I love the IGrow Laser. For the money, the best hands down laser you can purchase unless you have blond hair. The Igrow Laser is cost effective and is well made. Their customer support is also fantastic.
They have received their 510K FDA Market Clearance recently which makes them a better purchase against the Hairmax Lasercomb devices. I personally have an IGrow Laser and have seen it work on many people.
If you have blond hair though, I will not be strong enough. You will need to purchase the LaserCap. People with very light hair need more laser energy to get a result. This is due to blond hair reflecting light versus black hair that will attract light.
If you black to light brown hair, this device will work well.
I was very skeptical of the LaserCap at first. 224 diodes is way too much in my opinion. But when used correctly it can be a very powerful tool.
The LaserCap design is good and the size in convenient. They use a flex board design that the diodes are mounted on. This works well to keep the device small. The battery pack and light and convenient.
I would only recommending using the device for 5 minutes per session twice weekly to start. Many people cannot tolerate lots of laser at first. You should treat laser like any other medication. Use only what you need to get the job done. You can overdose on laser which will cause massive shedding. The recommended protocol is below.:
Weeks 0-4: 5 mins 2 x per week
Month 2: 6 mins 2 x per week
Month 3: 7 mins 2 x per week
Month 4: 8 mins 2 x per week
Month 5: 9 mins 2 x per week
Month 6: 10 mins 2 x per week
Month 7-12: you may increase if needed to 15 mins 2 x per week
Do not over do it! if you do, stop all laser for 6 weeks wait for your shedding to stabilize. Then begin the above protocol again from the beginning.
All and all, its a good device. Its a little pricing but it may be the last laser you every need to purchase because it is so powerful.
I have never been very impressed with Hairmax. The first device they ever came out with had the single diode at 670nm. That device took 4 clinical studies to get cleared by the FDA for "promotion of thicker and fuller hair". I personally used that device back in 2001 one with no results. I did return it and they gave me my money. Good customer service could be a positive.
Since then they have made some moderate improvements. This model has 12 diodes and is considerably better than the original. Despite this, compared to newer devices, it really is not worth the trouble. It may work. I personally have not witnessed anyone who has used it, but who really wants to hold a lasercomb over there head for 20-30 minutes 2 -3 weekly?
I would say pass on it and spend your money on an IGrow Laser at that price point. If you have used it, your feedback is encouraged below.
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