hair follicles being to weaken, and it becomes more and more difficult for the body to flush out the DHT quickly.
Eventually, DHT disrupts the normal hair cycle, shortening the Growth stage. This causes the hair follicles to miniaturize and consequently produce the shorter, weaker hair that is characteristic of thinning hair. In the continued presence of DHT, hair follicles may keep shrinking until they no longer produce hair and permanent baldness results.
How Sunetics Grows Hair
The science behind the Sunetics Hair Growth Laser is simple:
Laser light heals the follicle.
Studies show that low-level laser therapy is able to:
- Increase the production of ATP to energize & repair the weakened follicle
- Increase blood micro-circulation to the follicle
- Increase the nutrient acquisition by the follicle
- Increase oxygen uptake and calcium ion mobilization
- Increase the rate of removal of harmful DHT
- Decrease follicular inflammation
The increase in cellular activity and removal of harmful DHT allows the follicle to heal and regrow normal, healthy hairs.