Landmark HairMax LaserComb Clinical Study Results Published, Proving Efficacy and Safety In Treating Hair Loss

The results of 4 clinical studies conclusively proving the efficacy and safety of the HairMax LaserComb was published in a peer review medical journal in April 2014 and here is a summation of the article.

"The results of four clinical studies on the treatment of male and female pattern hair loss with the HairMax LaserComb, was just published today in a peer-review journal, The American Journal of Clinical Dermatology. The article, Efficacy and Safety of a Low-level Laser Device in the Treatment of Male and Female Pattern Hair Loss: A Multicenter, Randomized, Sham Device-controlled, Double-blind Study was co-authored by renowned experts in the field of hair disorders. The results of these studies have now provided robust and conclusive evidence that the HairMax LaserComb is both effective and safe for the treatment of pattern hair loss in men and women.

This is the link to the clinical article:

The four clinical studies were conducted under strict Good Clinical Practice Guidelines at multiple study sites, including major teaching institutions of dermatology such as the Cleveland Clinic, University of Minnesota and University of Miami. Enrolled in the study were 225 males and females diagnosed with androgenetic alopecia (male and female pattern hair loss). Subjects received either the HairMax LaserComb or a sham (inactive) device in a randomized, blinded manner so that no one knew which device they were on. The primary efficacy analysis was based on the change in hair count after 26 weeks treatment with the HairMax LaserComb, compared to change in hair count with the sham (inactive) device.

The results of the studies showed that there was an average increase in terminal hair count of over 20 hairs per cm² (equivalent to over 139 hairs per square inch). Additionally, a higher percentage of lasercomb-treated subjects reported overall improvement in hair loss condition and thickness and fullness of hair in self-assessment, compared with sham-treated subjects. No serious adverse events were reported in any subject receiving the lasercomb in any of the studies.

The authors concluded that: “Our results suggest that low-level laser treatment may be an effective option to treat pattern hair loss in men and women”. They also concluded that “Low Level Laser Therapy [LLLT] may provide a promising treatment option for patients who do not respond to either finasteride or minoxidil, and who do not want to undergo hair transplantation.”

The authors also had this overall observation: “…… while topical minoxidil solution or foam is widely used to treat pattern hair loss and is generally well tolerated, the treatment needs to be applied one or twice daily, and be in contact with the scalp for at least 4 hours. Such application can be impractical for many users, leading to noncompliance and reduced efficacy. As an alternative, the lasercomb treatment is safe and easy to apply, with 8-15 minutes of treatment three times per week, and leaves no residue on the scalp. Such user friendliness of the lasercomb may lead to better patient compliance and improved efficacy.”

Dr. Lawrence Schachner, Chairman of the Department of Dermatology at the Miller School of Medicine of the University of Miami, and senior author of the article said: “The results of these clinical studies provide further evidence that the HairMax LaserComb may be utilized as an effective option for treating androgenetic alopecia in men and women.”

You can view a video of the lead author of the clinical paper, Dr. Lawrence Schachner and Dr. Joquin Jimenez discussing the clinical paper at this link:
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    Hairmax Lasercomb And Other Remedies

    Hi homegirl -

    Thank you for your post -

    The HairMax LaserComb has been proven to work alone to regrow hair in those with hereditary hair loss. It is important to realize that hair grows slowly and therfore it is important to use the HairMax for at least 6 months to see good results. Since you have only been using the HairMax for 2 months, we believe that that is not enough time to judge your results.

    However, if you find that using other remedies along with the HairMax is beneficial, then we encourage you to continue to use them.

    We wish you continued success in your use of the HairMax LaserComb.


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    important to use sulfate-free shampoo!

    I'm a 20-year-old female that noticed signs of hair loss over 2 years ago. Only about 6 months ago though did I start looking for remedies. For about 4 months, I tried massaging mixtures of essential oils that were supposed to fight hair loss but saw no success. Then, I purchased Hairmax's lasercomb 2 months ago (June 2009) hoping to slow down hair loss with regular use. I can't say I saw any results with the lasercomb during my first 2 full months of usage until I switched to an organic shampoo just 3 weeks ago. It was after discovering in online articles the harms of the chemicals in our regular drugstore shampoos, that I realized I had to try a sulfate-free shampoo. I wish I'd found out what difference organic shampoo had on my scalp sooner! I'm getting less dandruff (I used to have none before experiencing hair loss) and I now pick up way fewer strands of hair from my bathroom floor.
    I'm still using the laser comb in hopes of stimulating (speeding up) new growth and my hopes are high.
    I urge you all to look up the effects of SLS in shampoos and maybe going organic's also (a part of) the solution for you.
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