Capillus 272 Laser Reviewed

Posted by William Gaunitz on Tue, Sep 22, 2015 @ 01:09 PM

I first heard of the Capillus 272 Laser Cap about three years ago. This device was the new competitive device that was directly competing against the LCPRO LaserCap by Transdermal Cap.

The Capillus 272 had only one clear design difference and one clear guarantee difference. Design: it had 48 more pulsed laser diodes (272 diodes) than the LaserCap (224 diodes) and was supposedly more effective because of the extra diodes.

In my experience, this is simply untrue. As you will see below-- and as many people have discovered first hand-- 
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Capillus 272 Hair LaserNOT necessarily better when trying to regrow hair

Guarantee: the Capillus 272 has NO moneyback guarantee. All sales are final. Compare that against the LC Pro LaserCap that has a one year moneyback guarantee.


Having been present in the LLLT industry since its foundation in the U.S. I have seen thousands of people grow hair with a wide range of laser devices of varying strengths including the LaserCap, iGrow Laser, and our Clinical ER610 Laser. Clinically, some of the most amazing results I have witnessed have been accomplished using a clinical device with only 30-60 static (non-pulsed) diodes. The key to getting great results for the average person with LLLT is not using more diodes, it is using the right laser, for the right situation, with the right treatment protocol.

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Conversely, I have also seen many people lose hair as a direct result of using a low-level laser device (like the Capillus272) with too much energy. The excessive energy delivered to the scalp can lead to overstimulation that can result in rapid shedding, scalp tenderness, and trauma to the scalp. It can take 6-12 weeks in some cases to stabilize the scalp condition and stop shedding caused by overstimulation. This phenomenon seems to be a stress response called Anagen Effluvium caused by excessive energy stimulation to the scalp.   

In my experience, the Capillus 272 Laser Device has too many diodes to be effective for normal hair loss. In addition, it can result in dramatic and unnecessary shedding when used as described by the manufacturer (30 minutes every other day). There is no documented clinical evidence that the extra 48 lasers provide a superior result. It is my belief that this is simply a marketing tactic to mislead uneducated consumers into thinking the Capillus272 device has a greater value than other devices with the same price point.

For those who are interested in a high-diode device,my only recommendation is the LC PRO LaserCap. This device contains only 224 pulsed diodes and should reduce the risk of overstimulation and improve the end result (when used with proper protocol). My recommended usage instructions for the LCPRO LaserCap

begin with using the device for only 5 minutes twice weekly to start, and increasing one minute per application per month for six months. See my LaserCap Review for full details) LaserCap
People who CAN be a candidate for high powered devices like the LC PRO LaserCap or Capillus272 are:
•    Men and women suffering from long term hair loss in excess of 10-15 years
•    Men and women who have always had very fine hair
•    Men and women with lightly-colored hair, such as natural blond hair and light brown hair.

People who should NEVER use high-powered devices:
•    Men and women with dark pigmentation in their skin such as African Americans or people of Hispanic descent.  There is only one device recommended for these skin types, and that is the iGrow Laser which is 12x less powerful than the Capillus272.
•    Men and women with only short term hair loss that have thick, dark, coarse hair.  

More about the Capillus Company:

The Capillus device was created by Carlos Pina, former head of marketing for the LaserCap company during its formation. Pina then severed ties and started his own company, Capillus, in 2011.
Pina's marketing skill is apparent; the Capillus now has a huge industry presence and is carried by many physicians. He was also able to get FDA clearance before other competitive devices by completing clinical studies and other regulatory steps in the primary phase

The Capillus272 At-Home Low Level Laser Therapy Device specs are:

  • Manufactured in Miami, Florida.
  • Contains 272 Laser Diodes
  • 5mw per diode
  • 650 nanometer wavelength
  • Battery-Operated with Rechargeable Battery Pack
  • FDA 510K Market Clearance for Androgenetic Alopecia in Women and Skin Phototypes I to IV (this does NOT include African Americans or ethnicities with brown skin)

Bottom Line

Although I have respect for their CEO, the Capillus272 Laser Device is simply too powerful to benefit most people in the long term. If you are looking for a laser device to treat hair loss, you can follow this general rule:

  • For light hair and light skin, use the LCPRO LaserCap starting at 5 minutes per use, twice weekly.
  • For darker or course or brown skin tones, use the iGrow Laser for 20-25 minutes, twice weekly

If you have additional questions about what hair loss treatment is right for you, feel free to contact us at for a phone consultation.

 

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Hair Loss Treatment Success at the Phoenix Evolution Hair Loss Institute in 9 Months!

