laser caps for hair loss
By Tamim Hamid Posted on 02/16/2017

Laser caps for hair loss: Top Benefits of Using Laser Caps

What is Laser Cap Therapy?

Laser cap therapy, aka Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) or red light therapy, is a non-invasive treatment for hair loss and hair regrowth. It involves the use of low-level lasers or LEDs to stimulate hair follicles and promote healthy hair growth in individuals who are experiencing hair thinning or pattern baldness.

Patients have to wear a cap or helmet-like device embedded with low-level laser diodes like Theradome laser helmets. These devices are often portable and can be used at home or in a clinical setting. The sessions are usually 15-30 minutes per session, several times a week. Our Theradome LH80 PRO helmet requires you to use it for 20 minutes, 2 times per week, consistently to get the required results.

Low-level lasers or LEDs emit specific wavelengths of light, typically in the red or near-infrared spectrum. This light penetrates the scalp and gets absorbed by the hair follicles. It is believed to stimulate cellular metabolism and promote blood circulation in the scalp, which can lead to improved hair follicle health and hair growth.

Do Laser Caps Work For Hair Loss?

The effectiveness of laser cap therapy varies from person to person. While some may experience thicker and fuller hair, some might not see any changes. Some studies also suggest that it can be beneficial for certain individuals, while some might not experience significant results.

LLLT is generally considered more effective for individuals with certain types of hair loss, such as androgenetic alopecia. It might be less effective for other types of hair loss, like alopecia areata or scarring alopecia.

Consistency and patience are also crucial if you really want to see noticeable results. It might take several months to see noticeable changes when you use the laser cap. For potential better results, you should use laser cap therapy in conjunction with other treatments, like minoxidil or finasteride.

How Does Laser Cap Therapy Treat Hair Loss?

Laser cap therapy or red light therapy is a non-invasive approach to treating hair loss by stimulating hair follicles and promoting hair growth. The exact mechanisms of its effects are not fully understood, however, several theories suggest how laser hair growth cap may work:

Cellular Metabolism Stimulation: LLLT in the red or near-red spectrum is thought to penetrate the scalp's tissues and be absorbed by hair follicles. The absorption may stimulate cellular metabolism of the hair follicles, and as a result, they become more active and capable of producing thicker, healthier hair.

Increased Blood Flow: Laser therapy helps in improving blood circulation in the scalp. Enhanced blood flow can provide the hair follicles with more nutrients and oxygen, which are essential for hair growth. It may also help in removing waste products and toxins from the follicles, creating a more favorable environment for hair growth.

Reduction in Inflammation: Scalp inflammation can contribute to hair loss, especially in conditions like androgenetic alopecia. Some studies suggest that LLLT may have inflammatory effects, potentially reducing inflammation in the hair follicles and promoting a healthier environment for hair growth.

Anagen Phase Prolongation: Hair grows in cycles, which include the anagen (growth) phase, catagen (transitional) phase, and telogen (resting) phase. It is believed that LLLT helps in prolonging the anagen phase, which allows hair to remain in the growth phase for longer periods. This results in thicker and longer hair.

Stem Cell Activation: Some research has also found that LLLT may activate stem cells in hair follicles which leads to the generation of new hair cells and the growth of thicker hair.

Prevention of Hair Miniaturization: In androgenetic alopecia, hair follicles can become miniaturized, producing thinner and shorter hairs. Laser therapy may prevent hair miniaturization and encourage the production of thicker hair.

Benefits of Trying A Laser Cap for Hair Growth

So, you (think) you know what laser hair therapy is all about. Women and men who experience thinning hair can wear a laser hair cap or helmet to essentially reverse hair loss. While this is very true, did you know there are many other ways your laser hair caps can benefit you? Whether you’re interested in glamming up your hair, could always use more hair, or styling your curls has become a bit of a battle, read on. Your Theradome laser hair helmet is on its way to the rescue! Here are the top eight benefits of laser caps for hair growth:

1) Boost your hair count

Yes, that’s right – we’ll start with the most obvious and documented laser hair therapy effect on hair! Have you stepped into a hair salon with a magazine picture, telling your hairdresser you wanted your hair to look the exact same way? Did he tell you your hair wasn’t thick enough? Say no more. Only after a few months of treatment, the Theradome hair therapy device can boost your hair count by up to 38%! This means that for every 100 hairs on your head, you get 38 extra hair shafts!

2) Minimize your shedding

You’re familiar with the concept of shedding: you wake up in the morning and see hair on your pillow, you brush your hair, and low and behold, there’s hair in your brush, and you find yourself cleaning out your shower drain once too many often.

