Using Theradome with moles and birthmarks on the scalp

Yes, as long as you have checked with your physician that your birthmarks / moles are not pre-cancerous, then it is safe to use LPT on your scalp. We have not conducted a study or verified if LPT has positive or negative effects on birthmarks / moles, so this is something we cannot confirm, but as long as the scalp is normal and healthy, this should not be an issue.

Are there any medical conditions that may interfere with the effectiveness of low-level laser therapy, LLLT?

Before considering any hair growth treatment, we recommend you visit a physician to properly diagnose the cause of your hair loss. If you have any underlying medical conditions such as thyroid disease, anaemia, are taking any medications, or if you have any possible scalp conditions such as psoriasis, please visit your doctor to discuss these medical concerns. Any underlying medical conditions can be the cause for seeing slower than average results with your Theradome.

Is there a cancer risk using the Theradome?

Low-Level Laser Therapy is safe and has been around for decades and does not produce ionizing radiation. Over 1,500 scientific peer-reviewed papers support its benefits for bio-stimulation. The lasers of the Theradome penetrate up to 5mm into the scalp with cool lasers to the base of both vellus and terminal hair follicles and do not penetrate the brain or skull. The Theradome is cleared by the FDA for safety and efficacy, and without any side effects.

Patients that have an Ommaya reservoir under their scalp need to consult their physician before undergoing laser treatment for hair growth. Additionally, scalp cancer patients should refrain from using the Theradome, as it can activate the growth of both healthy and unhealthy cells.

Can I use the Theradome if I have had a hair transplant?

Yes. The nation’s top hair restoration experts, such as Bosley Medical and Hair Club for Men, provide the Theradome to their patients. It works very well with pre-op patients and with those who are post-transplant. Transplants cause trauma to nearby hairs. Using the Theradome will alleviate these effects by providing extra energy and minimizing shock loss by:

1) accelerating the healing process

2) reducing redness/inflammation

3) protecting neighboring hairs

4) encouraging transplanted hairs to grow faster.

What is the hair’s life cycle?

Normal healthy hair is constantly growing in cycles. People lose a certain number of hairs daily and hair follicles usually cycle through growth and loss randomly, so that you’re never losing large amounts of hair all at once. The two important phases of the hair cycle are a growing phase (called Anagen) and a resting phase (called Telogen). In the resting phase, hair follicles are dead, which means they are not growing at all. At any one time, 90% of scalp hairs are actively growing, while 10% are resting. Healthy hair follicles are fed by the blood stream, which carries nutrients required to generate new hair growth and sustain a healthy hair growth cycle.

Using Theradome with diabetes

Diabetes negatively affects the body’s circulatory system. Less nutrients and oxygen reach the extremities, such as the feet and scalp. Diabetes creates a hormonal imbalance in one’s body that can cause hair loss and prevent new hair growth.

If you have diabetes, and you’re untreated, we recommend your contact your physician first to be treated. Once you’ve addressed the root of the problem, then you can focus on re-growing your hair in the comfort of your home with the Theradome.

What are the reasons why hair degenerates?

Hair can begin to degenerate for a myriad of reasons– genetics, age, stress, pregnancy, hormonal imbalances, and other ailments that can burden the human body. The body was designed to survive, so it will instinctively remove nutrients and attention from the hair whenever necessary to provide sustenance to the most important bodily systems (heart, lungs, immune system, etc.).

The Theradome helmet can help your hair maintain itself despite these issues by stimulating the scalp. The mitochondria of the hair follicle cells are activated with laser light, which results in increasing blood flow to the scalp by up to 54%. Additionally, the stimulation of the mitochondria forces cells to readily utilize nutrients provided by the increased blood flow. Both of these responses – added blood flow and cell stimulation – create a perfect recipe for hair growth.

Does the Theradome produce good results for Alopecia Areata sufferers?

Alopecia Areata can be categorized as hair loss in patches, whereas Telogen effluvium is a scalp disorder characterized by the thinning of hair resulting from the early entry of hair in the Telogen stage of the hair growth cycle.

Before purchasing the Theradome, we recommend that a doctor examine a patient diagnosed with alopecia Areata for any other underlying medical conditions. That being said, we have had clients with alopecia Areata who have experienced great success with the Theradome.