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iRestore®

iRestore is a non-surgical, FDA-approved hair restoration procedure using LED lights and a low level laser light therapy (LLLT) hair restoration treatment to stimulate hair growth and improve hair health.

iRestore®

The Skinny


Average Recovery

0 days

Permanence

Temporary

Application

Laser/Light Therapy

Surgical

No

Cost

$700 - $1200

The Specifics


What is iRestore®?

iRestore® is a home use non-invasive, non-surgical hair restoration treatment using a combination of LED light and low level laser therapy (LLLT) for blood flow stimulation to hair shafts. This energy therapy improves hair thickness, reduces hair loss, and stimulates hair growth.

Anatomy of the Hair Follicle

Hair Follicle Anatomy Illustration

iRestore can be used with hair restoration treatments like Rogaine (minoxidil), and the DHT inhibitors Propecia (finasteride) and Avodart (dutasteride). iRestore® is used to treat certain alopecias, including male pattern baldness and female pattern hair loss (androgenetic alopecia), and hair thinning.

What cosmetic concerns does iRestore® treat?

  1. Hair Loss: iRestore® uses LED lights and low level laser energy (LLLT) laser treatments to increase blood flow to the scalp improving the growth and health of hair follicles.

Who is the ideal candidate for an iRestore® treatment?

The ideal candidate for iRestore® is in the early stages of hair loss or hair thinning, or has androgenic alopecia. iRestore® is not recommended for individuals who are completely bald or have reversible hair loss caused by medication or stress.

What is the average recovery associated with an iRestore® treatment?

There is no recovery time following an iRestore® treatment. Normal activities and other hair restoration treatments may be immediately resumed.

What are the potential side effects of an iRestore® treatment?

There have been no FDA verified side effects of iRestore®. iRestore® may be used with other hair restoration products.

What can someone expect from the results of an iRestore® treatment?

The results of iRestore® develop with consistent use every other day for three to six months. After six months candidates switch to once a week LLLT treatments and must indefinitely continue the laser therapy to maintain results.

What is the average cost of an iRestore® treatment?


An iRestore® procedure can cost anywhere from $700 to $1,200. The actual cost of iRestore® is dependent upon location, hair loss specialist or dermatologist, and length and involvement of the cosmetic procedure.

Pros

at home treatmentclinical resultsnon invasivecan be used with other treatments

Cons

months for resultsnot effective if baldbulkier head piece

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


iRestore is a hair restoration treatment that uses a combination of low level laser therapy and LED lights to stimulate hair follicles. Here is a quick guide for what to expect before, during, and after treatment with iRestore.

The Takeaway


iRestore® is a LED and low level laser therapy for hair loss treatment and hair regrowth. The lasercomb (LLLT device) emits red light and LED light for hair restoration and improved hair distribution This effective treatment carries no risk of side effects, and iRestore is FDA approved for in-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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