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Theradome

Overall Rating

3.7

57 Customer Reviews

Summary

Theradome is laser hair therapy device worn on the head that claims to provide clinical strength restorative laser hair treatment in the comfort of your own home.

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Theradome Review: Is It Really Worth It?

By HighYa Editorial Team

Updated on: May 24, 2019

If you’re one of the 80 million men and women in the U.S. who suffers from hair loss, Theradome is a laser-powered helmet that claims to help grow new hair, increase the size of your hair follicles, and to slow—or even stop—hair loss. In fact, the company claims that.

The company features two different levels of hair restoration helmets, with one using more lasers than the other, a distinction we’ll discuss in a few minutes.

According to a document provided to HighYa, the treatment is effective enough to where four out of five hair loss professionals recommend the treatment.

The company is based in the Bay Area and claims to be the first company to produce an FDA-cleared, wearable laser hair therapy device you can use at home.

In our review, we’ll talk to you about how Theradome works, the effectiveness of laser hair therapy, what the device costs, what customers say about it and how it compares to similar products.

How Theradome Works

At its most basic, Theradome is a laser treatment intended to be worn on the head that the company claims has been developed over 5 years of research by biomedical engineers and doctors.

The company offers two helmets. The PRO LH80 requires two 20-minute sessions per week and uses 80 medical-grade lasers, whereas the EVO LH40 requires four 20-minute sessions per week with 40 medical-grade lasers.

The Theradome helmet weighs less than 16 ounces and is claimed to fit 98 percent of the population, but provides the same power, light level, and concentration as in-clinic lasers in the comfort of your own home.

Theradome’s proprietary lasers emit a very specific wavelength of light, remain cool when used, and are controlled through microprocessor algorithms. The company says their lasers contain more energy (joules) than any other laser light therapy and have a narrower beam for deeper penetration.

In addition, Theradome’s proprietary lasers emit a very specific wavelength of light (680nm) that has been shown to be ideal for clinical strength rejuvenation, remain cool when used, and are controlled through microprocessor algorithms. These lasers penetrate 5 millimeters, which is about the length of the average hair follicle.

Theradome claims that the helmet increases blood flow to the scalp and hair follicles, stimulates protein synthesis and cellular metabolism and promotes thickness and density. With this in mind, the helmet is claimed to result in three primary benefits:

  1. Grows new hair.
  2. Doubles the follicle diameter of existing hair (reverses miniaturization).
  3. Slows (and even stops) hair loss.

If used as directed, Theradome claims to halt hair loss within 18 to 26 weeks, to regrow hair within 28 to 52 weeks, and to provide fuller, thicker hair after 100 weeks.

Theradome features soft rubber pegs and foam pads for comfort, as well as a built-in speaker, while the automated treatment counting system keeps track of the total number of treatments you’ve undergone.

Theradome is claimed to result in zero side effects, and that it can be used with most hair-loss medications, and 30 days after surgical hair loss treatment.

Do Lasers Really Help Your Hair Grow?

We reached out to medical experts to get unbiased opinions about how effective these types of lasers are in helping hair grow.

Researcher John Satino, an expert with a long history in researching the benefits of laser light therapy, told us that this type of treatment is effective in helping your existing hair grow.

“However, this is no magic bullet. Nothing can grow back hair in a totally bald area only a hair transplant can do that,” he said. “I recommend the laser for patients with thinning hair, or first stages of loss. (Also), it works better with Rogaine and finasteride”

Dr. Dan Danyo, the owner of NA Hair Restoration, said that light therapy does indeed help with thinning hair but that it’s most effective for certain people.

“Research points to efficacy for improvement in the number/ density of follicles, the thickness of individual hair shaft diameter, and restoration of dormant follicles into an active growth phase,” Danyo said. “Laser light therapy is not likely to be useful in individuals with long-term and progressive balding.”

He also pointed out that laser therapy may not be an option for those who have dealt with skin cancer.

Pricing and Refund Policy

The Theradome PRO LH80 is currently priced at $895, and the Theradome EVO LH40 is $595. Both include free shipping. With your order, you’ll receive one Theradome laser helmet, AC charger, foam pads, and a protection bag.

Theradome comes with a six-month money-back guarantee, which begins from the date the helmet is delivered. However, this guarantee only applies to U.S. customers. All international orders are considered final. Details and requirements for processing returns can be found in the FAQ section of Theradome’s website.

