Hair loss affects an estimated 8 million women in the UK and more than half of all men suffer significant hair loss by the age of 50. Dealing with hair loss, whether it is just gradual thinning to loosing large clumps of hair over a short of period time can be very emotionally distressing. A lot of people choose not to tell anyone and try to deal with it on their own. The good news is that there is now a wealth of treatments and solutions to help boost hair growth in the comfort of your own home. One of these methods is the Theradome LH80 Pro Laser Phototherapy Helmet.
What is Laser Phototherapy?
Laser Phototherapy was once only available to those that had a high disposable income and could afford to visit a clinic and sit under a £40,000 machine to boost hair growth. Home laser therapy machines are affordable and some are as effective as the clinic machines.
Laser Phototherapy stimulates microcirculation, oxygen and nutrients to the hair follicle. It can help stimulate dormant hair follicles which may not have re-entered the growth phase as well as improving the health and quality of existing hairs. It has been proven to have a stimulatory, therapeutic effect on human hair due to increased blood flow, oxygenation and keratin production.
The Theradome Laser Helmet was developed by a former NASA Biomedical engineer, Tamim Hamid, who himself suffered from thinning hair. FDA cleared for the treatment of hair thinning in women; Theradome has 80 custom made phototherapy lasers to flood the scalp, similar to a clinical laser therapy machine and totally portable.
How does it work?
Laser Phototherapy works by flooding the scalp with light at a specific wavelength and power to increase blood circulation, nutrients and oxygen to the hair follicle. The lasers penetrate the hair shaft to repair the damaged tissue that can lead to hair loss, it reawakens dormant hair follicles and makes existing follicles bigger, to stop hair falling out. For optimum results the Theradome™ LH80 Pro Laser Helmet should be worn for 20 minutes, two-four times a week.
Sally-Ann Tarver MIT.FTTS is a leading Trichologist with more than 20 years experience at the cutting edge of diagnosis, treatment and advice on all aspects of hair loss and scalp problems. Sally-Ann Tarver established The Cotswold Trichology Centre in 1998, which is the UK’s leading Trichology clinic for adults and children.
She originally qualiﬁed as a Trichologist from The Institute of Trichologists in1997. After which she became a Licentiate of the Trichological Society (LTTS) in 2000 and after three years experience in a full time practice she became a full member of the Institute (MIT) in 2001. She has also practiced in Harley Street London, served as the President of The Trichological Society from 20082010 and awarded a Fellowship (FTTS) in 2014 for her outstanding commitment and contribution to Trichology.
Her unique advice is continually sought after by the media, with appearances on BBC Radio, The Vanessa Show and ITV’s This Morning programme. She has also featured in a number of consumer magazines and newspapers.
How can it help?
Hair expert Trichologist Sally-Ann Tarver, says: ‘Throughout our ageing process not only do we have less hair actively growing, our existing hair becomes finer too. This is where Laser Phototherapy really comes into its own and may restore hair diameter to its pre-ageing state.’
Wearable home laser therapy devices such as the Theradome LH80 Pro Laser Helmet are easy to use, take little effort and are equally effective as a clinical treatment, if not more so as they can be used more frequently than clinic visits would permit.
Laser Phototherapy has been used in hair loss clinics for decades and Theradome™ offers the portable equivalent of a clinical Laser Phototherapy Machine that you can use in the comfort of your own home.
What results can I expect?
Many users of home based Laser Phototherapy systems are seeing results after two or three months and are finding they have more manageable hair with more volume, and less hair falling out in the shower.
Sally-Ann Tarver explained that after three to six months: “Hair is thicker and longer, a healthier scalp is achieved with reduced scalp itching and inflammation, and those with curly hair are experiencing enhanced curl retention as their new hair growth becomes longer.”
After six months, Sally-Ann adds: ‘Density of hair at the top of the head improves due to the stimulation of available dormant hair follicles, the reduction in hair loss and the increase length of new hair growth, and after 12 months users are experiencing fuller and thicker hair altogether.”
Would we recommend it?
We used Theradome for 6 months on a male case study suffering thinning hair and a bald patch on the crown of his head. Although we did not see a major improvement in the thickness or volume of the hair, Sally-Ann Tarver explained: “some men may need to use Theradome for a lot longer than six months to see a noticeable cosmetic difference in their hair. I have found this in my clinic, the male patients who use it as a stand alone treatment, really need to give it a year or more to see the change (and to have people comment on it). It doesn’t mean it doesn’t work on men, it just means that it takes longer. Even the highly regarded Propecia (the gold standard of hair loss treatment for men in all medical hair loss clinics), takes around 12-18 months to see a cosmetic difference and then it is only seen in 35% of men who use it.”
We all know that anything that achieves long lasting results needs time and effort devoted to it. There are no truly authentic quick fixes or shortcuts and the same is true when it comes to tackling hair loss. We would still recommend Theradome especially for women and those suffering hair loss due to chemotherapy treatment. When it comes to men and our reviewer in particular, only time will tell after consistent long term use of the device.
Where can you buy it?
Theradome’s LH80 Pro Laser Helmet cost £749 and can be purchased from www.theradomeforhairloss.co.uk