Androgenetic Alopecia and Theradome


Androgenetic Alopecia called Male and Female Pattern Baldness (MPB and FPB) effects many people. Androgenetic Alopecia is primarily a genetic disorder involving abnormal levels of hormones. These include DHT and those produced by the Thyroid gland. If you have concerts about any underlying medical issues, it’s best to rule them out before starting Androgenetic Alopecia Treatment. The positive results from using the Theradome device can then progress as expected. However we recommend seeking medical advice if you are concerned there may be another issue causing your hair loss.

According to the American Hair Loss Association, the most common cause of hair loss is a hereditary hormonal condition called androgenetic alopecia, commonly known as male pattern baldness or female pattern baldness. The conversion of the male hormone testosterone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) actually shrinks your hair follicles. While it is more common in men, it is also present at lower levels in women.

Ovarian cysts, pregnancy, menopause, and birth control pills dosed with a high androgen index, can trigger androgenetic alopecia in women. The symptoms of the disease can appear as diffuse thinning of the hair. You can also experience distinct bald spots.

Is there such a thing as hair loss shampoos for Androgenetic Alopecia?

‘Shampoos will not treat a hair loss issue, such as androgenetic alopecia. This is because you wash them off immediately and they are not on the scalp or hair follicles long enough. “Hair growth shampoos” mislead a lot of people with good marketing.

‘However, volumising shampoos can be very beneficial for people with fine or thinning hair as they add immediate volume. This can be a very important psychological boost. Look for ingredients such as thickening proteins, which will add immediate bulk to strands.

That said, frequent shampooing is important to hair growth. This is because it helps to keep the scalp environment clean and in good condition. A healthy scalp encourages the growth of healthy strands. A flaky scalp can cause hair loss, so it is important to keep your scalp clear. If you have a scaly scalp, look for a shampoo that is specifically geared towards clearing flaking and itching.

The Thereadome laser hair device is an FDA cleared Androgenetic Alopecia Treatment. Take a look at our FDA clearances here: www.theradome.com/help-center/when-theradome-fda-cleared

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Can you use Theradome with a pacemaker?


The Theradome does not emit ionizing energy from its electronics or lasers and it does not interfere with any electronic signals, therefore, it is completely safe. If you are concerned, please check with your physician.

Does Theradome cause seizures?


The Theradome has zero side effects and does not cause seizures. The lasers in our helmets stay on for the full treatment duration of 20 minutes. They automatically shut off, unlike other products that use pulsing/blinking lasers.

Can you use Theradome on wounds or stitches


There are zero side effects when using the Theradome. The Theradome uses 680 nm, a strong wavelength for accelerating the wound healing process. You can use your Theradome but carefully, as to not disturb the stitches. If you have any other questions regarding this, we would recommend you consult your physician.

Using Theradome with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment


The Theradome is an FDA cleared treatment for both men and women for Androgenetic Alopecia. The Theradome helmet provides maximum benefit to the scalp for years and is an at-home wearable product. It is designed to be effective alone without other additional treatments.

PRP requires periodic visits to the clinic and the procedure involves several injections to the scalp. PRP is an “off label” treatment, meaning that the FDA has not cleared or approved it for treatment of Androgenetic Alopecia.

The difference between PRP and the Theradome is that the Theradome has been clinically proven and FDA cleared to

1) slow down or stop hair loss

2) thicken existing hairs

3) regrow or promote new hair growth.

PRP treatments only address #3, regrowing or promoting new hair growth.

Is the helmet safe to use and FDA cleared for androgenetic alopecia, male or female pattern baldness and receding hairlines?


Yes, our helmets are for those affected by androgenetic alopecia who want their hair back and to stop hair loss. It’s FDA cleared for the safe and effective treatment of female and male pattern baldness. You can view our FDA clearance here: www.accessdata.fda.gov/cdrh_docs/pdf17/K171775.pdf

Our helmet’s treatment is clinically proven to provide the following benefits over time:

1) Slow down hair loss (1-3 months).

2) Thicken existing hair (2-6 months).

3) Help regrow new hair (6-9 months).

Can I use Theradome after Chemotherapy and will it help to regrow hair?


Results vary for each individual, but Theradome has been used by chemo induced hair loss patients with great success.

We have had great feedback from many patients who have achieved results re-activating dormant hair follicles which have been affected by chemo treatments. Since there is nothing out there that has been developed specifically for chemotherapy-induced hiccups (CIH), we are excited about this potential new application. If you have any questions about this potential treatment, there are a few great clinical trials with LPT (laser phototherapy and CIH) that you can reference. We recommend contacting your physician regarding usage of our device with your condition.