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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Any thoughts about a different method?

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  • Any thoughts about a different method?

    I've had my lasercomb for a few months now.

    Unfortunately, I'm beginning to find listening to the beeps and moving the comb for 15 minutes to be tedious and robotic.

    Given your experiences with the product, do you think turning off that beeping and just "brushing" ones head, as long as you are careful to do it thoroughly (all over the head, evenly), would give you results?

    I was thinking that several brief passes could give the same exposure to the laser as a few 4 second passes, and I'm thinking it might feel more natural and easier to do while doing something else e.g. watching TV.

  • #2
    Hello "Making Mark" and thank you for your post,

    I am actually quite surprised and a bit disappointed to hear that you find the process of using the LaserComb "tedious and robotic." Most of our users find it to be relaxing, and quite easier and far less messy than other more "conventional" treatments (such as Rogaine, and most other topicals).

    Though you may find the process to not be to your liking, it is, unfortunately, the only method of treatment which we have found to be effective. Holding the LaserComb in one spot for four seconds (and then subsequently making another pass of that same spot) is the best way for your cells to absorb the nourishing laser light.

    If you were to turn off the beep, and just do continous passes over your scalp, it would, more than likely, be highly ineffective because the cells would not be receiving a consistent and effective amount of the energy emitted from the laser light.

    Hope this helps, and we're sorry to hear about the inconvenience,
    Lexington International


    • #3
      what i'd give for a beep.

      At least you have a beep! i have the older model lasercomb (2.5 years) and it doesn't beep. So, i have to mentally count "1 mississippi, 2 mississippi....".

      what i'd give for a beep...... sigh.

      appreciate the beep. love the beep. bow to the beep.


      • #4
        Have You Tried?!

        Dear Making Mark,

        Although, yes, I agree that using the lasercomb can be a bit tedious at times, I would highly recommend you watching T.V., etc. I am so grateful to the beep! In fact, I am typing this reply to you (with one hand) while using the lasercomb this very moment! Were it not for the beep, it would be impossible for me to do these two things at once!

        Another thing that keeps me well & truly distracted while using the lasercomb (with only enough awareness to move 1/4 inch ever time a hear the beep) is to play Backgammon over the internet...try it - it works!


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