HairStart® Laser Hair Therapy

Your First Step to a Better Looking Future!


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Dear NEA, I cannot begin to write how wonderful this experience of laser growth has been for me...C.C. (Actual Testimonial)

What Concerns You the Most? The Hair You Have Lost or the Hair You May Lose?

Depending on the circumstances a HairStart® Laser Hair Therapy program may be the answer for you!

Many-long term clinical research programs at laser institutes internationally have shown that bio-stimulation of "cold-beam" laser gives numerous positive effects to the hair and skin.

Laser hair therapy bathes your hair root with a nourishing light and is designed to energize your hair.

Scientific studies on cell cultures have shown that cold-beam laser penetrates into soft tissue and increases the action of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), a molecule that is a major carrier of energy from one reaction site to another in all living cells.

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Recent Clinical Trials by a hair laser company suggests that more than 90% of users achieve some positive benefits and results. "In general, about 45% of users see noticeable indications of benefits from use of the laser within the first 6 weeks," according to Dr. Martin Unger, the company's Medical Director. "Another 45% realize indications from 6 to 12 weeks and 5% see subtle improvements after 12 weeks.

In March, 2001 lasers with similar technology received wide public and press attention. This laser was named one of TIME Magazine's "Inventions of the Year", and is receiving favorable press from numerous national magazines, newspapers and television news programs.


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Q: Does laser work for everyone?

A: Laser hair therapy is good for hair. It works in varying degrees on everyone, from slowing, arresting or reversing hair loss to increasing the shine, body and elasticity of hair. Nothing is more detrimental to your personal appearance than thin-looking lifeless hair. Lasers are recommended for either men or women who are in the early stages of hair loss. To maintain a healthy head of hair, especially if there is a history of baldness in your family, the sooner you start, the better. Usually noticeable improvement is achieved in 4-6 months. However, if you have heavy hair fall-out, you may notice a reduced rate of fall-out after only a few treatments. Results vary per individual, and compliance is necessary to achieve the best results. Unlike many treatments, the laser hair therapy's energy works on all areas of the scalp: front, top, back, and sides.

Q: How does laser work?

A: To appreciate how it works, you need to understand the basics of how hair grows and replaces itself in its natural cycle. Every hair on one’s head usually grows for several years and then falls out. The root then rests for some weeks before starting to re-grow new hair. This cycle continues throughout our lives. Unfortunately, as we age, some people replace fewer hairs than are shed (and/or thinner, lighter hair) resulting in thinner hair and gradually baldness may occur. You don’t go bald or thin out because your hair falls out – you go bald or experience thinning hair if it doesn’t grow back! Laser used on a regular basis strengthens and regenerates the hair roots. This slows or arrests, and in some cases, reverses the degenerative cycle as previously described. Once the hair roots are dead, nothing can be done to restore them so the sooner treatment is started, the better your results are. Therapeutic pure red light stimulates blood supply to the hair bulb and scalp, increasing the number of red blood cells that deliver vital oxygen and nutrients. The result is a restorative and reparative chain reaction that clears debris from the hair shafts, swells the cortex, and closes the cuticle leading to a healthier scalp and hair that looks and feels softer, thicker, and shinier, and is more easily managed. Used in conjunction with our exclusive line of HairStart® hair and scalp care products, laser light therapy may deliver even more benefits. When laser is used with quality conditioners, damaged hair, split ends, and even dry, matted hair begin to show improvement. Even the negative effects of chemical perms can be improved with laser treatments because each strand of hair is nourished and repaired making perms look more natural and waves and curls last longer. This is because the laser not only bonds the conditioner to the hair, leaving each strand repaired and shining, it also bonds moisture, invaluable for repairing damaged hair.

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Mechanisms of Action

Laser light uses the scientific principle of photobiotherapy. This process occurs when cells absorb light and repair themselves. Laser light penetrates deep into the tissues of the scalp, stimulating micro-circulation of blood supply, cell metabolism, and protein syntheses. Clinical studies suggest that this cellular and sub-cellular activity breaks down the collection of DHT helping to stop hair loss. Many long-term international clinical research programs have shown that bio-stimulation of ‘cold-beam’ low-level laser gives numerous positive effects to the skin and hair. Research suggests that laser works by three mechanisms.

