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Welcome to OverMachoGrande.com!

If you've digested the contents of the site, you know that results with LLLT are about coverage, coverage, coverage -and the best way to get that is by diodes arranged in a pattern that minimizes spaces and overlap, by achieving as close to an even distance from the diodes to the scalp as possible, and getting the magic "window of energy" to as much of your thinning spots as possible.

The single best way to do this is by the design protocols that I, with the help of many others, have engineered and put forth in the instructions on this site. However... many people are still daunted with the time, money, and hassle of procuring the supplies and actually building the helmet.

Well, I can help you with that now! I can build you the helmet part -the most complicated, time consuming part of this. Click to read more...

...But if you HAVEN'T digested the contents of this site yet, start reading! Read everything -my essay, my personal notes, etc. I want you to truly understand the keys to laser success like I do. Do that first... I'll still be here when you are ready!


This site is the first, the biggest, and the best consumer advocacy site on the internet on Laser Therapy for Hair Loss! There is a ton of information to digest, so let me help you with the best way to start...

1) Start with the "READ THIS FIRST" paragraph to give you an "executive summary" on what you are about to learn.

2) Then read my six page essay entitled "LLLT for Hair Loss... An Essay by OverMachoGrande!". Read ALL OF IT! lol...
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

3) Scan down my many articles in the "Personal Notes" section. Read the titles and click on the ones that interest you!

4) Now you are ready to start looking through the different helmet designs, paying special attention to my "Build Your Own Laser Helmet for Hair Loss! Downloadable PDF Instructions for the 'Laser Messiah'..." section on the left sidebar.

5) CONTACT ME with your questions! I've made myself very easy to reach via Skype video calls, my WorldHairLoss.org news site and forum, and my omg@overmachogrande.com email.

The more you know about laser therapy, the more you can achieve the best results possible -and the less likely you are to get ripped off!

Best regards,
-O.M.G.

Read this first!

You have found THE HOME on the internet for do-it-yourself / homemade high-powered laser devices!  This website’s purpose is to both educate about LLLT and provide instruction on how you can cost-effectively do-it-yourself. You will have the power to turn your hair loss obsession into a legitimate hobby!

Let me start by saying this: All laser therapy for hair loss is NOT EQUAL!  An unfortunate benchmark has been set with this industry in terms of criminally high price and ridiculously low power.  With price, that -of course- is my judgment call, and your opinion may differ. 

However, with power… this is NOT a subjective opinion!  It’s a simple math equation.  The standard laser brush/device delivers merely a fraction of the power that you need for proper biostimulation to occur.  As a result, only the “best responders” get results, and the rest of us are left with an extremely bitter taste in our mouths about wasting the time to laboriously use the laser brush for 1/2 an hour or an hour every other night (and the sheer boredom that results from only being able to use one hand). 

What I just said about the power… I can prove it, and you will be able to also if you digest the contents of these pages!  The “do-it-yourself” option of building your own laser brush/comb/helmet/hood/whatever is right there, hanging in front of you -and you can build one that gives you the proper 3-6 joules/cm2 that you really need.  I hope I can show you how easy it is, and that very minimal skills and tools are needed for this.

From here on out, I’m going to refer to devices that give the “proper” amount of power as “high-powered laser devices” (even though they’d be more aptly described as “correctly-powered laser devices").  The fact is that high-powered laser devices used in clinics have been giving amazing results, while standard-powered laser brushes/combs have had honestly an average of POOR results, and only give results to the very best responders.

Let me absolutely clarify something, though: it’s not the POWER of the individual diodes that’s different… it’s the NUMBER of those same diodes that separate a high powered clinical laser type device from a standard laser comb or brush.  The standard for laser diodes for hair loss is 5mW, 650nm, and they pretty much *all* use those same 5mW, 650nm lasers (that only cost $4.00, by the way) with very few exceptions -from my laser helmet, to the $40,000 clinical devices, to your average laser brush.  It’s just that clinical laser devices and our laser helmets have enough diodes -sometimes more than 100- for “full coverage” so that they are able to get the all-important, necessary amount of energy to the scalp in a reasonable time!  That’s the only difference... and that’s all the difference in the world!  THAT is what separates astonishing results from colossal disappointment!  It’s not magic, it’s science and math!  More on that later, though…

Should *you* be doing high-powered laser therapy??  I’ve been using my laser helmet that gives roughly 5 joules/cm2 per session as a part of my regimen since December 6th, 2007, and the results are amazing.  I have never seen anything like this in the more-than-a-decade that I’ve been fighting hairloss.  It’s working *exactly* like the often-ignored studies involving clinical lasers say it should be, and it’s paralleling the results touted by laser clinics.  I’ve said this in forums before, and I’ll say it again here:  Seeing what has occurred after such a short time would make me VERY NERVOUS if I ever had to fight hair loss without my laser helmet ever again!  Couple your high-powered laser device with a solid regimen including a DHT Blocker and a regrowth agent, and you’ve got the best shot of fighting hair loss of anyone out there!

But don’t rely on MY testimony… you need to do the legwork yourself!  Go into a laser clinic and ask them to show you their results!  There are multiple locations in every decent-sized city now, and they have literally hundreds of photos showing remarkable regrowth.  Then… ask yourself, how is that possible?  What have I been missing?  lol… Then come back to this site and MAKE ONE with the same specs for a fraction of what they want to charge you for one year!

Besides just basic hair follicle stimulation, hair growth, and hair thickening… the proper amount of power from high powered laser therapy has been proven to reverse inflammation, reactivate S.O.D., produce N.O., increase wound healing, release histamine and increase vasodilation, induce collagen remodeling, and increase collagen production (among other things).  Excuse me, but those things are EXACLTY what the more learned members of every forum and scientists alike have speculated MUST OCCUR for hair regrowth to be possible for most of us!  So… why aren’t you using a high-powered laser device yet?

This isn’t just *my* site… this is the site for every forum contributor that has built one or wants to build one!  My purpose was only to start the ball rolling and then let people smarter and more creative that me add to it.  I don’t have comments enabled or email posted here because I think all of the discussion should still be held in the forums so a wider audience can follow it.  But poke around this site, and I’ll try to show you that it’s easier than you think to get started.  ...In fact, it’s so easy that you’ll palm-slap yourself on the forehead and exclaim “D’oh!” if you’ve ever spent a dime on a commercial laser device before!

Also, others have been gracious enough to share their designs in the “Do-It-Yourself” section.  In fact, if YOU have a design that you would like to share, please let me know in the forums and I can set up a page for you!

Remember that with any treatment, it takes time.  Don’t expect overnight results… it took me a solid 3 1/2 months of use before I started really noticing positive benefits, and I’m not expecting the true benefits to kick in until a long time from now!  Also remember this… with a high-dose laser device, science is on your side, baby, so don’t give up hope!

