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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  • Lasercomb with a topical

    I have been using the lasercomb for approx 8 months(No noticable regrowth but I felt I was maintaining what I had). During this time I have used a Minoxidil/Retina A topical. I started to wean myself of the topical and I began to shed hair. I had hoped that the lasercomb would perserve the hairs that grew as a result of the topical. I guess I miscalculated . I am unsure on what to do next.Should I restart the topical along with the lasercomb or just stick with the lasercomb and hope that I regain what I have lost. Any comments will be greatly appreciated.

  • #2
    Dear Wulf,

    Hello and thank you for your posting. You are using what we call a cocktail of modalities. Its hard to attribute exactly what is causing the shedding, however it is not uncommon that this happens. Most hairloss products may cause a shedding. Stopping one product to start up another one is another factor.

    At this point we can not comment or give you advise on your treatments. Stay consistent with the HairMax LaserComb and your usage should be at three times a week maximum.

    I hope this helps.

    Lexington Int'l


    • #3
      I experienced the same results, I also use propecia , when I started to use the laser after 2 months when I noticed some change, as suggested I began decreasing the Rogaine & Propedcia from a daily use to every other day and gradualy less and less. Then the shedding came in and I felt all gain was loss and I attributed that to the changes I made, and I nevewr noticed any shedding with Rogaine & Propecia at least not as noticable when I stopped. I read other emials in the forum and I began my daily use with both of them and the laser comb, which I has improved in the 6 months I have been using it fullness and slow hair regrowth is happening, and so far no noticable shedding as last time. I believe the more ammunition you use the better the reults will be, at least till you reach the point where you are satisfied, but the lasercombisa must, I wont give it up. Hope this helps.



      • #4
        Thank you for your response. I have made the decision to totally wean myself off the topical and just use the Lasercomb (3 times a week). I will keep you guys updated on my results. Wish me luck!! lol


        • #5
          Some studys indicate that quitting minox can actually make your hairloss worse then it was.
          Its like your hair is dependent on it.
          I had to quit minox (sideeffects) and started propecia instead, and then my h-loss got worse.
          The laserthing sounds promising so Im going to be carefully optimistic.


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