While it’s perfectly normal to shed every day and at certain times of the year (plus a hundred other reasons, including hormone fluctuations), shedding can get pretty annoying – especially when trying out a new hairstyle or hairdo that requires you to have as much hair as possible. By wearing a Theradome laser helmet as little as twice a week, you’ll experience a lot less shedding in the times ahead.

3) Make your locks more manageable

Styling your hair should never be a burden. Theradome laser hair helmet users report having hair with great texture and improved overall better quality and condition. Included in this is better curl retention if you sport gorgeous waves or curls. So, whether you’re struggling with frizz, entangled curls, or poor texture, Theradome laser helmet can help.

4) Strengthen your hair follicles

You read this right. Studies have also shown that laser hair therapy users end up with hair with reported “increased tensile strength.” Translation: your hair shafts will become much stronger. If your hair has become fragile because of your styling habits, you can energize your follicles and strengthen them with love by wearing a Theradome laser helmet.

5) Boost up your volume

It makes sense that more hair is equal to a thicker mane. But did you know that clinical studies also report thicker hair shaft diameter as one of the many benefits of laser hair helmet therapy? A thicker diameter is bound to amplify your hair’s volume, and you won’t even need to use half a can of hair spray.

6) Make your hair grow faster

Laser hair therapy not only addresses any issues you might have with overall thinning, but it also rectifies any scalp problems. These can include dandruff, oiliness, or anything resulting from inflammation, which is normally linked to hair loss. So, keep your scalp healthy, and your hair will follow – including its ability to grow at an even faster rate!

7) Prevent hair loss

The effects of laser hair therapy on the hair growth cycle are well documented. There's no need to become a dermatologist to understand that your normal hair growth consists of a growing phase (~90%) and a resting phase (~10%). What do you think would happen if more hair than 90% ended up in the growing phase?

Yes, you’d have thicker hair and probably a bigger smile too! As it turns out, laser hair therapy (when administered with a scientifically engineered device such as the Theradome) shifts hair follicles into the growing phase. So, over time, new follicles are formed with a lifespan that’s designed to live happily ever after on your head...or at least for longer than before.

8) Reverse hair thinning

Last but not least, laser cap benefit: if you haven’t taken the necessary precautions regarding hair loss, you might already be struggling with overall thinning. If you’re unsure, you can refer to the Savin Scale. This scale measures degrees of hair loss in women, or ask your dermatologist which classification best describes you. If you are losing hair, then say no more. Laser hair therapy reverses the entire hair loss process and gives energy to miniaturized hair that boosts new hair growth.

Should You Combine Laser Cap Therapy with Other Hair Loss Treatments?

Combining laser cap hair loss therapy with other treatments can be a viable option and also a strategy recommended by many healthcare providers. Different hair loss treatments work through various mechanisms. Laser cap therapy may help stimulate hair follicles and improve blood flow to the scalp while other treatments like topical minoxidil or oral medications can address hormonal factors or promote hair growth in different ways. Combining treatments may provide a more comprehensive approach to managing hair loss.

It is essential to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any treatment in conjunction with LLLT. Theradome laser hair growth helmet can be a viable option for low level laser therapy. Theradome is proven to decrease inflammation and restore each individual hair follicle for maximum hair restoration.

Keep in mind that the Theradome laser hair helmet is designed to work with most stages of hair loss. The earlier you start treating, the better the outcome. So, it's time to arm yourself with a laser helmet and get your hair back!

Theradome's laser hair growth cap is the epitome of hair restoration innovation. Don't miss out on this opportunity to revitalize your hair. Act now and rejuvenate your locks for a brighter tomorrow.

FAQs

How often Should You Use LLLT devices to treat hair loss?

To treat hair loss, you should use LLLT devices consistently as instructed. Most LLLT devices can be used 2-3 times per week for 15-30 minutes per session. Long-term and consistent use is necessary for ongoing effectiveness and benefits.

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Tamim Hamid

Tamim Hamid

Inventor and CEO of Theradome

Sayyid Tamim Hamid, Ph.D, is the inventor of the world’s first FDA-cleared, wearable phototherapy device to prevent hair loss and thicken and regrow hair. Tamim, a former biomedical engineer at NASA and the inventor of Theradome, brings with him more than 38 years of expertise in product development, laser technology, and biomedical science. Tamim used his laser knowledge, fine-tuned at NASA, and combined it with his driving passion for helping others pursue a lifelong mission in hair loss and restoration. He is now one of the world’s leading experts.