Energization - Transforming laser energy into cellular energy. Laser light increases the energy available to cells so they take in nutrients faster and get rid of waste products. Not surprisingly, many scientists and physicians have been using low-level laser over the past 35 years to speed wound healing and produce new tissue.

Circulation - Increasing blood and lymph circulation through vasodilatation. Microscopic studies have shown laser increases circulation and oxygenation of the blood to the scalp and hair bulb. Laser also removes calcification and blockages around the hair bulb as well as increases cell replacement or regenerative activity. Laser helps hair to improve in fullness, shine, body, and elasticity; therefore problems such as excessively oily or dry scalp, dandruff, and itchiness can also be reduced. In 1986 the International Laser Research Group Association included in their trial report on ‘cold-beam’ laser: “If we start from a normal quantity of hair bulbs per square cm of the various subjects involved, we can state that there was strengthening of hair bulbs…hair growth could be actually ascertained – also its being darker than before”.

Vibration - Bringing cells into harmonious oscillation patterns. The soft tissue and fluids in our bodies actually vibrate. They do this within a frequency range similar to that of cold-beam red-light laser. When its vibrations become irregular or out-of-step, it can be brought back into “synchronization” by being irradiated with low-level laser working at quantum level.

Q: Is it safe?

A: Yes. Lasers available at New England Associates® are non-surgical cold-beam lasers. They are the most powerful type of laser that is safe for cosmetic purposes. They fully comply with the European standard EN60825 for laser safety and have been evaluated by UL, CSA, IMQ, TUV, NEMCO, International Laser Research Group Association, and the National Institute of Radiation. The FDA states that this type of laser complies with the USA FDA CDRH safety regulations Section 21 for cosmetic use in the United States as a Certified Class 11A cosmetic laser. Hair lasers available at New England Associates® have many years of research behind them, both experimental and clinical.

‘Cold-beam’ laser technology of the type in the lasers utilized at New England Associates® has been used internationally in hair clinics for many years in a broad range of hair care and skin care applications. The power level is so low that it is virtually a mere vibration which is harmless but effective.

One should not stare at the laser light source directly; to do so, one would have to intentionally stare into the device. Safety glasses are provided which fit over regular eyeglasses should you care to read while undergoing treatment.

Products utilized at New England Associates® have not been tested on animals and have not been tested or approved for use on minors or persons under the age of 18. All products, lasers, and services provided through New England Associates® are not intended for use on minors or persons under the age of 18.

Q: What are the benefits?

A: There are several benefits:

• Delivers light energy directly from different laser positions without loss of light properties to insure appropriate dosage.
• Increases blood supply to the scalp by 54% after only one treatment.
• Slows or stops excessive hair loss.
• Stimulates hair follicle.
• Repairs and improves hair shaft quality.
• Relieves irritating scalp conditions.
• Enhances the lasting effects of hair color and perms by closing the hair cuticle.

Q: Have the benefits been scientifically measured?

A: Yes. A double-blind placebo controlled study was conducted to evaluate the effect of laser light therapy by comparing it with a placebo laser. Here are the results:

• All patients with the exception of one in the laser-treated group showed a complete stop of hair loss.
• All patients except three showed a clear regrowth of hair with a reduction of at least one category in the Hamilton Classification.

Out of 18 patients, 14 showed an increase in hair thickness and all 18 showed improvement in the general hair shaft quality. The results showed no improvement in the placebo group or any adverse effect of the treatment.

HairStart Essentials Q: Can I use it with other treatments?

A: Yes. Used in conjunction with oral and topical therapy, one may achieve faster and better results than these treatments alone. If started early enough, it alone may be all the treatment that is needed to maintain your hair.

HairStart® Laser Hair Therapy at New England Associates®

• Address the hair you have while you still have it
• Stop hair loss and even re-grow hair
• Maintain healthy hair and scalp
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New England Associates®

New England Associates® has been helping people look their best since 1982. Utilizing the latest advancements, we're able to repair, replace and restore lost hair. We're Accredited Members of the Better Business Bureau and the American Hair Loss Council and we've been voted "Best in Hair Replacement" five years in a row!

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