Involutional alopecia is the thinning of your hair as part of the natural aging process. This type of alopecia occurs when your hair’s growth (anagen) phase is shortened, and the hair spends more times in the resting (telogen) or shedding (catagen) phases. For more information about hair physiology, please see our other article.
For young people, about 90 percent of your hair is in a growth phase at any one time. As you age, that percentage drops, and over time hair is not replaced like it is when you are young. This is why some older people also cannot grow their hair as long as they used to be able to—the hair doesn’t stay in a growth phase long enough to grow really long hair.
Androgenic alopecia is the most common genetic and age-related type of alopecia. This type of alopecia is what is generally referred to as male or female pattern baldness. Male pattern baldness can be mapped in a predictable way according to the Hamilton-Norwood scale, and female pattern baldness can be mapped according to the Ludwig scale. Read more
Capillus is excited to announce the redesign of their FDA-cleared low level laser (light) therapy (LLLT) caps that treat hereditary hair loss. The new Flexible Fitting Design offers a more comfortable, adaptable fit and is available for purchase immediately.
All newly sold caps, including the Capillus82™, Capillus202™ and Capillus272™ Pro, will include the revamped interior with the same acclaimed laser technology trusted by physicians worldwide. The caps also feature auto-programmed treatment sessions within the battery pack so users don’t have to track their wear time manually.
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A peer-reviewed study authored by Dr. Shelly Friedman, D.O., F.A.O.C.D. and supported by Patricia Schnoor, BSBA, confirms that low-level laser therapy (LLLT) with Capillus® may play a considerable role in the treatment of androgenetic alopecia for females, given the impartial evidence illustrating favorable hair regrowth results.
There’s just one month left until summer, which means the season of swimming and splashing is near. But the idea of thwarting your laser therapy hair restoration efforts by submerging in chlorinated water is somewhat alarming. After all, you haven’t come all this way just to lose more hair once summer arrives.
Summer might be prime time for tanning, but that doesn’t mean you should lay out on the beach for hours without protecting your skin and hair. Excessive sun exposure can lead to premature aging, dryness, rashes, sunburns, eye damage and skin cancer.