What is Home LLLT?
Home low-light laser therapy (LLLT) can encourage hair growth for many patients. This innovative treatment option uses LLLT to stimulate the scalp and promote hair growth. At Madeliene Elaine in Chevy Chase, MD, we look forward to teaching patients who experience androgenetic alopecia (male or female pattern baldness) about the benefits of LLLT. Our board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Madeliene Elaine Gainers, will diagnose your condition and may recommend LLLT as part of your treatment strategy. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Gainers at her Chevy Chase, MD office to learn more about your hair loss treatment options. In addition to the wide range of hair loss concerns addressed at Madeliene Elaine, Dr. Gainers is also knowledgeable in the treatment of hair loss among black women and people of color.
What Are The Benefits Of Home LLLT?
Treatments can be done in the comfort of your home, at work, while traveling, or anywhere
Stimulates hair follicles, encourages growth factors, and improves blood circulation
Effective for both men and women to regrow hair, thicken existing hair growth, and slow/stop hair loss
Noninvasive, pain-free treatments
No surgery required
No medications or chemicals with potential side effects
No downtime or recovery period
Can be paired with other hair loss treatments
"Dr. Madeliene Elaine provided me with first class care during my visit at her fabulous office. Her personalized approach and special attention to detail made me feel comfortable and secure. The atmosphere is spa-like and serene, the receptionist is polite, friendly, and warm yet discreet, and the medical assistant is well versed in the Spanish language, which eliminated the need to speak with an interpreter by phone. Dr. Madeliene Elaine allowed me to express my concerns without making me feel rushed, embarrassed, or silly. She created a tailored plan specifically for me, and began treatment immediately. This was no ordinary doctor’s visit. From the moment I walked in, I knew that this experience would be different; and she did not disappoint. It has been a week since I began my treatment, and I am already seeing positive results and receiving compliments. For anyone searching for a dermatologist to address skin concerns or in need of hair restoration services, Dr. M.E. is the place!"- E.J. / Healthgrades / Aug 10, 2021
"Dr. Madeliene Elaine is extremely thorough and caring with her patients. Definitely the best dermatologist in the Baltimore/DC area!"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Aug 05, 2021
"I have never been to a doctor's office like Dr. Gainers. From the time I entered her office until I left I felt comfortable, relaxed and I knew I was going to be taken care of. She was able to diagnose my problem and gave me the upmost care. She is a top notch A+++ physician. She is knowledgeable, very professional and made me feel at ease. She did not put me on a time clock. I felt like she dedicated a lot of concern and time to me as if I was her only patient. She answered all my questions and concerns. Did I mention how unique her office is. This is a must see! Thank you Dr. Gainers for helping me reach my medical goal."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Jul 30, 2021
"Dr. Gainers and the staff are top notch. Starting with the receptionist was so friendly. Dr. Gainers has such a gentle touch. She took the time to explain all of the options for treatment. I didn’t feel like just another number on their books."- J.P. / Google / Jul 28, 2021
"I had a wonderful appointment with Dr. Gainors. She was so pleasant, took so much time with me to explain a lot of options and information about hair lose and the difference in the different areas of lose. I am pleased with the route we are going to explore with my situation and so happy she took the time to consider other options with me so I could make an informed decision. Would highly recommend her and her staff for hair and cosmetic concern."- K.O. / Google / Jul 27, 2021
Who Benefits from LLLT Treatments?
LLLT has proven effective for many patients who suffer from male or female pattern baldness. Based on a 2014 study from the PubMed library, LLLT treatments worked well for men and women and stimulated new hair growth. During your consultation, Dr. Gainers will look at your hair loss pattern and the severity of your hair loss to diagnose you and develop a strategy to help with hair growth. Generally, when creating a strategy, Dr. Gainers starts off with more conservative methods for hair loss, which could include nonsurgical options, like LLLT treatments at home.
How Does LLLT Work?
After designing a treatment plan, Dr. Gainers will provide information on where to purchase your cap. If you plan on buying on the internet, please ensure that it says FDA-approved and medical-grade laser in the description. As you wear the cap, it stimulates the hair follicles, encourages growth factors, and improves circulation. When following a consistent routine, it takes about 2 – 6 months to see results.
How long does LLLT take to work?
Depending on how often you utilize your LLLT therapy cap, your results can become present within 2 – 6 months of treatment. During your consultation at our facility, Dr. Gainers will offer instructions on when and how to wear your cap for your best outcome. It is important to be consistent so that you can achieve more optimal results.
Can LLLT therapy be combined with other forms of hair restoration treatments?
LLLT therapy may be part of a more extensive treatment plan provided by Dr. Gainers. Additional treatments could be recommended, such as PRP therapy, for faster, more ideal results. Talk to Dr. Gainers during your consultation to see which treatments are best for you and your needs.
Are there any side effects of LLLT therapy?
A few side effects can be linked to LLLT therapy, including some site pain. If you notice anything outside of the ordinary, we encourage you to contact our facility. Prior to treatment, Dr. Gainers and her team can also let you know any side effects to be aware of.
Reduce Thinning Hair with Home LLLT
LLLT treatments at home can help reduce the effects of male and female pattern baldness. At your appointment with Dr. Gainers, she will design a treatment plan that aligns with your concerns. As a proven treatment and approved by the FDA, you can generally see hair growth in 2 – 6 months. Please call Madeliene Elaine in Chevy Chase, MD to learn more about LLLT home treatments. Dr. Gainers can provide detailed information and incorporate treatment options that holistically improve the appearance of your hair.