I noticed my hair is falling out/shedding after my initial treatments, is this normal?
For most hair loss solutions, it is perfectly normal for some users to see shedding in the beginning as weaker, thin hairs are shed to be replaced by stronger, thicker hairs. Low-level light therapy (LLLT) is not expected to make hair loss worse because it is designed to combat genetic hair loss. Our clinical advisors believe that any hair loss you may observe initially is normal and can likely be attributed to the staging of hair growth.
There are four stages of hair growth cycle: anagen, catagen, telogen, and exogen phase.* It's a repeated cycle of hair growth, hair loss, followed by hair growth again. Think about it as the process of old, weak hairs falling out as it is replaced by new, thicker, healthier hair.
The exposure to red light of the dermal layer of the skin, in the mid-600 nanometer range of wavelength, corrects the metabolic cycle of the mitochondria located in the proliferating cells of the dermal papilla. In layman terms, the red light increases the efficiency of the hair follicle and turns on cell metabolism.
Although visible results are not expected immediately. We're confident that low-level light therapy can improve your hair conditions significantly with consistent usage over time. Stay consistent and we expect you to start noticing positive improvement in hair condition. If you don't see results, don't worry. You can take advantage of our 12-month money-back guarantee and send it back to us. No questions asked.
Here's a simple graphic that shows you the stages of hair growth. Notice that the exogen phase (shedding phase) immediately precedes the anagen phase (growth phase).
*Note: Some consider the exogen phase to be a part of the telogen phase.