Laser hair restoration is a relatively new treatment option for men and women who suffer with hair loss. Like many new technologies, laser therapy is sometimes misunderstood. Moreover, information is published and shared more quickly than ever in today’s increasingly digital world. Misinformation spreads after just a few keystrokes and mouse clicks, making it sometimes difficult to separate fact from fiction. Below are just a few of the most common myths about laser hair restoration we are happy to debunk, based on the most common patient inquiries and online discussions we’ve observed. Get the truth about the common misconceptions below, and post your own questions about laser therapy by posting a question on our support channel.
Myth 1: Laser hair restoration will not work for men.
One of the oddest misconceptions about laser hair restoration is that it is for women only. True, women might have limited hair restoration options due to the fact that female hair loss occurs in a dispersed fashion that is often difficult to treat with surgery. However, men are equally good candidates for laser hair therapy.
Myth 2: Laser therapy caps are hot, uncomfortable, and may burn the scalp.
This simply is not true, although it is easy to see where the misconception comes from. Hot and destructive lasers are often featured in pop culture movies and television shows. Those are very different than the lasers used by laser therapy caps, however. Laser caps utilize a unique type of low level-laser therapy (LLLT) light that operates at 650nm. At this wavelength, the laser light is non-destructive and cool to the touch. It stimulates cells, rather than destroying or breaking them down.
Myth 3: Laser therapy caps cost a fortune.
Laser therapy caps are affordable. The CapillusUltra™ (formerly the Capillus82™) retails for just $999, and with 82 medical-grade low-level lasers, it has the lowest cost per laser compared to any other cap in its class. CapillusUltra™ also has FDA clearance for the treatment of androgenic alopecia (hair loss).
Myth 4: I have to visit my physician to get a laser therapy cap.
Although it’s important to always speak with a physician before making changes to your diet, exercise, or prescription medication regimen, it’s comforting to know that laser therapy caps are conveniently available online. Important: Not all laser caps are created equally, and some are downright dangerous. Read our Consumer Warning to ensure safety and quality before making any purchases online.
Myth 5: Laser hair restoration is a hassle.
Few hair loss treatments are easier the laser therapy. Laser caps like the CapillusPro™, CapillusPlus™, and CapillusUltra™ fit snugly under your favoriate baseball cap or hat. Treatment lasts just 6 minutes every day, or as otherwise recommended by your hair loss professional. With Capillus, hair laser restoration is as easy as wearing your own hat anywhere, any time.