How long have you been using it? What method are you using? Do you have a laser comb or are you going for treatments?
Wow, that is a bit surprising. The laser, at least in theory, should improve the scalp condition instead of worsen it.
Have you made any other changes since starting treatment? I have no experience with the lasercap, but I have used the laser comb for many years and it has certainly not worsened my condition. You may want to try treating your scalp with something during this time to see if it is helpful. I put coconut oil on my hair and scalp 2-3 times per week, and also apple cider vinegar a couple of times. My scalp has never been in better condition. If nothing improves over the next few weeks, obviously you'll have to think seriously of discontinuing the lasercap.
I can certainly understand your frustration. I am sorry you are dealing with these problems.
What kind of hair loss are you suffering from? Is this a temporary condition? Seems like you have definitely tried lots of options to improve the situation. If you are suffering from a shed, the hairs will definitely regrown. You may have to cut your hair short (if you haven't already done so) in the meantime. Sorry if this isn't helpful...just going with the information I have at the moment.
Hey thanks for replying. Appreciate it. I do seem to have FPHL - genetic thinning that has progressed over the years, despite a healthy lifestyle and no excess shedding. I decided to get some medical intervention last summer. Tried high-density platelet rich plasma and added the lasercap. Also taking nutrafol, highly recommended by my doctor. My labs are all normal with ferritin being normal but sub-optimal for hair (i'm a vegetarian but have a balanced diet). So far, i've seen zilch. I was very hopeful about PRP and the lasercap. I did do rogaine for 2 weeks, that sh*t's evil.
I really think you should stay on this for 9 months to see if the shedding and other irritations cease. I know that is easier said than done when you're the one dealing with the shedding. Perhaps try cutting back on the laser therapy? I have only used my laser comb 2-3 times a week (usually twice) at 10-15 minutes per treatment, and that is while moving it over the scalp. Thirty minutes might be the prescribed time, but that seems longer than what should be needed. I'm no expert, but it's a starting point at least.
No, I don't know what Cu peptides are. I try to not overdo medications although i've been prescribed a bunch of pills (omega 3 FA, stress reducing, probiotics) at the hair mineral analysis test that Nutrafol offers.Have you tried copper peptides? I know every person and therefor head/scalp is different, and we will have to tailor any regimen to fit our needs. I am mostly a vegetarian myself (except fish oil and fish occasionally). I'm sure you get enough healthy fats in your diet via nuts, seeds, avocado, healthy oils, etc.. - it seems like you are quite health conscious.
Also, did minoxidil cause scalp irritation? What caused you to drop it so quickly?
I have had some hormone levels tested and they are normal. Of course its not the whole gamut but whatever the dcotor asked for. Doctor recommended spironolactone but my PCP advised against it as my BP is already on the lower side. spironolactone is an anti-androgen but really used to cure high BP.Apparently female pattern hairloss is harder to treat. I don’t think topical minoxidil is good at all, I think it’s one of the worst hair loss treatments. Would you try oral minoxidil? Another female on this website uses that. You could try anti-androgens and see how you get with those. Although, I do think you should visit an endocrinologist just to check if your hormone levels are alright...
I have had some hormone levels tested and they are normal. Of course its not the whole gamut but whatever the dcotor asked for. Doctor recommended spironolactone but my PCP advised against it as my BP is already on the lower side. spironolactone is an anti-androgen but really used to cure high BP.