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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:

http://link.springer.com/article/10....257-013-0060-6

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: http://hairmaxpro.com/study-html/
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  • Shedding Period

    I would love to hear from those that have already gone through the shedding stage. Just how long did it last for you?

  • #2
    Hairmax Lasercomb And Shedding

    Hi pjack -

    Thank you for your post.

    We have found that the initial shedding that may occur when you begin treatment with the HairMax should stop by 8 weeks. However, each individual responds differently, so the time will vary from individual to individual. Also, bear in mind that the hair continues to go through the normal hair cycles so you will also experience some shedding during use of the HairMax which is the natural part of the hair cycle.

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

    LAS

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    • #3
      user since March 2010

      I am 53 year old woman with some chemically treated hair breakage and fine thinning hair. Got the laser comb in March and I have been using it FAITHFULLY as directed since. I had an extended and seviere shedding phase at about 10 weeks until about week 18. I was so afraid of my "bald" head that I almost stopped using it but revisited the forums and saw that this shedding was a good thing...I bought some hair pieces and pressed on and I can now say that at week 24 myi hair is absolutely growing back in thicker. I still have short hair on top at part but it is improving immensly. I will keep going. Next, My son who is 27 with thinning male patterened baldness already also started using it in March. His shedding did not start until about week 16 and he is extremely balding on top BUT now the hair does seem to be filling back in on top. We are very deligent and would have liked to know how severe the shedding could be so we were not so shocked. We are optimistic people and were committed to using it for the 6 to 12 months of the study period. we will definately continue to use it and hopefully will have happy results. good luck

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      • #4
        Hairmax Lasercomb And Shedding

        Hi luvmibug -

        Thank you for your post and sharing your experiences and those of your son with us.

        The shedding that occurs with initial use of the HairMax varies with each individual. Some people experience minimial initial shedding in the beginning of treatment and others such as yourself and your son, experience it later on and at different amounts. That is why it is impossible to exactly quantify when and if the shedding will occur and how extensive the shedding with be. Likewise, it is not possible to exactly quantify when results will start to be seen. Therefore we recommend that the HairMax be used for at least 5 months or more to judge results. Most importantly, as you have pointed out, patience is vital as is compliance to treatment instructions.

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

        LAS

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        Follow us: http://www.facebook.com/hairmax
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