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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    I didn't post an update at the 3 month mark (+ 4 month mark of minoxidil), because at that time nothing much was happening. My hair was the same as at the 2 month mark and I saw no further improvements.
    Now I have some good news. I was visiting my sister yesterday, and we were on the subject of shampoos, hair dyes etc., and she said: "What have you been doing with your hair lately? It's looking so thick!" She touched my hair and was really surprised it was looking so different. She kept repeating that my hair is thick now!
    It's the first positive remark I've had about my hair and it makes me happy because it means I'm not just imagining the improvement (which in my darker moments I sometimes feared), it's not just wishful thinking on my part!

    Anyway, my hair seems to be noticeably thicker and stronger all over my head, the texture of the hair seems changed, and there is less scalp visible. My hair seems to be improving in the direction front ---> back. I guess that's logical, since my frontal region was the best to begin with and therefore easier to improve.


  • #2
    I also wish I had the comb a year ago. I would be getting on with life. not sitting around waiting for results


    • #3
      looks like I posted that one on the wrong thread sorry.


      • #4
        23 weeks

        My report at 23 weeks :

        -So far 4 people have made postive remarks about my hair, saying it looks thicker and asking me what I am doing with it. My father even said I have much more hair now and asked me what happened.
        -My hair is still improving from front to back. The thin, round spot just behind the middle of my hairline (typical of AGA I believe) has disappeared.
        -My hair is thicker all over and I have better coverage, but my vertex and sides seem to be lagging behind.
        -My scalp has never been healthier!



        • #5
          Hello Cloud,

          Welcome back to our thread. It's always glad to read stories like yours and what's even better is that other people are noticing it too, which reassures you that it's not all in your mind.

          Happy Lasering!

          Lexington Int'l


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