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How can infrared light therapy help with my hair loss?

Arthur W. Perry, MD
Plastic Surgery
Luce LDS 100 is an infrared light therapy that claims to cause hair growth. Patients are exposed to the light for a half hour, twice a week, for five weeks. Then the treatment is performed at progressively longer intervals. There have been no controlled studies of this system. The idea probably came from a research study that used a similar light to effectively treat a hair-loss disease called alopecia areata.
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