It’s time to review Capillus Laser Cap – a hair device that’s pretty popular:
- quality technology
- famous brand behind
However – Capillus’s devices are some of the most expensive from the market.
For this reason, are its products worth up to $3000?
Since you can find a good laser device for even $250 – could Capillus be a scam?
I tried to dig deep into this brand and see the truth behind.
Note: This review is based on my opinion + research on Capillus.
So Let’s Get To The Review
Full Name: Mobile Laser Therapy Cap from Capillus
Versions: There are 3 currently:
- 82 laser diodes (Capillus 82)
- 202 laser diodes (Capillus 202)
- 272 laser diodes (Capillus 272)
The difference is that more diodes lead to a better scalp coverage.
But obviously – the more diodes a cap has, the more expensive it is.
Best Actual Price: Between $999 (Capillus 82) and $2999 (Capillus 272).
All 3 versions have an absolutely huge price, if you ask me.
Cheapest Place To Buy: Probably Amazon
Designed For: Regrowing hair, just like any laser device:
- decreases shedding/thinning
- prevents progressing baldness
- can help with genetic hair loss
Keep in mind that it’s just a scalp therapy (so it doesn’t grow normal hair faster or so).
My Rating: 7 out of 10 – It’s good but very overpriced
Worth Buying?: Not really (unless you have too much money to spare):
- some of the priciest laser caps on the market
- same number of lasers like $800 devices
- not effective for everyone
Capillus is definitely a quality product, but it costs way too much ($1000-$3000).
I personally recommend a $200 product that makes the best laser device I know (as quality/price).
What I Liked About It
- Quality technology and high number of diodes
- One study behind
- Straightforward instructions
- You only have to use it for 6 minutes (but daily)
- Many positive reviews in terms of effect
- Available on several sellers
- Installments payment available in some cases
What I Didn’t Like About It
- All 3 versions are extremely overpriced
- Cheaper products use the same technology (and number of diodes)
- You have to use it everyday (not 3 times/week, like its competitors)
- Enough unsatisfied customers
#1 – Technology (9 out of 10)
Capillus’s mechanism is pretty much the same as in all laser devices.
The only difference is the number of lasers (diodes):
- regular version contains 82
- second version contains 202
- last version contains 272
The higher this number is, the better the effect (on paper).
Capillus doesn’t look too bad here, with 82-272 lasers.
But it’s not the only one with such a high number. That’s why I didn’t rate it higher.
1. How It Works
As you probably know – Capillus works through laser energy:
- Its diodes release light energy.
- This penetrates hair roots and follicles. 
- In this way, it stimulates the growth process.
- Also, it strengthens the follicles and reduces thinning.
Basically – laser therapy can both stop the fall out and stimulate the growth process.
That’s available for all laser devices.
When it comes to Capillus – its high number of lasers makes it special. However:
- it’s not the only laser device containing 272 diodes
- actually, there are many others (illumiflow is a good example)
So in terms of technology – it’s not as superior as it claims (only in price maybe).
But like many of its competitors – Capillus also has a clinical trial behind. 
Besides, it’s FDA cleared (approved).
So it’s not a poor quality product – in terms of technology.
2. Capillus VS Other Laser Caps
In terms of technology – what makes Capillus better than other laser caps?
To be honest, nothing actually:
- works through the same laser mechanism
- contains the same number of diodes as some
- many laser caps are also FDA cleared
So if you ask me – Capillus isn’t any better at this chapter.
It brags about the high number of diodes it uses – which is completely true.
But many other laser caps contain even 272 diodes (as in Capillus’ top version).
So from this point of view – I can’t see how Capillus is better.
Capillus’ mechanism is definitely great:
- high number of lasers used
- one clinical trial behind
- FDA cleared
However – this didn’t convince me to recommend it.
It contains the same quantity of diodes as laser caps that are $2000 cheaper.
Besides, I personally recommend going for laser COMBS instead of caps.
They’re considerably cheaper, work just the same and make a better choice (as quality/price).
So even though Capillus has a great technology, I wouldn’t recommend it.
