We are very excited to introduce the Sunetics Laser Program to our menu of services at LaserMEDICA™.
Up until now, the options and therapies for thinning hair have been limited and marginally effective. However, this revolutionary technology provides a safe, non-invasive and effective treatment for both men and women suffering from hair loss. With our Sunetics Laser, the progression of hair loss is halted, follicles are repaired, and healthy, new regrowth is achieved. At LaserMEDICA™ we continue and strive to find FDA-approved treatments that have clinically-proven results, and our team of board certified physicians and providers is enthusiastic to be among one of the first to offer the Sunetics Laser Technology in Connecticut.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is the FDA approval important?
It protects you. The FDA clears a medical device for sale and use on 2 merits: Safety (Is it safe?) and Efficacy (Does it really work?). The FDA does not clear a medical device on just one or the other, it must satisfy both requirements in order to be cleared for use by the FDA. Therefore, you can be assured that the Sunetics Clinical Hair Growth Laser is effective for the vast majority of people and is a safe device for you to use.
How does the Sunetics Laser work?
The laser energy is absorbed and processed by the hair follicle and begins to cause the follicle to heal itself. Since hair loss is a by-product of a dying follicle, hair regrowth is a by-product of a healing follicle. However, the Mechanisms of Action, in simple terms, are:
- Improves blood flow and circulation to the hair follicle.
- Increases nutrients to the follicle.
- Creases the removal of DHT.
- Increases oxygen to the follicle.
- Decreases damaging inflammation.
- Increases cellular stimulation of the follicle.
- Increases production of ATP to energize and repair the weakened follicle.
- Improves cellular metabolism and protein synthesis.
How often do I need to come in for a treatment?
There are several protocols for frequency of treatments depending on the individual patient hair loss pattern. However, a typical protocol for a patient to treat their hair loss and regrow their hair is as follows:
- Twice a week for the first 12 weeks
- Once a week for the next 12 weeks
- Once every other week, for the last 6 months
How long are the treatments?
The treatments are only 20 minutes long.
Are there any side effects to the treatments?
There are no known adverse side effects.
Could the Sunetics Laser stop my hair from falling out?
Physicians have reported that approximately 99% of their patients report that the excessive hair loss they have been experiencing ceases at about the 4th to the 6th week, meaning that the extra hair that you notice on the pillow, in your brush, in the shower, in your hands, and on the floor has greatly decreased, sometimes even stopped.
Please remember that it is normal for every person to lose about 100 hairs a day. However, what we are talking about is the decrease in excessive hair loss that is common for most hair loss sufferers.
How long will it take for my hair to regrow?
Regrowth of hair will vary from person to person, however, great results have been demonstrated between 4-6 months of Sunetics Laser treatments. Some people have needed to wait until 8-9 months to see the same results. It all depends on how well your own hair follicles receive and utilize the laser energy. Every person has a different degree of follicular damage. Therefore the results will vary in both speed of results and quality of results.
Will I get all my hair back?
Please keep in mind that there are 3 stages that most people will experience when utilizing the Sunetics Laser Technology:
Stage 1 – The hair stops falling out (excessive hair loss ceases)
Stage 2 – The current hair becomes thicker, fuller, healthier, and shinier
Stage 3 – Noticeable hair regrowth
No one is able to guarantee that you will get all your hair back, and each person moves through these 3 stages at different speeds, with different levels of results. While a full head of hair is possible, results depend on your level of hair loss and your hair follicles’ reaction to the laser energy. Thousands of people have been satisfied with their results with the use of the Sunetics Laser regrowth treatments.
Have I already lost too much hair to start receiving the laser treatments?
If there are no diminished or miniaturized hairs left on your scalp, then the answer is “Yes.” You would be termed, “Slick, Shiny, Bald,” meaning the hair follicles are dead. The Sunetics Laser Technology does not resurrect a dead follicle. There must be some hair left for it to regrow. If there is a presence of diminished or miniaturized hair the hair follicle is still alive, therefore there is an opportunity for the follicle to be healed and the hair to be regrown.
Will my hair fall out if I stop treating it with laser energy after my treatment program is completed?
The hair follicle heals itself when it processes the laser energy, therefore as a natural occurrence it could take years for the follicle to begin to die again. However, the vast majority of patients will go on a maintenance program, consisting of “booster treatments,” once a month in order to maintain healthy stable growth.
I am a woman who is post-menopausal and I have been experiencing thinning and hair loss. Can the Sunetics Laser help with this?
Yes, there has been great success treating post-menopausal women with the Sunetics Laser. This is a great option for you, since it is a non-invasive treatment. There is no pain, no chemicals, no drugs, no side effects, and no surgery. Many women have stopped their excessive hair loss and regrown their hair in the post-menopausal stage with the Sunetics Laser.
I am a woman experiencing hair loss all over my scalp. Can the Sunetics Laser help me?
There are very few options to treat hair loss for women currently. There is the option to use Minoxidil twice a day, which most women do not like putting in their hair, or the option for a hair transplant and women do not like this as it is invasive. As a matter of fact, according to the ISHRS (International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons), only 14% out of all transplants done worldwide were done on women. The Sunetics Laser Therapy is perfect for treating women because it is non-invasive and produces great results.
I am an African American male. Could this Sunetics Laser Therapy work on me?
Yes. The Sunetics Laser Technology has been clinically proven as safe and effective for all ethnicities. A hair follicle can absorb the laser energy, can be healed, and produce normal thick, healthier hair no matter any ethnicity.
I am a male and believe I am in the early stage of hair loss. Can the Sunetics Laser help?
Yes. Since hair loss is a progressive disease, it is very important to stop it in the earliest stage possible. Those in the early stages of hair loss are considered better candidates than patients experiencing severe hair loss (slick shiny bald). Sunetics Laser Therapy is a proven option to help those in the early stages of hair loss to regrow their hair.
Both my husband and I are in our mid-sixties and have thinning hair. Could the Sunetics Laser work on us?
Yes. While your follicle may respond more slowly at an older age, it can respond nonetheless. The Sunetics Laser Technology has seen clinical results for patients from 18 years old up to 87 years old. As long as there is a follicle that is producing some hair, then the Sunetics Laser has an opportunity to work.
I just had a transplant and my surgeon says I should use the Sunetics Laser Therapy as a post-transplant program. Do you feel this is a good option?
Yes, we would highly recommend it. It has been proven that the recovery time from transplant surgery is typically reduced to half the time while undergoing laser treatments. It is typical that when receiving a transplant, a portion of the newly transplanted hair falls out and does not take root due to the SHOCK of the transplant. With the Sunetics Laser, about 75% of those hairs remain in the scalp and become healthy follicles instead of falling out. This means that you will have a better looking transplant with more coverage. Thirdly, a typical transplanted follicle usually shows visible growth at approximately 4 months. However, under laser treatments, visible growth is now being seen at 2 months, meaning that your hair is growing in faster.
I am going away in a couple of months for a month. Is it ok to start the Sunetics Laser Therapy now?
Yes, we can custom tailor a treatment program to make certain you receive the appropriate number of treatments before and after your trip.
How much does the Sunetics Laser Therapy cost?
Please call us for payment options and to Schedule a Consult Today! (203) 672-2820