The wavelength of the diodes we use (650nm) at our power level (5mW) DO NOT cause cancer, they are considered not harmful for eyes [don't stare at them too long, though, dammit... I'm sure there *is* a way you could hurt yourself!], and they only do GOOD THINGS to you!
This question is usually followed with "Should I buzz my hair down initially when I'm doing these treatments?"
The short answer is that it doesn't matter how thick your hair is... laser therapy is getting to the scalp! Trust me, that scalp of yours is still getting irradiated with nice, soothing, healing, BRIGHT LLLT! You can't stop it.
We noticed eons ago from our own experiments that "diffused" (uncollimated)laser diodes (with lens caps removed) work better than "dots". We also noticed that most pro devices remove the lens caps and have "diffused" diodes, whereas many of the mass-marketed crappy ones still have that lens cap, constraining the footprint and sucking away power.
This will help you if you want to see the rough size of a diffused diode at the heights of 1cm, 2cm, and 3cm...
People are more conscious about health effects the "unseen" waves around them -particularly EMF radiation and Wi-Fi. So, all those laser diodes up on your head must be generating a lot of electromagnetic fields, right??
WRONG! The brunt of EMF radiation is generated at the POWER SUPPLY! Don't wear the power supply on your head and you are fine!
Think L.E.D.s are as good as laser therapy/LLLT for Hair Loss? DEAD WRONG. L.E.D.'s are indeed useful for skin and health -and probably show some merit against hair loss- however, it is *not* the same thing as explained in my blog entry.
It takes REAL LASERS to make a profound impact on hair loss for several very real reasons explained in this article!
"OverMachoGrande... do you know the connection between lasers and DHT?" People are simply waiting on the edge of their seat to hear how lasers fit right in to what they think they know about hair loss!
Yes, I know the connection. If you want to read the answer, you'd better be prepared to "let go" something you may have been conditioned to believe as an absolute truth, though, and the answer may not be what you expect!
The Laser Messiah is the ONLY DEVICE that follows the best principles and key concepts of laser therapy / LLLT for hair loss! Also, it's the only laser helmet that is fully-customizable, upgradeable, and user-serviceable!...why would you want anything else?!
This was my original article from 2009 announcing that I was making the Laser Messiah II! This has great comparisons between the Laser Messiah I (the one you build with the free instructions) vs. the Laser Messiah II (the one I build, and the greatest laser helmet for hair loss that has ever been created!).
This is going to be THE. HOTTEST. SECTION. on this site! It's the section that you will come back to and check often!
My helmet is the best, but there are things you can do to make the best EVEN BETTER. I've been giving these to my customers for years via email (and you can email me for them if you are a customer and don't have a copy!), but it's time to make public multi-media presentations for them!
This is the place for cutting edge, natural solutions for hair loss --and it has a great forum! Home of the Ortho-Nutritional Supplement Line (formerly know as the "Top Six"), which is a great supplement addition for LLLT users!
When you pulse laser light at an extremely high rate, it causes MORE of a biological response/stimulation than would ordinarily occur. Certain frequencies do this better than others, and the main one that people associate with fighting hair loss is 8.9 khz. John Steele created one that can do this for helmets up to 450 diodes --and this is a BIG DEAL and has never been done before!!!