Capillus 82 is a non-invasive hair regrowth system that makes use of a laser cap for stimulating life into hair follicles.
An adult head has about 100,000-150,000 hair and a hair loss of about 100 each day is considered normal. The hair follicles on one’s head grow with a concentration of about 90% and each follicle has a life cycle that lasts depending upon an individual’s genetic make-up, environmental factors, disease, and aging.
Hair loss can be a distressing and demoralizing event for anyone encountering it. There are numerous reasons for hair loss that can include stress, disease, hormonal imbalances, post therapeutic, cosmetic side effect, and protein restricted diet.
The most common type of hair loss is due to hereditary reasons, also called ‘Androgenetic alopecia’ and about 80% of men and women in the US face this problem. The condition usually starts with receding hairline in men and with thinning of hair in women. The extreme of cases is presented with bald patches in either sex.
Fortunately, there are different options available for treatment of hair loss that caters for individual causes of hair loss. Early diagnosis of the cause leads to a good prognosis of the condition.
- Various prescription and over the counter medicines
- Surgical interventions
- Laser therapy
Laser therapy for hair regrowth was first discovered in 1967 and since then, low-level laser therapy is considered a safe gateway to reverse hair loss.
Low-level laser therapy is also known by other terms as
- Red light therapy
- Soft laser
- Cold laser
LLLT makes use of devices that emit light, which is able to penetrate the scalp and stimulate the hair follicles. Capillus is one such device that can be used by anyone, anytime and at any place.
Among so many commercially available options for laser therapy, the current analysis will pore over the effectiveness of Capillus 82 in providing a solution to hair loss.
The deal about Capillus 82
Capillus82, as the name indicates, comes in a design of a cap that is smart to wear and covert enough to be used anytime anywhere. The comfortable device renders its function without any restrictions and restraints on one’s freedom. Some of its features are
- Physician’s recommended
- FDA cleared for safe and effective use
- 82 laser diodes
- Convenient to use
- Concealed design maintains treatment on the go
- Hands-free design for maximum compliance
- Compatible for either sex
- Slim ergonomic, rechargeable battery with a universal adapter
- Easy to maintain
- Easy to store and carry in its carrying case
- Manufactured in the US
How does Capillus 82 Work?
Capillus 82 works by emitting red light via its diodes (wavelength 630-670 nanometers) that get absorbed in the scalp and into the hair follicles. At the follicle level, this light stimulates any life to present therein to regenerate hair growth.
Our hair undergo a cycle of growth in three phases
- Growth (anagen)
- Resting (telogen)
- Shedding (catagen)
In a case of hereditary alopecia, the hair growth is dependent upon the scalp levels of DHT (dihydrotestosterone), thus the name Androgenic alopecia. What the low-level laser therapy of Capillus82 does is an increase in the local blood supply to the scalp. This result in
- accelerated metabolic activity at the follicle level,
- redistribution of nutrients and oxygen to the roots of hair,
- prevention of buildup of localized testosterone levels and
- The growth of hair follicles in the resting and shedding phase begins.
The effects of low diode power of Capillus82
The low-level laser therapy as in the case of Capillus82 uses a different spectrum of compressed light from the cold, red light range (thus the name cold laser).
The penetrating power of the cold light range enables the light to reach the follicular level without any heat generation, thereby making the process painless, efficient and without any side effects.
The carefully selected low diode power of the laser enables the light to penetrate a few millimeters into the scalp and the laser energy is absorbed by the surrounding tissue and follicles creating a continuous yet gentle penetration.
The blood supply is significantly increased and so is the metabolism and protein production that is vital to hair growth.
The overall effect is strengthening of the existent hair structure and recovery of quiescent hair follicles. The finishing result is healthier and fuller looking hair from the root.
The frequency and duration of treatment
The manufacturer of Capillus82 recommends wearing the device three times a week for a 30-minute duration. The more frequent use of Capillus82 is not encouraged however depending upon the extent of hair loss and for how long it has continued; your physician can make a better decision and guide you accordingly.
The manufacturer advice to continue using the Capillus82 for better results, nevertheless depending upon individual cases and following the recovery rate, the device can be used safely up to one year.
Time taken for the results to appear
With Capillus82, one should be able to observe the skin signs early in the treatment. The time required to see any marked difference depends upon the case scenario of an individual, usually; a period of 2-4 months of regular treatment will bear the fruit.
Availability and cost of Capillus 82
Capillus82 is available at their online site and you do not need to purchase it via a licensed hair restoration doctor.
The cost of Capillus 82 is about $799.
The pros of Capillus 82
Besides all of the previously mentioned facts about Capillus82, here is what we like about the product
- Suits all kinds of skin tones and hair shade, even grays
- No need to trim your hair
- Covers the entire scalp including the hairline
- Clinically shown results backed by a neutral third part
- Adaptable as an adjuvant therapy option or stand alone one
- Pain-free treatment
- Minimal time commitment with only half an hour session on alternate days
- Virtually no side effects, rather imparts health to existing hair
- Relatively inexpensive and affordable therapy
- Privacy maintenance
- Encouraging reviews by doctors and customers for delivering efficacy and compliance
The cons of Capillus82
Some of the drawbacks of Capillus82 are
- Only available in one size; regular
- The cap is not waterproof
- Not covered by insurance
- Appropriate treatment for only specific type of alopecia
- Cannot be used in conjunction with photosensitive drugs for hair loss
Conclusion on Capillus 82
Capillus82 is one of several products by the manufacturer aimed at reversing hair loss. However, devices for hair loss treatment as Capillus82 might work for you only in certain cases so a prior consultation with a dermatologist is obligatory to avoid any unnecessary purchases.
E.g. in the case of any metabolic disease or a vitamin deficiency, hair loss cannot be avoided only by LLLT. In such a case, Capillus82 might be a fair support to other interventions in different cases of androgenic alopecia in both men and women.
Until now the use of LLLT in devices as Capillus82, have mix reviews by both the consumers and the doctors. The good thing about Capillus82 is that it is clinically proven to show results and tested by an independent third party.
Capillus82 is not intended for baldness but for moderate hair loss. The results depend upon the accurate and regular use of the device and it will take a minimum of six months to experience them. Once the therapy is stopped, hair loss might make a comeback. For this reason, maintenance therapy is important and many patients may find it too cumbersome to continue.
Capillus82 cannot be used along with photosensitive drugs nor can it stimulate the dead follicles. It is only the resting and shedding phases of hair growth, which can bear any results.
Well, some hair is better than no hair at all… so if your hair loss is diagnosed at an early phase that can be preventable with LLLT, Capillus82 is safe, convenient, economical and effective enough to be used for long-term therapy and maintenance.
Despite all, if you are not satisfied with the results, your purchase is covered by a six-month satisfaction guarantee the details of which are on the official website.