The manufacturers of both Rogaine and Propecia® tell you that their products are not effective in the frontal area, which is the area of most concern to most patients, especially the frontal hairline. With Rogaine (of which the active ingredient is Minoxidil), the manufacturer Johnson & Johnson claims that approximately 8-10% of users achieve cosmetically effective growth and another 20% get vellus (or peach fuzz) growth.

Merck, the manufacturer of Propecia, claims slightly better results. Bosley has a large number of the official Merck before and after photographs of the Merck study results, which you may closely examine when you come in. You are encouraged to draw your own conclusions as to their results.

Bosley sells Minoxidil-based products in our consultation and surgical offices as part of our Healthy Hair Complex kit. Depending on your level of hair loss, we may recommend these products as part of your post-procedure treatment. Details about Minoxidil (Rogaine) and Propecia may be found on our Restoration Options page.


Low-Level Laser Therapy is FDA-cleared technology that delivers a precisely measured wavelength of light to your scalp. Also known as photobiomodulation, LLLT is clinically proven to stimulate hair follicles, reduce the rate of shedding and actually increase hair count.

This medical-grade device uses clinical strength LLLT technology to provide therapeutic laser treatment. Powered by multiple laser diodes, it emits pulses of ruby red light that cells on your scalp absorb and use to reverse miniaturization (the shrinking of hairs). The laser diodes are placed in a precise grid-like pattern to offer you maximum coverage.

Revitalizer’s laser light emission works in a number of ways. Laser therapy awakens dormant hair follicles by generating heat and energy cells need to promote hair growth. This process encourages blood flow to the scalp and helps restore normal follicle function. As a result, the rate of hair loss decreases, and hair density can improve for a thicker fuller head of hair.

Yes. Whether your hair is light or dark, dyed or natural, straight or curly, long or short, you may use Revitalizer to control hair loss and regrow your hair.

Bosley currently offers two laser therapy models to fit the progression of your hair loss and the amount of coverage you need. Bosley Revitalizer 164 delivers 164 laser diodes that cover the crown to the hairline. Bosley Revitalizer 272 offers the maximum number of laser diodes for the most density and coverage. These caps come in regular and XL sizes. Both models operate at the same effective wavelength.

Best of all, both come equipped with Bosley’s specially designed Controller Pod to put control of your therapy sessions in the palm of your hand.

Yes. Clinical trials indicate that low-power ruby laser light at a wavelength of 650 nanometers is safe for skin and cool to the touch. In fact, the wavelength must be between 630 nm and 670 nm to be effective.

No. There are no known health risks associated with Revitalizer’s LLLT technology.

Yes. This unisex device is indicated for both men and wom­en with androgenic alopecia. It’s proven to be an effective, non-invasive, at-home treatment for male pattern hair loss (MPHL) and female pattern hair loss (FPHL).

Your Bosley Revitalizer comes with a two (2) year warranty (from date of purchase) covering manufacturing defects, malfunctions or other technical issues, provided you followed the manufacturer’s instructions (e.g., registration of product / proof of purchase, use in accordance with instructions). The battery comes with a one (1) year manufacturer warranty.


Use it every other day for 30 minutes. When your treatment session is complete, the Revitalizer will automatically shut off.

Yes. If you prefer shorter treatments more frequently, wear your Revitalizer cap every day for 5-10 minutes. Simply set a timer to remind you when to manually shut off your device.

Many Revitalizer users have reported feeling a slight warming sensation on the scalp. The therapy cap uses a clear, heat-resistant polymer that allows for the maximum amount of laser light to pass through and stimulate hair follicles. A tingling sensation is normal.
If you don’t feel anything, don’t worry. The handheld Controller Pod includes a power button that illuminates when your treatment session is in progress.

Yes. Thanks to its compact, comfortable design, it fits under most sports caps and hats. Choose your own or use the Bosley sports cap included with your system.

No. Your Revitalizer is 100% portable. It’s designed to make at-home hair restoration convenient to use, even on your busiest day.

Simply clip on the battery pack to your belt or pocket and wear your Revitalizer cap as you go about your normal daily routine. If you exercise, keep it light to ensure the laser cap does not fall off or get damaged.


