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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  • Number of beams

    I just got my LaserComb last week and I have used it 2 times to date. I do have a question though. I have noticed that when using it I am only counting seven light beams, not nine. The last beam is also so pale in color that its barely there as well. Is this correct? or is my comb a few beams short so to speak? I like the product so far, I'll keep you posted as I use it more. I just wanted to inquire about the number of lights I am seeing, or not seeing. Is this normal on everyone's or is mine perhaps not operating with full beams?

    Best Regards,

  • #2
    Re: Number of beams

    I have noticed the same thing with the laser beams. The other question I would like to add is I've done some research and some literature states that some of these devices have a few lasers just to comply with legalities and the others are just lights.

    Are all the "lights" lasers? And why is it that all of them are not of the same "strength"?

    Also, I have also noticed what some other users have noticed is that I feel a warm sensation after using the Lasercomb which is normal is 50%-75% of cases but on top of that, just after I use it, my hair feels very dry. Is this normal?

    I received the device about three weeks ago and have used it about five times, but I haven't noticed a decrease in shedding at all, if anything, it almost feels like there is more shedding.
    Is this normal after initial useage and does it then stop and get better?

    Very Curious


    • #3
      Re: Number of beams

      Hi Wes,

      The LaserComb uses precision component using specialized optics and beam splitting reflectors and it is our manufacturing standard to output 7-9 beam. The number of beams should no way impact the quality of beam and the treatment. We are aware of the last laser beams dispersion and are currently making some modifications to the beam splitters last angle.


      David M


      • #4
        Re: Number of beams

        Hi Joe,

        The LaserComb is made using a high-powered Laser diode manufactured in a module using specialized optics to our specification. We then use a proprietary technique to split the beam. The light emitted is considered cold-beam laser light. Meaning it does not give off heat. Also take note that this is infrared and cannot be seen unless it is in contact with some other matter.

        After use some people feel warmth which is an indication that blood is attracted to the light and circulation increases. It is not very common that hair feel dry, Actually this is the first time thgis has been reported.

        Hair growth is in stages know as Telogen, Anagen, Catagen and hair shedding occurs in everyone. Our objective with the LaserComb is to energize the follicle in the catagan to help its replacement.

        There is no aspect of Low-Level Laser Therapy which would induce addition shedding. We would recommend visiting a medical practitioner about your specific condition.

        Good luck,



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