Laser Therapy: FDA Cleared Hair Loss Treatment for Men and Women

Hair loss affects millions of men and women worldwide, delivering a devastating blow to personal, social, and professional life. It begins without warning, slowly shutting down thousands of hair follicles across the scalp. For men, hair loss attacks the frontal hairline first, then progresses across the top of the head and into the crown. Women have a more diffuse pattern of hair loss, with widespread thinning and shedding typically affecting the entire scalp at once.

For both men and women, the signs of thinning, shedding, and balding aren’t usually noticed until after hair follicles begin to shut down. Hair loss experts call these phenomena follicle miniaturization or senescence—both conditions indicating that hair follicles have stopped supporting a natural hair growth cycle. In the fight to keep your thinning hair, how do you know which treatments for hair loss will work?

Focusing on the Follicle with Laser Therapy

Hair restoration with laser therapy is is one of the newest non-surgical approaches to hair loss treatment. An established science, low-level laser therapy (LLLT) has been used for a wide variety of medical treatments since the 1960s. From reducing inflammation to alleviating chronic pain, LLLT has a long history of producing exceptional results in many different medical contexts. Recently, LLLT has gained acceptance in treating hair loss—a new application that is supported by clinical trials and enthusiastically endorsed by the world’s foremost hair loss surgeons and dermatologists.

How Does Laser Therapy for Hair Loss Work?

Hair growth treatments with laser therapy are quickly becoming the most highly recommended method of non-surgical hair restoration among physicians and hair loss experts worldwide. Few treatments offer patients a higher level of comfort, convenience, and discretion. Laser therapy is the only non-surgical hair loss treatment clinically proven to stop the progression of hair loss without the use of messy topical foams or prescription medications.

Hair loss occurs when stress, genetics, or hormones keep hair follicles from supporting a healthy hair growth cycle. No matter what the cause, hair loss is a lifelong progressive disease that will continue until the hair follicles are treated directly.

Hair regrowth can be achieved by reawakening the hair follicles. Low-level laser therapy for hair loss is designed to accomplish this, nourishing the scalp with a safe and non-destructive level of laser light known to induce phototherapy.

Phototherapy may stop the progression of hair loss in men and women by increasing the delivery of blood, oxygen, and other all-natural growth factors directly to the hair follicle. This phenomenon is thought to increase cellular metabolism as well, pushing the follicles into a steady growth cycle for naturally thicker and fuller-looking hair.

Laser hair therapy with Capillus® The Capillus family of laser therapy caps have been cleared by US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) by 510(k) pre-market notification submission for the treatment of androgenic alopecia (AGA) and promotion of hair growth in males who have Norwood Hamilton classifications of IIa-V patterns of hair loss; and treatment of androgenic alopecia and promotion of hair growth in females who have Ludwig (Savin) Scale Classifications 1-II or frontal patterns of hair loss; and both genders having Fitzpatrick Skin Types I to IV.

Capillus®: Safe and Effective Hair Loss Treatment

The world’s leading hair loss surgeons in Capillus's elite network of physicians rank laser hair restoration with Capillus® among the best non-surgical hair growth treatments for men and women. This FDA-cleared laser cap fits discretely beneath your favorite hat, delivering powerful laser therapy to your entire scalp. In as little as 6 minutes every day, Capillus® may significantly increase the flow of blood, oxygen, and natural growth factors directly to the hair follicle.

Safe. Capillus laser caps have been cleared by US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and use clinically proven technology. No known adverse side effects have been reported from using photobiomodulation for hair regrowth.

Effective. Thousands of men and women are experiencing thicker and fuller-looking hair from Capillus® laser therapy, without ever leaving home. Capillus fits beneath your favorite hat, offering an ergonomic fit that is easy to enjoy at home, in the car, or on-the-go.

Before and After Hair Loss Treatment with Capillus®

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Laser Hair Therapy Reviews

Around the world, laser hair treatment is being met with positive reviews by elite hair restoration surgeons and hair loss experts in our network.

“Laser therapy is a wonderful product for both men and women alike. I do find that some women are not good candidates for a transplantation because the donor density is insufficient. [Laser therapy] is a wonderful option, for women especially to use, because it can stabilize further progression of the thinning hair. Thinning hair is women is devastating. Anything we can do that is medically sound, scientifically proven to treat them is what I want to offer to them. Laser therapy is a wonderful option.”

Dr. Robert Leonard
New England

“It’s like sending your hair to the gym.”

Dr. Ken Anderson
Atlanta, Georgia

“Many patients use Capillus as a way to maintain their hair density without transplants or as a adjunct to the transplant procedure.”

Dr. Bernard Nusbaum

Laser Hair Restoration Reviews from Capillus Users

“I was very skeptical[…] and I was proven incorrect.”

Atlanta, Georgia

"Capillus makes it so easy, and it's only six minutes a day"

San Tan Valley, Arizona

“I might cry right now I’m so happy. I’m doing my first laser treatment [with Capillus®] to help restore my hair’s health! Can you even believe technology these days?!”

Heidi Powell
Celebrity Fitness Trainer & Television Star