MIAMI, Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, August 3rd, LaserCap physician and New York-based dermatologist, Dr. Doris Day, appeared on ABC's Daytime Emmy® Award winning talk show, The View, presenting the LaserCap device to millions of television viewers across America. Barbara Walters and Elisabeth Hasselbeck interviewed Dr. Day.
In the segment, Dr. Day discusses the different types of hair loss in women and the ways that they can fight hair loss - from cortisone injections on the scalp to the LaserCap for home use.
Doris Day, MD, is a board certified dermatologist who specializes in laser, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology on the Upper East Side in New York City. Her private practice includes national and international celebrities.
Dr. Day speaks highly of LaserCap: "What I love about this is that it treats the whole scalp at once in twenty minutes.*"
August is Hair Loss Awareness Month in the United States. Dr. Day reported that there are nearly 30 million women who suffer from hair loss.
The LaserCap ground-breaking device uses low level laser light to stimulate hair growth for hair loss at levels never before seen for at-home use. The device is hands-free, completely portable and easy to use, fits comfortably in almost any hat, is convenient and discreet, and can be used at home or on-the-go. The device is medically managed, and is only available through a licensed physician, but there are no weekly trips back to the doctor's office required (as in the case of the less powerful laser hood devices**).
*The recommended time for usage is 30-60 minutes every other day, but this may vary according to physician instructions.
LaserCap was created by Michael Rabin, MD, in collaboration with internationally recognized hair restoration surgeon, Robert Haber, MD, Harvard-based photomedicine expert, Michael Hamblin, PhD, and MIT-trained optical physicist David Smith, PhD. The LaserCap offers patients the low level laser power of an in-office clinical unit in the comfort of their home. It features 224 individual 650nm 5mW lasers in a flexible, hermetically-sealed dome-shaped membrane that fits comfortably in almost any hat, and is powered by a small belt-clip battery pack.
The LaserCap has not yet been cleared by the FDA as the FDA clearance process takes some time; however there are two laser devices that have received FDA clearance for hair re-growth, a hand-held comb-like device with 9 lasers for men and an in-office laser hood with 90 lasers for women. LaserCap, with 224 lasers uses the same laser as both these devices.
LaserCap Founder and Co-Inventor, Dr. Michael Rabin: "We've been getting fantastic results. It slows the loss, stops it, reverses it in almost every patient."
Its ease of use leads to better efficacy and thus better results than other LLLT treatments because the treatment protocol is easy to follow.
"The LaserCap maximizes patient compliance since it is worn under any head cover (baseball cap, scarf, etc.) and is completely portable...higher dosimetry combined with consistent regular use (i.e., patient compliance) may be essential for effectiveness," said Robert Haber, MD, respected hair restoration surgeon and president of LaserCap Co.
Thinning hair is a condition that affects up to 50% of adult women and 80% of adult men. Thousands of LaserCap kits have been sold in countries across the world such as USA, Australia, Brazil, Dubai, India, Italy, Kuwait, South Africa, Sweden, Venezuela, Dominican Republic.
**Leading In-Office Laser Hood Device has only 82 lasers, compared to LaserCap's 224. LaserCap's total laser output us 1120 mw compared to the leading In-Office Laser hood device which outputs 410 mw of laser.
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See Dr. Day's segment on The View: http://youtu.be/qdjU6PnBdzE
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Frances M. Brea