I’ve coated plenty of standard laser hair regrowth gadgets on this website up to now. While nearly all of these gadgets make use of laser mild, a brand new FDA-cleared product from CurrentBody makes use of light-emitting diode (LED) mild.
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LLLT and Hair Growth
In basic, readers are skeptical in regards to the hair development advantages of wave based mostly therapies similar to low stage mild remedy (LLLT) and sound remedy for hair loss.
However, LLLT continues to be coated at each single main hair loss convention. Moreover, new research maintain popping out that tout the advantages of sunshine vitality and photobiomodulation (PBM) on scalp hair development and high quality. Including a 2021 one from L’Oreal that discovered LLLT to downregulate scalp inflammatory biomarkers in males with androgenetic alopecia.
Among the issues that laser mild can do for scalp well being and hair high quality embody:
- Stimulate the mitochondria through photon absorption.
- Reduce irritation and enhance circulation.
- Increase synthesis and manufacturing of adenosine triphosphate (ATP).
- Increase nitric oxide (NO) synthesis.
- Impacts gene expression in plenty of methods.
CurrentBody LED Hair Regrowth Device
The CurrentBody LED hair regrowth gadget makes use of 120 pink LED bulbs that ship full scalp protection. The common energy of 18 J/cm² in comparison with an trade common of 6 J/cm² makes this gadget 3 times stronger than different gadgets in the marketplace. It can be utilized by each women and men affected by hair loss.
Note that LED diodes are these days a lot stronger than up to now in the case of wattage output. They may even energy automobile headlights. Historically, laser diodes had been at all times most popular to LED diodes in the case of LLLT gadgets. However, that is now not true attributable to technological developments in LED expertise. Laser phototherapy (LPT) gadgets solely use laser diodes.
The wavelength of the pink mild from this gadget is 640 nm. See my previous put up on laser remedy for hair loss and wavelength. Red mild wavelength ranges from 400 nm to 700 nm.
The gadget is available in two sizes:
- Small/Medium (Head Measurements: 54cm – 58.7cm).
- Medium/Large (Head Measurements: 59.7cm – 63.5cm).
It is charged through a USB twine (however no mains plug is supplied). You want to make use of the gadget for 10 minutes per day for 16 weeks for seen outcomes. The gadget gained “Best New Product” within the “Tools” class for the Marie Claire 2023 Hair Awards. It was additionally featured on the UK present “This Morning” as considered one of Nadine Baggott’s prime merchandise to beat hair loss.
The firm despatched me the beneath earlier than and after picture that exhibits an excellent responder to this therapy. Note that this man can also be utilizing topical Minoxidil.
My Experiences with CurrentBody’s LED Device
I began utilizing the CurrentBody LED hair regrowth gadget two days in the past. I’ve by no means used another laser gadget in my life. It was extraordinarily simple to make use of the helmetlike machine proper out of the field. Note that it ought to by no means be used on moist hair per the person guide directions.
After my first 10-minute therapy, I received a slight burning odor, however I didn’t see any smoke or melted plastic anyplace! After my second therapy, I received a milder burning odor, nevertheless it is also from my shirt as I had been to a bar earlier. No apparent distinction in hair texture in simply two days of use.
The 120 LED lights make this product look very futuristic. I used it for 10 minutes and it then shut itself off mechanically based mostly on an in-built timer. Due to the quick length of therapy, I didn’t attempt to join the headphones with my cellphone through bluetooth. That in-built choice is accessible in case you wish to take heed to any music or podcasts through the 10 minutes of each day therapy.
I’ve not but wanted to recharge the gadget, however will in all probability attempt charging it through my laptop USB port. If that doesn’t work, I’ll recharge through utilizing a USB adaptor related to an electrical wall outlet.
Do notice that I’m additionally at the moment utilizing 0.5 mg Dutasteride twice every week and a couple of.5 mg oral Minoxidil as soon as per day for my hair loss. The oral Minoxidil appears to be working fairly properly and I solely began utilizing it in November 2022. I’ve been utilizing the Duasteride for a number of years. So my outcomes with the laser gadget may have some bias once I replace this put up sooner or later.