#2 – How To Use It (8 out of 10)
From this point of view – Capillus it looks quite promising at first:
- very comfortable and easy to use
- great instructions
However, it also has a bad side – it has to be used daily (unlike most laser devices).
Now – like most products of this value, it comes with a user manual.
But its directions are also available online (for potential buyers).
1. The Instructions
According to Capillus’ website – all 3 devices are very easy to use.
These directions are available for all of them:
- Start by charging the device for 24 hours (first use only).
- Disconnect the battery from the device.
- Place the cap onto your hair.
- The red light will only turn on when the cap is on your head.
- Let it sit for 6 minutes, then take it off.
- Repeat the procedure every day.
As you can see – the directions are extremely clear.
The only downside is that you have to use Capillus daily (according to its website).
Most laser devices only need to be used 3 times a week (for about 12 minutes on an average).
Capillus does have a shorter usage time (only 6 minutes).
However – the fact that you have to use it daily is a big drawback, if you ask me.
2. Extra Tips
Just like most laser devices – Capillus turns off automatically.
Once the treatment period is over, it shuts off alone.
This means it turns off 6 minutes after placing it on your head.
In case you take it off after 3 minutes and put it back in – the 6 minutes period will restart.
Capillus is one of easiest to use laser devices.
However – it’s far from perfect:
- treatment duration is only 6 minutes
- but you have to use it daily
I personally would prefer a laser cap that needs to be used 20 minutes 3 times a week.
That would be a lot more comfortable and simple.
That’s why I’m not a big fan of Capillus’ treatment plan.
#3 – Results (6 out of 10)
In order to see how Capillus works – I tried to analyze its customer opinions.
I didn’t use the device myself, so I won’t be able to speak from experience.
Note: I only considered authentic reviews, not promotional ones.
1. What People Say
Surprisingly – Capillus doesn’t have so many positive opinions.
First of all, the 3 versions have about 50 reviews on Amazon (together).
That’s not a lot, for a product of this value.
However – since it’s very expensive, most likely it doesn’t have so many previous users.
So here’s what most people say about it:
- Some people claim it’s the best laser device on the market.
- Others note they saw results after the recommended period.
- Many say it’s a quality product.
- On the other hand, there are lots of negative reviews.
- Some people say it doesn’t work any better than $500 devices.
- Others claim it’s way too expensive.
- A few others state the positive reviews are fake and the product doesn’t actually work.
Basically – there are mixed opinions overall.
But I found a lot of negative reviews (as a per cent).
2. Biggest Complaints
As I already said, most critics were related to price.
Considering how expensive Capillus is – I think these complaints are totally legit.
I personally would never buy (nor recommend) a device with such a huge price.
But besides the expense – there were some other complaints related to:
- Weak or no effect
- Bad customer service
- Poor packaging
Still – these complaints aren’t that relevant, since many users had a positive experience at these chapters.
But overall, Capillus’ #1 problem remains price.
Capillus has mixed reviews on Amazon:
- some people say it works great
- others say it’s totally useless
However – most users agree that it’s extremely expensive.
That’s a major reason why I wouldn’t recommend any laser device from Capillus.
Why pay up to $3000 when you can get the same results from a $250 product?
That’s what I strongly recommend instead.
#4 – Price (2 out of 10)
Honestly – Capillus is one of the priciest laser devices on the market.
If not the very priciest.
For this reason – in terms of quality/price, I could never recommend it.
1. The Exact Price
All 3 products from Capillus have the same price in all sellers:
- Ultra version (82 diodes) costs $999
- Plus version (202 diodes) costs $1999
- Pro version (272 diodes) costs $2999
Honestly – these prices are absolutely astounding (and not in the good way).
I don’t know who would afford paying $3000 on a laser cap.
That especially when the market is full of several under $1000 alternatives.
- many laser caps have the same number of lasers as Capillus (even 272)
- and still, they cost under $1000
So why would you pay $3000 for a Capillus?
Just for the sake of the brand? I personally would never do this.
