Kurtis Waters, M.D.

Phone: (218) 454-8888, Fax: (888) 835-7231
13359 Isle Drive, Suite 1, Baxter, MN 56425

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LaserCap - Laser Hair Therapy



Dr. Waters is an esteemed LaserCap provider



How does Lasercap® Work
LaserCap® uses low-level laser light therapy to improve cellular respiration and function by stimulating the hair follicle cells. Better breathing cells make for a better functioning hair follicle, and produces a happier, healthier hair! LaserCap® is backed by experts in the fields of science, medicine, and technology. Optimal power and ease of use are at the heart of the LaserCap®, giving our patients the best results possible.

Until recently, this technology was only available through in-office devices, in hair clinics and the like. With LaserCap®, you can now take it home, making it a much more effective treatment.

The initial step is to make an appointment with a LaserCap® physician. The physician will make a hair assessment, and provide the LaserCap® and usage instructions. Typically the LaserCap® is worn 30 minutes 3 times per week, with results starting to be noticeable in 12 weeks.

Follow-up doctor visits are highly recommended and important to monitor progress. LaserCap® can also be used with other treatments, including PRP (platelet rich plasma) therapy and hair transplantation.

Who Suffers from Hair Loss?
Hair loss affects millions of men and women worldwide. Baldness (technically known as alopecia) can be caused by alopecia areata, an autoimmune disorder, by fungal infection, traumatic damage, such as by compulsive pulling, as a result of chemotherapy, and as a result of nutritional deficiencies such as Iron deficiency.

Women have between 100,000 and 150,000 hairs on their head. The number of strands normally lost in a day varies, but on average is 100. In order to maintain a normal volume, hair must be replaced at the same rate at which it is lost. The first signs of hair thinning that women will often notice are more hairs than usual left in the hairbrush after brushing or in the basin after shampooing.

Androgenetic alopecia or common male pattern baldness (MPB) accounts for more than 95% of hair loss in men. By the age of 35 two-thirds of men will experience some degree of appreciable hair loss, and by the age of 50 approximately 85% of men have significantly thinning hair. Male pattern baldness is generally characterized with the onset of a receding hairline and thinning crown. Hair in these areas including the temples and mid-anterior scalp appear to be the most sensitive to DHT. Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is a derivative or by-product of testosterone. Testosterone converts to DHT with the aid of the enzyme Type II 5-alpha-reductace, which is held in the hair follicle’s oil glands. Today, with proper intervention this process can be slowed or even stopped if caught early enough.

LaserCap® has been clinically proven to stop hair loss and re-grow your hair.