So much of our identity and confidence comes from the appearance of our hair. And for women this is especially true. Forty percent of American hair loss sufferers are women and the affects can be devastating to our self image, self-esteem and emotional well-being. Stress, illness and injuries, nutrition, hormonal changes can all cause women’s hair to thin.
Hair loss in women is often more gradual and less immediately noticeable because it doesn’t follow the same patterns as it does in men. The most common form of female hair loss is a “Ludwig classification,” which involves thinning hair directly behind the hairline. Others may suffer from diffuse alopecia, which is not localized to a particular part of the scalp.
Hair-raising hair-loss statistics for women:
- 25 percent have thinned or lost hair
- 95 percent of female hair loss is androgenetic, meaning that it results from hormonal changes
- During menopause, 4 out of 10 women suffer from thinning hair
- In a 2012 study by the National Institutes of Health, 29 percent of women suffering from hair loss reported two or more symptoms of depression
- 80 percent of women experience noticeable hair loss by the age of 60
Theradome: a convenient, at-home solution
The Theradome Laser Helmet uses low-level laser light therapy (LLLT), which has been shown to be effective in improving overall hair health and slowing or reversing thinning, especially for people diagnosed with androgenetic alopecia.
Theradome is the first FDA-cleared clinical-grade hair regrowth device for women. It’s safe, non-invasive and has no side effects or down time. It uses 80 laser diodes to cover the entire scalp in one convenient, 20-minute treatment. The button on the back of the helmet immediately starts the laser treatment process and built-in voice technology (with an adjustable volume setting) keeps track of how much time you have left in your current treatment and the total number of treatments you’ve completed. The cost is $895.
What is androgenetic alopecia?
Androgenetic alopecia is a progressive type of hair loss that affects the crown, front and sides of the scalp and hairline. Over time, through a process called miniaturization, hair follicles produce fine, light-colored vellus hairs. Miniaturization is a result of dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which robs the follicles of nutrients and shortens the hair growth cycle so hairs are less healthy and fall out more rapidly.
How does the Theradome laser helmet work?
Regular use of the Theradome laser helmet helps reverse miniaturization so hairs regrow thicker and healthier. LLLT increases blood flow in the scalp and stimulates catagen or telogen (resting) follicles, resulting in the production of more hairs in the anagen, or growth phase. Increased cell metabolism also reduces protein-blocking enzymes (such as DHT), which is the main cause of hair loss
What kind of results can you expect?
With consistent twice-a-week use, most people will notice:
- Reduced hair loss
- Healthier, thicker hair
- New hair growth
How long does it take to see visible results?
It’s important to be consistent AND patient. Your hair has most likely taken years of gradual miniaturization and thinning to reach its current state. So it will take time to see results. The average hair growth cycle is about three months. It’s also important to go slow. Tempting as it may be to increase the treatment time to once or even twice a day, your scalp needs time to recover and assimilate the LLLT. Overstimulation may be detrimental to regrowth, so pay attention to how your scalp feels. Begin with two treatments every week. After the first month, you may consider adding a third treatment so you are using the helmet once every other day.
Here’s a basic timeline to manage expectations:
- First 4 – 18 weeks: Less hair loss
- 18 – 26 weeks: Thicker, fuller hair due to reversing miniaturization
- 26 – 52 weeks: New, healthy looking and feeling hair growth
- 52 weeks +: Maintaining healthy new hair growth
Theradome before-and-after photos
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Get a free consultation at Serenity MedSpa
If you suffer from thinning, weak hair and widening hair parts, we recommend Theradome as a convenient, safe and effective at-home treatment. Schedule a complementary consultation at Serenity MedSpa in San Francisco to see if Theradome is right for you. Call (415) 781-9200 today.