1) Your hair loss is in earlier stages.
The earlier you start Theradome treatments, the better. Advanced stages of alopecia will take more time to treat, so good candidates for the Theradome are in earlier stages of hair loss. For men, this is measured by the Norwood Scale:
On the other hand, a woman’s degree of alopecia is probed by the Savin Scale:
If you’re unsure of which classification you fall under, book an appointment with a hair loss expert to obtain a professional opinion.
In some cases (and by prolonging the start of treatment), hair follicles may become buried underneath a layer of skin. This is usually rare in the case of women; in men, this takes on the form of one or more “buffered”, shiny areas on the scalp. Since these follicles can’t be reached by light, only a combination of hair restoration surgery with the Theradome will help achieve a full head of hair. But good news: numerous studies show that undergoing laser hair therapy before and after a hair transplant will maximize its chances of success.
2) You’re suffering from some type of alopecia.
What type of hair loss do you have? Laser hair therapy is clinically proven to treat androgenetic alopecia by minimizing hair shedding, thickening hair, and promoting new hair growth, regardless of hair structure, color, or density. You’re still a good candidate for the Theradome if you’re suffering from other types of alopecia. More clinical studies are needed, but many individuals diagnosed with alopecia areata, chemotherapy-induced alopecia or traction alopecia still experience great results with the Theradome. As a scalp device, the Theradome laser helmet is scientifically designed to penetrate the scalp and stimulate hair follicles, regardless of whether your hair loss is permanent or temporary.
If you don’t know what type of hair loss you have, then what are you waiting for? Book an appointment with a dermatologist or trichologist ASAP.
3) You’re a very compliant person.
Hair loss is a gradual process, and hair growth also doesn’t occur overnight. Restoring hair is a lifelong journey that requires dedication, patience and being extremely compliant with your treatment schedule. If you’re losing hair now, you’ll be losing a lot more in the future (refer to #1 for the advantages of starting Theradome treatments ASAP). You need to find a routine that works with your schedule and one that doesn’t hinder your lifestyle.
While you’ll first need to undergo laser hair treatment for a minimum of twice a week to begin the process of reversing hair miniaturization, you’ll still need to perform maintenance sessions when your hair is restored to your liking. Great news though: the Theradome lasers are designed to last you a lifetime with 6,000 hours of treatment, and you’ll only need to change the battery every two to three years.
Don’t forget that taking frequent before-and-after photos is a crucial part of your Theradome journey. Since you look at yourself in the mirror every day, you won’t notice any progress without the help of progress photos. Read our guidelines of how to incorporate clinical photography into your hair restoration plan.
4) You’re ready to adopt an ideal hair loss regimen.
Hair restoration with laser hair therapy involves much more than wearing a device a few times a week. If you’re ready to tackle hair loss from all angles by adopting the ultimate hair loss regimen, this also makes you a good candidate for the Theradome.
So what do we mean by the “ultimate hair loss regimen”? Since inflammation, fungus and hair loss are closely tied together, anti-fungal and antidandruff shampoos form a symbiotic relationship with the Theradome. Use them to maximize the effectiveness of your laser hair therapy sessions. Incorporate supplements into your daily regimen: biotin, selenium and zinc are commonly linked to superior scalp and hair quality.
Remember to avoid wearing hats, as these will increase sweat, heat and humidity, all factors that contribute to the proliferation of fungus and causes of inflammation. Resist the urge to treat your hair with harsh chemicals or add weighty extensions. This can lead to breakage and even traction alopecia.
One more thing– don’t fall for the allure of “DHT minimizer” shampoos or serums. You can’t truly control systemic hormone levels, and even if you could, why would you want to? Let your hormone levels run their course and focus on the right treatments.
5) You’re under the care of a dermatologist or trichologist.
Also part of our “good Theradome candidacy” list is whether or not you’re under the care of a hair loss professional. The use of laser hair therapy is reaching popularity amongst clinics worldwide, and an expert can help you maximize the benefits of the Theradome by monitoring your hair loss journey. A medical professional can also check for underlying medical conditions, which are directly connected to hair loss.
Engineered and manufactured in the U.S., not only does the Theradome rely solely on science to reverse hair loss at a cellular level, but its convenient, hands-free and cordless features also enforce user compliance (see # 3). All you have to do is click on a button and read, chat, or smile for twenty minutes until you are verbally informed that your treatment is over. Ultimately, undergoing laser hair therapy with the Theradome helmet is the best measure you can take to reverse alopecia and take precautionary measures to avoid further hair loss down the road.