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.
A hair restoration procedure involves transplanting healthy terminal hairs from the back of the scalp to the front in order to replace dormant follicles. The surrounding tissue is often affected by the trauma of the procedure, resulting in shock loss. By using the Theradome before a procedure, you can strengthen the hair follicles and minimize shock loss. Additionally, using the Theradome post-operatively encourages the newly transplanted hairs to grow in quicker and minimize inflammation due to the surgery.
As the bandages come off, but one has to carefully put the helmet on and off the head for the first few days.
These are the benefits of using the helmet:
1) Reduce inflammation from procedure, reducing inflammation usually prohibits the graft healing process
2) Protects existing hairs near and around the grafts and donor sites
3) Protects transplanted hairs by stimulating and accelerating graft retaining and acceptance.
You can read more about using Theradome after hair restoration at Theradome and Hair Transplants.
The top 6 medical conditions that can cause hair loss are:
1) Cancer – treated with a chemotherapy agent based on the location of a tumour. 2) Obstetric and gynaecological conditions that can cause post-partum and post-menopausal states. 3) Anaemia – deficiency of iron. 4) Thyroid disease. 5) Connective tissue diseases, such as Lupus. 6) Poor nutrition, such as the result of crash diets, often resulting in a deficiency of protein, calcium, essential fatty acid and zinc.
The thyroid gland helps regulate hormone levels in our body. If the gland has medical issues, hair loss may result. Please note that we are scientists, as opposed to physicians, so remember that you should NOT treat our response as medical advice. You should consult your physician for any type of medical advice. Hypothyroidism causes a person’s metabolic rate to slow down, which can result in hair loss. It’s important to visit a physician to properly evaluate your options when it comes to treating your condition. One of Theradome’s blog entries covers thyroid problems and hair loss in depth, which you can read by clicking the following link: https://www.theradome.com/thyroid-causing-hair-loss. Please keep in mind that laser hair therapy is a 100% natural solution to hair loss and does not have any side effects. Because of this, some clients with thyroid problems choose to undergo treatment with the Theradome but provided their physician does not have any objections.
As long as your physician has determined your SC’s are benign masses, you can use it as the Theradome does not effect sebaceous cysts. Since SC’s are deeper structures and our lasers are specifically tuned to penetrate hair follicles.
We do not currently have documented clinical trials for the darkest skin tone shades on the Fitzpatrick scale, or skin tones in ranges 5 & 6. The reason is simply because we lacked the necessary subjects in our last clinical study, in which we only had 13 participants with darker skin tone. The FDA would not allow us to include the higher end of the pigment chart without a minimum number of 22 women. Our past clinical study was conducted in an area that had a low demographic of darker skinned people. Additionally, the physician who conducted the study had very few patients of this particular demographic.
The good news is that subjects with darker pigmentation have experienced better results with Theradome. This is due to the fact darker tones absorb laser light more readily. In fact, our CEO and inventor of the Theradome helmet has a medium to dark complexion. Additionally, many of our testimonials come from darker-skinned customers. This artificial limit, set by the FDA, was based on previous laser systems that relied on heat, our laser helmet does NOT heat up the skin/scalp so the Fitzpatrick scale is really unnecessary from our viewpoint. But we have to state on our documentation that Fitzpatrick above scale of 4 has been undocumented for the sake of being transparent to our customers and clients.
The Theradome creates a new pathway, (the photonic pathway), to stimulate the cell into working again. There has been a lot of talk about prescription medications which reduce the production of DHT but these can also have troubling side effects. Low-Level Light Therapy, on the other hand, repairs cell function through the photonic pathway. Hair quality can improve while avoiding unnecessary and troublesome complications.
Minoxidil is a vasodilator medication that allows more blood, oxygen, and nutrients to the hair follicle. It is an over-the-counter medication applied topically or ingested orally. Minoxidil may be used by men or women and must be used indefinitely to support existing hair follicles and maintain any regrowth.
Finasteride is a prescription medication which reduces the production of testosterone and dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is one of the causes of hair loss. Finasteride is only prescribed for men. Laser phototherapy targets hair follicles at a cellular level, providing light energy to kick start cells into working again after DHT has shut them down.
You can use other hair treatments and products in conjunction with your Theradome treatments, such as Minoxidil (Rogaine) or Finasteride (Propecia). It is recommended that a Theradome treatment be administered with a clean scalp, preferably right after taking a shower.
If the scalp contains dirt and oil, the dirt will block light absorption and the oil will reflect the laser light away. Do not use any leave-in products on the scalp while doing a Theradome treatment.
We recommend you put any other hair products on after the completion of your Theradome treatment.
It is very important to slowly reduce your dosage over about 6 months (each) to 1 year (preferred). We recommend you don’t immediately stop using it as this will cause massive shedding (since that is their major side effect). You can start by reducing the concentration of Minoxidil from 5% to 2.5% for example, then decreasing the number of times per day, then use it every other day, and then two times a week to once a week, and then finally after 6 months to 1 year, stop altogether. Laser phototherapy does not cause shedding, but Minoxidil has clearly labelled side effects of shedding. So it is important to maintain laser phototherapy sessions at all times.
It is safe to use any broad-spectrum antibiotic, such as doxycycline, in conjunction with laser hair therapy. Unlike the sun, the Theradome does not emit any UV radiation. Our lasers emit visible light only. Patients who have been on antibiotics and are experiencing photosensitivity will not be impacted negatively from laser phototherapy.
Some people may experience scalp tightness due to scalp sensitivity since laser phototherapy (LPT) stimulates the cellular activity of hair follicles, which includes the arrector pili muscle thus tightness ensues.