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 have been using the laser comb for just about 2 months. Results are good, I've gor hair back on my temples/sides of my forehead, with the exception of some missing patches (some of which I've noticed now have what looks like razor stubble coming in), however I buzz my head every week so it looks fairly consistent now. Anyhow, I do my best to avoid a direct beam to my eyes, as well as a direct reflection to my eyes, however when I laser my hair I am still looking in the mirror, so aren't I getting some laser bounce to my eyes just by seeing the beam (even it is is pointed at my head and not my eyes)? I understand this is a low powered laser so there is no immediate concern, but I am only 28, and I could be using lasers for another 40, 50, or 60 years, and I am concerned about having "a little bit of laser" hitting by eyes every other day. Should this be a cause for concern? Should I be using goggles (even though there is no statement of goggle requirement)? What specific goggles would I need? I know there are a variety of types for a variety of frequencies.

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    Hello "Eye Concerns" and thank you for your post,

    There is a difference between seeing the laser (i.e. looking at it) and shining it in your eyes.

    It is not recommended that you shine the laser DIRECTLY into your eyes...this would entail holding the LaserComb directly in front of your eye, and shining the light on it. While it is not recommended that you stare directly into the laser, even if you were to, however, the chance of any harm being done is basically non-existant.

    However, "seeing" the laser is different than staring into it.

    The fact that you are seeing the laser is not detrimental to your eyes because, again, you are not staring into the laser itself, but rather, seeing it as a reflection, or as anyone in the room might "see" it.

    Thanks for your question,
    Lexington International
    Last edited by Sonia; 12-20-2005, 11:28 AM.


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