Revian Red Light Therapy for Hair Growth

Note that the Revian Red system is currently on sale on Amazon after coupon discount application. Regular price is $995 on their website. Average reviews for the Revian Red cap so far are 4/5.

Update: January 4, 2022 — Latest clinic trial update for central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia.

Update: January 21, 2020 — Revian Red got very positive and compelling hair growth in final clinical trial results. They used the same primary and secondary endpoints as were used in past finasteride and minoxidil studies. Itching and burning of the scalp was also reduced with device use.

Update: January 8, 2020 — Revian’s new parent company Know Bio product release article. The LED laser light wavelengths are a combination of 620 nanometers and 660 nanometers. Also, Revian received a USPTO patent No. 10,525,275 on the use of proprietary color combinations of light to regenerate living tissue in the body.

Update: September 2019September 2019 press release.

Quote from Dr. Rodney Sinclair:

“It took almost 20 years to work out the ideal wavelengths of light, the best fluence or ‘power’, how long the treatments should last and how often the treatments need to be repeated.”

Revian Red Laser
Revian Red Light Therapy for Hair Growth.

It has been a long time since I wrote a post on low level laser therapy (LLLT) to treat hair loss. Although a very controversial subject, there are a number of studies that suggest LLLT can benefit hair growth. There are nowadays many low-level laser devices to treat hair loss.

Almost always, laser therapy will not bring back hair in totally bald areas of the scalp. However, LLLT can make existing hair thicker according to many findings. The latest study in support of low level laser therapy for hair growth was published in Lasers in Medical Science in August 2019.

Revian Red

In April 2019, a new laser system for hair growth called Revian Red entered the market. It is manufactured by PhotonMD (North Carolina). Revian Red is FDA cleared for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia in both men and women. Note the difference between FDA approved and FDA cleared.

Revian Red with Phone App
Revian Red with Smartphone Mobile App.

One of the more interesting aspects about Revian Red is that it is a wireless cap that comes with a phone app that you can use to take photos and track results. The app also reminds you of the 10 minutes per day treatment schedule.

Groundbreaking LED Technology

Also of interest, Revian Red is based on red light emitting diode (LED) technology, which is different from existing LLLT devices. See my past post on laser therapy for hair loss and wavelength. Red light wavelength ranges from 400 nm to 700 nm.

According to company CEO and device inventor Dr. Nathan Stasko, this LED technology is known as modulated light therapy (MLT). According to Dr. Stasko, Revian Red is the first FDA cleared all LED  hair growth product with supporting laboratory data. The latter shows that LED light penetrates the skin better than laser light at an identical fluence of 1J/cm2. Additionally the LEDs are lighter weight and deliver more light with less power, enabling the product to be cordless during its use. He further adds:

“Laser diodes used in LLLT and LEDs are different light sources. Lasers are coherent light, while LEDs are incoherent light with a wide viewing angle. The knock on LEDs was that they were not high power. That is true if you are referring to Christmas tree bulb semiconductor materials. But with the advancement of LEDs (that now even power car headlights), Revian Red devices are able to attain a high output in lumens/watts.”

Clinical Trials

Revian Red underwent clinical trials in Australia that were led my the famous dermatologist Rodney Sinclair. According to Revian’s own site, clinical trial results have been favorable and there are no significant side effects. However, the results are not as yet officially published, even though the trials were completed in May 2019.

Before Revian: Other Laser Devices

I have covered a number of other low level laser therapy devices on this blog in the past. These include combs, helmets and caps. You should check the reviews and ratings of all of the below before making a decision on which device to purchase.

The oldest of these FDA cleared lasers is the HairMax LaserComb, while the more recent of these is the Theradome Laser Helmet. Also cleared are the funky looking iGrow Laser Helmet; the iRestore Hair Growth System; and the Capillus Laser Therapy Cap.

29 thoughts on “Revian Red Light Therapy for Hair Growth”

  1. Don’t waste your money. I bought a laser cap like this 4 years ago. Spent a stupid amount of money on it and it was useless. The only good that can come out of my stupid mistake is saving some of you the cost.

