You're hair looks golden lush
Just two cents in feedback...
1) Although I know you have naturally red hair and fair skin......it would "appear" that your scalp color is more red in these latest photos.....thus not sure if your in the sun or just different lighting.
2) Non the less....a healthy scalp should be white and not red....thus as indicated by CD before...it would appear that your scalp is definitely more inflamed than in the past......thus based on my own experience.....nothing will help you grow healthy strong hair under these conditions.
3) Not sure if this is due to inflammation or perhaps irritation from some of the harsh chemicals in your topicals......Specifically.....I have tried Folligen, T-Gel, Nizoral, Revita....etc in the past and they definitely were way too Harsh for my weak and miniaturized hairs.....thus they all definitely degraded the quality of my hair....specifically making them weak and wispy.
As mentioned in my thread......as much as i respect Tamins unique knowledge about lasers.....I also mentioned before and was quite direct to him personally that he did not know enough about hairloss in general.......thus why I told him it was irresponsible to assume a one size fits all...
3) Specifically....timelines, frequency and nizoral application.
Hence....as discussed on my thread in the beginning.....he needed to work on producing similar products with less harsh delivery....hence see his latest product release
4) The big gun topical is still in the works to deal with fibrosis, as I tested it back in May and told him it was too damaging to my hair and that he needed to go back to the drawing board....hence the delay in his 4th topical.
I appreciate your feedback, Stevo. The red tint is the color of my skin. Especially under those lights. While looking in the mirror my face / forehead is about the same color as my scalp. The camera also plays a major role in the tint of these photos (I'm usually using an iPhone). I believe my scalp is normal.
I'm okay with the discussion regarding my scalp color, but in this situation it often seems designed as a method of explaining why the Theradome helmet isn't producing remarkable results. Those who believe in the Theradome will find it easier to fault my scalp / routine / etc rather than accepting their LLLT device might not work as advertised.
Actually....as stated...not sure if its an inflammation issue per se...ie fugue/bacteria.....but more the point.....the harsh delivery modes of your your topicals.....thus you cannot just ignore that possibility.....at least in your case.
I would agree with what you wrote regarding your scalp condition. I see a similar red tint with my iPhone photos depending on the lighting. It doesn't mean anything. I also don't see any tell tale signs of inflammation on your scalp. It looks perfectly healthy.
As far as the Theradome not working… you would know best since you are able to see your hair and touch it. We can only tell so much from these pictures. There is certainly no/minimal improvement from your earlier photos (assuming we are defining "working" as growing more hair). I know you mentioned you felt you had regressed a bit in the front. Do you still feel that way?
Expectations are part of what I believe the issue to be though and I want to be clear about this. I know the blame is largely on Theradome for setting bad expectations, but that doesn't change the fact that expectations are misplaced by the consumer.
The reality is most treatments will not grow back much hair. When you see hair counts from clinical data (minox, fin, etc.) you are seeing peak hair counts under a microscope. One, they are not sustainable numbers (they are peak counts which level off over time). Two, they usually include vellus hairs (which provide minimal cosmetic improvement). Hair loss treatments are not about regrowing hair. They are about keeping the hair you have. People need to realize this. You have advanced hair loss. Nothing short of a hair transplant is going to get you back to a NW2. You could spend the next 5 years of your life making a finasteride blog, minox blog, dutasteride blog, neogenic blog, RU blog and if you criteria for success is getting back to a NW2, all these products will get a failing grade from you. Book it. Let me save you the time now so you don't have to wait 5 years to figure this out.
The question you actually need to ask yourself is would you be worse off today without the Theradome? The only way to find out is to stop using it and see what happens to your hair. If it was helping, you will lose a lot of hair pretty quickly. This is true of every single treatment that works - if you stop using it, all the benefits will quickly go away and you will end up where you would be had you never used the product to begin with.
There is a ton of clinical data showing LLLT works. There is no reason to think Theradome's offering is completely ineffective. Maybe there are more effective LLLT devices and maybe there aren't. But it is very unlikely that it's completely useless. So odds are it is doing something for you even if you don't believe it is. But at one year if you are unhappy with the results, drop it and see what happens. Post pictures 6 months after you drop the Theradome. If your hair remains unchanged, that will be proof it was truly doing nothing for you at all.
Hey all. Seems like ur widow peek has widend a bit. But if you can't say that it is so, then it most be just me. :)
Thanks Jiggy. I spread the hair out in the front to show more of the scalp. I could still push it all together like it was in some of the earlier photos.
i've been using theradome since march; i felt i was improving up until a month ago..not so much new hair growth but less scalp visible..this last month i went from being able to cover my hair loss to have a very visible receding; i'm not sure if its because i added t sal to my regimen which supposedly peals away dead skin, sebum etc, so lllt can work better thus resulting in a temporary shed (i hope) or if its just the theradome not doing anything for me to prevent further loss. i'm just really frustrated at this point too, especially since i spent 800 bucks on this and have been using it twice a week and im still losing ground...it may be i have to increase the frequency, i dont know..it seems to be working for some ie tamim hamid himself, the other theradomehair.weebly.blog of the few document cases that come to mind
I've had success with lllt at a clinic. Their lasers were the same wave lengths, but the treatments were 2 45 mins sessions or 3 30 min sessions. I'm curious to why thermadome is only 2 20 min sessions a week. And what's the most lllt time that you've done in a week ?