The History of Photo Therapy

Photo Therapy Through History

1550 BC

Egyptians filter sunlight through precious gems to obtain desired colors of light with records dating back to 1550 BC detailing Photo Therapy “treatment”. Greeks built solarium cities in high mountains to harness the additional ultra-violet light available for healing.

1903 AD

The second Nobel Prize in Medicine (Physiology) was awarded to Niels Ryberg Finsen, M.D., in recognition of his contribution to the treatment of diseases with concentrated light energy, “PhotoTherapy”. Dr. Finsen was recognized for opening a whole new avenue for medical science.


Today’s Photo Therapy devices are used to treat everyone from newborn infants suffering from jaundice to adults seeking relief from skin conditions.

HairMax FDA Clearance: A Milestone in Hair Care, Hair Growth and Hair Science

In January 2007, the FDA cleared the HairMax LaserComb as the first drug free treatment that will promote hair growth. Studies on the use of the HairMax LaserComb in woman have just been completed.

The official FDA indication is for “the Promotion of Hair Growth in males with Androgenetic Alopecia who have Norwood Hamilton Classifications of IIa-V and Fitzpatrick Skin Types I-IV.”

Note that while the Laser treatments alone work well, it is possible to use them in conjunction with the other approved therapies of your choosing.

The HairMax studies showed greater than 90% user satisfaction reported.

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