The Theradome Laser Helmet

I decided to write my last post on LLLT after reading about a new laser device called the Theradome.  Since the HairMax Lasercomb first became popular a decade ago, a number of new laser products and contraptions have entered the market.  However, it seems like the Theradome (released in 2013) is the first one that is getting as much publicity as the Lasercomb.

What really struck me about this whole LLLT business is that so many people are willing to splurge for these devices.  Despite being a new device, and despite the limited proven benefits of LLLT, Theradome raised close to half a million dollars (!) via its crowd funding campaign on indiegogo in 2013.  The campaign’s initial funding goal was $50,000, which I thought as somewhat optimistic (although my opinion is perhaps clouded by seeing the weak results of numerous kickstarter crowdfunding campaigns).

On the campaign home page I linked above, you can see a tab for number of funders, and the total is 1,266.  The vast majority of those names are “anonymous” with no country of origin displayed.  All the people who bid $395 in the campaign were given a Theradome unit in return, and the current cost of the Theradome is $795 on the company’s website.

The most reviewed version of the HairMax Lasercomb is selling for a substantially less $320 on Amazon at the moment.  The Lasercomb has been given FDA clearance for marketing to both males and females.

The Theradome is advertised as being the “First and Only FDA OTC Cleared Clinical Strength Laser Hair Therapy for Home Use”.

4 thoughts on “The Theradome Laser Helmet”

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  2. THERADOME MISLEADS THE FDA AND GENERAL PUBLIC

    The Theradome 510K summary submitted to the FDA, predicates the safety and equivalency of the device off another device, the MEP90. In Section 5 of the 510(k) document Theradome submitted, regarding safety and effectiveness information which led to FDA clearance, is this statement: “The Theradome Laser Helmet LH80 PRO ……….utilizes laser diodes in the helmet to deliver laser stimulation to the ENTIRE SCALP…”).

    This statement is allegedly false, misleading and spurious in that the Theradome helmet does NOT “DELIVER LASER STIMULATION TO THE ENTIRE SCALP”. To show this, I suggest that anyone with a Theradome device turn it over and lay a tissue or paper over the laser to see the beam profile. This is the laser beam profile which would be on your scalp. You will clearly see 80 laser SPOTS and then lots of area outside the beam coverage that are NOT receiving any laser energy. In my view there are more areas not receiving any laser energy than areas that are. You will also note that in the most common areas of hair loss that people want to treat, the temporal area (sides of the head) and the vertex (‘bald spot’ on the top of the head in back) has very little laser light coverage and therefore leaves much of the scalp untreated.
    Additionally, Theradome calculated the power output of their device, by measuring the energy coming from the laser that lands in a 1 square centimeter. Each laser only covers 1-2 square cm and only these specific sized areas are receiving the full amount of laser energy (HOT SPOTS). Those areas outside of the laser beam coverage are not receiving any laser energy (BLANK SPOTS). Therefore, the Theradome does not “deliver laser stimulation to the entire scalp” as Theradome claims in their 510(k) submission.

    Based on this information, I believe that Theradome is allegedly attempting to mislead the FDA and general public, by filing their FDA 510K submission to the FDA with false and misleading information. This to me is a very serious situation, as all FDA submissions need to contain truthful and accurate statements signed by a company officer.

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