Research of red, infrared and near infrared effects on cell growth led to the development of pulse light technology, which stimulates hair growth. Now, hair loss sufferers have the option of using this technology in the comfort of their home thanks to the iRestore Laser Hair Growth System.
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Statistics indicate that nearly 60 million men and women in the United States suffer from alopecia or hair loss. While the genetic condition is perfectly normal, hair loss may significantly affect an individual’s self-esteem. In the past, physicians typically prescribed the use of topical minoxidil for both genders and oral finasteride formulations for men. These treatments easily run hundreds of dollars annually and may not provide satisfactory results. In extreme cases, alopecia sufferers might opt for hair transplant procedures. However, such interventions cost $10,000 or more.
The iRestore box come with the FDA-approved hair growth helmet, the remote control unit, AC power adapter and a Quick Operation Guide. The helmet closely resembles the headgear worn by cyclists and functions by plugging the device into a standard electrical outlet. However, there is a battery pack available as an additional purchase that provides treatment users with more freedom. Contained within the helmet is a combination of 51 class 3R-at less than 5mW cold lasers and 650nm red LED lights.
The helmet is designed to be durable, lightweight and thus comfortable to wear. The device capably covers the crown surface of the head. The power cord is in the rear of the system, which leaves your hands free to accomplish other tasks.
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Initiating a treatment simply requires putting on the helmet, pushing the power button and relaxing for 25 minutes. At the end of the session, the helmet automatically shuts off. The manufacturer recommends using the iRestore every other day for 12 to 24 weeks until you achieve the desired results. After which time, continue using the helmet periodically for maintenance. The helmet is safe to use in conjunction with finasteride and minoxidil therapies. Interested individuals might prefer the iRestore MAX Growth System, which additionally includes specially formulated 3-in-1 Hair Growth Formula, Hair Growth Serum and Hair Growth Shampoo.
Researchers at Harvard University conducted five separate studies involving the effectiveness of low-level light therapy or LLLT on thinning and hair loss in men and women. Each of the studies revealed that LLLT was a safe, non-invasive and effective means of generating hair growth.
Low-level light laser therapy involves the use of both red and near-infrared low-level LED diodes. Pulsing of the lights promotes hair growth in multiple ways. The lights penetrate deep within the scalp to stimulate the mitochondria in cells to produce more ATP energy, which boosts cellular nourishment. The lights additionally stimulate the lining of tiny arteries to release citric oxide, which dilates blood vessels, which enhances blood flow and thus delivers nutrient rich blood to hair follicles. The photobiostimulation process extends the anagram or active phase of the hair growth cycle. By receiving an abundance of nutrients, hairs also grow stronger and thicker. The cycle continues to the normal telogram resting phase and the catagen end of growth phase before follicles shed and repeat the process.