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

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  • 42 Customer Reviews
  • 60% Recommend This Company
3.3 out of 5
5 star: 45% 4 star: 11% 3 star: 2% 2 star: 4% 1 star: 35%

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  • Noticeable improvement

    • By Mary,
    • Derby, UK,
    • Jun 18, 2015
    Overall Experience:

    I saw a UK Trichologist about my hair two years ago and was diagnosed with hair loss due to iron deficiency. Although my hair loss stopped after I took iron, my hair never got thick again. I was recommended to try Theradome and after about 6 months my hair started to feel thicker. I have been using it for 12 months now and although my hair isn't "thick" it is significantly better than it was a year ago. I am pleased.

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

  • It improved my hair greatly

    Overall Experience:

    I loved this product, so easy to use. Pop it on for twenty minutes while watching your favorite TV show every second day. My thinning hair grew back thicker and longer. Very happy, two of my friends bought it.

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

    • Feb 1, 2019

      Company Response from Theradome Inc.

      Thanks Veronica, we are glad you are enjoying your Theradome! Please let us know if there's anything we can do to help you reach your hair growth goals.

      Theradome Customer Care

  • Excellent. Reliable. So comfortable!

    • By Mary G.,
    • Pennsylvania,
    • Feb 19, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    It's so easy. Just a few minutes a week and my hair is stronger and shinier than it's been in years.

    How great it is to be untethered as I wear my hair device around the house.

    Thank you!

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

  • The Theradome EVO LH80 is AMAZING!

    • By Brandon R.,
    • Maryland,
    • Feb 19, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    I have had the opportunity to use the Theradome EVO LH80 for about a year and I have been nothing short of amazed. When I started using the Theradome EVO LH80 I was a bit skeptical, but like anything where the results could be life-changing, I was hopeful. Let me just say this - mission accomplished! I don't have a head of hair like I did in my teens or even my twenties, but I have noticed my hair growing back in places that had been bare. The color and texture of my hair has improved. It has given me back some of my swagger. The Theradome EVO LH80 wears just like a helmet. I use it watching TV. I use it while I'm driving long distances. It's so easy to use and I get excited every time I put it on because I know that I'm perpetuating my hair growth. If you're even remotely considering this product, I encourage you to give it a shot. I love mine and I'll never give it up.

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

  • Happy head of hair

    • By Lorenzo B.,
    • Saugerties, NY,
    • Feb 26, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    Theradome system is so simple to use. It's a part of my daily routine and that is without thought or hassle.

    I have been using the Theradome Helmut for 9 months now. It really works and has helped me grow back my hair...thicker, stronger, and healthier!

    My initial results were obvious hair regrowth after month three, then month six more coverage and thickness, and now at month nine, it's upkeep and a welcomed head of hair for my bald and balding scalp areas.

    My confidence and just a seat for life is back. Thank you Theradome.

    Please, folks, do yourself a favor and try it. SCIENCE WORKS!

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

  • The best on the market

    • By Alex O.,
    • Bay Area, CA,
    • Mar 22, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    The Theradome uses organic lasers which penetrate down to the hair follicle. All competitors use inferior optics which do not penetrate as deep and are therefore not as effective!

    After over 500 treatments with the Theradome, I stand by this device and recommend it over all others in the field.

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

  • Theradome user

    • By Bryan E.,
    • Runnemede, NJ,
    • Mar 24, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    I love it. I still use it after a year. I didn't think it was going to work, but I am glad I stuck with it because I now have a full head of hair again. After turning 25, I noticed I began to lose hair gradually. Everyone else in my family has a full set of hair. Why was this happening to me? I was about to embrace going bald until I was offered to use Theradome. The best part about Theradome is that it's easy to charge, use, and store. The USB charging makes it easy to charge anywhere and even on the go.

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

  • Super easy treatment option!

    • By Matthew T.,
    • West Norriton, PA,
    • Mar 25, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    I've tried a lot of products for my thinning hair. All required some sort of subscription service, with monthly deliveries, or just blown up claims with actors that pass off as actual users, just to sell the product. The Theradome is the easiest and most convenient product out there. No subscription service or bogus claims. You buy it once, and wear it on your schedule. It's rechargeable, futuristic, and lets you know when it's done. It really is the best offer money can buy.

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

  • Theradome hair growth success

    • By Par I.,
    • Pennsylvania,
    • Mar 29, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    I started using the Theradome product several years ago, September of 2016, and noticed improvement rather quickly. Unfortunately, I started the process so long ago that I do not recall the number of days or weeks that passed prior to noticing a positive change. That said, my recollection is that I noticed new growth rather quickly in the front hairline edge. Subsequently, my hair became thicker and the parts I would make on the top of my head from the center crown area to the front hairline edge appeared to have significantly more hair and less of an appearance of thinning than before I started using the product.

    I was very happy then and have, resultantly, continued using the product and will continue to do so for as long as it is working and available if it needs replacing.

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

  • I am over 55 and have thick luscious hair from Theradome

    • By April B.,
    • San Francisco, CA,
    • Apr 16, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    I have been using the Theradome for little over 4 months now. I follow the protocol with commitment. Especially now that I have beautiful hair from doing so.

    I have always had very very thin-looking hair. It was long growing up, but I cut it to shoulder length with my first child 30 years ago. Since then, I have let it grow but it never seemed to grow. It might have been breaking off or just not growing. Well, after menopause started, I was accepting that now I would never get good length in my hair since menopause causes hair loss and thinning.

    But...I now have longer hair than I did in high school, AND it is incredibly thick! I Love my hair more than I ever have! It’s sooo fun and rewarding to swish my locks like a youthful woman! I mean, it feels sooo very healthy.

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

  • Truly works

    • By Bunny S.,
    • California,
    • Apr 16, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    When Theradome showed me pictures of my scalp before I started and after 180 days of use I was startled and so pleased! My hair is shinier, thicker, with less shedding and tons of new growth! I’m over the moon about it. My hair used to be so thin it couldn’t hide my extensions. Now, they are hidden; and I look forward to when I might not need to wear extensions!

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

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