THE HISTORY OF LASER
Hungarian physician and surgeon Endre Mester (1903-1984) is credited with the discovery of the biological effects of low power lasers, which occurred a few years after the 1960 invention of the ruby laser and the 1961 invention of the helium–neon (HeNe) laser. Mester accidentally discovered that low-level ruby laser light could regrow hair during an attempt to replicate an experiment that showed that such lasers could reduce tumors in mice. The laser he was using was faulty and wasn't so powerful as he thought. It failed to affect the tumors, but he noticed that in the places where he had shaved the mice in order to do the experiments, the hair grew back more quickly on the treated mice than on those among the control group. He published those results in 1967. He went on to show that low level HeNe light could accelerate wound healing in mice. By the 1970s he was applying low level laser light to treat people with skin ulcers. In 1974 he founded the Laser Research Center at the Semmelweis Medical University in Budapest, and continued working there for the remainder of his life. His sons carried on his work and brought it to the United States.
By 1987 companies selling lasers were claiming that they could treat pain, accelerate healing of sports injuries, and treat arthritis, but there was little evidence for this at that time. By 2016 they had been marketed for wound healing, smoking cessation, tuberculosis, and musculoskeletal conditions such as temporomandibular joint disorders, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis, and there was still little evidence for these uses, other than a possible use in temporarily treating muscle or joint pain. Mester originally called this approach "laser biostimulation'", but it soon became known as “low level laser therapy" and with the adaptation of light emitting diodes by those studying this approach, it became known as "low level light therapy", and to resolve confusion around the exact meaning of "low level", the term "photobiomodulation" arose.
Boss Clinic Clients regrow their own natural hair using our in clinic and at home programs.
At Boss Clinic we use a Low-level laser therapy device which is used as part of our overall treatment plan for both men and women. When situated over the top of the head and applied, the Laser device stimulates gentle hair follicle activity.
As a non-chemical, non-invasive and pain-free treatment method Laser has been shown to regrow hair and improve its quality, strength, thickness, and appearance and can be used any time of the day.
Our lasers can be purchased directly from Boss Clinic for private use, or alternatively, clients can visit our Perth Clinic for 30-minutes Laser therapy sessions.
Some of our many happy Clients that have regrown their own Natural Hair using our in clinic and at home programs.
Other studies on laser stimulate cell metabolism (photo-bio-stimulation). for wound healing were also conducted which resulted in the appearance of improved hair growth in the wound area. Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT) is a safe, non-invasive treatment for hair loss conditions.
The first machines in Australia were developed by our Director Debra Best. Debra spent 3 years in Research and Development from 1996 -1999. The first laser developed was a 12-diode wall mounted for in Clinic purposes. Debra spent the next 21 years perfecting the technology for International Hair Loss Clinics. Debra has now designed and developed 11 different style Laser devices, including wall mounts, Pedi stools, brushes and helmets that have literally been instrumental in regrowing thousands of Men’s and Ladies Hair over two decades world-wide.
Debra is now consulting at Boss Clinic Subiaco and can advise you on the best option for your hair loss type.