Theradome hair loss helmets come with a one-year manufacturer’s warranty against defects in workmanship, although you can purchase an extended three-year warranty if you choose.

What Other Consumers Have to Say

At the time of publishing, HighYa and Amazon were home to numerous Theradome reviews.

At the time of publishing, the product had 36 reviews on HighYa with an average rating of 3.2 stars and 58 percent of users would recommend it to a friend. The most common complaints we saw were that the helmet didn’t work.

On Amazon, there were 47 reviews that gave Theradome’s PRO LH80 an average rating of 3.6 stars. Recent reviews of the product were mixed, with several people saying that the helmet worked and some saying it didn’t.

In general, we believe that whether or not Theradome works for you has a lot to do with your own specific hair health and how many of your follicles are dormant and how many are dead. As Theradome states, their product works only on follicles that are dormant and not ones that have died. In other words, it works with the existing hair you have.

The Bottom Line

As the experts with whom we corresponded pointed out, laser hair therapy is proven to help thicken existing hair and activate dormant hair follicles.

However, they also pointed out that the product won’t work for areas that are already bald. Also, one of the experts noted that laser hair therapy may not be effective for those who’ve had “long-term and progressive balding.”

In that context, we believe that Theradome could be an effective hair therapy tool for the right person. For example, one HighYa reviewer said that the helmet produced results within 90 days and that it was welcomed alternative to pills or spray-on hair therapy.

Keep in mind, though, that customer reviews indicate the device’s effectiveness is really polarizing. The majority of reviews were either five stars or one star, which means the helmet seems like there isn’t much middle ground. Either it works well, or it doesn’t, the general review consensus seems to say.

As a parting bit of advice, we think the insight one of our experts provided is helpful. You may want to try Theradome with a combination of Rogaine and finasteride.

Customer Reviews

3.7 Stars out of 57 Reviews
5 Star:57% 4 Star:10% 3 Star:1% 2 Star:3% 1 Star:26%
70% Recommend This Company
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Posted on Feb 16, 2021

5-star rating for use and customer service

By Carol N., Norfolk, VA, Verified Reviewer

I have been using Theradome since 2014. Since using Theradome, my hair has stopped its continual shedding and has returned to its original thickness.

Length of Use: 2+ years

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

Product, of course, is very good and has helped the thickness of my hair

Response by customer service is excellent

No “cons” were specified in this review

Posted on Feb 15, 2021

Theradome REALLY works

By Paul S., San Francisco, CA, Verified Reviewer

I purchased my Theradome when they first became available in 2012. Since then, I have used it religiously 2-3 times per week and have over 900 treatments completed on my helmet since receiving it. My first-hand experience is as follows: At first, I noticed the rate at which my hair was falling out diminished. Then, over time, I noticed that my existing hair became thicker and healthier looking. I then began to notice that my hair started to grow in spots that were thinning before. Overall, I have noticed a decrease in shedding hair, an increase in growth (especially in areas that were thinning) and the health of existing hair is stronger and healthier than it was before using the Theradome. I find that it is easy to use (just a 20-minute treatment a couple of times a week) on top of being effective. I would highly recommend the Theradome.

Length of Use: 2+ years

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

The science backing the research claims

The customer service is great

The product is easy to use and effective

No “cons” were specified in this review

Posted on Feb 10, 2021

Very satisfied customer

By William B., Akron, OH, Verified Reviewer

Been a customer for 7 plus years. When I purchased the helmet I was slightly losing hair. After using the helmet my hair loss has stopped and I have seen and maintained hair growth. I will continue using the helmet and recommend it for anyone experiencing hair loss. Thanks Theradome.

Length of Use: 2+ years

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

Great product

Maintaining my hair

Great customer service

No “cons” were specified in this review

Posted on Feb 9, 2021

THERADOME IS THE GREATEST PRODUCT

By Walter S., Indianapolis, Indiana, Verified Reviewer

I've used this helmet for over 2 years, with great results. It stimulates my scalp which has resulted in new hair growth. I would recommend this product to anyone who is experiencing hair loss. This helmet has given me my confidence back by replacing the hair that I had lost.

Length of Use: 2+ years

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

The ease of use of helmet

Convenient for my schedule

Privacy of my home use

No “cons” were specified in this review

Posted on Feb 7, 2021

Long time customer, highly recommend!

