Frequently Asked Questions
The LaserCap is a home-use medical device indicated to treat hair loss in men and women with androgenic alopecia. It is a light and flexible cap, lined with laser diodes, and designed to be word discretely underneath most hats. LaserCap is powered by a portable and rechargeable battery pack, and when turned on, it illuminates your hair follicles with 650 nm red light. This specific kind of light can be absorbed by the cells of your hair follicles where it is converted into energy that is used to promote hair growth. This is a treatment called Low-Level-Laser Therapy, or LLLT, which has been shown in many high quality studies to be effective at treating thinning and balding due to androgenic alopecia.
Yes. LaserCap is FDA-cleared to promote hair growth in men and women with androgenic alopecia, also known as male or female pattern hair loss. Specifically, LaserCap is indicated by the FDA to promote hair growth in men and women with Androgenic Alopecia, Fitzpatrick Skin Phototypes I to IV, Ludwig-Savin classifications of I-II in women, and Hamilton-Norwood classifications of IIa-V in men.
Yes! LaserCap is effective in both men and women.
This depends on your degree of hair loss and the areas of your scalp where your hair loss is most prominent. For more info, please visit the Get Started page, and take our Hair Health History Questionnaire. Please also feel free to contact us to discuss your case and receive a personalized recommendation.
In addition to The LaserCap, battery pack, and AC wall charger, every LaserCap comes with a carrying case, baseball cap, leather battery pack belt clip, and a user instruction manual.
It is recommended you use LaserCap for 30 minutes every other day. However if you purchased your LaserCap through one of our authorized providers, they may recommend an alternative treatment protocol.
If you are compliant with your treatment protocol, typically you will have noticeable improvement in 4 to 6 months.
Yes. LaserCap is effective in combination with all other medications for hair loss including minoxidil and finasteride. In fact, several studies have shown that Low-Level-Light Therapy in combination with these medications improves their efficacy.
Yes. LaserCap will not negatively affect the results of hair transplant surgery. In fact, some doctors may recommend LaserCap after hair transplant surgery to maintain non-transplanted hair in problem areas. Some experts furthermore hypothesize that Low-Level-Light Therapy may enhance the survival and healing of transplanted grafts post-surgery.
Yes. LaserCap is effective in combination with all procedural based treatments for hair loss that are designed to restore a person’s natural hair.
Yes. LaserCap and dermarolling, a form of microneedling, are effective in combination with each other.
Like all other non surgical-treatments for hair-loss, improvements may gradually decrease if use is discontinued.
LaserCap results may vary between patients. Some patients experience a reversal of their hair loss, whereas for others the progression of their hair loss may stop or slow. Patients with advanced hair loss may also not attain meaningful results with LaserCap alone. These characteristics are common to all non-surgical treatments for hair loss.
The LaserCap has an excellent safety profile, and is not associated with any serious adverse effects. A small percentage of LaserCap users have reported a mild headache, and minor pruritus of the scalp (an itchy or tingling sensation). If experienced at all, these side effects are always transient, occurring only during use.
Yes. Similar to minoxidil, some patients will experience shedding, particularly when they first begin treatment. This is a normal part of the hair regrowth process.
Yes. A small amount of warmth during treatment is expected. Some experts hypothesize this may, in fact, may improve results due to increased blood flow. If your device feels excessively warm and is causing you discomfort, please contact LaserCap Company customer service at 1-855-424-7774 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes. We have a 1 year satisfaction guarantee that allows for returns of the LaserCap device within 1 year from date of purchase minus a 25% return fee, along with shipping charges, credit card fees, taxes, and any additional fees incurred by LaserCap Company or their authorized physician partners. For more details please visit our returns and exchanges page.
The predicted lifespan of a LaserCap is 5 years. However, we have patients who have been using the same device for over a decade, with no need for repair or replacement.