So there is a lot of information on this site.  Were do you start??  How about scroll down and read my easy-to-follow essay!  When you are through with that, you will have a much better understanding of everything having to do with LLLT for hairloss!

Your forum friend,
-John (O.M.G.)


LLLT (Laser Therapy) for
Hair Loss...

An Essay, by OverMachoGrande!

Introduction

I probably don’t know you…

...but I probably already know one of two things about you since you found this site! Either…

1)You paid/are going to pay too much for your laser device
-or-
2) Your laser device isn’t/won’t be strong enough!

...or BOTH. Let me tell you something… I know NOTHING about electronics.  I know how to strip a wire, connect it, and put electrical tape on it.  That’s it!  I’m even pretty lousy at that.  You know, in full honesty, I have wired a guitar pickup a few times before, which required using a solder gun and owning a screwdriver.  If you’re interested, I put three DiMarzio HS-3’s in my strat so it would rock like Yngwie’s (2003 guitar solo of mine that I converted into a ringtone!).

...And with that basic knowledge and some very limited handyman skills -and you can even forget about the solder… I didn’t use it on my laser contraptions- I can not only build something to the exact specifications of the Hairmax Laser Comb for 1/10th the price, but I can build a device that rivals Sunetics $40,000 clinical laser system for 1/100th the price!

Some of the nicer commercial laser BRUSHES cost around $400 or more… and I’m telling you that for that money, you can make one that more closely resembles the $40,000 clinical laser systems!  Without all of the [completely unnecessary] computerized crap, of course!  lol… I can’t help but laugh when I think about that!

The hardest part about this is coming up with a creative way to “hold” the laser diodes, and I have a few pages that will give you some ideas ranging from simple/ugly to complex/beautiful.  You need some tools.  For the wiring the diodes and adapter, you need:

  • Black and Red Wire

  • A wire stripper

  • Pliers

  • Electric tape.

...All of which can be bought at Radio Shack.  For the helmet, brush or whatever, you will probably need wood, saws, a drill, etc., but that all depends on your design so we’ll cover that later.

One other thought as we get started… if you have any preconceived notions about a laser “helmet” being something magical or wonderous, forget those notions!  A laser HELMET can be though of simply as a ginormous laser BRUSH… it just has more coverage area so you don’t have to move it every 10 seconds, therefore enabling you to get the necessary energy to your scalp in a reasonable period of time!  Also, there is great appeal and benefit to having a “hands free” device, whether it be a helmet, a lasermax unit, or even just a microphone stand holding a big brush!  Any treatment’s success is dependant upon how motivated you are to use it, and having limited use of even just one hand for an extended period of time really cuts into that motivation.  So no more mystery here about “helmets”, ok?!

Before we cover any construction, though, we need to get back to my original points!  Lets take these on one at a time, starting with “You paid/are going to pay too much for your laser device”...



Personal Notes Blog!

OverMachoGrande is BACK!

By OverMachoGrande
Nov 27, 2012

I’m back, baby, and I’m raring to go!  I posted this also here:
http://www.worldhairloss.org/index.php/hairloss/page2-announcements/overmachogrande_is_back_baby

[Click here to read more...]

OverMachoGrande's avatar Posted by OverMachoGrande
"The Grand Duke of Laser Hell"
11/27/12 at 07:57 PM

300-366-400 Diode Footprints Explained Further!

By OverMachoGrande
Dec 16, 2010

...If you will allow me to talk about *my* laser helmets for a second, and not the cool ones you are going to build yourself! lol…

This comes up quite a bit, so I thought I would go into a greater explanation of the coverage areas of the helmets. -AND WARNING: if you don’t like close ups of me with a good quality camera after I’ve been working all day, then you might want to hit the back arrow! lol…

When you see a picture of a fully wired Laser Messiah, it’s hard to judge what area the footprint of the diodes covers because of the wires on top.  Also, it’s EXTEMELY DIFFICULT to take two-dimensional pictures of a three-dimensional helmet!  So, what I did was I actually painted the coverage areas on a BARE HELMET (what I refer to as a “helmet only").

Check it out to see more, and this will TOTALLY help you determine how many diodes you need...

[Click here to read more...]

OverMachoGrande's avatar Posted by OverMachoGrande
"The Grand Duke of Laser Hell"
12/16/10 at 10:39 PM

Worldwide Power Supplies for Laser Helmets…

By OverMachoGrande
Sep 21, 2010

Absolutely, the two most common questions I get is “What power supply should I use when I make my own helmet?” and “O.M.G… will the power supply for the fully wired helmets you make for people work in my country?”

Here is a video that talks all about the power supplies that I now use and answers those two questions!  Also, it explains how to wire them if you’ve ordered one on your own.

[Click here to read more...]

OverMachoGrande's avatar Posted by OverMachoGrande
"The Grand Duke of Laser Hell"
09/21/10 at 08:50 AM

“So what’s the deal with all of these clays?” Clays for Hair Loss and How They Help with LLLT!

By OverMachoGrande
Jul 07, 2010

The hair loss internet world has endured spectacular claims about clays for hair loss.  However, once you separate the fact from the fiction, there are still very solid reasons that most people suffering from MPB would probably have some benefit from using this simple treatment.

These reasons are analyzed, and instructions are given on how you can make this treatment right in your own home.

Also, LLLT users get an invaluable benefit from using clay as a “pre-shower topical”, and I’ll explain why in this two part video news article.

[Click here to read more...]

OverMachoGrande's avatar Posted by OverMachoGrande
"The Grand Duke of Laser Hell"
07/07/10 at 07:44 PM

BREAKING NEWS - NEW FDA CLEARANCE FOR FEMALE PATTERN BALDNESS FOR A LASER DEVICE

By OverMachoGrande
Mar 09, 2010

I, OverMachoGrande -the chief editor of WorldHairLoss.org and the proprietor of this fine establishment you are in right now- am proud to be the first source to publicly report that a new FDA clearance for female pattern baldness has been issued for the MEP-90 Hair Growth Stimulation System -yes, a laser device.

We’re talking OVERWHELMING stats here, too (and read the full article for more information):

• After the 36th treatment, 97% of the subject population demonstrated an increased hair count of ≥20%. A total of 89% of all subjects demonstrated an increased hair count of ≥30%, with 57% demonstrating an increased hair count of ≥50%.

