Hair Loss

Amazon shoppers swear by this FDA-approved hair loss treatment — and it’s over 50% off

Amazon shoppers swear by this FDA-approved hair loss treatment — and it's over 50% off

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Reviewers swear this hair loss treatment helped regrow their thinning hair. (Photo: Amazon)

When it comes to products that promise to fight hair loss, it’s understandable to have a healthy dose of skepticism. After all, hair loss is a common problem and if it were so easy to fix, no one would have thinning hair or go bald.

But there’s a device at Amazon that’s getting a lot of props from reviewers who swear it’s helped restore their hair loss — and dermatologists say it uses some of the same technology they use in their offices for hair restoration. It’s called the iRestore Essentialial Lasuh Hair Growth system and it has been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat hair loss and stimulate hair regrowth. Research showed that the iRestore Essential Laser Hair Growth System increased hair growth by 43% in both men and women in a clinical trial, which definitely sounds promising. And right now it’s 53% off at Amazon.

$419 $895 at Amazon

There is some science to back this type of treatment, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Ife J. Rodney, founding director of Eternal Dermatology + Aesthetics, says Yahoo Life. “There is a lot of data showing the benefits of using low-intensity laser light therapy for hair growth, especially red light,” she says. “As part of an overall hair growth regimen, red light therapy can be very helpful.”

Ok but why? “Lasers help increase blood flow to the scalp, delivering more ‘nutrition’ to the hair follicles,” said Dr. Gary Goldenberg, Founder of Goldenberg Dermatology, says Yahoo Life. Lasers can also help reduce levels of dihydrotestosterone in hair follicles, which are androgens that can shrink your hair follicles and cause thinning hair and hair loss, he says.

Simply wear the helmet for 25 minutes a day, every other day.  (Photo: Amazon)

Simply wear the helmet for 25 minutes a day, every other day. (Photo: Amazon)

Goldenberg says he uses red light therapy “routinely” in his office, along with other stimulating hair treatments like topical or oral minoxidil, stem cell injections and vitamin supplements. Rodney says she also uses FDA-approved red light therapy in her office which she says is “getting a good response” for stimulating hair growth. But she doesn’t know if home laser helmets can get enough energy as the medical-grade devices needed to stimulate the scalp.

“Do I think it’s harmful? Absolutely not,” she says. “If someone with hair loss wants to try something like this at home, it may be a good option.”

The way that the iRestore Essential Laser Hair Growth System It works is simple: you put the headset on, press a button to turn it on and sit with it on your head for 25 minutes. Users are encouraged to wear it every other day for best results. iRestore urges customers to be patient with the process, noting that it can take up to six months to see full results.

And, again, many Amazon shoppers swear by this headset. “My hair has had such a positive reaction to this device, I almost can’t believe what I’m witnessing,” said one five star fan noted. “My hair is thicker and growing in certain areas – my crown and receding hairline – for the first time in over a decade. I don’t know what else to tell you, if you’re thinking of buy this device, but hesitate. Just buy it. You will NOT regret it.”

“I’ve been using it for about six weeks now and I’m starting to see results in my problem areas,” said a another satisfied customer noted. “It’s such a confidence boost! I can’t wait six weeks from now to see even more results.”

A woman with thinning hair said she had “unmistakable new hair growth” four months after she started using the treatment. “My hair is thicker and fuller. I have about an inch of new hair growth all over the upper crown of my head,” she said. “I also don’t lose a lot of hair anymore. The hair loss stopped within the first 1-2 months of using this product. I will continue to use and recommend my laser light helmet!”

Again, the iRestore Essential Laser Hair Growth System is currently more than half. If you’re looking for something to help you with hair loss, this is definitely worth looking into.

$419 $895 at Amazon

The reviews quoted above reflect the most current versions at the time of publication.

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