Laser Hair Transplant Compared to Other Methods?

Are lasers used to transplant hair grafts in the head or is hair transplant laser treatment used only in preparation of the hair transplant? Why does this help? Compare the effectiveness of laser hair transplant method to traditional methods.

Doctor Answers 6

Using lasers for a hair transplant

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Today this would be considered malpractice. Don't go to anyone doing this with lasers and this has been discredited years ago

Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

No one uses lasers any more.

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No one uses lasers any more.  There have been talk about using lasers in hair transplant surgery back in the 1990s to make incision sites.  It sounds fancy and technical but it may do more harm than good.

Jae Pak, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 106 reviews

Hairline Transplants Versus Laser Hair Transplants

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Laser assisted hair transplants do not confer any advantages and have largely been abandoned by the few who used it in their hair transplant arsenal from many years ago. FUE is the most modern form of hair restoration surgery. Advanced forms of FUE such as my uGraft technique allows for the use of non-head hair for hair restoration.

Sanusi Umar, MD
Redondo Beach Dermatologic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 33 reviews

Laser Hair Transplant

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There is no advantage to surgical lasers for transplant work. However Low Level Laser Light Therapy has been shown to stabilize hair loss better than any other modality and is excellent to use pre-op and post- op for transplant work.


Laser Hair Transplant

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The word "laser" always excites the public and there is the assumption that the more complex the technique the better the result.  Frequently this is not true and many people have tried using the laser with hair transplants without better results but increased costs.  Also, because of the heat the laser generates it can cause damage to the recipient sites.

Jack Fisher, MD
Nashville Plastic Surgeon

Laser hair transplant.

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Ou are correct. This does not do any better than using a blade. Creative marketing!!!


Toby Mayer, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 38 reviews

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