Theradome, a medical device which created the Theradome Laser Helmet, has successfully crowdfunded themselves on Indiegogo, hitting their goal of raising $50,000 in less than 24 hours. The campaign currently stands at well over $100,000 raised with two weeks left on the crowdfunding campaign. The device which is a clinical level laser helmet which treats hair loss – is targeting the over 80,000,000 potential consumers which suffer from hair loss today – in the United States. The Laser Helmet is to provide a similar treatment as an FDA cleared device available in clinics – but in the users home.
“Our first day out to market proved that there is obviously a significant demand for this at-home laser treatment. Being a need-based product, it is astonishing to see the response we received through crowdfunding but the substantial number of incoming requests are being clearly reflected through this platform”
Almost 40% of individuals who suffer from hair loss are women which can be an emotionally challenging experience. Theradome having announced its FDA-clearance for the first clinical-strength home laser therapy device saw pledges for pre-orders of the Laser Helmet skyrocketed from women in the first 24 hours, who primarily ordered anonymously.
“Our first day out to market proved that there is obviously a significant demand for this at-home laser treatment. Being a need-based product, it is astonishing to see the response we received through crowdfunding but the substantial number of incoming requests are being clearly reflected through this platform,” stated Theradome founder/CEO, Tamim Hamid.
Seeking a solution for his own hair loss at the early age of thirty-two, Tamim, a former NASA scientist with extensive biomedical engineering experience, developed the Laser Helmet not only because he wanted a more effective way to treat hair loss and avoid the use of medications, but also because he believed it was important to make clinical-strength laser technology available for personal use in the privacy of one’s home.
Laser Light Therapy (LLT) has been an effective treatment for growing hair and improving hair health for decades. Extensive research has addressed the efficacy of LLT but, until now, true cold laser therapy was only available through costly visits to a hair restoration clinic. Theradome uses specially developed, high efficiency lasers that produce virtually no heat but still allow the maximum amount of therapeutic light to be delivered. Additionally, the Laser Helmet can be used in conjunction with other hair restoration therapies and as a post-chemotherapy hair loss treatment.
The rewards available for this crowdfunding campaign started at $10 but to receive an early helmet that level stood at $375.00 – which quickly sold out. The device is expected to be available November 2013.
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