• A woman holding a CapillusPro laser device for hair growth
  • The Science of
    Laser Therapy

    Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) stimulates cellular activity in hair follicles by penetrating the scalp with low-intensity light waves. This leads to metabolic changes that increase energy production, improve cellular function, and promote hair growth. LLLT also improves blood flow and oxygenation to the scalp, further supporting hair follicle health. The science behind LLLT is well-supported by studies and clinical trials, making it a safe and effective hair growth treatment.

  • What Is Laser Therapy for Hair Growth?

    Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) for hair growth stimulates cellular activity in hair follicles by penetrating the scalp with low-intensity light waves. This leads to metabolic changes that increase energy production, improve cellular function, and promote hair growth. 

    In simple terms, the Capillus laser cap directs the photons of light toward your scalp and helps your hair follicles regrow. The process is set in action once the red light reaches the scalp. The energy from the light concentrates in the stem cells of your scalp, helping stimulate hair growth. 

    What sets low-level laser therapy from using chemicals is the natural process that encourages your hair to regrow. Although it requires patience, LLLT helps promote the growth of fuller and healthier hair. 

    At Capillus, we understand that stimulating hair growth isn’t the end of the hardship. Our laser caps go beyond the restoration process. Hence, LLLT also helps improve blood flow and oxygenation to the scalp, further supporting hair follicle health. 

    The science behind LLLT is well-supported by studies and clinical trials, making it a safe and effective hair growth treatment.

  • Hair exposed to red low-level laser light
  • So How Does Low-level Laser Therapy for Hair Growth Work?

Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) works for hair growth by using low-intensity light energy to stimulate cellular activity in hair follicles. This process is also known as photobiomodulation.

The light waves penetrate the scalp and reach the base of the hair follicles, where they trigger metabolic changes that increase energy production, improve cellular function, and promote hair growth.

LLLT stimulates the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the fuel source for cells, which leads to increased cellular activity and division. Additionally, LLLT improves blood flow and oxygenation to the scalp, which supports the growth and health of hair follicles. By using LLLT, hair follicles can become stronger and healthier, resulting in thicker and fuller hair.

In practice, the process is long but fruitful. It takes approximately three months when the stem cells are ready to regrow hair follicles. In the next three to six months, you will start noticing new hair follicles growing on your head, but this is not the time to stop using the Capillus laser cap. 

As you continue exposing your scalp to red laser light, by the end of the year, the difference in the amount of hair you have will be substantial. 

Remember that the results can vary, depending on your scalp and hair condition. 

The hair regrowth process takes time, but the Capillus laser cap light addresses the root of the problem, which is that your scalp needs a nudge to regenerate your hair.

Benefits of Low-Level Laser Therapy For Hair Growth Include

Increases hair density

The therapy promotes hair growth in areas of thinning or balding and helps slow down hair loss.

Stimulates hair follicles

Low-level laser treatment for hair growth charges the light beneath your scalp, stimulating hair follicles to grow fuller, thicker, and longer hair.

Regenerates your hair safely and naturally

LLLT is an innovative approach that is a chemical-free and pain-free way to stop hair loss and naturally regrow new, thicker hair without known adverse effects.

Reduces hair loss

Laser therapy increases cellular activity in hair follicles, leading to stronger and more resilient hair.

Provides no known side effects

Light energy targets stem cells in your scalp, making it a safe and effective treatment for hair growth.

Saves costs on ongoing treatments

Without breaking the bank, LLLT is available to you anytime and anywhere within the comfort of your home or on the go. It is a one-time payment for a Capillus laser cap that is portable and easy to use.

Can be used with other hair loss treatments

LLLT caps can be safely used with other treatments aimed to reduce hair loss and stimulate hair growth. You can continue using a Capillus cap when applying topical hair products or taking oral medications, and even after hair transplant surgeries. Our innovative laser cap can complement other methods to help you combat hair loss.

  • The Science of
    Red Laser Therapy for Hair Growth

    Capillus has revolutionized the FDA-cleared low-level laser therapy market with its range of hair growth caps that can be conveniently used at home by anyone.

    These caps are specifically designed and engineered to counteract androgenic alopecia or hair loss in both men and women. Our Capillus caps are assembled in our US-based and ISO13485-certified facility, where we quip our comfortable caps with high-quality medical-grade lasers.

