Hair loss might soon be a thing of the past, thanks to a futuristic helmet that fires red lasers into the scalp
MOST people associate lasers with hair removal but wearing a space age helmet could help you grow back your locks in the comfort of your own home.
The iGrow Hair Growth System, now available in the UK, works using 51 low-level red laser and LED lights to help re-energise cells in the follicles, something called low-level laser therapy (LLLT)
And a study, published in the Lasers in Surgery & Medicine journal, shows that it encourages new, healthy hair while doubling the follicle size of existing hair and slowing down or stopping hair loss.
The product looks like an old salon hairdryer, has a built-in headphone base which enables you to connect any music, audio, TV or entertainment device while your hair is growing.
It should be worn for 25 minutes a time and is recommended for men and women with alopecia or those with baldness in the family.
A California-based dermatologist, Dr Lorrie Klein, said: “The average person using iGrow will first start to see less hair loss after six to eight weeks.
“After a few months their hair should start looking and feeling thicker, healthier and stronger. After nine months they will see the maximum results and continued use with the iGrow will continue these results.”
The published study was only conducted on men but a study on women is due to be published shortly and early results are looking promising.