Dr. Sam Lam Reviews Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) and LaserCap for Hair Loss

Published on November 25, 2012 by

One of the most important developments I got from the 2012 Bahamas International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) meeting was talking with Dr. Michael Rabin of LaserCap. I have been spending the last few years investigating the efficacy of laser technology on hair loss, which is known as low-level laser therapy or LLLT. At first skeptical, I have come to believe that it is integral to one’s plan for success in staving off one’s ongoing hair loss and can be either an effective standalone treatment or one in combination with other medical and surgical methods to combat hair loss. A chapter I had an author write for my upcoming book, Hair Transplant 720, featured his 10-year experience with lasers and the incredible success with them. That was a turning point for me in my investigation.

Up until now, laser technology for home use was composed of only weak lasers that did not provide the power of in-office lasers. With the advent of LaserCap, I was convinced that the tide had turned so that one did not need to go into an office three times a week to get a laser session. For examples I was looking at the iGrow laser helmet for home use which contains 51 diodes but the LaserCap has 5 times the number and is considerably more discreet, which offers 10 times the strength of lasers currently used for home therapy. More precisely, the LaserCap offers 224 individual 650 nm 5mw lasers delivered at 4 Joules per squared centimeter. The iGrow looks like a weird space helmet that you would wear at home and probably be poked fun of by your family. The LaserCap instead is placed under a baseball cap and you cannot see anything other than a small cord that goes down to a battery pack. You use it three times a week for 30 minutes, which is far easier than doing the same regimen by going into an office for treatment. Compliance would certainly detract from one’s benefit, as most men would not consider going into an office 3 times a week every week for their lifetime. The other thing I like is that they give you a one-year 75% money-back guarantee, although the cost of the unit is pricey at $3000 but I think it is worth it. If you are interested, send me an email at drlam@lamfacialplastics.com and I can get you in touch with Dr. Rabin about this unique product.

Dr Samuel Lam is a board certified hair-transplant surgeon in Dallas, TX. To schedule a consultation please call 1-888-866-3388, or visit Dr Lam’s hair transplant forum to ask him a question.

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