Nobody can deny those numbers!  ...But the best thing about this?  The diodes used for this machine are the exact same 5mW/650nm AiXiZ diodes with the lens caps removed that we’ve been using!  Woohoo!  Yeah, that means you can get these results, too.  If you were waiting for a sign from above -especially if you are female- this is it…

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OverMachoGrande's avatar Posted by OverMachoGrande
"The Grand Duke of Laser Hell"
03/09/10 at 02:36 PM

Fitting Instructions Video for the Laser Messiah II…

By OverMachoGrande
Mar 09, 2009

I realize that to many of you out there, a hair laser helmet is a brand new concept!  You probably don’t know the first thing about what to expect in terms of “fit”, etc.  So, for you, here is a “Fitting Instructions” video for the helmet that I now manufacture (and you can check my last blog for details about it)…

Read on to see the video and get more information!

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OverMachoGrande's avatar Posted by OverMachoGrande
"The Grand Duke of Laser Hell"
03/09/09 at 05:04 PM

Introducing the “Laser Messiah II” Hair Laser Helmet!  …and I’ll make this one for you!

By OverMachoGrande
Mar 07, 2009

The hardest part of all of this??  MAKING THE HELMET PART!  ...And the two most common questions I get?  “O.M.G.. will you sell me one?” and “O.M.G., will you design a helmet that has more side coverage?”

Well, it was a lot of hard work and took a long time to design, but not only have I designed a helmet that has much greater side coverage, it’s a “one size fits most”, I’ll sell it to you -and it’s PATENT PENDING! lol…

I can’t do online instructions for this one… no, not because I want to be a secret, but there is no real way to describe how to make this template because it took A LOT of trial and error and wasted materials -not just simply making a tin foil template and cutting it up.  BUT… I *will* make this one for you, and you can ask me about it at lasermessiah (at) lasermessiah (dot) com!

Plain and simple, if you’ve read this site, you know that the way to achieve laser success is by COVERAGE COVERAGE COVERAGE -and getting as much as your scalp as possible into the “window of energy”!  There IS NOT a laser device out there that rivals the coverage that this helmet can give, and I’ll show you more about it.

So, if you don’t want to spent the time, effort, money, and PATIENCE building the hardest part of the helmet… I can do it for you now!  Read on to see more pictures and get more details...

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OverMachoGrande's avatar Posted by OverMachoGrande
"The Grand Duke of Laser Hell"
03/07/09 at 05:25 PM

An unexpected Christmas present from my laser helmet to me!  …Noticeable reduction of gray hair!

By OverMachoGrande
Dec 17, 2008

This is something that gets mentioned from time to time, but it’s never been officially recorded and documented.  By god, after a year of LLLT, I absolutely have a radically reduced number of gray hairs!

It definitely took an entire year for me to notice this -and I have no clue whether or not the gray hairs will continue to reduce in number and turn dark again- but this is an exciting and unexpected benefit of laser therapy for hair loss for me!  I’ll explain further...

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OverMachoGrande's avatar Posted by OverMachoGrande
"The Grand Duke of Laser Hell"
12/17/08 at 04:19 AM

Build your own power supply!  …An instruction manual to modify an ATX power supply from Hapyman

By OverMachoGrande
Dec 04, 2008

This is HUGE!  If there is one problem that we all share in the “world of laser helmets”, it’s that finding the correct power supply can be very difficult sometimes. 

The amps that our diodes require can really add up, especially when you have a couple of hundred diodes.  Frankly, there aren’t many types of power supplies that can handle that many amps that are ready-made for us to buy.  The few that *are* available aren’t always available internationally, they are often backordered, and the price isn’t always the most affordable.

The solution?  BUILD YOUR OWN!  Thanks to Hapyman, we now have the instructions to modify computer ATX power supplies to suit our needs, and pretty inexpensively, too.  The main benefits are that you can get them in any country that sells computer parts and it will most likely greatly surpass all of the power requirements that anyone would require.

Check out how to do it here...

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OverMachoGrande's avatar Posted by OverMachoGrande
"The Grand Duke of Laser Hell"
12/04/08 at 05:04 PM

OFF TOPIC:  Flowbee, Grapefruit Seed Extract (for sinus problems), and Listerine Whitening mouthwash

By OverMachoGrande
Nov 04, 2008

Since I have your attention, I thought I’d bring up a couple of off-topic, non-laser items that I’m absolutely THRILLED about!

THE FLOWBEE: Every balding person should own one!  You can give yourself a stylish haircut that rivals any barber or Super Cuts, and you don’t have to suffer the indignity of having someone messing with your balding head!

GRAPEFRUIT SEED EXTRACT: I have allergies and perpetually congested sinus cavities deep in my head, and this is truly one of the most incredible things I have ever done for it!

LISTERINE WHITENING MOUTHWASH: The days of spending a fortune on teeth whitening products is OVER!

All three of these things have helped me quite a bit, and I think you should check out what I have to say about them…

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OverMachoGrande's avatar Posted by OverMachoGrande
"The Grand Duke of Laser Hell"
11/04/08 at 02:42 PM

Just to remind everyone, about $250 bucks is all it really takes…

By OverMachoGrande
Oct 23, 2008

Hey guys… you know you don’t HAVE to spend an arm and a leg to make a device that could be as effective as my original laser helmet, right??  You do know that a cluster of 68 moved three times still works pretty good, don’t you?  If you can’t (or don’t want to) spend the money on a “full coverage” device… DON’T!  Spend about $250 instead… that’s all it takes for you to make a great device that is effective enough for you to notice!

Listen up… while the “Laser Messiah” indeed is a truly great helmet and it covers all the bases that I feel a really good helmet MUST HAVE, you can make a cheap device -and as long as it follows all the proper principles, it will give you tangible results!  No, it won’t be AS EFFECTIVE as a full coverage device -you just can’t beat that- but you won’t be wasting your time, either...

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OverMachoGrande's avatar Posted by OverMachoGrande
"The Grand Duke of Laser Hell"
10/23/08 at 09:12 PM

What a FANTASTIC WEEK for the “common person” like you and me!

By OverMachoGrande
Oct 17, 2008

Yes, it was a FANTASTIC WEEK for the “common person” like you and me!  We have documented, undisputed proof of outright fraud from BOTH SIDES of what is wrong in the hair loss world: the fraudulent, bogus naysayer “quacks” and the fraudulent, deceptive laser device companies!

The first one was some buffoonish hair transplant surgeon that made a video entitled “Why LLLT Can’t Work” that was an absolute SHAM with no scientific merit whatsoever, and the second one was a laser device manufacturer that took OUR DEVICS and made up bogus specs about them in an attempt to sell their own SHAM product.  Both of them were caught in their lies and absolutely annihilated, and both had to hang their heads, wallowing in their shame in a public forum!

