iGrow Frequently Asked Questions
"WHAT IS THE IGROW LLLT HELMET DEVICE, and WHAT WILL IT DO FOR MY HAIR?"
The iGrow Hair Re-Growth System is a hands-free, FDA Cleared home treatment for men and women suffering from thinning hair. The iGrow Device delivers a technology called Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT) which uses specific wavelengths or colours of light to stimulate hair follicles to be more productive.
WHO IS THE IGROW FOR?
The men and women in the iGrow's two Clinical Trial Studies were aged from 18yrs-60yrs, had light to medium-dark skin tones and were experiencing mild-moderate Genetic Hair Loss. During the Independently Controlled Double-Blind Clinical trials for both men and women, all of the trial participants were successful in re-growing a good percentage of their lost hair back, with the males averaging 35% Hair Regrowth and the females averaging 37% Hair Regrowth. Of course, results naturally vary from person to person, but everyone is welcome to try the iGrow and see what it can do for their situation. Like diet or exercise programs, the only way to truly know how well it works for YOU is to give it a try. With no known side effects and a Satisfaction Guarantee, what do you have to lose?
DOES IGROW WORK FOR WOMEN?
Yes! The iGrow has been tested and FDA-cleared for treating genetic hair loss for both men women. In fact, results for women were slighter better than the men's results in iGrow's Published Double-Blind Clinical Trials.
WHAT'S THE SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE BEHIND I GROW?
The research into using LLLT for treating thinning hair is extensive. Clinical studies showing the effectiveness of LLLT for thinning hair go back more than 20 years and have been conducted and published by such Authorities places as The Wellman Centre for Photomedicine, Harvard University, The American Society for Laser Medicine, International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons and many others. The iGrow Device was subjected to two double-blind clinical trials, which showed an average of 35%-37% increase in new hair re-growth in just 16-24 weeks. Both studies were published in a peer-reviewed medical journal, submitted to the US FDA for review and were responsible for the iGrow's FDA and Health Canada Clearances for treating Genetic Hair Loss in both adult Men and Women.
HOW OFTEN DO I HAVE TO USE THE IGROW?
The treatment protocol used in the iGrow's clinical studies was just 25 minutes application, every other day for the first 6 months. There are no "cures" for hair loss, only "treatments" but using the iGrow, following the completion of your first 6 months treatment, just once per week thereafter is usually enough to maintain the results achieved thus far and keep your hair and re-growing at its best thereafter.
HOW LONG DOES I GROW TAKE TO WORK?
Like any treatment, some people see results sooner than others but most notice an improvement within 4-6 months. Even strong, healthy hair typically grows only 1/4"-1/2" per month, so we recommend using the iGrow for at least six months before evaluating how effective it can be for your type of thinning hair. You will also find that your existing hair will become healthier and will thicken between 25% to 27%.
WHAT KIND OF RESULTS CAN I EXPECT?
Naturally, results can vary from person to person depending primarily on the extent of hair loss and how consistent one is with applying the iGrow Helmet Device treatment over time. The general rule seems to be that as long as there is some hair left in the follicle, there is a good probability of positive results. Unfortunately, like diet or exercise programs, the only way to truly know how well it will work on an individual is to try it for long enough to see results. The iGrow Helmet Device is only suitable for those suffering from Genetic Hair Loss where hair loss is found on either your mother's or your father's side of the family. (Mother or Father, Uncles or Aunties and Cousins)
SHOULD I WASH MY HAIR FIRST OR USE A SPECIAL SHAMPOO WITH I GROW?
While it's never a bad idea to have a clean & healthy scalp, it's not necessary to wash your hair before using the iGrow, and you can continue to use your normal hair shampoo and conditioner products.
DO I HAVE TO USE ANYTHING ELSE WITH THE IGROW?
The iGrow is a stand-alone device and doesn't require any additional products. It does, however, work very well when used in conjunction with other treatments such as Rogaine or Propecia, and is a good addition to any regimen being used. It is especially effective being used after hair transplantation surgery to help maintain the new grafts and to thicken up new growth between the new grafts. It is recommended extensively in the US by Hair Transplant Surgeons.
HOW SAFE IS THE IGROW TO USE?
The iGrow has been tested to international standards and has full safety clearances. There are no contra-indications for Low Level Light Therapy, which seems to pose roughly the same risk as a room lamp.
I'M SHEDDING A LOT OF HAIR- WHAT'S HAPPENING?
Shedding is a normal part of a hair's growth cycle, and while there are many things that can make it speed up or slow down (hormones, diet, stress or seasons, for example), it's common for a person to shed up to 100 hairs a day. A small percentage of people have said they noticed some increased "shedding" at the beginning of all hair loss treatments, which is simply the follicle letting go while a new hair is being created. This usually stops within a couple weeks, and is actually a good sign that someone is reacting to the treatment. It can be alarming, but it's temporary, only happens in a very small percentage of people and regrows with the normal growth cycle of the hair.
HOW LONG WILL THE IGROW LAST?
The iGrow uses clinical-grade components including Medical Lasers and LED Diodes which are tested at 10,000 hours, so it's extremely unlikely that any of them will "burn out" even after many years of constant use. Of course, like all electronics, the iGrow is subject to things like a loose wire or simply a faulty power cord which is rare but can easily be handled by contacting iGrow's Customer Support. The iGrow is also covered by a 2-year manufacturer's warranty to replace a malfunctioning unit if needed, although it should last for years with proper care.
IS THERE A WARRANTY?
If the iGrow Helmet device is well looked after and returned to the special case that is provided after every treatment, you should get approximately 10 years use with a single user, or 5 years use if you and your partner both use it.