What is the origin of low level laser therapy?


Who really invented laser therapy?  In 1965, Hungarian Physician Dr. Endre Mester was testing the effects of lasers on mice. To allow for easier penetration, he shaved the mice’s hair. He soon noticed that hair on mice grew back much quicker than mice unexposed to laser light. Curious, Dr. Mester soon discovered that his assistant had accidentally turned the laser power down to a very low capacity. This emitted a cold or “low-level” laser. Today, Dr. Mester is recognized as the father of Low-Level Light Therapy, otherwise called Laser Phototherapy.

What results does low level laser therapy (LLLT) produce?


LLLT (or LPT) has been proven, through multiple clinical trials, to achieve the following:

Reduce or prevent hair loss
Return weak, vellus hair to a natural, healthy terminal hair state
Increase the thickness of hair
Promote new hair growth

All of these factors can contribute to a fuller, thicker and more vibrant head of hair.  Low-Level Light Therapy (LLLT), first developed in 1967, is commonly used to promote wound healing and reduce inflammation through the photostimulation of cells involved in the human body’s repair process. Unlike industrial lasers that use high heat, low-level laser light, which comprises cool or cold lasers, 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.

What are the Theradome’s VL680 laser specifications?


Theradome’s VL680 lasers each have an output of 5 maw. Each laser illuminates the scalp with a light intensity of 7 J/cm2, sufficient to penetrate 3 to 5 mm into the scalp to the base of the hair follicles. Scalp coverage is measured at 582 square centimetres.

The VL680 laser is the only laser on the market that delivers the optimal wavelength for the deepest penetration to the hair follicle.