However, as much solace as I take in the fact that me and many others can catch these criminals red-handed as soon as they stir, I know that not everyone has the knowledge to do this.  The “doctor” and this company have something to gain by creating CONFUSION and keeping you in the dark about effective products, and unfortunately WE as a truth-seeking hair loss community are the ones that suffer, not them…

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OverMachoGrande's avatar Posted by OverMachoGrande
"The Grand Duke of Laser Hell"
10/17/08 at 12:42 PM

The importance of S.O.D., and why 5mW (yes, I said FIVE milliwatt) laser diodes are GRRRRRRRRREAT!!!

By OverMachoGrande
Sep 29, 2008

“One of the truly unique characteristics of LLLT is that it has the ability to actually promote and enhance healing, not just treat symptoms. The irradiation by low-level laser light accelerates and enhances healing activities carried out by the body” -"Inflammation/Pain Reduction and Healing”, Richard Martin BS, CLT

ALSO: “The SOD activity, first of all, depends on irradiation time, but not on intensity or wavelength of irradiation.” -"Influence of laser irradiation on superoxide dismutase activity of human lymphocytes in vitro”.

If you know anything at all about hair loss, you already know that propecia and minox DO NOT do a good job on their own with the “bigger picture” of what is going on and what has already happened to your balding scalp.  All signs point to the fact that your hair follicle is being attacked by your body -as anyone can tell by the itchiness, the inflammation, and the resulting fibrosis/calcification.  While an anti-androgen like Propecia does indeed help to prevent some new damage by blocking DHT (at least temporarily), it doesn’t do anything to repair the massive damage.

To truly address your hair loss, you need to do more than block DHT.  You need to reverse damage.  ...And not only do you have to treat the symptoms, but you have to HEAL the damage. Therefore, one thing you HAVE TO DO is increase your S.O.D. levels.

...And guess what?  There is a TIME ELEMENT to getting the benefits -that means you WANT TO USE 5mW diodes vs. higher powered ones!

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OverMachoGrande's avatar Posted by OverMachoGrande
"The Grand Duke of Laser Hell"
09/29/08 at 04:05 PM

Happiness Is…

By OverMachoGrande
Sep 17, 2008

It can’t be about hair loss all the time! Sometimes you have to take stock of the things that are REALLY important in your life, like pets that have been by your side so long that they are closer than your closest best friend!

I was lucky this time, but I’m a firm believer in MAKING YOUR OWN LUCK! That applies to “real life” as well as laser helmets.

If we hadn’t nailed up 230 fliers and spoken to every man, woman, and child in the neighborhood we saw, more-than-likely my cat’s cries (yes, the cat prominently featured in the “Laser Messiah” instructions) wouldn’t have been paid attention to by the neighborhood kids, and they wouldn’t have come running straight to ME to tell me they think they heard a cat in [what we found out later to be] a foreclosed, very recently abandoned apartment building…

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OverMachoGrande's avatar Posted by OverMachoGrande
"The Grand Duke of Laser Hell"
09/17/08 at 10:50 AM

Bjegunac’s 08.09.2008 update

By bjegunac
Sep 08, 2008

I was hesitant to post the DIY instructions for the construction helmet until I had given it a chance to see how it performs. It failed. After 3+ months of use I did not notice any positive results. However, having bought $1,200 worth of diodes I thought it wouldn’t hurt to build the “Laser Messiah” by OMG and see if differences in design could attribute to lack of effectiveness of my own construction helmet. Although I have built the “Laser Messiah” I have not used it enough times (only 3x thus far) to be able to characterize its effectiveness. I can say that after my second treatment with this design I think I am getting that soreness feeling. Hopefully, this is an indication that good hair days are ahead.

Read for more details, and why you should use a flexible helmet like the “Laser Messiah”, and stay away from construction/bicycle style helmets!

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bjegunac's avatar Posted by bjegunac
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09/08/08 at 11:08 AM

New!! A personalized TRAVEL piece!

By Lemming
Sep 08, 2008

So I recently went on a long journey and had to fly with the Lemming helmet. I was successful with bringing my helmet on the trip through my checked luggage, but it takes up a lot of space and I just hate the fact that I have to trust its safety to the airlines. I travel way too much to be doing this or to constantly send it to myself through the mail as has been suggested by some. Well, I got this creative itch after getting back and built me a new Travel Lemming. It only took a few nights and was made with nearly the same process as my original helmet. Also, I figured that since I have to do a few modifications and rewire the Lemming up anyway, I’d just build one now for my next trip and transfer some diodes to my new device. That way I won’t have to rush the mods on my helmet just so I can get back to my laser treatments.

The design is pretty cool and I am excited about the pattern of it. I wanted something that would be used three times, cover all my thinning areas without overlapping, and also run in a strip down the length of my head....

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Lemming's avatar Posted by Lemming
"Forget the HAIRpiece... build a personalized LASERpiece!!"
09/08/08 at 12:22 AM

Imagine Three Groups of Cavemen…

By OverMachoGrande
Sep 05, 2008

The first group discovers “the wheel”, and hops on and rolls off into the sunset. 

The second group looks at another wheel, and talks and argues and pounds the ground about how to make the wheel roll better by making it shaped like a SQUARE… but yet they never even jump on the round one. 

The third group shows up late, didn’t see the first group roll off, refuses to check the chiseled stone tablets that chronicle the event, and thinks that since this other group that’s hanging around is talking about a “square wheel”, then the first round wheel must never have been tried properly either, and the first group must not have rolled off… although they clearly did.

I’m spelling out for you what is wrong with some forums right now.  Don’t be in the second or the third group, and especially avoid falling into the traps of the third group!  Laziness is easy.  Doing your own research is hard.  But do your own homework, jump on that wheel, and join us in the sunset!  I will expand upon this in the article...

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OverMachoGrande's avatar Posted by OverMachoGrande
"The Grand Duke of Laser Hell"
09/05/08 at 01:51 PM

Switchable Zones and Soreness… an Added Benefit to Laser Therapy for Hair Loss (???)

By OverMachoGrande
Aug 29, 2008

By popular demand, I have spelled out my theory of “Switchable Zones and Soreness”! Many of you see me reference this in the forums, but if you haven’t been following my discovery process of this phenomenon since December 6th, 2007, then you may be a little lost. 

Let me first add some upates… Since the completion of the “Laser Messiah”, I have indeed confirmed that the soreness is NOT due to overlapping regions (like we speculated it could be).  Plain and simple… it’s due to using “zones” versus “all at once” coverage.

Now… I still am not sure how much of a benefit -if any- this gives to us in regards to fighting hair loss, but the fact remains that those of us that do our treatments this way seem to have much quicker results than others.  THAT is why we are pursuing this, and that is why I don’t think this “scalp exercising” benefit should be ignored.  So, here is my full description of this....

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OverMachoGrande's avatar Posted by OverMachoGrande
"The Grand Duke of Laser Hell"
08/29/08 at 07:40 PM

Re-introducing the “Hapyman” 15 amp power supply!  …a computer ATX that you can modify YOURSELF!

