Everyone, no matter what their age, sex, ethnicity, or hair colour is, can benefit from cold laser therapy for hair restoration. The only requirement is that the patient have hair follicles that are still capable of producing a hair strand. Laser hair restoration works not only to drastically reduce hair loss but also to make those thin, wispy hairs thicker and healthier. If a hair follicle is dead and no longer produces any hair, the only way to restore the hair loss is with a hair transplant. All other hair restoration treatments, including low-level light therapy (LLLT), are capable only of restoring a failing follicle to its best condition again, thereby restoring hair to the areas of thinning and loss.
Laser hair restoration is very effective in treating androgenic alopecia (also referred to as male or female pattern balding), the most common type of hair loss. Laser hair restoration also successfully treats alopecia areata, where hair is lost in random patches.