By Alys M., Boston, MA, Verified Reviewer

I bought my Theradome helmet in 2017 and used it with minoxidil foam. They work beautifully together. It takes a while to get some real growth. You have to be patient but after multiple months, I got some good hair growing again, especially in the front.

Unfortunately, I had brain surgery several months ago and now have to start over, but I am looking forward to the hair that I know the Theradome helmet can help me regrow.

Length of Use: 2+ years

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

Good customer service

Quality product

Durable

It would be great if there was a trade-in program

Helpful Review? 1 Person Has Voted

Posted on Feb 5, 2021

Happy hairy head

By Cheryl M., Plymouth, MN, Verified Reviewer

After chemotherapy for breast cancer, my hair did not grow back. A year after ending treatment my oncologist sent me to a dermatologist. She prescribed shots in my scalp. After a year she saw no progress and referred me to the University of Minnesota.

The dermatologist at the U. is internationally known for hair restoration. She prescribed light therapy, Rogaine for women, and an oil. For the light treatment, she recommended Theradome or going to a salon.

The nearest salon was a half hour's drive and $30/treatment. Since I was to have treatment twice a week, I decided to purchase a Theradome. Its use is convenient because I use it at home and it's mobile so I can accomplish tasks while wearing it. I have used it almost 300 times which would have cost almost $9000 in a salon. Except for one thin area, my hair is restored.

Length of Use: 2+ years

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

I have called them several times with questions, they always are very helpful

The Theradome is comfortable and easy to maintain

I have no complaints, but I now have to pay for haircuts and shampoo after many years of saving on that expense

Helpful Review? 1 Person Has Voted

Posted on Jan 23, 2021

Good product

By Becca W., New York, NY, Verified Reviewer

I have used Theradome for the last couple of years for mild hair loss and have found that my hair has increased in thickness. When the battery on the product recently stopped working, I contacted the company about it. They responded almost immediately and offered to replace it for free. Theradome is effective, and the company stands behind their product.

Length of Use: 2+ years

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

The company is very responsive

They stand behind their product

The product is effective

The battery on the product wore out after about 200 uses

Helpful Review? 1 Person Has Voted

Posted on Jan 22, 2021

Laser Helmet - saved my hair from certain thinning/loss

By Marlene M., Los Angeles, CA, Verified Reviewer

After 5-6 years, three batteries, and over 650 sessions with my Theradome helmet, it finally needed to be replaced. The company's customer service was very helpful in diagnosing the issue and suggesting a reasonable and affordable option for replacement. I was quite concerned because I didn't want to go too long without the treatments. I have used my helmet twice a week ever since I purchased it. As a septuagenarian, my hair has thinned a bit, but I'm CERTAIN that the Theradome helmet has kept me from losing even more (especially looking at my friends and family members of the same age). I'm so happy to have the laser treatment as an option to what would likely have been massive hair loss.

Length of Use: 2+ years

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

Effective laser phototherapy for thinning hair

Customer service is always available to help diagnose problems

Customer service is reliable and very responsive

Original cost is high and may be prohibitive

Helmet is a bit heavy - would be nice if it could be made lighter in weight

Posted on Jan 12, 2021

Awesome product!

By Bonnie D., Pennsboro, WV, Verified Reviewer

I would recommend this product to anyone who is having problems with hair loss! I can definitely tell a difference in my own hair! It is starting to grow back in and feels thicker than it did. I find it convenient to use as it only takes 20 minutes. I use it mostly while watching TV. Before I know it the 20 minutes are up!

Length of Use: 6–12 months

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

My hair is starting to come back in

It is not time consuming to use

They have been very helpful with my questions

No “cons” were specified in this review

Helpful Review? 1 Person Has Voted

Posted on Jan 11, 2021

Great customer service!

By Sandra D., Houston, TX, Verified Reviewer

I used the chat function so it was real-time. Jose was thorough and very helpful. He registered my cap and then helped me troubleshoot the issue. He figured out the issue and how to solve it. He went above and beyond by resolving it so my replacement charger and battery are shipping tomorrow. I am so excited!

Length of Use: 1–2 years

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

Cap works

Great customer service

Cap was expensive - but now that I know it works, it seems inexpensive

Posted on Dec 25, 2020

Great product!

By Douglas P., Utah, Verified Reviewer

I am using the product several times a week and have had some noticeable regrowth, and stopped losing hair. Great customer service.

Length of Use: 2+ years

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

Good product

Customer service

No “cons” were specified in this review

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