A clinical study using the iGrow hair growth system from Apira Science (Boca Raton, FL) was recognized at the 33rd Annual Conference of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery (ASLMS; Boston, MA). The study was led by Raymond J. Lanzafame, MD, MBA, FACS, a board-certified surgeon and expert in laser applications and laser research, and was awarded the Best Overall Experimental and Translational Research Award.
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The iGrow hair growth system is a hands-free low-level laser therapy (LLLT) hair growth device cleared by the FDA for use at home. Its patented red light technology treats affected areas of the scalp by energizing unhealthy follicle cells and promoting hair growth. It is indicated to promote hair growth in males with androgenetic alopecia who have Norwood Hamilton Classifications of IIa to V.
The clinical study was conducted using a double-blind, randomized controlled trial on 44 men, ages 18â48, with varying levels of androgenetic alopecia (male-pattern baldness) to define the safety and physiologic effects of LLLT, delivered by an iGrow hair growth system, on male scalp hair follicles and surrounding tissue. Participants who submitted to the treatments every other day at home saw a 35 percent increase in hair growth over a 16-week period with no side effects.
Jeff Braile, president of medical products at Apira Science, says that the company has completed a second clinical trial to measure iGrow's effectiveness in treating womenâs hair loss.
The study, titled âThe Growth of Human Scalp Hair Mediated by Visible Red Light Laser and LED Sources in Males,â has been published in the October 2013 issue of the journal Lasers in Surgery and Medicine; for more information, please visit http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/lsm.22173/abstract. And for more information on iGrow, please visit www.igrowlaser.com.
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