I review lots of low level laser therapy equipment, because I think it’s fascinating, and science says it works. Gonna have to do a comparison post here pretty soon, and make a fancy table for ya’ll!
The Hair Restoration Laboratories Laser Helmet utilizes 200 independent laser diodes (NOT led lights) that are stored in a sealed semicircle helmet.
The Laser Helmet is powered by an internal lithium battery, so there are no dangling cords to worry about – you can put it on and then wander about your business. You can use the Laser Helmet anytime, anywhere – and you’ll look extra rad doing the chores with it on.
While you wear it, the 200 independent lasers are hard at work striving to improve your hair quality, reverse hair thinning and restore your hair!
First and perhaps best of all, this hair loss helmet comes with a sophisticated free app (for Apple or Android) that you can synch with the helmet itself.
This app controls the focus of the helmet’s beams and targets it to the specific zones of your scalp where you’re actually experiencing hair loss.
I really appreciate that there’s a way to customize this treatment, and I love that something already so advanced (this laser therapy itself!) can be paired with an app, which is a form of technology most of us are really comfortable using.
The App is cool…but why else?
Unlike most other low level laser therapy equipment, the helmet from Hair Restoration Laboratories offers a complete 2 year manufacturer’s warranty. Most warranties are a few months, or, if they expand to over a year, it’s quite limited, or you just have to purchase an extended warranty.
Therefore, people can use the 200 Diode helmet with confidence, knowing if it gets all wonky, you can just send it back and get it repaired or replaced.
What else? The Hair Restoration Laboratories 200 Diode Laser Helmet claims to be better than some of the much more expensive, top-of-the-line helmets on the market (such as the Theradome) because it uses superior technology.
No other laser helmet or cap provides independent laser zones and lets the user customize the location, duration and focus of the laser diode treatment. Therefore, this helmet (and no other) allows for a truly customized user experience.
Why does it matter so much to have customized Low Level Laser Therapy treatment?
The reality is that we all experience thinning and baldness differently. In my hundreds of conversations on this blog with readers, it’s funny because we go into our experience, the cause, and where our hair is misfiring – because you just can’t assume any one place or pattern, especially for women!
My hair loss pattern – parietal and temple areas as well as hairline – isn’t super common for women. I could literally spend the rest of my life wearing a thick hairband and no one would know I have severe, noticeable hair loss.
Trust me, it’s tempting! But I’m gonna keep on keeping on with my treatment regime and exploring regrowth options like this helmet.
Let’s get into the nitty gritty: What EXACTLY is Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)?
LLLT, or cold laser therapy, is the latest and greatest use of technology for good of the hair follicles of all thinning shedding and balding humankind.
If you’re looking for hair growth products that work, you need to keep reading, trust in science, and give this guy a shot.
LLLT is also referred to as red light therapy, soft laser, laser stimulation, photo laser modulation and cold laser therapy.
Multiple studies show that LLLT is an effective way for both men and women to treat and reverse hair loss and hair thinning.
Laser therapy works on people who have hair loss due to genetics, stress, medication, overuse of styling products and environmental factors. It works for all of us!
Notably, this technology is also effective for hair loss due to androgenetic alopecia and alopecia areata.
In 1966, Hungarian physician Endre Mester published an experiment in which he observed hair growth in rats treated with laser therapy. Over the next fifty years, numerous studies and clinical trials reiterated that LLLT is an effective treatment for hair loss.
In 2007, the Food and Drug Administration first approved LLLT for hair loss, and hair has been going from flimsy to hirsute with its help ever since.
I want more science … really!
Anyone who is reading this blog probably already knows that the hair growth cycle has three stages:
1. The growth phase which is also referred to as the anagen phase
2. Resting phase or the telogen phase – when we want these follicles to wake the hell up!
3. The shedding phase or catagen phase – and the bane of our existence!
Cold Laser devices boost the flow of blood in your scalp. Blood brings nutrition and carries away waste, so improved circulation means improved nourishment and recovery for the cells. LLT also stimulates cellular metabolism in the telogen as well as the catagen phases.
This leads to the growth of a healthier, stronger and new (anagen) hair.
Studies have confirmed that LLLT is effective for all types of pattern baldness, including a receding hairline, thinning hair, and diffuse hair. It also is effective in reversing hair loss caused by stress, medication and post-partum hormonal imbalances.
Low Level Laser Therapy is an excellent solution for individuals who are or are not using other products for the treatment of hair loss. This Laser Helmet is effective by itself, or in conjunction with other hair loss treatments (like supplements, shampoos, and serums)
Overall: This is a legit investment for your future tresses.
If hair could talk, it would probably thank you for caring enough to bring it back from near death and reunited with its other hair friends on your scalp.
It would probably also say ‘hey, remember how awesome you used to look with more of me?” and “don’t you think I’m worth a measly $600?” and other fun things. 🙂
But, hair can’t talk. So, it’s really up to you – if you’re curious about low level laser therapy devices, and you don’t want to do the work involved in treating yourself with a less expensive laser comb utilizing the same technology, then you should probably splurge for the helmet.
If you’re worried about spending this much money up front, remember that this product has the 2 year warranty, and also, do a quick mental tally of all the money you’ve spent on hair loss treatments in, oh, the last year. Bet you just about anything it’s more than $600.
But don’t just take my word for it…
Any experiences with this hair loss helmet, or any other? Any questions or ideas or comments? Please leave your feedback, and I look forward to the conversation.