The Illumiflow laser helmet is another popular hands-free LLLT device designed to stimulate hair growth in a few months. Utilizing low-level laser therapy, the helmet is designed to offer gentle, effective hair growth treatment that can help to improve the texture and condition of existing hair, while promoting new growth.
The helmet is designed to treat hair loss in both men and women and can effectively boost hair growth in people suffering from androgenetic alopecia, which is one of the most common causes of hair loss in men and women.
But unlike other LLLT devices, whether it’s comb, cap, or helmet style, treatment with this helmet takes a whopping thirty minutes per session, which for some, seems pretty excessive.
Just for that fact alone many people gave this model a low rating, but the real question here is does it work?
Overview and Features
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The helmet itself is somewhat bulky, but it does feature a lightweight design that makes it easy to wear for the longer than average treatment time.
Long treatment time aside, the focus should be on whether or not the Illumiflow helmet has what it takes to stimulate hair growth. Compared to other models in the price range there doesn’t seem to be much of a difference in regard to laser technology or power, which makes us wonder why the treatment time for this model is almost three times the average LLLT session?
Just like the HairMax Ultima 9 laser hair comb, one of Illumiflow’s top competitors, this is an FDA cleared LLLT device that’s easy to use and highly portable.
It’s designed to treat extensive hair loss, receding hairlines, and thinning hair. Treatment is designed to reenergize hair follicles while promoting new hair growth and improving the thickness and texture of existing hair.
In this package you’ll find:
- Laser cap
- Ball cap
- User manual
- Rechargeable battery pack
- Power charger
The cap is clinically proven to be effective and safe. At this time there have been no known side effects related to treatment.
The helmet is equipped with two hundred and seventy-two laser diodes, which is higher than the average LLLT cap. The cap is designed to provide full scalp coverage and it’s calibrated to six hundred and fifty NMs for improved scalp penetration that can boost hair growth results.
The manufacturer has also included a thirty-minute automatic shutoff feature which is a nice safety feature to have.
As we touched on earlier, treatment consists of three thirty-minute sessions a week. Considering the lengthy treatment time, the manufacturer has also included a cap that can be worn over the device, so you can wear it when you’re out and about and no one will know.
If you’re searching for an LLLT device with a shorter treatment time, click here to read our buyer’s guide which lists the top models of laser hair growth devices on the market.
The helmet applies low-level laser therapy directly to the scalp, improving blood flow, which, in turn, brings essential nutrients to the scalp that can boost hair growth. Consistent use also promotes cellular metabolism, which will help encourage new hair growth. This new growth is said to be much thicker and stronger.
Additionally, if you’d like to try LLLT therapy because you’ve noticed an increase in hair fall, regular treatment can halt shedding and can even lengthen the hair growth cycle. If you’re like other men and women who have experienced an increase in daily shedding, nothing can be more devastating than cleaning out the drain and getting an up-close look at just how much hair you’re now losing on a daily basis. The fact that this device can minimize, or halt excessive shedding is a huge selling point for anyone searching for a hair loss solution.
Does it Work?
Feedback regarding treatment effectiveness was mixed. Some people stated that they noticed new growth within four months of treatment, while others felt that the helmet did absolutely nothing to improve hair texture or encourage new growth.
If you’ve just begun experiencing excessive hair shedding, we recommend first meeting with your physician to determine the cause. If you’re like millions of other Americans and your hair loss is caused by genetics, then this LLLT device can help with hair regrowth. However, if your hair loss is due to an underlying cause such as hyperthyroidism or a vitamin deficiency, then you will not experience any results until the underlying condition has been treated.
The average length of treatment is six months however, the manufacturer does recommend continuing to use the device for the long term in order to maintain new hair growth results and to continue to improve blood circulation in the scalp and stimulate hair growth.
Portability and Style
The included rechargeable battery pack lasts for approximately one treatment and takes one hour to charge. The battery pack combined with the cap somewhat makes up for the lengthy treatment time.
- Includes a cap that can be worn over the helmet for discreet treatment when you’re on the go
- Highly portable
- Automatic shut-off safety feature
- Easy to use
- Effective for male pattern baldness
- Longer treatment sessions required
- Only covered by a thirty-day money back guarantee