Laser Therapy: What is Revage Laser and How Does it Compare to Laser Comb?April 20th, 2007
Q: I heard that you could get a laser treatment for hair loss in a doctor’s office with a new laser called the Revage. What is this and how does it compare to the laser comb that I can buy myself?
A: The Revage Laser is a Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) treatment for thinning hair manufactured by the company Laser Hair Therapy of North America, LLC. It is FDA classified or permitted to be sold as a cosmetic device, but not as a medical device at this time.
The Revage system contains 30 laser diodes that rotate 180 degrees around the scalp. This dynamic process increases the contact of the laser energy with the hair follicles. It is available only through a physician’s office.
In contrast, the laser comb is available without a doctor’s prescription. It is a static device that depends upon the user to properly move it across his/her head in the time recommended for treatment, and at the correct angle, and thus may deliver significantly lower energy to the follicles.Related Posts:
- How Does Laser Therapy (LLLT) Actually Work to Grow Hair?
- Which Handheld Laser Therapy Device Do You Recommend?
- Is LaserComb FDA Approved to Treat Hair Loss in Women?
- Is Laser Therapy With Hand-held LaserComb Better Than Revage Helmet Unit?
- Does Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) Affect Hair Loss in Men and Women Differently?
Topic: Laser Therapy
Tags: Cosmetic Laser, Food & Drug Administration (FDA), Laser Comb, Laser Hair Therapy of North America, Laser Therapy, Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT), Revage Laser Posted by Robert M. Bernstein M.D. on April 20th, 2007 at 7:01 am