By OverMachoGrande
Aug 26, 2008

Let me officially re-introduce the “Hapyman” power supply!  It’s a modified computer ATX power supply that can run up to FIFTEEN AMPS!  ...That’s up to 500 diodes, and I don’t think ANYBODY is EVER going to need any more than that, so this more than suffices!  He’s probably going to sell them, too, if he can get his hands on some cheap sources (if he does, I’ll put that in my “power supplies” section).

As you probably already know, finding a power supply with the correct specs can be daunting -especially one that has has the necessary amps capability.  Computer ATX power supplies solve this problems, and the great part about this is that he’s going to put together instructions on how YOU can do it, too! Read for more details!

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OverMachoGrande's avatar Posted by OverMachoGrande
"The Grand Duke of Laser Hell"
08/26/08 at 07:22 PM

“WIRING OF THE LASER MESSIAH” -the FINAL STEP of building your own laser helmet with O.M.G!!!

By OverMachoGrande
Aug 24, 2008

Finally!  The last part of building your own laser helmet with OverMachoGrande is complete!

You’ve built the helmet, you have the diodes, and you are ready to wire it!  Here’s the link to the PDF download:

http://www.overmachogrande.com/files/
wiring-of-the-laser-messiah

...And this part, just like the other parts, require harldy any tools and/or skill!  Actually, this last set of instructions is a very conclusive wiring guide, so even if you aren’t building a “Laser Messiah"… you can go through this and learn how to wire ANY sort of laser project!

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OverMachoGrande's avatar Posted by OverMachoGrande
"The Grand Duke of Laser Hell"
08/24/08 at 04:04 AM

Build your own laser helmet w/ O.M.G: Part II - Determining the Number of Diodes (Downloadable PDF!)

By OverMachoGrande
Aug 17, 2008

Ok, you want to get this LLLT thing rolling!  If you’ve already built your laser helmet, determining the number of diodes you need is a pretty straight-forward task (and we ARE going to cover that). 

...But what do you do if you haven’t constructed your helmet yet, you want to come up with another unique helmet design, etc.??  How do we figure out how many diodes we need for THAT??

...EASILY!  And I’m going to show you how!

http://www.overmachogrande.com/files/
determining-the-number-of-diodes.pdf

...also, these instructions are located on the left column in the “Do-It-Yourself” section!

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OverMachoGrande's avatar Posted by OverMachoGrande
"The Grand Duke of Laser Hell"
08/17/08 at 12:12 AM

Downloadable/Printable PDF Instructions for O.M.G.’s “Laser Messiah” Laser Helmet!

By OverMachoGrande
Aug 07, 2008

Here it is, folks… the instructions to construct the helmet -the hardest, most intimidating portion of this (now made ridiculously easy)- all in one printable document!  Download it, save it, pass it around… go nuts with it!

http://www.overmachogrande.com/files/laser-helmet-instructions.pdf

THIS IS WHAT YOU’VE BEEN WAITING FOR!  No power tools, very limited hand tools -a hammer, a box cutter, and a hole punch (not even a saw!)- and it requires all the skill of a kindergarten class craft project!  Also, it’s made with materials that are locally available from stores that are located in most every city in the U.S. -Wal-Mart, Michaels, Joanne Fabric and Craft Stores, and Home Depot!  AND IT’S DIRT CHEAP.

The practical knowledge that I’ve gained from my experience in do-it-yourself laser helmet projects has given me invaluable insight as to what is necessary to make an effective laser helmet.  I can tell you that this one meets and surpasses all of them...

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OverMachoGrande's avatar Posted by OverMachoGrande
"The Grand Duke of Laser Hell"
08/07/08 at 08:14 PM

You’re a moron if…

By OverMachoGrande
Aug 04, 2008

Note, July 7th, 2010: Although I do make helmets for people now, I love reading this!  It reminds me of how corrupt hair loss forums are -most of the time when you look into anyone that criticized the work I’ve done, they are usually a shill or a fraud (this is proven).  In the face of any criticism I may get for helping others to have the most effective/most affordable LLLT device for hair loss on the planet, I will always remember that I was accused by morons (mostly shills and frauds like I said) of profiting off of this site when I was jobless, poor, lived in that god-awful post-divorce apartment, and did everything that I did FOR FREE -simply to help my fellow man.  So, go f*ck yourself, morons!

You’re a moron if... ...you think that I’m in any way making money off of anything having to do with this FREE SITE and go around talking out of your ass saying that I do. 

I’m going to lay something flat out for you right at first here… I don’t know what sort of “nickel and dime” existence or lifestyle you’ve grown up with, but I don’t live in a world where I have to resort to making cuts or kickbacks off of something deceptive to ilk my way though life.

If you do, that’s your problem.  I was brought up with CLASS, and I was brought up very comfortably -something that I enjoy now as well- so I don’t have to do that.  That clearly should come across without you even knowing me, and if it doesn’t… it says something about YOU, not me, and I would therefore be correct in mistrusting your judgment on most other things. (continued)

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OverMachoGrande's avatar Posted by OverMachoGrande
"The Grand Duke of Laser Hell"
08/04/08 at 06:05 PM

I’m working on my Laser Helmet 2.0… Why not build yours alongside mine?!

By OverMachoGrande
Jul 26, 2008

Lost in the wilderness about how to make your own laser helmet?  Daunted by the overwhelming intricacies involved in making a device that contours your scalp and can hold potentially a couple of hundred diodes?  Well… you are IN LUCK!!!

...Why not make it with me?!

That’s right, make it with me.  Step by step!  ...And I’ll be doing it VERY SLOWLY.  I’ll make updates on the “NEW!!!  ...Build your laser helmet right alongside OverMachoGrande!” page in the “Do-it-yourself” section every day that I work on it, and the steps will be slow and easy.

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OverMachoGrande's avatar Posted by OverMachoGrande
"The Grand Duke of Laser Hell"
07/26/08 at 09:47 PM

Laser Clinic Success Rate Observations… 71% in the first 6 months, 80-90% after 1 year!

By OverMachoGrande
Jul 19, 2008

Yep… that’s it!  Those are the stats from Dr. Maricle -one of the world’s leading authorities on LLLT and hair loss- based on his observations and information gathering over his long, expansive history with this:  71% success in the first 6 months, 80-90% success after 1 year.  Also, when Dr. Maricle and others looked into the 10-20% that FAIL to get results, a large portion of those failures can be attributed to user error… meaning a large hunk of that percentage is chalked up largely to folks who weren’t consistent with their treatments or as consistent as they ought to have been to achieve results within that timeframe.