    It’s good for keeping your scalp warm, or for some sort of in house laser display in the dark, but seriously for hair loss it’s a scam.

  2. I cannot believe we are in late 2019 and have to read articles about Light therapy, Minox or Hair transplants. Isnt the Name of the site Hairlosscure2020??? There are so many companies working on the latest shit in Hair Loss science … Admin you can do better! ;-) Pelage, Hope, GE HealthCare/Avalon, Stemson, Taisho, Energenesis, Stemore … and so on …

  3. I have the hairmax laser comb. I can’t remember the last time I used it; >5 years ago. I will say I think it made my hair darker and others commented on this without me saying anything. But, it was extremely tedious to use and made my arm tired. You had to move it like 1 inch every 4 seconds all over your scalp. It seems like the helmets take away the tedious side of things but I don’t think I’ll be spending >$500 on one.

  4. Quick update to a comment I made in the last post about Frequency Therapeutics for those who like their PCA platform which uses already-existing progenitor cells to activate dormant regenerative pathways. They have now filed for a $100 mil IPO…..this on top of the raising of $62 mil series c (7/23/2019); $80 mil up front plus $545 mil in milestone payments from Astellas (7/17/2019); and $42 mil series B (1/7/2019). While I was discouraged not to see an androgenic alopecia candidate in their recent website update given they had been actively researching a treatment option, I note that the new IPO states that funds will be used “to advance the development of other product candidates using our PCA platform, including the submission of an IND for an MS product candidate”. This is a sound fast moving company who’s novel approach to regenerative medicine has quickly attracted a lot of attention/capital. For the optimists out there, hard to believe they can’t make the leap from growing ear hair to scalp hair.

    1. I spent my life playing loud rock concerts. For me, I want my hearing back even more than I want my hair back. FX-322 data has been released, and it works! I plan on buying in to the IPO.

  5. I often wonder if all these companies are really working on something or if everything is just a joke … baldness, what a mystery … I think it’s easier to understand the universe and the meaning of life … but baldness ??? …

  6. Nobody cares about baldness except us who suffer from it. That company is working on hearing loss and they don’t care about baldness. We really only got follica, tsuji and maybe sisheido if it works….

    1. That statement is factually incorrect, reflecting more pessimism than reality. As far back as December of 2018, Frequency stated on its website: “One of those opportunities is in alopecia, a common condition that causes hair loss. Androgenic alopecia affects as much as 50% of men and 25% of women over 50 years of age. We are studying the application of a PCA regenerative approach to address this condition, as well as exploring how PCA could be applied to other skin disorders that could benefit from stimulating cells to naturally drive repair”. Not near term like Follica, but Frequency is actively looking for the molecule(s) that turn on progenitor cells that activate scalp hair follicles.

  7. I wish Propecia and Rogaine had a 2.0 version for when the effectiveness wears off. These drugs been around for 20 to 30 years. They won’t work forever for those who had great success. You would think they would have a step 2 or extra strength so that it work another 10 or so years. Sucks seeing my hair get worse by the week and nothing else to use but the big 3 for the last 17 years. About to pull the trigger and get fue very soon to fill in hair line.

    1. They do have a 2.0 brother…it’s called Dut and higher strength minoxidil. While I don’t have the hairline of a 17 year old that combo has saved my bacon.

  8. Scott- no just for the past 5 where Propecia stopped working as well and my diffuse hair loss takes time to style in the morning. It’s just a pain in the ass. But my life isn’t focused on my hair loss lol. I work, travel, date, pretty much enjoy life ya know just have this mpb nuisance which gets in the way when it comes to covering it up with styling techniques.

    Foo- it depend how you react to it. 5 to 10 years maintenance or more if you are a good responder. If you are losing hair get on it ASAP or Rogaine but Propecia is 1000x better.

  9. The drug companies looking into a cure for AGA should start crowd-sourcing/accepting public donations. They could even start selling a bumpersticker with a picture of balding man and the slogan “Grow America Hair Again 2020”

  10. How to get finasteride or Dutasteride without prescription in US? Please help. Or help me how can i get free prescription so i can buy at counter. I’m 24 with severe hair loss

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