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    I know you cannot specify on my personal situation but I was wondering that if a shedding does occur initially upon using the lasercomb... what is the average length of time into using the comb that this occurs in people who do shed? I read in the study published by Lexington that 1/3 of the users in the trial had an increase in shedding upon using the lasercomb. At what point did they see the shedding? Was it after the first week or first month or first use? Thanks very much in advance for answering my question.


  • #2
    Dear Elizabeth,

    Hello and thank you for your post. I can't tell you how many of these "shedding" questions we receive, and we always answer them the same. If you do a search under "shedding", perhaps you can get more of an insight of what shedding is and how it works. The HairMax LaserComb does not cause shedding. What we have seen with some of our users, is if a person is already going through this phase, it may speed it up.

    Hair shedding is a natural part of the hair growth cycle. After a hair reaches maturity and separates from the hair root, it remains in the follicle until a new hair begins to grow. This Telogen Phase or 'resting phase' can be a period of up to 100 days. During this time, you can shed that hair by simple brushing, showering or running your fingers through your hair. This is part of the natural hair growth cycle whether you are thinning or not.

    You will see a mention on the minoxidil website describing a brief period of increased shedding when you first begin using the product. With products that increase hair growth, the resting phase is shorter and the new hair comes in sooner and may cause hair in the resting phase to shed sooner. Naturally, this hair is new growth (Anagen Phase or 'growth phase') so it will not become visible for several days until it grows long enough to be seen coming out of the follicle. Since hair grows approximately one centimeter per month, it will take 3 or 4 months to grow to a length of 1 - 2 inches. Obviously, a hair that is 2 inches in length is more visible and covers more scalp. This is the simple explanation as to why you might see a small increase in shedding for a few weeks and why users see definite improvements in their hair after using the LaserComb for 12 to 20 weeks.

    The end result of using the LaserComb is thicker, healthier hair over time.

    Lexington Int'l


    • #3
      Thank you Sonia.



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