This is key… those aren’t STUDIES. Studies seem to have a knack for not translating well into “real life”.  Those aren’t phony-baloney Hairmax laser comb study numbers, or even minox/propecia trial numbers.  Those numbers are REAL NUMBERS. Those numbers represent what is actually occurring in clinics with laser devices that provide the necessary 3-6 joules of energy to thousands of customer’s scalps all over the world.

Read to learn more!

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OverMachoGrande's avatar Posted by OverMachoGrande
"The Grand Duke of Laser Hell"
07/19/08 at 10:09 PM

What you’ve all been waiting for… The connection between lasers and DHT revealed!

By OverMachoGrande
Jul 11, 2008

Whether you are interested in LLLT for hairloss or not, I think everyone trying to fight MPB would be well served reading this!

This is the Golden Tamale… right?  The $64,000 Question?  ...or is it?!  Isn’t this what we’ve been told over and over that we must target to eradicate baldness?

Devices as strong as our laser helmets and clinical laser devices grow hair and halt further hair loss… ALL ON THEIR OWN, without anything else.  It’s been PROVEN!  Therefore, there *must* some mechanism by which LLLT reduces or removes DHT. 

I hear “OverMachoGrande… do you know the connection between lasers and DHT?” all the time.  People in forums are simply waiting on the edge of their seat to hear how lasers fit right in to what they think they know about hair loss!

Yes, I know the connection.  If you want to read the answer, you’d better be prepared to “let go” something you may have been conditioned to believe as an absolute truth, though.  I’m serious… don’t keep reading unless you want to really learn something -and it’s not what you expect!

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OverMachoGrande's avatar Posted by OverMachoGrande
"The Grand Duke of Laser Hell"
07/11/08 at 11:45 AM

Diffused vs. Undiffused diodes: Are diffused diodes more effective? …That’s not really the point.

By OverMachoGrande
Jul 09, 2008

I thought I’d better address this since it get’s an occasional question.  People wonder why I chose to use diffused diodes vs. undiffused diodes, and if I think the “scatter” under the skin of undiffused laser energy is as effective as the “blanket effect” of undiffused diodes (please see “A quick note on diodes and power” for an explanation if you don’t know what I’m talking about).

Well, the surprising answer is that those two things don’t have anything to do with each other as far as my consideration for choosing diffused vs. undiffused!  It all had to do with the fact that I *COULD* use diffused diodes, therefore I did -and stand devices that don’t conform to your head CAN’T.

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OverMachoGrande's avatar Posted by OverMachoGrande
"The Grand Duke of Laser Hell"
07/09/08 at 04:22 PM

WIRE NUTS: Wiring just got A LOT easier! …A “D’OH!” moment for O.M.G.

By OverMachoGrande
Jul 07, 2008

EVERY DO-IT-YOURSELFER NEEDS TO READ THIS! The time and effort you will spend constructing your helmets just got a lot less…

Thank you, RosarioRose9! Your work on modifying your Lasermax 50 to an “Abominable Laser Beast” clued me in to something ultra simple that I missed… “WIRE NUTS!” lol…

Something tells me that I’m going to look back on this in a year and laugh at myself for not figuring this out for myself!  Read the article for more details!

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OverMachoGrande's avatar Posted by OverMachoGrande
"The Grand Duke of Laser Hell"
07/07/08 at 08:56 PM

LLLT Safety Part II - Addressing EMF fields!

By OverMachoGrande
Jul 06, 2008

All right, all you “smarty pantses” out there!  You already know that LLLT doesn’t cause cancer or tumors or anything bad, and you already know that our diodes are deemed “safe” for our eyes.  So what do you guys try to spring on me??  EMF FIELDS!!!  lol…

All those lasers up there on your head must be generating an electro-magnetic field similar to living under high tension power lines, right??

WRONG!!!  Would you believe it… as a former ghost hunter, I just happen to have an EMF detector in my closet!  lol… Read the article for my findings, and learn how I’ve set this issue to rest once and for all.

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OverMachoGrande's avatar Posted by OverMachoGrande
"The Grand Duke of Laser Hell"
07/06/08 at 05:15 PM

Question: How many times should you use laser therapy a week? -ANSWERED!

By OverMachoGrande
Jul 05, 2008

This question comes up a lot in the forums.  The simple, quick answer from a summary of what you see all over the internet is that…

1) three times a week (perhaps every other day) is probably the maximum amount of times that you should do it (and perhaps most beneficial… remember it’s “dose dependent”!),

2) you should probably have at least a full “day off” in between treatment sessions,

3) and to use it without the proper rest can cause an “acclimation of the tissue” to the therapy, resulting in the treatment being less effective.

Therefore, I would think that Monday/Wednesday/Friday is probably pretty optimal, especially since you have two full “off days” to rest at the end of the week to make sure that you’ve fully recuperated by the start of next week.

Read the article for more details on this, as well as some charts and links to some studies.

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OverMachoGrande's avatar Posted by OverMachoGrande
"The Grand Duke of Laser Hell"
07/05/08 at 10:27 PM

“Would You Take a Knife to a Gun Fight?” Laser Light vs. LED Light… the DIFFERENCE explained!

By OverMachoGrande
Jul 05, 2008

Every so often, people start traveling down the road of wondering about L.E.D.s.  Yeah, L.E.D.s are cheaper -much cheaper.  ...And it’s just LIGHT ENERGY just like a laser… right??

Wrong.  L.E.D.’s are indeed useful for skin and health -and probably show some merit against hair loss- however, it is *not* the same thing as explained in my blog entry.  It takes lasers to make a profound impact on hair loss for several very real reasons, and I’ve cut and pasted this this article (which was published by David Rindge in August, 2004) in it’s entirety that sums up the differences.

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OverMachoGrande's avatar Posted by OverMachoGrande
"The Grand Duke of Laser Hell"
07/05/08 at 03:43 PM

Question: Is LLLT safe?  Can it cause cancer? What about eye safety?? -Answered!

By OverMachoGrande
Jul 02, 2008

Talk about a common question!  I swear, I get asked this daily! lol…

Well, I’m happy to answer this question!  The wavelenght of the diodes we use (650nm) at our power level (5mW) DO NOT cause cancer, they are considered not harmful for eyes [don’t stare at them too long, though, dammit… I’m sure there *is* a way you could hurt yourself!], and they only do GOOD THINGS to you!

Read for more details!

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OverMachoGrande's avatar Posted by OverMachoGrande
"The Grand Duke of Laser Hell"
07/02/08 at 07:57 PM

AIXIZ LLC DEALS FOR CUSTOMERS ON THIS SITE

By Dr. Charles E. Maricle
Jun 30, 2008

AixiZ LLC is a supplier to several manufacturers in the health products marketplace. While we may be involved with several companies in the the hair restoration space, we are not permitted to divulge any intellectual property.

