Low Power Lasers (Photorerapy): The Kavel Photolaser

Low Power Lasers (Photorerapy): The Kavel Photolaser

One of the most demanded non-invasive procedures is phototherapy or Pan Therapy. In our practice we have the Kavel Photolaser, a multifunction helmet that combines LED, low intensity laser and pulsed electromagnetic field. It is a non-invasive and painless method that is based on the stimulation, regeneration and repair of hair. 

"So with a helmet I can keep my hair from falling out?" Effectively.

What is phototherapy?

It consists of applying light (visible, infrared or ultraviolet radiation) of a certain intensity and wavelength that stimulates the energy production of the cells that make up the tissue. This process is called photomodulation.

Its effects have been known for millennia and, from the 20th century, it began to be used in dermatological problems such as psoriasis, acne, vitiligo, rosacea; in hair problems, such as alopecia; or in precancerous lesions and some skin cancers.

There is currently great evidence of its effects:

  1. Anti-inflammatories
  2. Regenerative
  3. Analgesics
  4. Bactericides (Acne)
  5. Promoting wound healing and increased blood circulation.

FotoPhototherapy in alopecia 

As is the case on many occasions, the application of photomodulation to prevent hair loss is due to a “mistake”. In its beginnings, it was used in laser hair removal, since when it was applied to damage the hair follicle, in some cases hair growth was obtained around the treated follicle.

From this moment on, the effects of low intensity laser and LED light therapy in the treatment of:

  1. Androgenetic Alopecia: it is the most common and influenced by genetic factors.
  2. Alopecia Areata: is the one that occurs in circular patterns
  3. Other alopecia such as that induced by chemotherapy.

How does the helmet work?

With this treatment we will, through light, activate cytochrome C oxidase (above and previous element in the electron transport chain). This stimulation causes more electron transport in the cell, increasing ATP (the cell's main energy molecule) and leading to an increase in the energy capacity of the cell. This process results in obtaining more hair in the hair's anagen (growth) phase and less in the telogen phase (this is the end of the hair's life cycle.)

This process also prevents the premature passage of a hair from the anagen phase to the catagen phase (where hair growth slows down).

And, in addition, a third effect is achieved, the reentry of the follicle in the growth phase. That is to say, many times when we have a follicle in the telogen phase, at the same time, the cells are proliferating again to re-enter the anagen phase (to grow back). With this treatment, it is achieved that there is more follicle in growth than in its final cycle of life.