Hair loss is a tough issue to deal with. On the one hand, it’s a perfectly natural process that affects billions of people on the planet, but on the other, its negative effects on one’s self image and general confidence levels are undeniable.
The hair regrowth industry is fast becoming a massive one, with hundreds, if not thousands of products out there promising amazing results to people who struggle with hair loss. Laser caps, such as our own Capillus, have become one of the latest trends in this market niche. But we’re not the only ones working to help individuals restore the thickness of their hair.
At Capillus, we believe that the more businesses working on in-home low-level laser therapy solutions, the better. After all, competition encourages innovation and growth, both of which are necessary for developing even better hair loss treatments in the future.
In the spirit of friendly competition, we’ve launched a series of comparison reviews, where we take an unbiased look at our competitors’ offerings and compare it to our own line-up of laser caps. In this article, we’ll take a look at Theradome, another successful laser hair loss treatment company whose products were approved by the FDA.
Low-Level Laser Therapy: How Does It Work?
Those of us who cannot stand the idea of going bald have nothing else to do but look towards the hair regrowth market in hopes of finding trustworthy, effective products. In this area, low-level laser therapy has proven particularly effective. But how exactly does it work?
Through the usage of laser diodes, low-level laser therapy devices bring red light energy right to the scalp. This energy then stimulates hair follicles, promoting cellular activity and improving blood flow. The whole process then boosts ATP production as well as metabolic activity, ultimately leading to the regrowth of hair that is thicker, healthier, and fuller than before.
In a nutshell, low-level laser therapy is one of the very few clinically-proven, FDA-cleared treatments that reactivate dormant hair follicles, effectively helping stop hair loss in its tracks and reversing its progression.
Capillus and Theradome Device Options
Both Capillus and Theradome offer an array of products catering to the needs of different individuals dealing with hair loss.
In terms of sheer numbers, Capillus is the clear winner here. Our collection of nine different laser caps differ in shapes, sizes, as well as the number of laser diodes that actively work on your scalp to stimulate hair growth. There is the Capillus FOCAL series with 84 diodes, as well as Capillus ONE, PLUS, and PRO that boast 112, 202, and 272 laser diodes respectively. Each one of the last three products also has their own “S” version, with extra diodes and added Bluetooth connectivity, which makes it easier for users to monitor their sessions.
Theradome, on the other hand, offers hair regrowth helmets that visually resemble bicycle headgear. Currently, their inventory consists of two such helmets: the base Theradome EVO model (40 laser diodes) and Theradome PRO, which has twice as many laser diodes and requires fewer laser therapy sessions per week.
The treatment time frame for both Capillus and Theradome is around six months, but that’s where the similarities end.
Theradome EVO users will need to put their helmet on for 20 minutes, 4 times per week, whereas those who opt for the PRO version – just twice per week, also for 20 minutes. After just a few weeks, users can expect their hair thinning process to stop, and experience the regrowth of new, healthier hairs within 4 to 6 months.
On the other hand, all versions of Capillus caps require daily sessions of 6 minutes each. After 3-4 months of using Capillus, you may begin to see a decrease in shedding, and the regrowth process will begin, with minor results becoming visible around the 5th month of therapy. It is advised to continue using Capillus caps after the 6-month mark to continue stimulating hair follicles to grow new hair.
Comfort and Portability
In this category, Capillus is the clear winner. Both devices have been clinically tested and proven to work. However, Theradome is a thick, bulky helmet that users need to keep on for 20 minutes, whereas the Capillus devices take up the form of regular black trucker hats, worn for 6 minutes on a daily basis. Even when wearing it outdoors, no one will be able to tell that you have a therapeutic device on your head!
It is worth noting that although Capillus caps are definitely more comfortable and portable, the treatment requires you to use them for six minutes every single day, which may become tiresome after a while. For comparison, Theradome PRO demands 20 minutes of treatment time, but only twice a week.
All in all, it’s difficult to say which treatment schedule is more convenient, as it’s a matter of individual preference.
You can count on limited warranties that cover workmanship and material defects. Depending on the model you choose, the warranty will last from 1 year up to 3 years for the Capillus PRO hats.
Theradome offers a 1-year warranty on both helmet models, with the option of purchasing an extended, 5-year warranty at an additional fee.
Other Products for Healthy Hair Growth
Theradome is a company focused solely on selling their low-level laser therapy helmets and related accessories, such as cleaning wipes or replacement chargers and batteries.
Capillus’s offer is much wider. Our online store features hair care products, supplements, derma rollers, all made out of 100% natural active ingredients and designed to support the work of the low-level laser therapy provided by our caps.
The Results of Clinical Trials and FDA Clearance
Should you scour the web and shop around for low-level laser therapy products on your own, FDA clearance is the very first thing to look for. This “green light” from the Food and Drug Administration confirms that a product has undergone the clinical trials that are required for manufacturers to market their items as effective treatment methods.
Thankfully, both Capillus and Theradome have been cleared by the FDA for hair growth therapy purposes. They meet the regulator’s stringent performance and safety criteria. The clearance is backed by a number of clinical studies, the results of which have been posted in highly-esteemed scientific journals.
The science behind Theradome and Capillus products is largely the same, i.e. they’re both hair regrowth products based around low-level laser therapy. However, the two companies have approached their treatments from vastly different perspectives. Capillus produces casual-looking laser caps – you’ll easily get away with wearing them outdoors, without anybody noticing that you’re currently undergoing hair loss treatment.
Theradome, on the other hand, makes bulkier helmets that make up for their inconvenience with a more spread-out treatment schedule. Both companies have received FDA clearance, and their products are backed up by clinical trials, so regardless of whether you’re buying a Capillus PRO, or a Theradome EVO, you’re taking the first step towards a healthier, fuller scalp. At the end of the day, this is all that really matters.