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Capillus®

Capillus® is a low level laser light therapy hair restoration treatment that stimulates hair growth and lessens hair miniaturization.

Capillus®

The Skinny


Average Recovery

0 days

Permanence

Temporary

Application

Temporary Wearable Device

Surgical

No

Cost

$800 - $3000

The Specifics


What is Capillus®?

Capillus® is a non-invasive home use hair restoration treatment utilizing low level laser therapy (LLLT) for blood flow stimulation to hair shafts for improved hair thickness, reduced hair loss, and stimulated hair growth. Capillus® can be used with hair restoration treatments such as Rogaine (minoxidil), and the DHT inhibitors finasteride and dutasteride. Capillus® is used to treat alopecia, male pattern baldness, female pattern hair loss (androgenetic alopecia), and hair thinning.

Anatomy of the Hair Follicle

Hair Follicle Anatomy Illustration

What cosmetic concerns does a Capillus® procedure treat?

  1. Hair Loss: Capillus® takes advantage of low level heat energy for blood flow stimulation to the scalp which leads to improvements in the health and growth of hair follicles.

Who is the ideal candidate for a Capillus® procedure?

The ideal candidate for Capillus® has androgenic alopecia and is seeking an in home treatment for hair loss and hair thinning. Capillus® is not recommended for those with advanced hair loss, reversible hair loss, epilepsy, those with dark skin, or women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

What is the average recovery associated with a Capillus® procedure?

There is no recovery time following a Capillus® treatment. All normal activities and hair care may be resumed.

What are the potential side effects of a Capillus® procedure?

There have been no Food and Drug Administration (FDA) verified side effects of Capillus®. Capillus® should be used cautiously when also using other hair restoration products.

What can someone expect from the results of a Capillus® procedure?

The results of Capillus® will begin to evolve slowly. Hair loss will be stabilized after three months. Within six months candidates will notice fuller hair. Substantial results will appear after one year, but the best aesthetic will be achieved by two years with consistent daily use.

What is the average cost of a Capillus® procedure?

A Capillus® procedure can cost anywhere from $800 to $3,000. The actual cost of Capillus® is dependent upon location, hair loss specialist or dermatologist, and length and involvement of the cosmetic procedure. Learn more in our complete guide to the cost of Capillus®.

Pros

discreetcost effectivein home treatment

Cons

many treatmentslong time to see resultsmust be used indefinitely

Invasiveness Score

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Invasiveness is graded based on factors such as anesthesia practices, incisions, and recovery notes common to this procedure.

What to Expect


Capillus is a daily hair restoration treatment that uses low level laser therapy (LLLT) to reduce hair miniaturization and increase hair fullness. Here is a quick guide for what to expect before, during, and after hair loss treatment with the Capillus system.

The Takeaway


Capillus® is a laser treatment for hair loss treatment and hair regrowth. The lasercomb (LLLT device) emits red light for hair restoration and improved hair scalp coverage. This effective treatment carries no risk of side effects and is FDA approved for home use.

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  1. American Academy of Dermatology Association Hair Loss: Tips for Managing aad.org
  2. Mayo Clinic Staff Hair Loss Symptoms and Causes MayoClinic.org
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