The Hair Growth Cycle
Hair grows in a continuous cycle. The hair growth cycle consists of four phases: Growth (Anagen), Transition (Catagen), Resting (Telogen), and Shedding (Exogen).
At any given time, 10-20% of your hair is in the Catagen or Telogen phase waiting to be shed and replaced by an active Anagen hair (similar to the way a baby tooth is pushed out by a permanent tooth), while up to 90% of your hair is growing. The Growth phase typically lasts 3-6 years in a healthy hair, but if the Growth phase is shortened, hair will enter the next phases too quickly and start to thin and become shorter.
The average person loses about 100 hairs per day from the Resting (Telogen) phase. Excessive hair loss occurs when more than 100 hairs per day are lost. For male and female pattern hair loss, this increase in hair loss is typically caused by the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT). As DHT builds up, the hair follicles being to weaken and it becomes more and more difficult for the body to flush out the DHT quickly.
Eventually, DHT disrupts the normal hair cycle, shortening the Growth stage. This causes the hair follicles to miniaturize and consequently produce the shorter, weaker hair that is characteristic of thinning hair. In the continued presence of DHT, hair follicles may keep shrinking until they no longer produce hair and permanent baldness results.
Low Level Laser Therapy
The DermaScalp Laser Cap uses Low Level Laser Therapy to treat hair loss. Low Level Laser Therapy has been clinically proven to regrow hair.
DHT chokes the hair follicle until it can no longer grow normal, thick, long hair.
The DermaScalp Laser energy is applied to the scalp and absorbed by the hair follicles.
Over the next several months, the hair follicles begin to heal and grow normal, full-sized hairs.
The Healing Power Of Red Laser Light:
Different wavelengths of light have different effects on human tissue and can reach down to different depths. Hair follicles most efficiently absorb coherent laser light at a wavelength of 650 nanometers (nm), which is in the red color spectrum. Red Laser Light has been clinically proven to have a healing effect on human tissue and hair follicles. The DermaScalp proprietary laser diodes use the power of red laser light at an optimized wavelength of 650 nm, the ideal wavelength for clinical strength hair rejuvenation.
Lasers vs LEDs:
There are many sources of light, but only lasers produce coherent light. Coherent light waves are aligned and traveling in synchronicity, meaning it is highly focused and very little energy is lost. Laser light is needed to penetrate the scalp deep enough to reach the base of a hair follicle. No other light source (such as LEDs) can achieve this. By directly treating the base of the hair follicle, our proprietary cold laser technology ensures that the hair follicle is stimulated, producing cellular energy that allows the follicle to heal itself.
Using the Cap
Using the DermaScalp Laser Cap is simple. It’s safe, comfortable, hands-free, and discreet. Simply connect the Laser Cap to your battery pack, place the Laser Cap on your head, and press the button to start the treatment. Because the DermaScalp Laser Cap is discreet and hands-free, you can use it from the comfort of you home or car. During a treatment, enjoy light activities such as watching television, reading a book, or commuting to work in your car.
How Long Do I Use It?
Upon completion of a free in-home consultation with a medical professional, you will receive detailed instructions for how long and how often to use the cap. Typical treatments last 20-30 minutes and are every other day.
The DermaScalp Laser Cap can be safely combined with other treatments so patients get the full benefits of every option available in the fight against hair loss. The DermaScalp Laser Cap can be combined with Propecia, Minoxidil, supplements, or even PRP to boost results. Because the DermaScalp Laser Cap heals the follicle, its mechanisms of action do not negatively impact other procedures or treatments.