® is a portable home device that uses
low level laser light treatment (LLLT) to treat female and male hair
loss, thinning, shedding and receding hair lines.
It has 224 low level laser lights built inside a flexible
dome shaped membrane which provides LLLT exposure to the entire scalp
and optimal power for the maximum results.
Treating your hair loss and using a LaserCap® is as
simple as inserting it inside your favorite hat and putting it on while
you go about your day. It's the perfect solution for those who want an
effective LLLT solution to their hair loss problem at the comfort of
their home. Portable, hands free, comes with a rechargeable power-pack
and is as simple to use as wearing a hat.
The initial step is to make an appointment with us. We will make a hair assessment, and provide the LaserCap® and usage instructions. Typically the LaserCap® is worn 15-30 minutes 2 times per week, with results starting to be noticeable in 12 weeks.
- Optimal Power and optimal dosage
- As easy as wearing a hat
- Portable, discreet and convenient
- No weekly trips back to the doctor's office
The Science Behind LaserCap®
LaserCap® Low-Level Laser Light Therapy
Low-Level Laser Light Therapy(LLLT) has been shown in
thousands of peer-reviewed publications to increase cellular survival,
proliferation and function. LLLT stimulates and preserves hair follicles
in patients with androgenetic alopecia and other hair loss disorders.
How does low level laser light re-grow hair?
The low level laser light is absorbed by mitochondria and
increases cellular respiration, and induces activation of transcription
factors via reactive oxygen species. Controlled clinical trials have
shown efficacy in treating stroke, stimulating wound healing, orthopedic
conditions and relief of chronic inflammation. Preclinical studies have
shown effectiveness in spinal cord injuries, peripheral nerve
regeneration, heart attacks, degenerative brain diseases and traumatic
Not surprisingly LLLT is able to stimulate and preserve
hair follicles in patients with androgenetic alopecia and other hair
loss disorders. A peer-reviewed study published in 2009 led to FDA
clearance of a laser comb device for hair re-growth. The hair follicles
cannot be "brought back from the dead" but significant improvement in
hair density and quality can be achieved if treatment is started before
hair loss has progressed too much. Preclinical studies using LLLT to
stimulate ex vivo human follicles in culture and accelerate mouse hair
re-growth have also been reported.
(For detailed clinical studies and peer reviews)
LaserCap® delivers optimal power to the scalp in the
treatment session. LaserCap® was designed to deliver up to 4 Joules/cm2
of laser light energy to the scalp in the treatment session. This power
level has been shown to produce maximal cell activation in other LLLT
applications and LaserCap® Chief Science Advisor Michael Hamblin, PhD,
at Harvard, believes it applies to hair regrowth as given by the
Arndt-Schulz model, to the right.
With 224 individual 650nm 5mW lasers in a flexible,
hermetically-sealed dome-shaped membrane that fits comfortably in almost
any hat, LaserCap® treats the entire scalp consistently and
effectively. The entire target zone is treated throughout the duration
of treatment, and the user can perform almost any activity during use,
including walking, riding, running, preparing dinner, working, and more.
LaserCap® uses the same laser diode wavelength and output
power per laser as an FDA-cleared low-level-laser device for hair
re-growth; however, LaserCap® has 224 laser diodes versus 9 laser diodes
in the FDA-cleared device and LaserCap® treats the entire affected
scalp with an accurate and adjustable light dosimetry.
- Robert Haber, MD;
Internationally Recognized Hair Transplant Surgeon