I have commented a couple times in the past and have been following your progress.
I would like to add to this site what I have been doing the last 5 weeks with very good results
Theradome used 2 times a week no more no less.( first I used every other day and was frustrated by excessive shedding and no progress)my comments in the past have been directed toward limiting use
2. I have been taking 10000 mcg of biotin ,Hair Maxx supplement and 250 mg of Magnesium daily
3.I use nioxin shampoo with a dandruff shampoo with salilic acid sprinkled in periodically
I have seen a very positive results
Crown area is thickening and seems to be filling in
My hair line is absolutely moving forward and my widows peak is widening I am only on treatment 33( that was completed Saturday) I am about to turn 45 and have been thinning and receding since my mid to late 30s .I have tried supplements in the past with little results but this combination seems to really work for me
I have never commented on a blog before this and am only doing so to hopefully help some one dealing with hair loss like I have
I think if one finds the right combination of usage and maybe nutrition that this helmet could still work for you or your followers My wife has inspected my hair line and my hairs over all health and thickness and she is as convinced and as excited as I am that this treatment at this point really seems to be working I just hope it continues Good luck
it's good to hear that someone is actually seeing improvement. Please share b/a photos with us.
Well, I don't know. Using the helmet since mid-December. Started using 2x a week, then switched to 3x. Shampoo with Nixoral and T-Sal at Theradome's recommendation.
Sometimes I feel like there's more hair and lots of new growth but then a couple of months go by and there's no progress. There's definitely new fuzz, hairs at most 1/2" long at my temples now but they don't seem to turn into anything.
I keep watching the hair at my bangs along the hairline, which stopped growing more than 2" to 2 1/2" several years ago. The helmet is supposed to help with that, but in 6 months that hair has not grown any longer. It's supposed to return to the original growth cycle. Well, 2" long hair vs. hair that used to be to my waist -- absolutely nothing has changed. In fact, I noticed in the past month that this short growth is now happening on the right side of my bangs as well.
I was feeling positive around month 4 and 5, but now I really can't say that anything has changed, other than those fuzzes at my temples. Not what I was hoping for and not what I paid $375 for.
I'll give it a year. In that time, if my bangs aren't growing any longer before falling out, I'll know this was all a scam. I hope not, but we'll see. If not, I'm sure we will all be posting far and wide that Theradome is a scam. If we do see real changes, we'll be praising it to the high heavens. Six months to go.
I know this is going off topic a bit, but have you heard any news/reports of the Igrow helmet? I know it uses LEDs and less lasers, but its the only other helmet i know similar to theradome and i dont see many (if any) blogs about it online. Thanks!
LLLT works without a doubt. You have to be patient. 4 months is only enough time to see a hair quality improvement which is why Theradome has a 120 day policy. You are pretty much guaranteed to see at least a reduction of hair fall and more manageable hair by then. Temples and front hairline that have vellus hair can take at least a year. I tried igrow with minimal results due to the LEDs. You need lasers. I've been using a 300 diode helmet and my hair is improved over the 12 months of use. Only now at 16 months am I seeing my temple vellus hairs starting to get longer. I do Tom Hagerty scalp exercises as well which I believe compliment the lasers. I recently purchased a Theradome because I like the portability of it as well as the wavelength and efficiency of the lasers. I believe Dr. Tamim Hamid knows his stuff regarding lasers and I look forward to great results. Patience is key as I used to think my hair would come back in a year only of laser therapy, but since I've been losing it since I was 21 and I am now 31, I realize it is going to take time. Most companies show "wow" results after a few months. The majority of people will take longer in my opinion. Keep it up! It is a slow healing process.
I’ve just started my 7th month this week. I’m still experiencing quite a bit of hair loss which I see on the floor of my shower. I started losing hair at 38 and I’m 65 now. We shall see. I do have new “fuzzes” in the temple area – they seem to have come along about 2 months ago, but don’t seem to be doing anything else. Not growing in length. Maybe they will eventually be stimulated to blossom into regular hair.
I don’t know how long it should take to wake up the follicles. Theradome seems to have changed their FAQs in the last couple of months as to the time frames, pretty much doubling everything, but didn’t see fit to email this updated info to their customers. I just heard about it in this group. Would as many people have purchased Theradomes with these new extended time frames? Probably, but we would have had lowered expectations. The original FAQs led us to believe we’d be sprouting hair in no time.
I see that “thicker and longer hair” is now after 26-50 weeks. I’d be happy if the hair at my hairline would once again grow past 2” before falling out. I'm in wait and see mode.
Luckily using the Theradome doesn’t take much effort on our part. We just need to plop it on our head and go about our business. Patience.
I'm pretty sure they "doubled the time frames" because the website originally used the wording in terms of treatment amounts. In other words 52 treatments is really 26 weeks. A lot people started using it everyday so number of treatments and time frame vary. They told me on the phone before I ordered it to start out 2 times a week and slowly build up to every other day then every day like Dr. Tamim Hamid. Laser therapy takes time, period. There are some people online that used 300 diode helmets like me that didn't get all their hair back until like 3 years. The first 6 months is a shed and recovery time in my opinion. After four months my healthy hair color started coming back. Hopefully Theradome has really optimized the laser technology to stream line it a bit which is why the CEO had such "wow" results in like a year. There are weeks where I feel my hair is thicker and I have gotten some comments and then thinner and then more thicker again. Tom Hagerty scalp exercises help as well. They take discipline but I believe he is on to something with his theory. His website explains how to do them. I am looking forward to more results from Theradome. I truly believe the fact that I have thousands of tiny hair along my hairline and temples (18 year old hairline) is due to the laser therapy and scalp exercises. I see them sprout and then shed a few at a time. They have been dormant the longest so it will take the longest for those hairs to recover. It's nice to see hair coming back after all these years. Good luck to you!
