You can purchase the wireless Theradome PRO LH80 laser hair growth helmet from Amazon after reading the reviews. Also available is the cheaper Theradome EVO LH40.
Both devices can be discounted when on sale. Make sure to also search for coupons expiring in 2020 and beyond. You can also find used helmets on ebay.
Theradome Laser Helmet
Among the various laser hair growth devices and systems, the Theradome helmet stands out for its unique appearance. Other well known laser helmets include the iRestore and iGrow. On this blog, I interviewed Theradome inventor Dr. Tamim Hamid in 2015.
Since the HairMax Lasercomb first became popular a decade ago, a number of new laser products and contraptions have entered the market. The Theradome (released in 2013) was the first one that received as much publicity. As of 2020, they now have two models that are discussed further below. More product details and historical information can be seen on the FAQ page on the company website.
Low-Level Laser Hair Growth Popularity
What really strikes me about low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is that so many people are willing to splurge for these devices. The proven benefits of LLLT when it comes to hair growth are limited. Even today, there are disputes about the appropriate wavelength of low-level laser devices.
Theradome raised close to half a million dollars via crowdfunding on Indiegogo in 2013. Quite surprising, considering that it was a new device with few ratings and reviews at the time. On the campaign home page, you can see a tab for number of founders, 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. The campaign’s initial funding goal was $50,000, which I thought as somewhat optimistic. Perhaps my opinion is clouded by seeing the weak results of numerous other kickstarter crowdfunding campaigns.
Theradome EVO LH40 vs. PRO LH80
As of 2020, there are two models of the Theradome available for purchase:
- Theradome PRO LH80 with 80 diodes. Priced at around $900. Use for 20 minutes per day, twice a week.
- Theradome EVO LH40 with 40 diodes. Price usually around $600. Use for 20 minutes per day, four times a week.
Reviews and Ratings
The Theradome PRO LH80 currently has 90 reviews on Amazon averaging 3.5 out of 5 stars. The Theradome EVO LH40 has 369 reviews on Costco’s website, averaging 4.1 out of 5 stars. Clinical trials for the PRO LH80 were completed in December 2016. On Ekomi, the average rating is 4.3/5, and I assume included both product models.
Theradome FDA Clearance
The Theradome laser is advertised as being the “First and Only FDA OTC Cleared Clinical Strength Laser Hair Therapy for Home Use”. It has been given FDA 510(k) clearance and is not likely to result in any serious side effects with correct use. The device comes with a 1-year warranty, and you can order replacement parts and batteries from the manufacturer.