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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  • Shedding after a month

    I've been using the lasercomb for about 1 month. i've been using finasteride for about 5 years and minoxidil for about 1 year. However i dropped the minox about 3 months ago. Anyway, the past few days including today i've been shedding like crazy. However, my hair looks and feels much better now than it has in a really long time. It looks MUCH fuller. It looks awesome but I'm still worried about the shedding though, will it stop?


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    well i thought i'd post an update. this is a good forum because i can keep track of my progress by posting up here. well my shedding episode has stopped, and i have not been losing nearly as much hair as before. hopefully those were weak hairs that were on their way out anyway. so far i like the lasercomb and will continue to use it. i have started to use minoxidil as well again, because i am paranoid. one thing i've noticed is that i get a tingly, warm feeling on my scalp all the time since i've started with the comb, even on the off days. good luck to everyone else!

    P.S. hey Lexington, what do u make of this?


    • #3

      Laser hair care centers are the best advertising there is for the LaserComb. Many of our customers spent thousands of dollars with such centers and have been exited about the results and even more pleased to find an affordable alternative with the LaserComb.

      The problem with clinics is the cost and the convenience. When you have to go to a clinic two or three times a week on a regular basis to get the benefits of Low-Level Laser Therapy for hair, it becomes a bit of a problem. Especially if the clinic is located in another city. When you realize that, in order to maintain the success of such treatments, it will be an ongoing cost, the LaserComb becomes an exciting and essential tool for the treatment of your hair.


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