Watch as Boston-area hair restoration surgeon, Dr. Robert Leonard, explains how long it takes for a laser cap to work. Dr. Leonard is a member of the Capillus Physicians Network, offering physician-guided laser therapy to patients with the Capillus272 Pro.
Interviewer: Let’s talk about the results, and what is the timetable? How much regrowth can people really expect? I know there was a clinical trial that was done.
Dr. Leonard: In my experience as a hair restoration surgeon for many, many years, is that I tell patients the effects of any treatment, whether it’s topical, oral, surgical, or low level laser therapy, takes about 4 months really to see a clinical effect. It takes that amount of time for anything to impact the hair follicle to do anything in a positive way. So, I tell my patients it takes about 4 months for the laser to slow down the progression of hair loss— to see less hair in the drain, less in their comb or brush, less on their clothing, and less in the shower. And about a year to a year and a half to really see regrowth. So laser therapy, like these other nonsurgical treatments, does better to stabilize progression of androgenetic alopecia, and it’s a lesser effect to regrow hair. So laser therapy, like any other treatment, takes a long time to see the results. And it works better to stabilize progression, versus regrow hair.