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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    Dear Sir or Madam,

    I am now in my 12 week of my therapy using the laser every second day. Before starting with the laser I had quite O.K hair, not very thin. But just to keep it i thought, i will use it. After 2 weeks i noticed my hair was become more shinny and better manageable. During my 6-9 weeks of the treatment I had a huge increase of hair loss, and now (12 week) people even noticed my hair is thinner. What i find also a bit discouraging is that when applying the laser, just before I have no hair loss. But after the session of 15 min, my hair is a lot looser and i lose around 25 hairs by going with my hand over my head after the treatment. At the moment in the morning I have around 5-15 hairs in my brush. That is normal reckon?

    Now the questions is: Are the hairs coming that i have lost due to the treatment of the Hairmax laser? And when would this be visible?

    Because i am of course not applying this laser if I am loosing more hairs as before .

    Best regards,

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    Hairmax Lasercomb And Shedding

    Hi Arnte -

    Thank you for your post -

    As we have mentioned a number of times before, hair shedding is the first sign that the HairMax is beginning to work after you begin treatment with the HairMax. The HairMax does not cause hair loss; the device only causes hairs that would normally shed at different times to fall out together. Also, during treatment with the HairMax your hair goes through a normal cycle of shedding, rest, and growth so you may also be experience this action, too.

    Out best recommendation is to continue using the HairMax for at least 20 weeks to judge results. Once you stop using the device, your hair will return to the condition it was in before you began treatment.

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

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