Theradome is effective on all hair colors. Regarding skin color, we do not currently have documented clinical trials for the darkest skin tone shades on the Fitzpatrick scale or skin tones in ranges 5 & 6. The reason is simply that we lacked the necessary subjects in our last clinical study. We only had 13 participants with darker skin tones. The FDA would not allow us to include the higher end of the pigment chart without a minimum number of 22 people. This clinical study was conducted in an area that had a low demographic of darker-skinned people.
The good news is that subjects with darker pigmentation have experienced better results with Theradome. This is due to the fact darker tones absorb laser light more readily. In fact, our CEO and inventor of the Theradome helmet has a medium to dark complexion. Additionally, many of our testimonials come from darker-skinned customers.
Here’s a testimonial by Sabra Hardy:
‘I went for about a year or more with steroid injections. I started with pencil eraser sized patches October 2012. My Alopecia Areata became worse with larger half dollar sized patches. My Alopecia was spreading in the rear of my scalp again. No medications topical or vitamins, oils or anything worked.
I spent hundreds of dollars trying to stop the spread of my baldness. I was depressed and very very upset. I no longer felt like a woman or a human being. I felt so badly about who I was – I think I was close to giving up entirely. I found many companies offering products that was meant for animal fur or horses. I saw many many companies and people ready to take advantage of me and people like me with a disorder that makes people especially women feel horrible.
I was on YouTube looking at knitting tutorials when I saw the Kickstarter commercial bragging about the FDA clearance of the THERADOME. I was so distraught and in so much distress and pain, when I e-mailed Jenae Frick and Dr. Hamid they were so supportive and wonderful. As of this date I’ve done 69 treatments since January 13, 2014.
BEFORE THERADOME LASER HELMET ALOPECIA AREATA HAD CAUSED OVER 50% MY HAIR TO BE GONE. INJECTIONS ONCE A MONTH UP TO 30-50 INJECTIONS.’