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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I don't think this is Initial Shedding...

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  • I don't think this is Initial Shedding...

    Hi Hairmax,

    My background is I'm a 28 year old asian male with diffuse thinning - it's getting pretty sparse all over my head, sides included. The only area that still seems full is the very bottom of the back of my head. I've been taking Propecia for 5-6 years or so and feel like it's slowed my loss, but since it was still occurring at a slow rate I decided to try HairMax. My dad is bald, but everyone else on both sides of my family have full heads of hair. They are also still in Vietnam in a tropical environment though, while only my dad, mom and myself have grown up in cold New York.

    I have been using HairMax for 10 weeks now. I've definitely lost a lot of the density all over my head. Realistically, I'd say I lost about 20% density. I've got comments from my parents and co-workers that my hair has gotten noticeably thinner very quickly.

    The reason I'm skeptical if it's Initial Shedding is because when I part my hair I do not see any signs of new hairs growing. All I see is a much wider gap between my hairs that still remain. It's completely smooth in between the hairs - no roots, no fuzz, nothing... To me it seems like Hairmax may have killed off some of my hairs, without any chance at regrowth (as there are no signs whatsoever - unless it will pop out of nowhere from the smooth skin).

    I'm aware that my balding pattern is relatively unique, so I'm guessing HairMax just doesn't work with me. I'm very afraid if I keep using it for the 20 week trial, it'll keep "killing off" hairs. I wouldn't classify it as shedding for this reason - because I don't think there's any chance of regrowing the 20% hairs that I've lost in the past 10 weeks.

    Do you have any advice for me? I'm leaning towards returning the product as it seems highly counterproductive... Thanks for your help.

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    Hairmax lasercomb and shedding

    Hi Diffuse/Abuse -

    Thank you for your post.

    First of all, it is important to realize that the HairMax is NOT TOXIC to hair in any way. When shedding occurs, it is because the HairMax is STIMULATING the hair follicle to enter the anagen phase, i.e. the normal state, which means that the fine, thin, wispy, telogen hair is pushed out and shed to make way for this new hair. Proof that the HairMax is not toxic, is that when people stop the HairMax, the hair returns to the state it was before therapy. You should also be aware that even with treatment, some of your follicles will go into the normal phases of growth, resting, shedding and regrowth, so you might be experiencing shedding from this phasing of your hair, too. (We assume that you have been diagnosed with androgenetic alopecia and that you are under the care of a physician. We we also assume that you are not using any products on your hair that are toxic to your hair such as harsh shampoos containing sulfates).

    Our recommendation is to continue to use the HairMax for the full 20 weeks to see if your hair stops shedding and regrows hair from the active and dormant follicles. You might want to continue to use Propecia as part of a total regimen. (While the HairMax will not cause follicles that have ceased to function to grow hair, many times the follicles are simply dormant and look inactive, but can be stimulated to 'wake up' and grow hair.)

    As stated above, the HairMax as with any other treatment does not work on everyone, so you might be one who has refractory hair loss, but we do not feel you should give up at this time. If you decide to stop using the HairMax at any time, your hair will return to where it would be had you not used the HairMax. To reinforce what was said above, the HairMax is NOT TOXIC in any way to hair - it only STIMULATES the natural process

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


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    Last edited by LAS; 08-09-2012, 08:37 AM.


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