Why Was the Theradome Initially FDA-Cleared for Women?

Why Was the Theradome Initially FDA-Cleared for Women?

May 09, 2016. Filed under Hairloss and Recovery . No Comments

The Theradome LH80 PRO is recommended by 4 out of 5 hair loss experts in thousands of clinics and is used worldwide by both men and women. As an OTC device, both men and women can purchase the Theradome helmet; however the Theradome was initially FDA cleared for women in 2012 and is currently in the process of obtaining FDA clearance for men. So why is that? Why was the Theradome initially FDA cleared for women rather than men?

1) Hair loss in men is more socially acceptable.

The fact is that 100% of women with hair loss will do something about it while only 5% of men will seek a solution for their hair loss. But according to the American hair loss association, about 40% of hair loss individuals consist of women. However, it’s become a lot more socially acceptable for men to lose hair than women– in fact only about 5% of men actively seek treatment when first plagued by signs of hereditary alopecia. Most women, however, will try to counter effect the first signs of thinning immediately. Hair loss for women is especially devastating and can be even more traumatic, as thick, lustrous hair is often associated with femininity and beauty.

Yes, it’s a double standard. Don’t believe us? Take a look around. Chief executing officers happily carry on growing their businesses as their hairlines recede and actors in Hollywood still get offered starring roles, whether it be with or without the help of a few hair fibers or hair systems (i.e. toupees). Ironically, (and not just in the beauty/acting industry) women are sometimes more likely to suffer from hair loss due to fashionable hair styling trends– which may require harsh chemical alterations or adding weight to their own hair. Don’t forget that ladies are also more prone to hormone fluctuations, which can directly interfere with hair thickness and volume. Pregnancy, in which energy is redirected towards developing a healthy fetus, is a great example of this.

2) Men still have more hair loss treatment options than women.

Due to all of the above, you’d think that the hair loss market would have picked women as their primary clientele, but this is actually not the case. There are still more options for men when it comes to reversing hair loss. Finasteride, for instance, is a prescription drug only intended for men. Hair transplantation is another great example: while women with advanced stages of hair loss can also benefit from surgery, this procedure is much more commonly performed on men. Why? Simply that male pattern baldness differs from women’s in a way that it becomes easier to “fill in the voids”, no pun intended. That, and some men may also experience smooth “scalp shine”, which indicates that hair follicles are now buried underneath a layer of skin. In this case, only a combination of hair restoration surgery and laser hair therapy can help achieve a full head of hair again.

3) Women are still often told to deal with hair loss.

The sad thing is, many physicians today still tell women with complaints of hair thinning that “this is something they need to accept as part of life”. Since hair loss itself is not technically dangerous to health (although it’s often the result of a health condition), many women end up resigning themselves to wearing wigs, scarves or spending an extra twenty minutes prepping in the bathroom covering up problem areas. The irony is that hair loss often leads to emotional and psychological distress, which can in itself greatly affect human health. After all, we’ve all heard of the saying, Happy Mind Happy Body (or something along those lines), where the relationship between great physical health and happiness is hammered down in stone.

4) The Theradome is clinically proven to thicken hair.

With an optimal dosage of energy, a scientifically engineered Low-Level Laser Light Therapy (LLLT) device is proven to minimize shedding, generate new hair growth and thicken hair shaft diameter. Thick, voluminous hair is a benefit that usually appeals even more to women than men. Not to mention that with its ability to tweak the hair growth cycle and elongate the growth phase, Theradome can also prevent hair loss before it even occurs.

Theradome® has been a game changer in the field of hair restoration for women. In a way, gifting them with the most powerful OTC FDA-cleared LLLT device makes up for a lack of effective, safe hair restoration options in the past few decades. No woman should ever have to go through life without hair, be left contemplating unsafe treatment options that are not designed for the female body, and no woman suffering from hair loss should ever be told to accept it as a part of life.

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