Posted by William Gaunitz on Fri, Aug 08, 2014 @ 03:28 PM

In the Evolution Hair Loss Institute in Tempe / Phoenix Arizona, client Justin received amazing treatment success after only 9 months on the Evolution Hair Regrowth Treatment Program. See his results below or call the clinic for a free consultation for your own hair loss treatment needs at 480-222-4247.

phoenix hair loss treatment before and after

Evolution Hair Loss Institute is based in Phoenix Arizona. Since 2002 Evolution Hair Loss Institute has been regrowing hair under the guidence of Trichologist William Gaunitz.

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Hair Loss Treatment Success: Nearly full hair regrowth in 3 months!

Posted by William Gaunitz on Fri, Jul 04, 2014 @ 10:21 PM

Brown Hair Loss Treatment Before and After Photo

Dr. Steven Brown had tremendous success in just 3 months using the Evolution ER610 Laser device twice weekly and using the Evolution 3 part HairCare System. Dr Brown's results are exceptional and he was extremely happy with his success. Click here to view more before and after photos

His treatment was simply Low Level Laser Therapy for hair loss at Evolution Hair Loss Institute in Phoenix Arizona and the Evolution 3 part HairCare System.

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William Gaunitz WTS speaks at World Trichology Conference 2014

Posted by William Gaunitz on Tue, May 13, 2014 @ 11:56 AM


Certified Trichologist William Gaunitz speaks at the World Trichology Conference 2014 regarding successful hair loss treatment and demodex folliculorum and demodex brevis.

William Gaunitz is the founder of Evolution Hair Loss Institute in Phoenix Arizona and has been treating hair loss patients since 2002 in his trichological based clinics.

William discussed in this lecture his finding on demodex and its impact on male and female pattern hair loss.

To learn more go to www.HairGrowthCenters.com or
www.facebook.com/WilliamGaunitzTrichologist

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William Gaunitz is featured in 202 Magazine

Posted by William Gaunitz on Thu, Feb 13, 2014 @ 09:42 AM

William Gaunitz and Evolution Hair Centers of Tempe was recently been featured in the article below. Evolution Hair Centers has consistently been getting new attention for the effectiveness of the Evolution Hair Centers hair loss treatment for women.

A Silent Issue: Women and Hair Loss
By Katie Snyder

Fact: Hair loss is no longer just a men’s issue, it affects women too.

And if you’ve ever glanced down at your hairbrush and found a sizable clump of freshly-pulled hair, or looked at your hair and realized it appeared way thinner than it used to be, you know how frightening it can be.

“Today, more than 21 million women suffer from hair loss across the United States,” said William Gaunitz WTS, founder of Evolution Hair Centers. “While most common in older women, it can affect even women who are in their 20’s and 30’s.”

Every year, the taboo topic leaves women of all ages suffering in silence as they search for reasons why and solutions to fix their often embarrassing condition.
The good news? There are answers.

Is my hair loss normal?

Not all hair loss is bad hair loss. As women age, their hair will naturally fall out and replace itself with a fresh hair in the follicle. But there are other factors that may determine if the hair loss is more permanent—like genetics.

“If you have hair loss and the androgenetic alopecia gene, which is the hereditary female pattern hair loss gene, and it runs in either side of the family tree, you are more likely to have female pattern thinning and hair loss,” said Gaunitz.

This isn’t always the case. There may also be other factors including health conditions, family history and lifestyle factors that lead to the two other most common hair loss conditions among women: telogen effluvium, the shedding of hair brought on by stressful events or illness, and alopecia areata, a recurrent disease that results in a typical pattern of diffuse hair thinning over the middle scalp.

According to William Gaunitz, other factors might include:

Hormonal Imbalance

This can be caused by unbalanced levels of androgens, namely dihydrotestosterone(DHT) and estrogen. Other hormonal imbalances such as thyroid problems and genetic hormonal responses to autoimmune conditions can also cause thinning of the hair.

Stress

Remember that saying “you’re going to make my hair fall out?” Well it’s true. When women experience stress, the adrenal glands become overworked it increases the levels of cortisol in the body. In return, a woman can produce an excess of hormones that can sometimes cause the hair to fall out.

Pregnancy

After a pregnancy a woman’s hormones can be in disarray. It is perfectly common for post-partum mothers to experience thinning of the hair and even bald patches. In most cases, once the hormone levels have balanced back out, the hair should grow back.

Birth Control

Perhaps the most common is birth control. When women start and stop birth control it changes the levels or hormones in their body which can temporarily cause hair loss.