Yes. In fact, Bosley hair restoration experts recommend combination therapy to help you achieve optimal regrowth and fullness. A 2-step treatment plan that includes Revitalizer laser hair restoration with Bosley Professional Strength® topical products, such as our nourishing shampoo and conditioner, clinical strength minoxidil and hair follicle energizer, can offer you the best chance to fight hair loss and support a healthy growth cycle.

No. To maintain your new growth, you must continue LLLT therapy to stimulate hair follicles. Without your Revitalizer, hair miniaturization may start again and inhibit the growth cycle.

To keep your laser device in good operating condition, clean the inside of the laser cap periodically, especially after sweating. First, unplug your device and disconnect all cables. Gently wipe the inner surface of the Revitalizer cap with a soft cloth and rubbing alcohol.

Yes. This portable, at-home hair restoration system includes a storage pouch to make it easy and convenient for you to remain consistent with your laser treatments when you travel. Per TSA regulation, the lithium ion battery should be kept with you in carry-on luggage.


The BosDefense product line is formulated for those who want to help protect against thinning hair. It’s your preventative measure and the ideal choice for any preliminary thinning. The BosRevive product line is uniquely formulated for those who want to help restore visibly thinning hair. If you are seeing noticeable thinning and visible scalp, look for BosleyMD’s BosRevive DHT-Blocking products.

No, BosRevive has added benefits for someone who specifically has hair that is very weak and is noticeably thin.

The degree of thinning that an individual experiences can vary due to both external factors, such as stress, exposure to free radicals and UV rays, and internal factors such as genetics, health, medication and follicle sensitivity to the hormone Dihydrotestosterone, or DHT. Androgenetic Alopecia, or “pattern baldness”, occurs in both men and women whose hair follicles are sensitive to DHT (a primary cause of thinning and hair loss) Typically, hair on the top and front of the head is most sensitive to DHT. Over time, this hair will become weaker, finer and may eventually stop growing. Both men and women produce DHT. It accumulates and builds up, along with other toxins, in the hair follicles. BosleyMD’s products help to cleanse the follicles and may help to remove the buildup of DHT.

This product is a leave-in rejuvenating and thickening treatment that reconditions and rejuvenates fragile hair and scalp. Apply to shampooed, towel dried hair. Part the hair into three parts and lightly pump a line into each part from front of the head to the back. Massage into scalp and comb hair from the root to ends. Follow with styling products of choice and style as usual.

The Follicle Energizer is a treatment for areas of thinning and low-density hair. Protects and repairs while helping to support healthy hair function in areas of low density such as the hairline or areas where mechanical damage (breakage) has occurred to hair. Apply one of two drops to fingertips, massage into damaged areas and leave on scalp. May be used up to two times a day with or without shampooing first. Contains scalp activators that may help raise follicle energy levels. Pentapeptides help stimulate production of root-strengthening Keratin Protein. Apple Stem Cell Extract may support healthy hair follicles. Biotinyl-GHK helps protect and repair hair follicles. Algae extract helps reduce DHT (a primary cause of thinning and hair loss).

Healthy Hair Growth Supplements may combat hair loss with DHT inhibiting botanicals plus Biotin, Niacin and Zinc for thicker, fuller looking hair. Biotin helps strengthen the hair follicle while Niacin and Zinc maintain healthy hair and reduce shedding. May also improve the appearance of skin and nails.

With consistent use you will see noticeable results. Once you stop taking these supplements there is a chance your hair could return to its previous appearance over the course of several months. It is ideal to continue use of the BosleyMD Hair Growth Supplements to maintain optimum scalp and hair health.

Technically the only product in our line that can help regrow hair is the FDA-approved ingredient Minoxidil, which is found in our Mens & Womens Hair Regrowth Treatments. The Follicle Energizer has scalp stimulators and works to protect and repair hair that is thinning or of low density.

In clinical studies, some women experienced the unwanted side effect of facial hair growth when using the 5% Regrowth Treatment for Men. The FDA, therefore, approves and recommends the 2% formula for Women.

Due to the fact that your body continues to produce DHT, it is recommended that you continue to use Minoxidil even after regrowing new hair. If you stop, the new hair may begin to revert and fall out as it once again becomes affected by DHT. We do find many will go on a maintenance schedule using once a day, instead of twice daily.