    Capillus offers a variety of cap options that range from full scalp coverage to specific area treatments with its Focals line, all of which incorporate medical-grade laser diodes.

    With just 6 minutes of daily use, Capillus caps can help regrow your hair and restore your confidence.

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We’re Serious About Facts.

Are there clinical trials that support the efficacy of Capillus?

Yes. Capillus Laser devices only use clinically proven technology. In fact, the premiere laser therapy cap model from Capillus - the CapillusPro model - has been proven effective through an independently reviewed clinical trial for which results have been published in an esteemed medical journal, Dermatologic Surgery. Dermatologic Surgery is a monthly peer-reviewed journal published by American Society for Dermatologic Surgery that deals with the subject matter of dermatology.

The CapillusPro device has been clinically proven in a double-blind clinical study registered on ClinicalTrials.gov and managed by a neutral third party.* Clinical trial data indicated that low-level laser treatment of the scalp for 17 weeks with the CapillusPro device significantly improved hair counts by 51% in study participants who used the active (non-placebo) device. Subjects were able to use the device on a self-treatment, home-use basis. No side-effects of any kind were reported from clinical trial participants. The CapillusPro was proven to be a safe and effective treatment for androgenic alopecia within the appropriate stages of hair loss and skin tones as per FDA clearance.

Please note that the results mentioned above are specifically for the CapillusPro model. There have been no clinical trials to date on the other Capillus models to be able to assert an exact percent of average increase of hair.

*See details of clinical trials at ClinicalTrials.gov

There have also been many other clinical trials that support the efficacy of low-level laser technology for treatment of androgenetic alopecia.

Is Capillus good for use after hair transplant procedures?

Yes, Capillus uses safe, low-level lasers to stimulate, energize, and renew cells within the hair follicle for thicker, healthier hair. It also helps those who’ve undergone a hair transplant procedure to protect the new hair growth. Follow your transplant physician's directions for follicle support after transplant.

Are Capillus products safe for women?

Yes. Unlike some prescription medications for hair loss, Capillus low-level laser therapy (LLLT) products are safe for use by women.

In fact, the convenience and effectiveness of personal LLLT products makes the Capillus products the first choice among many hair restoration surgeons who treat women suffering with thinning, shedding, or balding.

Why should I choose Capillus over other brands of laser therapy caps?

Capillus revolutionized the hair restoration industry with the Capillus laser cap a decade ago by making professional-strength laser therapy available to hair loss patients at home. Capillus was the first laser therapy cap to be cleared by the US FDA for treatment of androgenetic alopecia. Since then, many have tried to imitate. Don't settle when it comes to your hair health.

At Capillus, we prioritize excellence above all else. Capillus caps are designed, engineered and assembled in our US-based, ISO13485-certified facility. We only use the highest quality, medical-grade lasers. Our premium laser caps are backed by our elite Physician Network, FDA clearances, our Satisfaction Guarantee, Manufacturer Warranty, and in-house, expert support. We offer choices in models making our caps affordable. We accept most credit cards and offer several payment options, including various financing options making it more affordable.

What is the difference between lasers and LEDs for hair regrowth?

Capillus laser therapy devices use only medical grade laser diodes as a light source. What does this mean? You get the right amount of light energy exactly where you need it. Capillus uses lasers because the output penetrates deeper, better and is clinically proven to be therapeutic for their specific purpose.

Laser light does not spread as much as LEDs over the same distance, which allows lasers to penetrate tissue to a deeper level with higher concentration. For photobiomodulation therapy, the farther the light is from the target, the less intense and less effective the treatment will be.

For light therapy to be effective, it needs to reach the cells that respond well to photobiomodulation therapy.

LASER stands for Light Amplification by Stimulation of Emitted Radiation. This simply means that a source of light is amplified within a gain medium and emitted in a specific way. LASER produces a very intense beam of light which has the following properties:

  • Monochromatic (meaning it consists of one wavelength)
  • Coherent (meaning all parts are in phase)
  • Collimated (meaning all parts travel in one and same direction)

LED stands for Light-emitting Diode. And it’s pretty much just that. A diode that emits light when electricity passes through it. Often in pretty colors.

LED light can produce collimated light (with a focusing lens) but not coherent light thus they do not concentrate all their power in a coherent beam. Laser diodes by definition produce effective collimated and coherent light output.