Why laser helmets and combs probably won’t work for you

Being able to treat hair loss has become a very creative process in the past few years. It used to be as simple as wearing a wig though it does not offer the same benefits as the current remedies. During these times, a person can achieve hair regrowth by simply taking a few pills a day. They can also opt to have a hair transplant or scalp micropigmentation should their budget allow.

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Not all the remedies available are effective. Most over promise and under deliver. Their increased and continued sales however are a testament to their marketing prowess and promotion techniques. These advertisers rely on how the consumer perceives their product or service and not on the strength of what they can truly offer. Regrettably there are still uninformed buyers who are led into purchasing their offers that are often ineffective and sometimes doing more harm than good.

There are also those products that could cost more than the actual value they provide. The high price it takes to acquire them does not really give the same return as compared to cheaper remedies. It could also take more time to use before actual results may be seen. There are some considerations that any consumer must take into account when canvassing for a remedy such as time and money. If they cannot coincide with one another and if there are alternatives that offer better value, then it may be best to drop whatever it is no matter how amazing it is being marketed.

Laser helmets and hair combs may be an example of this instance. It seems like a very futuristic way to remedy balding and “cutting edge” in its design. Manufacturers of these products promise a fast, safe and effective means of treating hair loss. Some also mention that it can handle different types of balding such as androgenic alopecia, alopecia areata and even traction alopecia. It can also come in different variations for each product type. A laser helmet could be sold containing seven, nine or twelve diodes with a corresponding price increase for each. It justifies this by marketing it as providing greater surface coverage as well as decreased time needed for treatment.

The thing about these contraptions is that they are probably not strong enough in terms of power to get the positive results as advertised. Scientifically, it requires about four to six joules per square inch to generate any sufficient hair growth through laser technology. At least that is what has been established so far. The human scalp has about one hundred twenty square inches of surface area, give or take. These laser helmet and hair comb products could probably offer the same output per diode. Its capacity increases upon multiplication of this output by the amount of diodes a device has. The number however decreases after dividing the amount by the one hundred twenty square inches that is required to cover. It totals to merely half a joule per square inch, barely enough to create an impact upon a shrinking hair follicle.

Even more discouraging is its price. Laser helmets can range anywhere between four hundred to five hundred USD. It would probably be better to pocket this cash spend it on a contraption that hardly works. The cumulative time spent to actually use this device could also be diverted into other more productive things such as exercise.

A healthy lifestyle such as eating a balanced diet and being outdoors might not help grow hair back, though it may slow the rate that it is lost. It is certainly better than routinely sitting on a couch with a bizarre looking contraption on the head, wondering if the money spent for it is actually worth it.