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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HairPro Laser Hair Treatment? What's the difference to HairMax

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  • HairPro Laser Hair Treatment? What's the difference to HairMax

    I have seen this product from Viatek HairPro Laser Hair Treatment for 199$ only.

    Has anyone tried it? What is the difference to Hairmax which is cost more?

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    HairPro vs. HairMax? There's no comparison!

    Dear "unregistered",

    Hello and thank you for your post. Since the LaserComb was introduced in 2001, a number of copycat products have appeared on the market representing themselves as laser hair devices. Do not be fooled by these cheap imitations. We have dedicated years of extensive research to ensure that we offer the most effective treatment. The HairMax LaserComb is truly the only device worth considering for the reasons outlined below.

    Although the HairMax LaserComb costs more, bear in mind that you often "get what you pay for". There are many factors that need to be considered, such as efficacy, quality and longevity. If you were to purchase a poorly manufactured, Chinese-made device that, after months of dedicated treatment, does not produce results and is not nearly as efficient, are you really saving any money? The HairMax LaserComb is a precision instrument manufactured by hand in the United States. Under normal conditions, the original LaserComb should last 10-15 years and provide maximum benefits. The HairPro is made in China. It would be false economies to purchase a product of substandard quality that cannot be as effective or have the same durability.

    An essential design feature of the LaserComb is the mechanism employed to deliver laser energy to the scalp – namely, the teeth of the comb. These teeth methodically plow and part the hair, allowing the laser light to directly bathe the scalp. If the hair were not parted, treatment efficacy would be compromised because your hair would filter out the laser energy. The HairPro does not contain teeth.

    The HairPro proudly boasts that their device contains 36 LED ”stimulators”, however we find this claim misleading for several reasons. We opened the device and discovered there are actually only 4 LEDs. Additionally, there is no true “stimulating” or “massaging” effect as described. Most importantly, in an effort to stay ahead of the industry Lexington designed, built, and tested a few devices utilizing LED technology. Our research was conclusive that LEDs did not affect Photo-Bio-Stimulation, the science behind our product. We scrapped the LED project and only support low-level laser therapy, such as provided by the LaserComb, which has been proven to be effective.

    The lasers used in our product produce coherent energy. Coherent energy is visible by a speckling effect and is essential for Photo-Bio-Stimulation. We measured the output of the HairPro and it only delivered 5 mill watts of light energy total. The HairMax LaserComb produces 5 times this amount of laser energy.

    The “In the News” page on the HairPro website refers to the amazing technology of laser therapy, not the HairPro specifically. But please look carefully. The HairMax LaserComb was the actual and real product featured in Time Magazine’s "Inventions of the Year “ and the Dateline NBC study ( As a consumer why would you want to utilize a product that not only imitates our design, but also USES OUR ADVERTISEMENTS AND POSITIVE PRESS TO PROMOTE THEMSELVES! We also find it quite interesting that before their product was even available, they had posted testimonials and before and after shots on their site.

    We offer a full 20-week money back guarantee on our original LaserComb. The Viatek website (makers of the HairPro) states that they offer a 30 day money back guarantee. This does not offer you sufficient time to even assess whether or not the treatment is effective. It normally takes an average of 12 weeks to begin seeing results.

    The LaserComb is CE compliant, ISO certified for safety, has been issued a medical license from Health Canada and complies with the US CDRH requirements for laser safety. Additionally, Lexington International is a proud member of the Better Business Bureau. Be sure to ask HairPro when and where did they conduct their studies? Ask HairPro if they are CE compliant or ISO certified? Ask them if they have any type of certification whatsoever!

    It may interest you to know that we have recently introduced the SE model to combat against these imitation products that provides the same power strength as our original model, yet at a more affordable price.

    Take advantage of our money back guarantee and try the original LaserComb for yourself.

    - Angela
    Last edited by Angela; 01-20-2006, 01:39 PM.


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