It has been scientifically shown that low level laser hair therapy, or LLLT can stimulate hair follicles to grow.The laser energy has certain wavelengths that can awaken mitochondria, the machinery responsible for cellular growth. Even latent hair follicles that have been dormant for long periods may be switched on.
It is based on this theory that the iGrow LLLT promises to improve hair volume. The red light wavelength in LLLT is delivered in controlled and precise doses onto the scalp, where the mitochondria of cells are activated. This in turn puts in motion a cascade of microcellular steps leading to the stimulation of the anagen phase (growth phase) of the hair cycle.
What is amazing about this product is that it is the first hands-free, portable home device that can replace much more costly, bulky laser systems that are clinic-based. In the past, patients complained of the inconvenience of having to visit the clinic twice a week, spending up to 2 hours a week just on hair laser therapy. With iGrow, our patients can now plan their time much more effectively, not to mention being able to undergo the same laser hair treatment in the comfort, privacy and convenience of their own home. While there are other laser hair devices designed for home use, they are not hands free. Some come in the form of a laser comb, so users need to continuously hold it throughout the treatment. This can be tiring, cumbersome and at the same time limits users from doing other activities.
Patients are instructed to use iGrow twice a week, more than a day apart between treatment. This ensures that the scalp is given optimal stimulation and rest between treatments. With a simple-to-use interface, users choose from a few pre-programmed options. Thereafter, all they have to do is sit back, listen to their ipod or watch their favourite television show. It is that simple!
This treatment is continued for at least 6 months. Patients can expect up to 30% improvement and a maintenance treatment of weekly to two-weekly sessions are recommended.
iGrow, together with the other time-tested treatment options like Propecia and Minoxidil, is another viable option to battle hair loss in both men and women of all ages. Cost effective and convenient, it is a worthwhile consideration and a source of renewed hope for patients suffering from hair loss.