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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  • LAS
    Hi Jenkins -

    Thank you for your comment.

    Initial shedding is dependent on the severity of the hair loss condition. That is why some people with more advanced thinning and hair loss see more shedding. So, in many people with less hair thinning, initial hair loss may not occur.


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  • Jenkins
    Well it sounds like you may be getting the best of both worlds. You are not having any shedding initially which a lot of people do I guess. You may get the benefits without any of the negative side effects like shedding.

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  • LAS
    Hairmax Lasercomb And Shedding

    Hi Curlyhead -

    Thank you for your post.

    Treatment response from the HairMax varies with each individual and there is no way to predict how each individual will respond to treatment.

    While many users of the HairMax experience excess initial shedding some do not. You may be experiencing a small amount of shedding, but may not notice it. The whole goal of treatment is to stop hair loss and stimulate regrowth of hair. So if you see less hair falling out then this is an indication that the HairMax is working.

    Our best advice is to continue using the HairMax for at least 20 weeks in order to be able to judge the device's overall effectiveness.

    We wish you continued success in your use of the HairMax LaserComb.


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  • Curlyhead
    started a topic Less hair loss

    Less hair loss

    I started using the Laser Comb about 4 weeks ago. For 2 weeks now I've noticed significantly less hair loss when combing or washing my hair. Whereas before there were large clumps in the drain, now there are just a few hairs. However, I haven't yet experienced the shedding that happens to new users. So I'm wondering, could the slowdown in hair loss just be part of the regular growth cycle, or is the comb helping? Should I expect to see shedding in the future?

    Thanks for any responses.
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