Does the iGrow Laser Work? Explained by Trichologist William Gaunitz

Posted by William Gaunitz on Mon, May 16, 2016 @ 01:00 PM


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Hi. My name is William Gaunitz, founder of Evolution Hair Loss Institute and Advanced Trichology. Today I really want to talk to you about the iGrow laser.

We have been using the iGrow laser now since 2011 for many of our at-home programs. Quite frankly, I think the iGrow laser doesn't get as much credit as it deserves because it has a limited number of diodes and LEDs. There are other devices out there boasting 272 diodes or 224 diodes. More diodes certainly is not the be-all and end-all.

Today the iGrow is probably the most well recognized device in the industry. It is obviously a helmet device for hair regrowth. It operates with exactly 21 diodes and 30 LEDs. The 21 diodes is actually a good number for people who are just beginning to lose hair or individuals with dark coarse hair and those individuals who have not been losing hair for a long period of time basically. If you're losing hair for less than 5 years, you have dark coarse hair, or even a lot of sort of brown or medium brown hair, and again just beginning to lose it, this is a great device because you don't need a tremendous amount of stimulation to get hairs growing. You need the right amount of stimulation. I compare many cases to getting the right amount of energy to like hitting a baseball or hitting a golf ball. It's not more power. It's basically hitting the sweet spot and getting the optimal amount of energy to produce the result, and the iGrow is great for producing that I'd say probably about 70% of the time.

This device basically has a support system of small suction cups up top, 4 of those which actually just basically keep it suspended off of the scalp. There are also these little ear muffs which really are for stability more than anything else. You can't actually listen to music through them, but most of the time people are using them for stability. There are 5 settings on here, 3 men's settings and 2 women's settings. I usually only recommend the maximum settings, and then allow people to dial back the time as usual. The average person I recommend to use 20 minutes twice weekly to start, then normally after 90 days, you can increase it to 25 minutes twice weekly. Then if after a year or so you have used it and really haven't had optimal results, or have had optimal results and you need to take it up a notch, then you take it up to 3 times weekly.

I've used this protocol in conjunction with all of our products very, very successfully, and it is the most FDA-approved laser, meaning iGrow has 2 FDA clearances, one for men and one for women, based upon their own research. This is totally unique to every other at-home device that is a helmet. This is based upon their own clinical research, their own evidence that it works, and quite frankly after using it in practice for nearly 5 years now, I know it works. It's what I recommend continuously.

When you're using this, it's very, very simple. You simply power this on, simply hit this little power button, and then you will touch one of the heads, either male or female. I'm going to go ahead and hit the male, which is going to turn this on for 25 minutes. The lights are illuminated. There is a static beam and there is a pulsing beam going on in this. These are going to provide different levels of stimulation. Additionally, when you're done, it simply turns off, which is a very nice feature of this. It is wired, so obviously you need to be near a power outlet.

Again, this device in my opinion for about 70% of the people who use it, especially those with dark hair and dark skin, but also those who have not been losing hair for a long period of time, definitely less than 5 years, they will do very, very well with this device. I always stress it to be used in conjunction with all the right products, such as our products. Particularly, we have many kits that have the iGrow laser in it, so that all of that can be used successfully.

Please when you're choosing your laser device, know that more is not better. You need the optimal amount of energy to get the best result possible. By doing too much, you will actually either cause shedding or you will diminish results completely. Now also too little is not good, but you need just the right amount. Quite frankly, for 70% of the population, the iGrow is providing just the right amount.

I hope this is informative about this. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to call our clinic.

Call 480-222-4247 to reach Evolultion Hair Loss Institute


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Capillus 272 Laser Reviewed

Posted by William Gaunitz on Tue, Sep 22, 2015 @ 10:09 AM

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.

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.   Capillis-82-CTA.png

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)

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 Capillus82 which is 3.25x less powerful than the Capillus272.
•    Men and women with only short term hair loss that have thick, dark, coarse hair.  

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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 Capillus82 for 15-20 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 @ 12:28 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 @ 07:21 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 @ 08:56 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.

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