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At Cosmetic Enhancement Center of New England, we are dedicated to remaining at the forefront of minimally invasive cosmetic treatments that help our patients look and feel their best without surgery. We are proud to be one of the first practices in the United States to offer FoLix: the first and only fractional laser for hair loss. For our patients from Portland, Falmouth, Waterville Maine as well as New Hampshire, this represents a significant advance in hair loss treatment that is fast, comfortable, and effective.

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What is FoLix?

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What is FoLix?

FoLix is the first FDA-cleared fractional laser for hair loss, harnessing the power of hair laser technology to rejuvenate your scalp and stimulate hair follicles.

In studies led by industry experts, patients who underwent hair loss treatment with FoLix showed:

  • An increase in hair count
  • An increase in follicular units per square centimeter
  • Noticeable improvement in scalp hair appearance Trusetd Source Checkbox Trusted Source FoLix Lumenis Go to Source

How Does FoLix Work?

Here’s how FoLix works:

  1. Targeted Laser Energy: FoLix uses a special laser that sends focused energy deep into the skin. This process, known as dermal coagulation, gently heats the skin without damaging the surface.
  2. Natural Healing Activation: The warmth from the laser triggers your body’s natural healing processes. This is a crucial step as it helps to repair and revitalize the skin from within.
  3. Enhanced Blood Flow and Nutrient Delivery: As part of the healing process, the treatment increases blood flow to the treated area. Better blood circulation means more oxygen and nutrients are delivered, which is essential for healthy skin and hair follicles.
  4. Stimulation of Hair Follicles: By boosting cytokine activity—a key part of cellular communication—FoLix stimulates the hair follicles, encouraging new hair growth and improving the health of existing hair.

Benefits of FoLix

  • Hair Loss Solution: Designed for both men and women, FoLix activates the natural regenerative capabilities of your scalp.
  • Minimal Discomfort:The treatment is gentle, avoiding the use of needles, anesthesia, or any invasive techniques, minimizing any discomfort.
  • No Downtime: One of the significant advantages of FoLix is that it requires no downtime. You can return to your daily activities immediately after the 30-minute session.
  • No Aftercare Needed: Post-treatment care is hassle-free with no specific aftercare requirements, making it a convenient option for those with a busy lifestyle.
  • Fast and Efficient: Each session takes about 30 minutes, making it a quick in-and-out procedure that fits easily into your schedule.
  • Natural Approach: FoLix uses no chemicals, relying instead on advanced laser technology to stimulate natural hair growth by enhancing blood flow and cytokine activity in the scalp.
  • Customizable Treatment: The treatment parameters can be tailored to each patient’s specific needs and comfort levels, ensuring a personalized approach that maximizes effectiveness.
  • Safety First: The incorporation of FLX Technology not only enhances comfort but also ensures the safety of the treatment, adhering to the highest standards of patient care.

FoLix Treatment: What to Expect

The first step in your FoLix treatment experience is a consultation with one of our experienced providers, where you will be evaluated to determine whether you are a good candidate for FoLix.

FoLix treatment is fast and comfortable: the entire treatment takes only about 30 minutes, and no anesthesia is required. During treatment, you will wear protective glasses and recline as the FoLix handpiece is passed over your scalp.

After FoLix, no downtime is needed: many of our patients come in for treatment during their lunch break and immediately return to work. Unlike some other hair loss treatments, FoLix doesn’t require any aftercare.

FAQs About FoLix

Who is a Candidate for FoLix?

FoLix is FDA-cleared for men and women with Fitzpatrick skin type I to IV who are experiencing hair loss. You may not be a good candidate for FoLix if you have been diagnosed with cancer, have a history of skin cancer in the treatment area, have an active infection, or have a fungal or bacterial disease in the treatment area.

What are the risks of FoLix?

No adverse events were reported in recent FoLix clinical studies. Potential side effects and risks of FoLix hair loss treatment include:

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Scarring
  • Pigmentation change Trusetd Source Checkbox Trusted Source FoLix Lumenis Go to Source

How many FoLix treatments will I need?

For optimal results, we recommend a series of six treatments, one treatment done every two weeks. To maintain and enhance the results of your FoLix treatment, we recommend maintenance treatments every four months.

Schedule Your Consultation

Are you interested in learning more about FoLix hair loss treatment? Our patients from throughout Maine, including Portland, Falmouth and Waterville—as well as patients who come to us from New Hampshire—are the first in the nation to have access to this hair stimulation technology. Contact us today to schedule your FoLix consultation.

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1 Lumenis. FoLix. Available: Accessed May 9, 2024.

2 Lumenis. FoLix. Available: Accessed May 9, 2024.

This content has been authored or reviewed and approved by Maria Atkins, DO, or her staff.

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