Prevention and Treatment Options

“While you cannot fight your genes, you can fight the effects of aging and hormonal imbalance,” said Gaunitz. “While losing hair can be embarrassing, chances are it’s something that’s easily treatable.”

Being able to analyze full medical history, as well as details relating to lifestyle, family, diet and any medication you may be taking is essential to getting the right diagnosis and treatment.

Other helpful hair loss prevention tips:

•    Use organic and anti-inflammatory shampoos and other products that are cleansing to the scalp to help flush out hormonal build up inside the hair follicles.
•    Maintain a healthy diet full of fiber and vitamin rich foods.
•    Try out over the counter products such as Minoxidil (Rogaine).
•    Make sure to use the right nutritional supplements.

“Hormones can be easily manipulated in women with nutritional supplements,” said Gaunitz. “The combination of the right nutritional supplements, healthy diet and organic shampoo and conditioner will usually stop a female’s hair loss.”

For more extreme cases, low level laser therapy is also available for women who want to increase the quantity and quality of hair in the hair shaft that is already being produced.

For more information, visit Evolution Hair Centers or go to Angry Hair Guy.

A Silent Issue: Women and Hair Loss

By Katie Snyder

 

Fact: Hair loss is no longer just a men’s issue, it affects women too.

 

And if you’ve ever glanced down at your hairbrush and found a sizable clump of freshly-pulled hair, or looked at your hair and realized it appeared way thinner than it used to be, you know how frightening it can be.

 

“Today, more than 21 million women suffer from hair loss across the United States,” said William Gaunitz WTS, founder of Evolution Hair Centers. “While most common in older women, it can affect even women who are in their 20’s and 30’s.”

 

Every year, the taboo topic leaves women of all ages suffering in silence as they search for reasons why and solutions to fix their often embarrassing condition.

 

The good news? There are answers.

 

Is my hair loss normal?

Not all hair loss is bad hair loss. As women age, their hair will naturally fall out and replace itself with a fresh hair in the follicle. But there are other factors that may determine if the hair loss is more permanent—like genetics.

 

“If you have hair loss and the androgenetic alopecia gene, which is the hereditary female pattern hair loss gene, and it runs in either side of the family tree, you are more likely to have female pattern thinning and hair loss,” said Gaunitz.

 

This isn’t always the case. There may also be other factors including health conditions, family history and lifestyle factors that lead to the two other most common hair loss conditions among women: telogen effluvium, the shedding of hair brought on by stressful events or illness, and alopecia areata, a recurrent disease that results in a typical pattern of diffuse hair thinning over the middle scalp.

 

According to Gaunitz, other factors might include:

 

Hormonal Imbalance

This can be caused by unbalanced levels of androgens, namely dihydrotestosterone(DHT) and estrogen. Other hormonal imbalances such as thyroid problems and genetic hormonal responses to autoimmune conditions can also cause thinning of the hair.

 

Stress

Remember that saying “you’re going to make my hair fall out?” Well it’s true. When women experience stress, the adrenal glands become overworked it increases the levels of cortisol in the body. In return, a woman can produce an excess of hormones that can sometimes cause the hair to fall out.

 

Pregnancy

After a pregnancy a woman’s hormones can be in disarray. It is perfectly common for post-partum mothers to experience thinning of the hair and even bald patches. In most cases, once the hormone levels have balanced back out, the hair should grow back.

 

Birth Control

Perhaps the most common is birth control. When women start and stop birth control it changes the levels or hormones in their body which can temporarily cause hair loss.

 

Prevention and Treatment Options

“While you cannot fight your genes, you can fight the effects of aging and hormonal imbalance,” said Gaunitz. “While losing hair can be embarrassing, chances are it’s something that’s easily treatable.”

 

Being able to analyze full medical history, as well as details relating to lifestyle, family, diet and any medication you may be taking is essential to getting the right diagnosis and treatment.

 

Other helpful hair loss prevention tips:

 

·       Use organic and anti-inflammatory shampoos and other products that are cleansing to the scalp to help flush out hormonal build up inside the hair follicles.

·       Maintain a healthy diet full of fiber and vitamin rich foods.

·       Try out over the counter products such as Monoxidil (Rogaine).

·       Make sure to use the right nutritional supplements.

 

“Hormones can be easily manipulated in women with nutritional supplements,” said Gaunitz. “The combination of the right nutritional supplements, healthy diet and organic shampoo and conditioner will usually stop a female’s hair loss.”

 

For more extreme cases, low level laser therapy is also available for women who want to increase the quantity and quality of hair in the hair shaft that is already being produced.

 

For more information, visit www.hairgrowthcenters.com.

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