Theradome is specifically designed for treating Androgenetic Alopecia and we are not FDA cleared or have tested it for the following conditions:
- Alopecia Universalis
- Alopecia Areata
- Alopecia areata totalis
- Cicatricial alopecia
- Lichen planopilari
- Folliculitis decalvans
- Frontal fibrosing alopecia
- Central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia
- Hair shaft abnormalities
- Loose anagen syndrome
- Trichotillomania (regrowing only)
- Traction alopecia
- Dissecting cellulitis of the scalp
- Discoid lupus erythematosus
- Chemo Induced Alopecia
We have had many customers attempt to use our device to help with some of these conditions and we had reports of success with Alopecia Areata, Chemo Induced Alopecia and Frontal fibrosing Alopecia but these were just reports from individual customers and not from any clinical studies that Theradome had conducted. Therefore we suggest working with your physician to discuss treatments for conditions outside of Androgenetic Alopecia.
The Theradome devices does not emit any audible or electromagnetic frequencies. It does not interfere with devices such hearing aids or cochlear implants.
The Theradome is the only LPT device in the world that has passed the FCC part 14 and 15 for electromagnetic emissions. Therefore, you can rest assure that Theradome does not emit EMI emissions.
Our Theradome does not interfere with any light sensitive medications including Salicylic Acids/Alpha Hydroxy Acid (Ahas) and other light sensitive medications since the Theradome operates in the near infrared spectrum. Whereas light sensitive medications are sensitive to Ultraviolet wavelengths.
Retin A is hypersensitive to UV light and we are not using UV, we are in the visible light spectrum and are closer the Near Infrared spectrum than the UV spectrum.
The Theradome lasers operate at a wavelength that will not affect you if you take photosensitive medications.
Frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA) is a form of lichen planopilaris. The Theradome has not been tested or FDA cleared for Lichen Planopilarus (LP) but we have had many professional trichologists and dermatologists prescribe the Theradome to their LP patients. Since LP is inflammatory scalp condition, and we believe that laser phototherapy (LPT) (e.g. Theradome) are beneficial since LPT has been clinically proven to reduce inflammation and prevent further damage from the devasting effect of LP if used regularly. We always suggest that you consult with your physician or trichologists if the Theradome is right for you. Please note that the Theradome is a very new modality and many physicians and trichologists are not familiar with our device therefore, please have them contact us if they require additional clinical information that might assist them.
The fact is red light therapy does not affect any implants, plates or meshes which are placed in the cranium. Since red light does not have any heat associated with the delivery of the light dosage into the human tissue, there is no possibility of the red light negatively reacting with the mesh in this case. The Theradome lasers are only designed to focus on hair follicles.
The Theradome has not been tested on scalps with scalp cancer which are usually in the form of lesions, masses, lumps and tumors.
Actinic Keratosis or solar keratosis is caused by over exposure to the sun and has a much different appearance than bonafide scalp cancer. They rarely turn into fully fledged skin cancer but some physicians do take extreme precautions by removing them.
Since the Theradome has not been tested on patients with Actinic Keratosis, we would err on the side of caution and suggest that you consult with your physician. Please note that all Actinic Keratosis lesions are caused by UV Ultraviolet waves and the Theradome does not emit any UV waves.
The Theradome only emits near infrared waves which have absolutely no negative side effects to the human skin. We have not submitted this to the FDA for clearance to assist patients with Actinic Keratosis or any scalp cancers of any kind.
Seborrheic Keratosis is a non-cancerous skin growth and are more common as people age. Since this is a non-cancerous anomaly, then there will be no issues using the Theradome.
The only contraindication related to skin lesions and using the Theradome is if someone has verified cancerous lesion or melanoma. We have never tested or seeked FDA clearance for known cancerous/melanoma lesions and usage of the Theradome and therefore we cannot recommend it either way. Even though there are new laser based products (non Theradome) specifically designed to treat cancerous lesions with red laser light with great success. But since we have not tested it ourselves we cannot endorse using it if you have a verified melanoma or cancerous growth. But again, Seborrheic keratosis is a non-cancerous lesion and not a melanoma and you are free to use the Theradome with no issues.
Although the Theradome is FDA cleared for Androgenetic Alopecia, we have reported from physicians and patients who have used the Theradome for Chemo Induced Alopecia (CIA) due to various classes of medicine including taxanes, docetaxel, anthracyclines, palbociclib (ibrance), letrozole and more.
These medications are designed to target all rapidly dividing cells such as hair and thereby the side effect is hair loss. Some women do not recover from CIA loss due to the dosage or intensity of the chemo treatment but the Theradome has been reported to grow back the hair much faster and healthier. The Theradome has zero side effects but we are not cleared by the FDA to market this device for CIA therefore, we encourage you to consult with your oncologist or physician your options, please note that the Theradome is a new modality and we would be happy to provide your physician any clinical data and support should they ask any questions
Male and Female Pattern Baldness (MPB and FPB) is referred to as androgenetic alopecia, and is primarily a genetic disorder involving abnormal levels of hormones including DHT and those produced by the Thyroid gland. Assuming there are no underlying medical issues causing these hormone fluctuations, the positive results from using your Theradome should progress as expected, however we recommend seeking medical advice if you are concerned there may be another issue causing your hair loss.