Low Level laser therapy for hair loss: efficacy analysis

The use of low-level laser treatment (LLLT) to combat male hair loss has grown in popular in recent times. With companies promising to slow the rate of hair loss and to increase hair density and hair thickness after just few uses.

Based on MENSCRIPT however these claims are exaggerated. MENSCRIPT provides an Online Health Clinic for Men that allows men to speak an online doctor and get treated for conditions such hair loss, erectile dysfunction acne and skin ageing.

In their effort to determine the possibility that LLLT was effective in stopping hair loss they analysed the studies. Based on their analysis, LLLT does not appear to be as effective as it’s claimed to be. A lot of the claims being unsubstantiated by research-based evidence.

According to them, there is no evidence from science that supports the notion that LLLT prevents hair loss. Since LLLT lacks efficacy against DHT the underlying reason for hair loss, MENSCRIPT believes that its efficacy against hair loss is unlikely.

They also found most studies to be in direct connection to the industry. The majority of them receive financial assistance from the company who is responsible for selling the product. They are questioned about their legitimacy.

Beyond study sponsors, MENSCRIPT criticises the current research on two other aspects such as study length, and improvement in clinical quality.

For more information about this critique and the use of LLLT to combat hair loss,, you can view their full analysis in their blog: LLLT for male hair loss: an analysis on efficacy