Why Do We Lose Our Hair?

If you are looking into medically effective therapies to treat you thinning hair or balding, you probably already know that 98% of hair loss is genetic. You just have to look into the hair status of members of both sides of your family, looking back a few generations, and you now know why your hair is falling out.

Hair loss is polygenic, which means that bits of genetic information from both sides of your family are taken into account for your hair loss. This genetic information is additive; so, for example, if your mother’s grandmother was a woman with thin hair or your father’s brother was bald, then this is where your pattern of hair loss is from. And…you can’t change those genes!

As you have noticed, with male pattern baldness or female pattern hair loss—both of which are also called androgenetic alopecia, didn’t happen overnight! It takes months to years for hair loss to occur before it is noticed. Hair doesn’t just fall out overnight. What happens is that, genetically determined, the hair cycle begins to turn off. This process, which is progressive throughout life, is called miniaturization. It is an important concept to understand.

In both women and men, over months to years, the hair follicles actually shrink in size. As this happens, the size of the hair shafts they produce also miniaturize. The hairs that we see gradually become shorter and finer and with less pigment. As more and more of these miniaturized hairs replace the robust, thick, long ones that we love, thinning becomes noticeable.

A statistic about this process is: after 50% of the hairs on your scalp have already fallen out is when you just begin to notice thinning! It is astounding and frightening! This means that the process of miniaturization is happening for a long time before it is recognized. This is why, for more than 35 years, I have encouraged my patients to treat their hair loss right away and not to wait. Because if they wait, then they definitely will have less hair at their next office examination.

Why Does Miniaturization Occur?

A major cause of hair shedding and hair loss is decreased blood flow at the level of the hair follicles themselves. There are between 100,000 to 150,000 follicles on the human scalp. Each and every one of them has its own tiny arteriole and venule! These vessels coalesce into an important network of blood vessels within the scalp. Again, because of your genetics, there is a decrease in blood flow right there, which directly feeds your follicles of oxygen, nutrients, etc. This triggers follicular miniaturization and the process of losing your hair. The really bad news is that this process is progressive throughout your life.

How Does the AUXO A300™ Work to Treat Hair Loss?

The AUXO A300™ laser cap, with its 300 surface mount technology laser diodes, works in a couple of ways to stabilize further progression of thinning and shedding and also to re-grow those tiny miniaturized hairs into thicker, fuller, and longer terminal hairs. As indicated already, the major effect from this advanced device is to increase that blood flow in the scalp’s capillary network, which directly feeds the follicles with oxygen and nutrients and removes cellular metabolic toxins. Additionally, the AUXO A300™ stimulates the mitochondria of the cells, which are the workhouses of cellular activity of all cells.

Is More, Better? Yes and No!

Remember, I indicated that a true laser is coherent light energy that does not spread beyond its thin beam; this is important. More is also better in that the greater number of laser diodes in a device, the better the coverage on the blood supply. I call it laser density. Think about it. The closer those laser beams are in a situated in a device—the more numbers of diodes within a given unit—the more stimulation of the blood supply. The AUXO A300™ laser cap has a whopping 300 lasers! In this case, more definitely is better.

More is not better when it comes to the amount of time the laser is used per treatment; in other words, using the laser for a longer time than it is prescribed to do is not good. It can, in fact, be counterproductive in treating your hair loss. More is also not better if the device is used more frequently than it is supposed to be used—meaning using it more often than it is recommended.

The AUXO A300™ is designed to provide just the right amount of treatment time and frequency.

How Does Photobiomodulation Work to Treat Hair Loss?

Throughout my long career in taking care of men and women who are losing their hair, I have strived to research and to then recommend the very best and most beneficial medical and surgical treatments for my patients. As a pioneer in the field of hair restoration surgery after founding Leonard Hair Transplant Associates, I helped to revolutionize surgical hair restoration techniques beginning in the late 1980’s all the way through today. I have been very involved lecturing, since the very early days of the creation of the hair loss medications, Rogaine™ and Propecia™, to doctors, media outlets, and the general public around the world about their benefits and their side effects. Through the Hair Health Institute, beginning in 2002, I investigated the totally new therapy of Low Level Laser Therapy (Photobiomodulation) to treat hair loss. It was long before any studies had been established, but a physician friend of mine had been using it with great success in another state. I bought my first in-office machine and used it on my first 50 patients for a year without charge to them. The first devices we had were large machines that required patients to come into the office for therapy—a lot of times. In fact, over 40 times during the year-long protocol! Well, it’s history from there…we had 15 devices, in three different offices working five days per week for about 19.5 years. Hair Heath Institute offered more laser hair therapy than any facility in the country! Thankfully, the team of engineers at AUXO are offering the next generation of laser cap device for patients to use at home. It provides freedom to get excellent therapy in the comfort of one’s own home, office, car, or anywhere! This first device we offered contained only 272 laser diodes embedded into a hard-plastic shell that fit into a baseball cap, which was not particularly comfortable to wear. The lasers in that device pulsed or flashed off and on during the half-hour, every-other-day treatment protocol. It was lightyears ahead of the office-based devices as well as any other home-use device in the marketplace, but it was quite difficult for many patients to be compliant with its protocol. That device had to actively be turned on and off; it didn’t automatically turn off, so you had to stay awake sometimes late at night until the treatment time elapsed. I can tell you that I often fell asleep with the device still on! You also had to remember if you used it the day before or not; guilty with that, too. That device had only a three-year manufacturer’s warranty.

What is Low Level Laser Therapy (Photobiomodulation)?

The AUXO A300™ is State of the Art

The new AUXO A300™ is the next generation of low level laser therapy caps. It’s surface mount laser diodes provides longer and better reliability than other laser caps on the market. With all my years of experience in using this effective hair loss technology, I know that this is the very best laser device anywhere in the world.
  • 90% efficacy to stabilize hair loss
  • 60% effectiveness to regrow miniaturized hairs
  • Because the lasers no longer flash or pulse, treatment time is just ten minutes each day
  • It is used in the privacy and comfort of your home or while you are travelling
  • It has a total of 300 SMT diodes—more reliable and higher dosage than any other device
  • It is made as a soft, flexible shell that is lined with medical-grade silicone, which makes it very comfortable to wear
  • The battery is small and powerful
  • There is a 5-year limited manufacturer’s warranty for the AUXO A300™.
  • It is the ONLY device cleared by the FDA for laser hair regrowth to use surface mount technology
  • There are no side effects with the use of the AUXO A300™ laser device
  • $3000, 5yrs at the minimum = $ 1.64 / day!!! Less than a cup of coffee to keep your hair