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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — You’ve probably heard of lasers being used to get rid of unwanted hair, but a new laser therapy that promises to re-grow hair is getting a lot of attention.
So is a portable device for home use that claims to “maintain” that hair growth, even give clients thicker, fuller hair.
The MEP-90 is an in-office machine at the Hair Restoration Institute in downtown Pittsburgh.
“The laser is 20 minutes. Twice a week, sit underneath it. We’ve had fantastic results. It’s your hair, just regrown from the old follicles that were there,´ Clinic Director Grant Gunderson tells KDKA.
Then, there’s a device called the iGrow, which can be used in the privacy of your own home. Gunderson prescribes these laser helmets to his clients after they’ve completed the office sessions.
They’re not FDA-approved for hair re-growth, but the manufacturer claims they do increase the appearance of thicker hair.
“I plug in my iPod, listen to music, read at the same time. The lasers you think would be warm, like burning, no I don’t feel anything,” iGrow user Shelley Sasaki said.
The iGrow uses low-level laser light to penetrate the scalp and stimulate hair follicles. The iGrow sells for $695 on the iGrow website.