I'm a male in my mid twenties. This review is based on my own experience.
A year after getting hair transplant for the upper/front part of my head, I decided to give the Theradome a try to fill in the gaps. My hair surgeon recommended it, and she was in fact featured in the original advertisement.
I used the Theradome for over a year, twice a week, and did not see any improvement. During this time, I did not use any form of Minoxidil. I did, however, continue using 1.25mg of Finasteride, everyday, and have been for several years.
I cataloged/photographed my hair during the time I used this product, using the exact same harsh indoor lighting, no outdoor/external light, and with a fixed tripod. I did not see a single new hair (in the form of peach fuzz, the initial stage for all new hair).
You may ask why I didn't 'double up' on my hair growth chance by also using Minoxidil during this time. I was convinced into thinking the helmet would work just fine on it's own and wanted to test/believe in it's supposed effectiveness.
It would be interesting if someone with the tools and know-how could independently verify the authenticity of the Theradome. Does it really use 678nm laser light at 443 joules? Does it actually promote hair growth with a control group using no other form of medication?
Tamim, and the people working with him, are frauds. If this helmet is so effective, why won't he agree to publish/release his clinical reviews/papers? Very surprising for someone who was a former NASA scientist.
Several weeks ago I filled out a questionnaire administered by Theradome and told them of my dissatisfaction and zero growth. I was contacted on the phone asking for more details. I explained my situation and was told they'd get back to me. I have yet to hear from them.
I sent a request for a refund, and am currently waiting to hear back from support.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend