Theradome Laser Helmet Raises $469,297 with Indiegogo campaign
If you have not heard of Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) then the bottom line is that you should know that it is FDA cleared and proven to slow down, stop, reverse, and even promote new hair growth. The Theradome laser helmet is the first of its kind. An LLLT helmet that is clinical strength and approved by the FDA. Indiegogo, a crowd-funding site, hosted the campaign for the hopeful Theradome creators. The inventors humbly stepped onto the scene asking for $50,000 and in roughly one month raised almost $470,000. Of course, when the annual bill for LLLT in a professional clinic can cost up to $3000, one can understand the desire for a less expensive way battle hair loss. Here is a graphic comparison of the Theradome laser helmet Vs. professional laser clinic.
Facts About Theradome Laser Helmet
The technical specs of the Theradome check out. It truly does provide the same quality lasers that the pros use with approximately the same standard for power output. The only downside is that there are only 80 lasers. Many would consider this a con and I would tend to agree, but I believe that because there is no limit on how often the device can be used it does not matter. The more you use any low level laser therapy the more benefit your scalp will have.
Although there are other Laser helmets out there such as the iGrow and Capillus, neither of them have been cleared by the FDA even though they claim to use the same lasers as FDA cleared hair combs. I am a pretty skeptical person so I am inclined to ask, if you are using the correct devices why not get cleared by the FDA? If its a money issue, then I don’t agree with how you run your business and I wouldn’t purchase from you anyway. Not only that but there are typically under powered LED bulbs mixed in with the lasers in order to fool the user into believing they are using a more powerful product. Bottom line is that the Theradome has been cleared for use by women specifically (Clearance for men expected late 2013) with a beautiful design and a very reasonably retail price of only $595 right now before it goes up to $895. Of course thats a crap marketing scheme but if thing is for real than I would not doubt it.
Theradome: How It Works
Like all LLLT, the Theradome Laser helmet works through photobiomodulation. Photobiomodulation is the process in which the biological tissue reacts to photostimulation (light stimulation). By utilizing these principles the Theradome increases microcirculation and improves cellular metabolism. For all the research Ive done into the subject of hair loss I can say one thing for sure, The more fresh blood you get flowing to your scalp, the healthier your scalp will feel and in turn your hair will feel the same. The Platelet-rich-plasma , also known as “Vampire Treatment”, can vouch for the increased blood flow theory. Of course, the number one known cause of hair loss in men is a nasty little hormone called Dihydrotestosterone ( DHT ). DHT is a protein blocking enzyme that eventually fills the hair follicle until there is no more hair to absorb the potential protein anyway. The Theradome can help decrease the amount of DHT in the scalp like LLLT has been proven to do and in turn help SAVE YOUR HAIR!!!
Here are some boring tech specs released by the company if you can understand them.
The key to treating hair loss is lasers, but all lasers are not created equal. We use specially developed, high efficiency lasers that allow us to deliver the maximum amount of light and cover 582 cm2 of the 720 cm2 total scalp area in the average human head. We don’t want to bore you with numbers, but with over 440 Joules per treatment and an optimised wavelength of 678 +/-8nm, each of the 80 lasers is precisely tailored for maximum hair growth.
The exciting part about how the Theradome laser helmet works is how long it takes to work see the fruits of labor. The company claims that in the first 18 – 26 treatments 90% of trials showed a 20% increase in follicle girth. Within 52 treatments new hair growth was seen.
These are absolutely incredible numbers if you ask me. and more than enough to entice me into making my purchase. Hopefully this is not just another batch of snake oil i just spent six-hundred hard earned dollars on, but hell, there is only one way to find out for sure. On the plus side, I am the idiot who took the plunge first so all you guys get the benefit of my experience with the Theradome helmet before you make a decision.