Fotona HairRestart

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Laser Hair Stimulation Treatment

At Pulse Light Clinic, we offer we offer PRP, AI robotic hair transplants and breakthrough laser stimulation treatments from Fotona to combat hair thinning and promote regrowth. HAIRestart laser therapy stimulates dormant hair follicles to encourage hair growth and tackle thinning scalp hair with no downtime!

What is HAIRestart®?

Introducing HAIRestart® – the latest laser hair regeneration procedure. It utilises Fotona Dynamis Erbium Smooth Mode technology, offering a non-invasive, drug-free solution for hair regeneration and ensuring precise energy delivery and maximum patient comfort. Our certified practitioners deliver controlled energy, ensuring comfort and promoting new follicle growth as early as 8-12 weeks. Say goodbye to demoralising hair loss and embrace the transformative power of HaiRestart®.


  • Reduces the likelihood of further hair loss happening
  • Improves hair density and thickness by stimulating the hair cycle
  • Promotes new follicle growth on the scalp by improving blood supply
  • No downtime; go straight back to work
  • Great in conjunction with other methods, including PRP or transplants
  • No medication needed
  • Non-invasive procedure

How Does HAIRestart® Work?

HAIRestart® utilises the patented Fotona SMOOTH® laser modality, delivering mild, precisely engineered thermal pulses to the scalp tissue and hair follicles gently, safely, and efficiently. Operating at the optimal infrared Er:YAG wavelength (2.94 μm), it redefines the landscape of non-ablative treatments, gently and efficiently heating the scalp to stimulate the body’s healing and regeneration process without ablating the skin’s surface. This differs from laser hair removal, which utilises completely different laser machines, wavelengths, depths and energies to destroy hair.

The laser’s thermal pulsing activates cell signalling pathways that regulate the hair growth cycle. This activation produces growth cells that restore the hair follicle’s function and produce new extracellular matrix proteins that trigger regeneration. The process stimulates blood flow to the scalp and encourages hair follicles to move to the anagen (growing) phase for thicker and denser hair. Several clinical studies have proven significant improvement in hair growth, increased hair density, and stabilisation of hair loss, regardless of the Androgenetic Alopecia grade and without any side effects.

Fotona HAIRestrart laser therapy is the perfect solution to hair loss, particularly for those who do not want any downtime.

This laser treatment contributes to the following:

  • An increase in hair shaft diameter and density
  • Stimulation of active growth stage of hair cycle
  • Prevention of further hair loss

The Hair Growth Cycle

Anagen Phase: The active growth stage of hair follicles is known as the anagen phase. Hair undergoes significant development during this period, which can extend for several years. However, the duration of the anagen phase tends to decrease with age, resulting in the emergence of thinner and shorter strands.

Telogen Phase: The telogen phase signifies a resting period for hair follicles. During this phase, hair ceases active growth and eventually sheds to pave the way for new hair. HAIRestart® stimulates follicles during the telogen phase, encouraging a transition to the anagen phase and fostering the emergence of new hair growth.

Hair Loss At a Glance

Shedding between 50 and 100 strands of hair a day is standard and unlikely to cause noticeable hair thinning on the scalp because new hair is consistently growing to replace these strands. If you shed more than 100 strands daily, you likely suffer from excessive hair loss.
Alopecia is a common condition affecting a large percentage of both men and women. It typically manifests as a gradual decrease in hair fullness and presence. There are various causes and types of alopecia, and it can be considerably distressing as hair loss is an evident condition. Causes include hereditary hair loss, ageing, extreme stress (physical stress such as pregnancy, illness, operations and emotional stress), and certain medications.

Whereas hair transplants are more suitable for those with hereditary hormonal imbalances – individuals with Androgenic Alopecia (male or female pattern baldness) – laser and PRP can be used to treat all types of alopecia.

Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a hormone associated with the shrinking of hair follicles and hair thinning, is a recognised cause of alopecia. HAIRestart combats the impact of DHT on hair follicles by warming the scalp tissue, encouraging the absorption of necessary nutrients and stimulating the production of proteins and hair regeneration.

The Norwood scale (or Hamilton-Norwood scale) is the leading classification system used to measure the extent of male pattern baldness.

Norwood scale Men

Hair loss specialists use the Ludwig Scale to determine the severity of female pattern baldness, which helps tailor appropriate treatment plans.

Norwood scale Women

Lasers Are Fast Becoming the Preferred Solution to Thinning

With no downtime compared with its counterparts, laser therapy for hair growth is a quick, easy treatment that fits your schedule. The combination of the gentle, non-ablative Fotona ErYAG in SMOOTH mode and platelet-rich plasma injected into the dermis have resulted in substantial regrowth of hair density. Many studies suggest the effectiveness of combining laser stimulation therapy with PRP for faster results, though isolated laser therapy also provides impressive, lasting results.

What Do PRP and HAIRestart Laser Provide?

  • Improved microcirculation – improved blood flow to small vessels surrounding hair roots
  • Neoangiogenesis – development of new blood vessels in the hair roots
  • Improved nourishment – growth factors act on stem cells, stimulating new hair follicles
  • No adverse side effects compared with transplants and medications

Laser Hair Growth Stimulation VS Hair Transplant

Generally, for ongoing hair thinning, laser hair restoration proves effective in preventing further loss and promoting regrowth. However, clients experiencing severe hair loss or those already bald may find a more transformative solution in procedures like a hair transplant.

