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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My 3 month review

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  • My 3 month review

    Well I have a full 3 months use in now.I use the comb as directed. I must say my hair looks a lot healthier and some what thicker. It seems to shoot out of my head instead of just laying there ( if that makes sense?? ). However I can't really say
    that I have noticed any new hair growth?? Maybe it's still early? Maybe Lexington can answer that?
    But I am happy and will continue to use the comb
    and hope for some new hair growth in the months ahead

  • #2
    3 months

    I must agree that I have experienced the same as you, hair seems fluffier, a little more body but no regrowth at all. I think I have experienced a major shed as well which has left me feeling a little disillusioned but I will persevere.



    • #3
      It seems you both are seeing evidence that the LaserComb is improving your hair by being healthier, thicker and 'fluffier'. These are the first signs that you are responding to the effects of the Laser PhotoTherapy.

      I'm sure you'll agree that you didn't loose your hair in a matter of weeks or months, so it wouldn't be out of the ordinary to take some time to see significant changes beyond the early signs that your hair is responding to the laser therapy.

      In our clinical studies and published studies, researchers would ask follow-up questions with participants about how they rated their progress. In the majority of cases, even with substantial, verified increases in hair count, some patients still did not recognize those changes.

      It is also reported in other studies that individuals can loose up to 50% of hair density and not see the difference. In contrast, some individuals may regain a percentage of new growth and still not be convinced that there is change. Recognizing small changes over time is our challenge but we encourage you to stick with the program because we know from clinical studies that definite improvements can and do occur.


      • #4
        I'm happy just with the improved look and health
        of my hair, if regrowth does happen it will be an extra bonus.Right now I have been watching a couple of thin spots and no new growth. However it still is early I hope to see something by 6 months.....


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