Why can’t I use Capillus® for longer than 6 minutes per day?

The treatment protocol for use of Capillus® caps is 6 minutes per day with delivery of a certain amount of laser energy output per week*. This treatment protocol is based on evidence from clinical trials and years of industry data showing this amount of energy is bio-stimulatory in its effect.** There is no evidence to suggest that more is better. In fact, according to the Arndt-Schulz curve, laser energy that is biostimulatory at certain levels can become bio-inhibiting (producing the reverse effect) when too much energy is delivered.***  We recommend you adhere to the FDA-cleared, scientifically proven treatment protocol for our devices.

 

*Treatment protocol for Capillus continuous wave models is 6 minutes per day. Treatment protocol for Capillus pulsed wave models (Mfr. date prior to 2018) is 30 minutes on alternate days.

*** https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2790317/

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