Home LLLT in Chevy Chase, MD

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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 scarring

  • No medications or chemicals with potential side effects

  • No downtime or recovery period

  • Can be paired with other hair loss treatments

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.

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