We are happy to provide the following discounts:

50-200 lasers $3 each
201-750 lasers $2.85 each
750+ lasers $2.60 each

Please note that the John Christian (aka OverMachoGrande) is not receiving any compensation for this, and we are offering it as an aid to those pursing a do-it-yourself device.  Read this full entry for more details.

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Dr. Charles E. Maricle's avatar Posted by Dr. Charles E. Maricle
"President - AiXiZ Service & International, LLC "
06/30/08 at 12:30 PM

Question: O.M.G., does laser light penetrate through my thick hair, too?? -ANSWERED!

By OverMachoGrande
Jun 30, 2008

This is a very common question out there!  It’s usually followed with “Should I buzz my hair down initially when I’m doing these treatments?”

The short answer is that it doesn’t matter how thick your hair is… it’s getting to the scalp!  Trust me, that scalp of yours is still getting irradiated with nice, soothing, healing, BRIGHT red laser light!  You can’t stop it.

Read this article for more info!

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OverMachoGrande's avatar Posted by OverMachoGrande
"The Grand Duke of Laser Hell"
06/30/08 at 11:26 AM

The Lemming page is complete!

By Lemming
Jun 29, 2008

...for the most part. : ) Yes it took a while to complete this, but other than a few more updates and some “house cleaning”, my page is essentially finished!! I still have to add a bit on the importance of foam spacers (give me a few days). Also, I apologize for the amount of time it has taken me to complete this. Not sure just how many of you all have been quietly cursing me to get this done already! - lol… Sorry, but in my defense I have had a *ridiculously* busy schedule with working full time and going to school at night. All I do is write research papers for this, report papers on that. I get physically sick at a computer now because I am always writing!—Yuck!

Anyway, I am always good with criticism so if anyone has any suggestions (like taking out that stupid picture of the lady in a lumpy beanie), I’ll consider it…

Ok, now go… — build your Laserpiece!

~ Lemming

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Lemming's avatar Posted by Lemming
"Forget the HAIRpiece... build a personalized LASERpiece!!"
06/29/08 at 09:25 PM

How much do ‘diffused diodes’… diffuse?? -Laser diffusion sizes at 1cm / 2cm / 3cm!

By OverMachoGrande
Jun 25, 2008

This post is in tandem with the post I made yesterday with the “Gutter Guard mesh printout”.

Basically -as the “gutter guard” printout helps those that don’t have access to a neighborhood Home Depot have a mesh pattern similar to ours- this printout located below will help you if you just want to see the rough size of a diffused diode at the heights of 1cm, 2cm, and 3cm… perhaps for a custom mesh holder, maybe a new design that’s going to put all of ours to shame, or perhaps just to satisfy your curiosity as you are anxiously awaiting to get cracking on your high-powered laser device!

Read the article for the measurements -and get crackin’ on your designs!

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OverMachoGrande's avatar Posted by OverMachoGrande
"The Grand Duke of Laser Hell"
06/25/08 at 07:36 PM

Don’t have a Home Depot but want to space or calculate your diodes like us?? Look no further!!!

By OverMachoGrande
Jun 24, 2008

Ok, for all of you peeps out there that don’t have a neighborhood Home Depot but want to arrange your diodes like most of us do-it-yourselfers have done, I decided to make a template of the mesh that you can print out!  This is posted over in #6 of the “Do-It-Yourself Introduction (Revisited!) and Checklist” area as well…

Plus, this is probably helpful for people in the US that *aren’t* using this mesh in the actual designs, but are still using the mesh to mark locations on their rubber, plastic or whatever material they are using to hold the diodes.

Read this article for printing instructions and some extra commentary!

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OverMachoGrande's avatar Posted by OverMachoGrande
"The Grand Duke of Laser Hell"
06/24/08 at 02:50 PM

Common question, “OMG… is this laser stuff for real?”, answered!

By OverMachoGrande
Jun 20, 2008

I get this question a lot, so I wanted to put my response on the site.  This is a question from Destro at Regrowth (great name, by the way):

“OMG - got a question for ya!

I was reading your site… I want to build a laser helmet and building one is not a problem but is lasers for real? What kind of results have you seen? I figure giving it a try plus since there may be a discount coming from your source I figure why not if it works!!”

Read this article to see my response, and I try to cover as many bases as I can, and I think it’s a pretty good “primer” for those of you that missed the revolution that started at the end of last year!

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OverMachoGrande's avatar Posted by OverMachoGrande
"The Grand Duke of Laser Hell"
06/20/08 at 11:57 AM

I no longer endorse “standard laser brushes”.

By OverMachoGrande
Jun 18, 2008

First of all, please note that a “standard laser brush” refers to the Hairmax, the Amazing Laser Brush, the X5, and others like that (five to ten 5mW diodes)… NOT the higher-powered Aculas or even Mexco’s LED/ion device!  Those are NOT “standard”, and have much more power.

The “standard laser brushes”, though?  They don’t work.  They just don’t.  It’s not supported scientifically (they can’t get into the proper “window of energy"), and even more importantly… there is just NO DAMN SUCCESS STORIES with any of them in the forums!  All I see is a lot of disappointment and anger -and even worse, CONFUSION.

I hear things like “LLLT doesn’t work!  I tried this laser comb for a year and it didn’t do anything!” Well, I’m sorry… if you used a laser comb/brush, you didn’t use LLLT. You shined a bunch of red lasers on your head, and didn’t reap the benefits of the “therapy” part of “low level laser therapy” that only occurs at 3-6 joules per square centimeter. 

I’ve been talking about for months, but I thought I would make a concise, to-the-point post addressing this (even though my entire site lays down the evidence very well and allows you to reach this revelation on your own).

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OverMachoGrande's avatar Posted by OverMachoGrande
"The Grand Duke of Laser Hell"
06/18/08 at 03:25 PM

Inside the $600-$700 Hairmax Laser Comb (it’s SICKENING)…

By OverMachoGrande
Jun 16, 2008

I’d like to think I’m a good person.  Sure, I have my faults like everyone -I leave my underwear on the floor, sometimes I don’t stop to smell the roses as often as I should, and sometimes I forget how lucky I am that we live in such a great world full of helpful people.

THIS, however… this repulses me to my inner core.  It’s “taking advantage of people” perfected to an art.  How many millions have been reaped off the back of people suffering from hair loss, using their hard earned money -LOTS of their hard earned money for this P.O.S.- on a treatment that is (in my opinion) CRIMINALLY OVERPRICED and not even scientifically valid?!  You can’t even get into the “window of energy” with this thing without your arm falling off (400 minutes at my last calculation)!

