Thank you for doing this review. I, too, have been using the theradome. Just finished treatment number 9. I am optimistic that this will help with my shedding / thinning. I am a 44 year old female that started losing a lot of hair suddenly about a year ago (not good when you already have baby fine, thin hair)....think it was either due to medication or stress...or possibly heredity. My mom has thin hair and my dad is bald. My shedding has yet to slow down. I will check in periodically to see your progress. Good luck.
Thanks Bav. It sounds as though Heredity would play a role in your hair loss. Both of my parents have full heads of hair, so not sure the exact source of my MPB genes. Are you doing 2 treatments per week? If so you should expect to see some slowing of shedding after approx 2 months of treatments (per the Theradome website). Be sure to take pictures to monitor your progress. Best of luck.
I'm so excited that you started this blog. I'm waiting for my Theradome to arrive on Thursday. I'm a 48 yr old female with diffuse loss all over especially at the nape and behind my ears although my top has always stayed the thickest. Wierd. I'm on natural thyroid replacement but haven't stopped shedding. Many people on hairloss forums do not believe in laser therapy but I attribute the retention of my hair initially to the treatments I received at a local clinic. I had a years worth of treatments using the Revage 673. Although my hair continued to shed during the treatment, I kept alot of hair. It wasn't until I couldn't afford to continue the treatments that my hairloss escalated. I actually feel that your hair is thicker but in reality it's still too early to really see a difference. I will definitely keep track of my progress and report my results.
Thanks Karen. It is interesting that you have experience with a clinical laser. The clinic websites never show those who didn't have success. The forums are typically filled with users who for whatever reason are negative towards lasers. I *hope* this website is able to change those perceptions :) Best of luck !
I would agree your hair looks fuller. But not by a significant amount(or at least compared to the expected end result). I think reduced hair loss is a great sign of good things to come. Thanks for taking time to do this blog. I purchased a theradome recently, and will start the treatments towards the end of this month. I plan to keep a blog like yours.
I have considerably more hair compared to most with MPB, but diffuse thinning on my crown and vertex is spreading. So I hope most will not be discouraged from any results I may experience.
Hi. I'm so glad I found this blog. It's good to share and compare. I'm 65 and just finished #23. Started off 2x a week but recently bumped it up to 3x.
What I've experienced thus far:
-- Cleaner, more manageable hair - cleaner I'm not so sure. Manageable, yes I think so. It looks less scrappy. I have more volume.
-- Less hair in the shower and on pillows - still losing quite a bit of hair. Haven't noticed less in my shower yet.
-- Larger hair shafts appear -- I'm assuming that's why my hair is feeling and looking a bit thicker.
-- Improved luster and fuller body -- I'm 100% gray but color my hair dark brown. I don't see improved luster, but I'm looking at a head of dye so didn't expect luster. Fuller body -- yes. Definitely.
-- Decreased oiliness - No, I have noticed increased oiliness, but let me explain as it's actually a good thing. Until menopause, I had extremely oily hair and washed it daily.. About 15 years into menopause, all the oil seemed to dry up overnight and my skin and hair is now extremely dry. Dry to the point where I have to slather vaseline on my skin over night moisturizer so I look and feel human. I'd been reduced to washing my hair every 5 days or so or it got way too dry looking. Now I find I need to wash it every 3 days. It's a good thing. I want my scalp producing more oil so yay!
Those are my comments on the things Theradome tells us we should experience by #18.
My hair style holds better, which is a nice plus -- maybe from increased body.
My thinning is at the temples and the 1" margin along my hairline. I've noticed very fine baby hairs coming in where my temples were bare. Not a lot but definitely something. I've also noticed a bit coming in at my hairline, along with about 4 strays that came in about 1/4" below my hairline, on my forehead. Ok, I don't need forehead hair but that was a sign to me that maybe it's waking things up up there.
The hair at my temples and hairline no longer seems to grow more than 2" to 2 1'2". Then it falls out and starts the process again. I'm hoping Theradome can shake up those hair and encourage them to keep growing, which will also make my hair appear thicker.
We all have to be patient and give our helmets a chance. So far I'm pretty pleased with a feeling of thicker hair. Others may or may not notice it, but I do.
Keeping my fingers crossed for more progress.
Thanks the post Alice , I enjoyed reading about your experience with hair loss & growth. Funny thing is I have also noticed random forehead hairs. I guess they didn't specify where we would find these new , thicker hairs...haha! I know it is difficult to go through the hair checklist and say if those changes have happened. It would be easy to fall victim to the placebo effect if over analyzing items like luster , body and more manageable. Keep us updated on your progress!
This is fun. We're all going through this lab experiment together. I was hoping Theradome would have an area where we users could share, but if we have nothing nice to say, that would chase new customers away.
I wonder when they'll have their app ready. It was supposed to be out in January.
Hi Alice. Was reviewing your comments. It's a little disconcerting to read that you have 23 treatments under your belt and you are still not seeing a decrease in shedding. I know everyone is different, but I bought the theradome mainly with the hope that it will stop my diffuse, overall shedding. I only have 11 treatments under my belt and obviously have not seen any change yet....I, too, am still shedding quite a bit. I hate to use the word desperate, but I'm just about there...I pray that the shedding will stop soon for me.
Thank you and I hope you will continue to post and let us know your progress.
Hi Bav. I still have hope that my hair loss will taper off. Everyone's situation is different so your experience might be different as well. I do have new, fine hair at my temples so I have hope.
One thing I didn't realize is we're supposed to use our helmets with damp hair. How did I miss that? I was perusing the faqs online and there it was. Did it get added in after I got mine? I have no clue but surprise!! Perhaps the moisture intensifies the process or it just makes the led light get to the scalp easier.
From what I read the app might only be a timer / treatment tracker.
Most of those items are fairly subjective and probably not capable of proving without a lab analysis of the hair.