The LaserCap is a Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) device for hair loss developed by Transdermal Cap, Inc. The LaserCap is an hermetically sealed, dome shaped membrane that contains 224 individual 650nm 5mW lasers.
The main advantages of this laser are the large number of diodes and the fact that it is portable, allowing the person to do normal activities during treatment. The user can perform most routine daily activities when using this device.
The LaserCap fits inside most hats and is powered by a small belt-clip battery pack, making it easily portable. The user can perform almost any activity during use of the device.
How Does LaserCap Work?
As with other laser therapy devices, the concept is that light emitted from the laser will stimulate growth of hair and reduce hair loss. This process, called photo-biotherapy, occurs when laser light is absorbed by cells and stimulates cell metabolism and protein synthesis.
The LaserCap uses the same laser diode wavelength and output power per laser as an FDA-cleared LLLT device, however it has 224 laser diodes versus 9 laser diodes in the other device.
The LaserCap treats the entire scalp with a dosage of light radiation, or dosimetry, that is adjustable. For example, dosimetry may be set significantly higher than the FDA-cleared device and significantly higher than in-office dome devices. This higher dosimetry, combined with consistent regular use, may be essential for effectiveness, according to experts in the field of photomedicine.
Status of the LaserCap
The LaserCap is being tested in pre-clinical studies in preparation for formal clinical trials to receive FDA clearance when clinical efficacy is demonstrated. No medical claims are being made in regard to the LaserCap at this time.
The LaserCap is currently available for purchase from Bernstein Medical – Center for Hair Restoration.
By: Dr. Robert M. Bernstein
Updated: 2015-05-22 | Published: 2012-10-10