What I have to say about this is something you need to understand.  Posting this article has probably been one of the most repulsive things I’ve had to do, and it literally makes me sick to my stomach.  Not only because of the sheer rip-off factor, but because they’ve muddied the waters so much about laser therapy for hair loss that we were set back at least five years.  ...And, going forward, do not EVER make the mistake of thinking that one laser device is the same as another!

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OverMachoGrande's avatar Posted by OverMachoGrande
"The Grand Duke of Laser Hell"
06/16/08 at 03:28 PM

Six Months - Itchiness LONG GONE (and apparently forgotten!)…

By OverMachoGrande
Jun 12, 2008

When you have MPB, you learn to live with “The Itch”.  You can feel that itchy scalp, slowly burning away with an intrepid irritation that feasts on your follicles -and getting even more prevalent when your hair is either extra oily or extra dry.

Some people feel it worse than others -mine was pretty bad- but regardless on how much you feel it… it’s there.  All humans have DHT and most other contributing factors that can cause MPB, but us unlucky ones with hair loss have a unique reaction to them: a defense reaction in our scalp that causes our own body to inadvertently attack and irritate our own follicles to the extent of slowly snuffing them out of existence.  Yep, we are genetically disposed to this horrible scenario.

Well, what does it say about a treatment when all of a sudden one day you wake up and realize “Oh my gosh… my scalp hasn’t been itchy for so long that I FORGOT IT EVEN ITCHED TO BEGIN WITH!”?  It says it’s an amazing treatment -that’s what it says!

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OverMachoGrande's avatar Posted by OverMachoGrande
"The Grand Duke of Laser Hell"
06/12/08 at 03:36 PM

How’s this for results…

By OverMachoGrande
Jun 04, 2008

Laser Therapy grows A LOT of hair (and keeps it) without any other treatments.  Thanks to jdp710 at Regrowth, I have a great study over on the left over there called “Long-term (1-year) experience with LDS 100, a popular clinical laser, in the treatment of men and women with androgenetic alopecia”. It has before/after pictures, too.

First of all, this is important -it says nothing but laser light was used (no minox, fin, dut, transplants, or even changing your hairstyle was allowed)...


“Principal exclusion criteria included significant abnormalities on screening physical examination or laboratory evaluation, surgical correction of scalp hair loss, topical Minoxidil use within one-year, use of drugs with androgenetic or antiandrogenetic properties, use of finasteride or other 5aR inhibitors, or alopecia due to other causes. Men and women were instructed not to alter their hairstyle or dye their hair during the studies.”

And here are the results…

NO MINOX, NO PROPECIA, JUST LLLT -and it gives spectacular results!  [DUH… but believe it or not, this is still news to some people for some reason! lol...] Find out more about this study here!

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OverMachoGrande's avatar Posted by OverMachoGrande
"The Grand Duke of Laser Hell"
06/04/08 at 09:16 AM

Laser clinic dishonesty in reduction of times/week during course of treatment…

By OverMachoGrande
Jun 02, 2008

The frequency of LLLT treatments with professional laser clinics vary widely.  Most are usually one or two times a week, and most say that you only need to use the treatment for six months or a year, and then you need to only do “maintenance visits” from then on out.

HORSECRAP -and they know it!  There is nothing to suggest that only one or two times a week would be preferable to three (or every other day).  In fact, some LLLT peeps other than me are being honest about this:

http://www.thesalonatwestchester.com/LLLT/Index.htm: “Once the maximum benefit is reached, the user must continue treatments 3-5 times a week to maintain their results to slow and/or stop any further hair loss.”

So, why would laser clinics give the WRONG TIMES and WRONG INFORMATION about how long you have to keep using LLLT for hair loss??  Read this article and I’ll tell you why!

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OverMachoGrande's avatar Posted by OverMachoGrande
"The Grand Duke of Laser Hell"
06/02/08 at 06:14 PM

Missing part of laser article

By backspace
May 17, 2008

MATERIALS AND METHODS

Cell culture and preparation. Rat basophilic leukemia (RBL-2H3) cells were obtained from the cell bank of Shanghai Science Academe. Cells were grown in minimal essential medium (MEM) with Earle’s salts containing 10% fetal bovine serum, 2% L-glutamine (all from Gibco), in an incubator with a humidified atmosphere (5% CO2) at 37°C. Cells in exponential phase of growth were used.

Fluorescence measurements of intracellular Ca^sup 2+^ . The cells were seeded on the cover-slips in 12-well culture plates and allowed to attach for 12 h. Before the measurements, cells were washed with Hank’s buffer solution (KH^sub 2^PO^sub 4^ 0.06 g, NaCl 8.0 g, NaHCO^sub 3^ 0.35 g, KCl 0.4 g, glucose 1.0 g. Na^sub 2^HPO^sub 4^*H^sub 2^O 0.06 g. CaCl^sub 2^ 0.14 g. MgSO^sub 4^*7-H^sub 2^O 0.20 g, add H2O to 1000 mL), and then incubated with 10 µM fluo-3/AM (Dojindo, Tokyo, Japan) at 37°C for 30 min. After three washes, these stained cells were sealed on the slides for fluorescence microscopical measurements.

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backspace's avatar Posted by backspace
"12volt addict"
05/17/08 at 06:30 PM

Site Under Construction!

By OverMachoGrande
May 14, 2008

I’ve gotten the framework up and a lot of the other basic information, but the site is still massively under construction!  I put my original laser brush instructions up again, and I’m in the process of making the instructions for my laser helmet (you shouldn’t make yours like mine, though!  There are much easier ways...).  Also, I’ve sent out the invites for some forum members (those whose email I have on this computer… my main computer is still in the shop) to post their instructions, blurbs, or whatever they want, so that will hopefully be coming soon!

Also, we aren’t going to put our email up here or enable comments or questions on the pages because I’d rather the discussion be held in the forums.  Much more people will be able to see it that way!  I want this site to be a permanent place to store the information after it goes off the main screen.  Yeah, I know what you’re thinking… “The forums?!  The forums are usually full of nuts that discredit what you guys are doing because of either ignorance, jealousy, or mental illness.” lol… Ok, maybe it’s not that bad, but don’t worry, we can take it anyway!

Bear with me, and check back soon for updates!  They’re coming almost daily.

-O.M.G.

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OverMachoGrande's avatar Posted by OverMachoGrande
"The Grand Duke of Laser Hell"
05/14/08 at 02:51 PM

The site is almost ready….

By OverMachoGrande
May 07, 2008

It’s not quite there yet, so forgive the mess!

-O.M.G.

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OverMachoGrande's avatar Posted by OverMachoGrande
"The Grand Duke of Laser Hell"
05/07/08 at 08:19 PM

Build your own laser helmet | laser comb | laser brush, and learn about LLLT (laser therapy) for hair loss!