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 bio-stimulatory at certain levels can become bio-inhibiting (producing the reverse effect) when too much energy is delivered.**  We recommend that you adhere to the FDA-cleared, scientifically proven treatment protocol for our devices, unless advised otherwise by your physician.


*Treatment protocol for Capillus continuous wave models is 6 minutes per day. Treatment protocol for Capillus pulsed wave models (Mfr. date prior to September 2017) is 30 minutes on alternate days.

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

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  • a smaller amount is good too much is in excess

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  • My md recommends 12 minutes/day.....so i do.
    But there is a limit....too much time is not as effective as the lesser amount of time.

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