This article is from long ago and was inspired by a recent post by community member Juan who reported seeing real hair regrowth using the LED light red (with truth vitality Renew Lux) and our growing peptide serum copper hair, vitality advanced truth Complex. The two might be working synergistically, John thought, with red light improve penetration of copper peptides. This is actually true, but there is also a lot more activity with the LED and hair growth. Not to mention ultrasound. And there’s science to back it all.
For me this began a year ago when I decided to experiment with the use of Truth vitality Renew Lux ($ 279 in store) at the hairline, along with the advanced truth Vitality Complex ($ 49 in the shop). I was curious to see if any of the red light or ultrasound would make a difference. To be honest, my expectations were low. The results, however, were wonderful with my hairline fuller look with only two sessions per week (five minutes each widow’s peak) alternating red LED and ultrasound.
Actually I have not talked about it since I’m not exactly bald and was not sure if anyone else follically-challenged get significant results. So I was delighted to see the post of John and read the testimony of a person with male pattern baldness. So, back to the question of John, how does this technology helps hair growth? The answer is that there are three mechanisms.
LED growth and hair
We know that LED regenerates skin tissue and can repair both wounds and wrinkles. Well things related to hair, one of the fastest growing tissue in the body? Ironically, accidentally it discovered that light stimulates hair growth when he realized that laser hair removal devices encourages new hair around the area with unwanted hair.
Studies have shown that LLLT (light therapy low level), also known as LED, stimulated hair growth in mice. There have also been clinical trials showing that LLLT stimulated hair growth in men and women. A 2013 study concluded that the LED is safe and effective for men and women, but said the optimal wavelengths were yet to be determined ( source ).
Nobody seems to know exactly how it works, but it has been hypothesized that stimulation of epidermal stem cells in the bulge hair follicle pushes the follicles in anagen (growth) phase ( source ). It is also speculated that works in the mitochondria of the cell. Or you can work by suppressing the cells that prevent progression of follicle stem cells ( source ).
Ultrasound and hair growth
while the LED and hair growth is well researched, there is less data on ultrasound . I met with patent application claiming that alopecia and, in particular, male pattern baldness respond to ultrasound exposure, causing the cells in the hair follicle to increase in number, and / or to form new hair follicles or multiply. The patent is vague on how this happens, but speculates that this growth of hair follicle level is a response to existing cells controlled damage.
It is known that low power pulsed ultrasound can stimulate wound healing and tissue repair (hence used for muscle injuries and others) and if you can regenerate skin tissue, then it is not an exaggeration to assume that can regrow hair.
Researchers have found that the LED light works more efficiently when used with active ingredients such as vitamin C and is well known that ultrasound enhances transdermal administration. Ergo using the red LED Lux Renew and ultrasound with our copper peptide serum hair growth will help the active ingredients penetrate and do their work.
While researching this article, I found a clinic in Hungary which uses ultrasound mesotherapy (a cocktail of nutrients) to boost hair growth.
Ultrasound seems better get products into the skin by a process called cavitation. – Ultrasound creates bubbles that implode to produce millions of microscopic liquid jets (the advanced complex in this case)
In a book on the issue of absorption of topical skin treatments, the authors (Robert Bronaugh and Howard Mabach) speculate that the ability of ultrasound to improve absorption may be due to the way it interacts with ultrasound structured lipids the stratum corneum. Read more on skin care and active ultrasound .
Thanks John for me to write this article galvanize and, better still, to encourage my husband (and it is a complex advanced user) to consider even shaking the Lux Renew through your skin. I think Father’s Day gift is calling me.