It’s important to take before and after pictures when tracking the progress of your laser helmet treatments.
For best results, maintain consistency in positioning, lighting, and camera angle for all photos. Avoid using the camera’s flash or fluorescent lighting. Set the camera to autofocus and have a friend or loved one take the picture – no selfies!
Hair should be styled in the same way while documenting your progress and you should check photos for clarity and focus before concluding a photo session. Learn more here.
You can use Theradome at at any time. Use your Theradome when your hair is damp to maximize laser phototherapy treatment. It should not be wet and be towel-dried (not blow-dried) right after a shower. This isolates thinning areas on your scalp by combing and exposing those areas that might not be accessible when dry. Exposing those areas of your scalp will provide more light and dosage to those areas. You do not need to wet your hair every time. Also, we recommend your hair being damp versus wet since this is an electronic device and excess water could get into the electronics as our helmet is not water proof. Therefore, removing excess water from your hair will reduce the risk of electrical issues with your device.
Since hair loss is often associated with inflammation and fungus, we recommend shampooing with medicated and anti-fungal shampoos to clean the hair, reduce inflammation of the scalp, and kill any fungus loads.
Theradome works better when inflammation and fungus is controlled as these conditions interferes with hair growth process and will take longer than usual.
It is recommended by many trichologists who are experts in hair that you should shampoo your hair every two or three days. Shampooing every day tends to irritate the scalp, especially with the wrong shampoo. Shampooing once a week causes too much build up of fungus and inflammation, therefore every two or three says is optimal.
Inflammation or fungus can only be properly diagnosed by a physician / Dermatologist and acute or chronic cases of inflammation or fungus should be managed with medicated shampoos or topicals.
Healthy hair is like brushing your teeth or applying lotion for supple skin. Theradome maintenance treatments should be continued to maintain healthy hair and continual growth. Once you achieve the desired results, we recommend a maintenance treatment schedule of two 20-minute sessions per week for the Theradome PRO LH80 and four 20-minute sessions per week for the Theradome EVO LH40. Laser hair therapy is similar to exercise – you have to integrate it in your lifestyle to continue enjoying the benefits. You can go about 4 weeks before the process of reversing LPT benefits begin to take effect.
The Theradome is a scalp-based device, not a hair device. 80 lasers penetrate the scalp tissue and reach 4-5 millimeters of depth to repair the cells that surround hair follicles. The provides overall hair quality imrpvement. This stimulation causes existing hairs to remain healthy while weak, thin hairs fall out to allow the growth of healthy, substantial “terminal” hair. Our helmet has proprietary lasers with computer-controlled algorithms that target the hair follicles at a cellular level. Follicles will return to a healthy state when exposed to our lasers.
The average human scalp consists of about 100,000 hairs. Normal, healthy hair is constantly growing in cycles. Hair growth cycles go through three important phases: a growing phase, a transitional phase, and a resting phase. The length of the growing phase represents a hair’s life cycle. During the transitional phase, a hair transitions to the resting phase. In the resting phase, hair does not grow at all. At any one time, 90% of scalp hairs are actively growing, while 10% are resting. Hair typically cycles through growth and rest with eventual random shedding. Large amounts of hair loss at any one time does not occur in healthy people. It can occur if you have an underlying medical condition. Healthy hair follicles are fed by the bloodstream. This carries nutrients required to generate new hair growth and sustain a healthy hair growth cycle.
When hair begins to degenerate, the lifecycle of a hair gets shorter and shorter. This causes hair to fall out more rapidly. The new hair that grows back becomes thinner and thinner every time. Theradome not only increases the length of the growing phase, but it also increases the thickness of new hair growth. Typically hair shafts double in size.
Hair can begin to degenerate for a myriad of reasons– genetics, age, stress, pregnancy, hormone imbalances, and many other factors that can burden the body. The body was designed to survive. It will instinctively redirect nutrients and attention from hair whenever necessary to provide extra sustenance to vital systems. These include the heart, lungs, and immune system that need attention. While you check these important medical issues, Theradome can maintain your hair by stimulating the scalp with an outside source of energy, exciting the mitochondria of the hair follicle cells with light energy, and increasing blood flow to the scalp by up to 54%. Both of these responses– added blood flow and cell stimulation– create the perfect recipe for hair growth. When the mitochondria in the cells are stimulated, they can more easily uptake the nutrients provided by the increased blood flow.
The lasers on our Theradome helmets have continuous laser beams which means the maximum dosage is delivered without interruption. Some laser products pulse their beams turning on and off which means they deliver a fraction of the dosage. This is usually to manage their heat. Theradome lasers are cool and constant.
Low-Level Light Therapy (LLLT), first developed in 1967. It is commonly used to promote wound healing and reduce inflammation. It acts through the photostimulation of cells involved in the human body’s repair process. Unlike industrial lasers that use high heat, low-level laser light, does not cut, burn or otherwise damage human tissue. And unlike common light bulbs or LED lights, laser light does not disperse. The ability to concentrate cold laser light within a small diameter allows the light to focus its energy on a specific target.
Theradome will thicken and increase hair volume throughout the entire scalp, including any problem areas that you may have. However, any spots that are “shiny” on your scalp indicate that hair follicles are buried under a layer of skin. Laser Phototherapy will not be effective for those areas. For these cases, we recommend a combination of hair restoration surgery and laser hair therapy.