That’s a major reason why I don’t recommend this brand’s laser devices.
2. Competitors’ Price
I will compare Capillus with my #1 recommended laser device.
I’m talking about HairMax’s Laser Comb.
- C has 3 versions priced between $999-$2999.
- HM has 2 versions priced between $200-$400.
- C is a laser cap and HM is a laser comb.
- This means C works automatically and HM has to be combed through your hair.
- C has to be used 6 minutes daily.
- HM only needs to be used 12/15 minutes 3 times a week.
- HM has the best price among all laser devices I know (for the quality).
- On the opposite, Capillus is probably the most expensive.
Basically – I think HairMax’s Laser Comb is a much better choice.
It’s true that it’s a laser comb, so it doesn’t have the power of Capillus.
But in terms of results, that doesn’t seem to matter a lot.
HairMax’s product has lots of positive reviews – so it can’t be a weak product.
Instead of paying $999 for Capillus’ weakest version – better pay $200 on HairMax’s product.
Price is definitely Capillus’ top problem:
- weakest version costs $1000
- best version costs $3000
I personally would never pay even half on a laser device.
That’s because there are so many cheaper alternatives that work on the market.
For this reason, I honestly recommend HairMax’s product instead.
#5 – Where To Find It (8 out of 10)
Compared to other laser devices – Capillus is quite easy to find.
That’s probably because of its popularity and advertising:
- Normally sold on its official website.
- Also available on Amazon.
- Some sellers sell it on Ebay (as an unopened product).
Now – out of these brands, I recommend going for Amazon.
That’s because it has sales and discounts quite often.
On the other hand, Capillus’ official website has a constant price most of the time.
However, it offers installments payment – which can be useful for some people.
Still, I personally recommend Amazon (because of its discounts).
It’s up to you which you choose.
#6 – Final Conclusions
Here’s how I would sum up my opinion on Capillus (in 3 ideas).
1. Quality Technology
Like most laser devices – Capillus uses a strong mechanism:
- based on laser energy
- this stimulates and revives follicles
Basically – it can help with both fall out and hair growth.
However, I personally don’t consider its technology that amazing.
Actually – it’s the same as in most laser devices, not better.
2. Daily Use Required
Capillus has a shorter treatment time (6 minutes) than its competitors.
However, it also requires being used more often:
- you have to use it everyday
- most laser devices only require 3 times/week usage
Basically – Capillus doesn’t have any advantage at this chapter.
In fact, it would be easier to use it for longer (15 minutes) and less often (3 times a week).
3. Priciest Laser Device
At this point – I don’t know a more expensive laser device than Capillus Pro.
There might be one, but it’s probably very little known.
Now – the other versions of Capillus aren’t the priciest from their category.
But still, all of them cost a little fortune:
- weakest version costs $1000
- medium version costs $2000
- best version costs $3000
For this reason, I don’t recommend Capillus in any way.
It’s just too expensive for the results, no matter what version you chose.
My Verdict – Is Capillus Worth Buying?
Short answer: Definitely not.
Though it’s a quality product itself (all 3 versions) – for me, it’s not worth the money:
- Probably the most expensive laser device on the market (Pro Version).
- All 3 versions are very overpriced.
- Has to be used everyday.
- Enough negative reviews and opinions.
Basically – Capillus is not a scam, far from that.
But compared to other products on the market, I don’t think it’s worth it at all.
Why pay $3000 for a 272 diodes cap when you can get the same quantity for $800?
However – I don’t recommend going for a 272 diodes product.
If used correctly, laser devices with 10 diodes work pretty much the same.
So what do I recommend instead Capillus?
A laser comb made by HairMax (the best laser device brand, if you ask me):
- best price from the market (for the quality)
- only costs around $200-$250
- many positive reviews and satisfied users
- works pretty much the same
It’s true that HairMax’s product isn’t as strong as Capillus (in terms of diodes).
But that doesn’t prevent it from working excellent – according to its reviews.
For this reason, I strongly recommend this alternative.
At $200, it’s a lot more affordable for all of us.