Originally they said to only use it 2x a week. When I contacted them about 3 months into my usage, I was told to up it to up it to 3x a week or more. If I recall correctly she said there should be at least 18 to 24 hours between treatments. I upped my usage to every other day.
If they advised me to use it more, and advised you to move it up slowly to daily, why don’t the FAQs say that? What’s with this side info that some of us get? Everyone should be given the same advice.
The original FAQs do set us up for disappoointment. They said during something like the first 18 treatments, hair loss should slow down but of course it doesn’t. At probably around 60 treatments, I’m still losing quite a bit of hair. If I’d gone by the FAQs, I might have been tempted to return the helmet and I bet some people have given up.
I do think my hair shafts have thickened up a bit and that’s a major plus. As I mentioned before, if the helmet can wake up my hair follicles around my hairline so the growth phase lasts longer than about 5 months so my bangs don’t stop in the middle of my forehead, I’d be pretty darn happy. That in itself would make the front of my hair thicker. The new hairs I’m getting at the temples are like icing on the cake.
How long did it take you to get 1000s of new hairs?
In any case, since this is a pain-free process that requires no exertion of effort, I’ll stick with the helmet. I do like the added plus that some of the oil has returned to my hair, which also makes it healthier. If it eventually accomplishes everything they say it will, that would be amazing, wouldn’t it.
It took about 6 months until I started seeing the "outline" of my juvenile hairline which is still mostly vellus hair. As each week passes however, some are beginning to get longer and turn from white/transparent to golden. I can see them more and more in different lighting versus only one angle and lighting if that makes sense. I think the scalp exercises definitely help with the loosening of the scalp.
What another poster said is true about overstimulation. Too much can cause bio-inhibition but that is more due to using lasers more than the 20 minutes per session as recommended. The Theradome shuts off at that point anyway. I think a safe bet is every other day at most. Your scalp does need to rest and 24 hours is key I believe.
I don't think Dr. Hamid would put his reputation on the line and state that the Theradome brought him to where his hair is now if it wasn't true.
I know there are a lot of hair growth scams out there as I have wasted many years trying to reverse my hair loss. I know lasers work and seeing positive changes in my hair from the lasers and exercises makes me know that I am going in the right direction. I just have to be patient. 10 years worth of hair loss won't reverse completely in less than a year.
more people are losing faith in this device and I wonder why Tamim couldn't just shave his head and show a picture of his current hair state. This can't be that difficult.
I think we do have to take Tamim's claims with a grain of salt. So many endorsements for products just aren't true. For instance, Cindy Crawford and her make up line, saying that's what kept her so youthful looking, and then a few years ago she admitted that she's had some nips and tucks here and there. Product claims are always exaggerated. How do we know that Tamim hasn't done other things as well as using the helmet?
some of you guys are using the helmet more often in an attempt to speed or increase results but please be aware that studies show that overexposure not only offers no benefits but cause harm and actually prevent growth,...this is not my opinion but one that has been shown in studies.for this reason i cant for the life of me understand why theramdome would make the claim that using it more often or for longer times would result in faster results...this isnt my opinion but one that clinical studies on llt therapy have proven...more studies are needed to confirm exactly what constitutes "overexposure"
I think some of us who are using the helmet more often are doing so at the advice of Theradome staff. Below is an email I got from Jenae at Theradome in response to my question about how much of the scalp the lights actually hit --
Thank you for emailing us and I’m sorry for the delay in response, things have been very busy this holiday for us.
To answer your questions:
When one wears the LH80 PRO, all areas of the scalp benefits, especially if one wears it more than 2x a week. In our clinical trials, we measure the temples, front, vertex and crown areas of subjects and ALL areas increase in hair count and density. So even though it might not reach directly on the areas you are have problems with such as the temples, the hair follicles in those areas will eventually benefit from the laser light over time. Therefore we suggest using the LH80 PRO at least every other day until you start seeing results. Leave anywhere from 12-24 hour between your treatments.
Please let me know if you have any more questions and I will be happy to help.
How often are you using it James?
So you use it every other day Greg?
That's what Jenae told me too. However I found this link online on another Theradome review site. Dr. Hamid provided this link in a response to the poster's question. I used to think that you took the energy per laser, multiplied by the number of lasers and then divided it over the area of the scalp. Hence I thought more lasers were better.
It turns out that the laser stimulates a surrounding area of the scalp below the surface as the photons scatter. It's actually a more complex calculation. So apparently even though there are spots that the lasers are not hitting, underneath the surface of the skin those follicles are being stimulated. From the images in the link, it looks like the actual stimulated area is double what the the beam size is. Hence 582 cm^2 of scalp coverage is possible with the 80 lasers.
I would probably start off 2 times a week and then every other day at the most.
I emailed to return my Theradome. I saw improvement in the texture of my hair but not growth over 4 months 2x a week. They extended my return policy to November.
Tseliot, so how many months did they extend your money back guarantee total?
6 months on top of the existing 120 days
Wow that's good! Did u have to fight for that or did they just offer it to you when wanting to return the device?
All I did was email about my refund. I received an email back asking why. I explained that the return period was shorter than the period to see expected results. They sent back a formal email cc'ing Tamid saying that my return policy was extended 6 months. They said they were sure I'd see results.
Did you contact them before your 4 month return window had expired? Or after?
i contacted 15 days prior to my original refund expiration date.
Thank you for sharing!
That's great (extension of return policy). I hope they extend the same courtesy to others.