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650nm light therapy for the scalp

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:53 am
by daveyreh
Hey Tom et. al:

I’ve been a good little lunatic doing my SEs and facial exercises on the daily. Wanted to know what any of you thought of LED light for hair growth. I’ve been getting hammered on Facebook over this product called irestore, which is a helmet you wear for 25 minutes a day that has these lights that shine 650nm light at your scalp, ideally stimulating the follicles to grow. I know, it may sound crazy to you.

However I do have experience with this. In the form of something called LightStim, which is a beauty technology that is used for people to reduce fine lines on their face. I use it at my cryotherapy spa where I do all sorts of cold therapy and I’ve gotten my scalp involved and I always come out of there after ten minutes with hair that looks fresher. It seems to work. It’s FDA-“cleared”—-what does that mean?

Re: 650nm light therapy for the scalp

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:17 am
by daveyreh
Here is a link to the product:

Re: 650nm light therapy for the scalp

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:17 pm
by Tom Hagerty
Here are some definitions: "The devices do need FDA 'clearance' before they can be marketed and sold, but rather than submit their products for clinical trial, the manufacturers are required instead to convince the FDA that their products are 'substantially equivalent' to products that have been previously cleared by the FDA." A little stronger endorsement is "approval." FDA experts review the results of laboratory, animal, and human clinical testing done by manufacturers. If FDA grants an approval, it means the agency has determined that the benefits of the product outweigh the known risks for the intended use.

I haven't used the helmet so I have no first hand testimonial to give you. But I can understand why you are hammered in social media for suggesting the device. It does look kind of ridiculous but not any more ridiculous than the scalp exercise.

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The guys and gals who are using the helmet are always smiling. There must be some added kick in the voltage or something.