Your Path to Optimal Hair Health

Book a free consultation with one of our hair stimulation specialists to discuss which of our hair stimulation treatments suits your needs. Whether you have had a hair transplant previously and are looking for maintenance or you are looking for an alternative to transplant surgery, this is the treatment for you!

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Fotona Laser Hair Regrowth Treatment FAQs

Can you combine Fotona HAIRestart® with other treatments?

We may recommend combining laser treatment with PRP or Exosome therapy for optimal results. These treatments work synergistically to stimulate hair growth and improve the overall health of the scalp. However, it is important to note that every individual's treatment plan will be customised according to their specific needs and goals.

Who is an ideal candidate for Fotona HAIRestart®?

Though the Fotona Hair Regrowth Laser treatment is suitable for all stages of hair loss, it is most effective for candidates exhibiting mild to moderate hair loss and maintaining realistic expectations. These include clients experiencing early signs of hair loss or temporary hair loss — gradual balding, pattern hair loss, hair thinning, Androgenetic Alopecia — but have not lost so significant an amount of hair to warrant a hair transplant.
We use the Hamilton-Norwood scale to assess the severity of hair loss in male clients and the Ludwig scale for female clients.

What is the recovery process like?

The recovery process for Fotona HAIRestart® is minimal, and no downtime is required. Some clients may experience slight redness or mild swelling immediately after treatment, but this typically subsides within a few hours. You can resume your normal daily activities immediately after the procedure.

Is there any maintenance required?

We recommend a maintenance session every 6-12 months after the initial treatment plan is completed. This helps to maintain the results achieved and promote continued hair growth.

How many sessions are needed?

The number of sessions needed will vary depending on the severity of hair loss and individual response to treatment. On average, we recommend 6-8 treatments for optimal results. However, this number may be adjusted according to each client's progress and desired outcome.

Are there any side effects?

There is no downtime after Fotona HAIRestart® treatment; most clients experience minimal discomfort. However, some may experience temporary redness or swelling in the treated area, which typically subsides within a few hours.

How long does each treatment session take?

The duration of each Fotona HAIRestart® treatment session can vary depending on the size of the area being treated. However, sessions typically take around 30 minutes to an hour. Our experts will discuss the estimated time frame with you during your consultation.

Is there any discomfort during the treatment?

Most clients report feeling little to no discomfort during the Fotona HAIRestart® treatment. Our advanced technology ensures the procedure is virtually painless, making it a comfortable and enjoyable experience for our clients.

When will results be noticeable?

Results from Fotona HAIRestart® can vary for each individual, but typically noticeable results are seen within 3-6 months of treatment. However, it is important to continue with regular treatments as recommended by our experts to maintain and improve results over time.

What is Fotona Laser Hair Regrowth (HAIRestart)?

Fotona Laser Hair Regrowth, or HAIRestart, is a cutting-edge treatment using advanced laser technology to stimulate hair regrowth, addressing thinning and promoting a fuller, healthier mane.

Do lasers regrow hair?

Yes, lasers can stimulate hair regrowth by promoting blood flow, enhancing cellular activity, and rejuvenating hair follicles.

How can I regrow my hairline?

Regrowing a receding hairline is possible with treatments like Fotona Laser Hair Regrowth, which stimulates follicles, improves blood flow, and encourages the regrowth of hair.

Is it possible to regrow hair on a bald spot?

Yes, it is possible to regrow hair on a bald spot with effective treatments like Fotona Laser Hair Regrowth, which targets and revitalises dormant hair follicles.

Can hair grow back after thinning?

Yes, hair can grow back after thinning. Fotona Laser Hair Regrowth is one of the options that stimulates hair follicles and encourages the regrowth of thicker, healthier hair.

Can hair grow back after balding?

While complete hair regrowth after balding can be challenging, treatments like Fotona Laser Hair Regrowth may help revitalise existing follicles and improve the overall appearance of the scalp.

What are the benefits of Pulse Light Clinic's hair stimulation treatments?

Our HAIRestart laser therapy not only reduces further hair loss but also improves hair density and thickness. It promotes new follicle growth on the scalp, and the best part – there's no downtime! This non-invasive procedure is great on its own or in conjunction with other methods, and it requires no medication.

How does laser therapy contribute to hair growth, and what results can I expect?

Our laser therapy for hair regrowth, utilising Fotona's SMOOTH Precision Applicator, stimulates dormant hair follicles with gentle, non-ablative pulses. This process increases hair shaft diameter and density, stimulates the active growth stage of the hair cycle, and prevents further hair loss. Clinical studies have shown significant improvement in hair growth and increased density without any adverse side effects.

Why choose laser therapy over other hair loss treatments?

Unlike its counterparts, laser therapy has no downtime. The combination of Fotona's Er:YAG laser and PRP injections results in substantial regrowth of hair density. The treatment is quick, easy, and fits seamlessly into your schedule. It's a preferred solution for those who want impressive, lasting results without the inconvenience of downtime.

Can laser therapy treat different types of Alopecia?

Absolutely! While hair transplants are suitable for hereditary hormonal imbalances like Androgenic Alopecia, laser therapy and PRP can effectively treat all types of Alopecia. Whether you're dealing with male or female pattern baldness or other forms of hair loss, our treatments are tailored to your needs.

What does a free consultation involve, and how can I book one?

Our hair stimulation specialists are ready to guide you on your path to optimal hair health. Book a free consultation to discuss the most suitable treatment for your needs. Whether you've had a previous hair transplant and need maintenance or are exploring alternatives to transplant surgery, our experts are here to help you achieve your hair goals. Don't miss the chance to start your journey to thicker, denser hair with Pulse Light Clinic!

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