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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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  • LAS
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    Hair loss

    Hi Tripleswoop -

    Androgenetic alopecia or pattern hair loss describes a hair disease.

    Thinning hair is a sign that the hair follicle may not be performing as it should and so the diseased or thin hair is shed. If your hair is thin and wispy, then it is a good time to begin treatment.

    The HairMax laser devices stimulate the diseased hair follicles to enter the normal growth phase and regrow healthy thicker hair.

    LAS

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  • tripleswoop
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    What do you mean by diseased hair? Is that similar to the damaged ones? How to know if there are diseased hair?

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  • LAS
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    Hairmax hair shedding

    Dear NYTXCATX -

    Thank you for your use of the HairMax and sharing your post on the Forum.

    It is important to realize that hair shedding IS NOT hair loss. The HairMax provides local stimulation directly to the follicle, and this causes the diseased hairs to shed. This shedding does NOT CAUSE ANY DAMAGE, and once the use of the device is discontinued, the hair WILL return to where it would have been had the HairMax not been used. It is entirely possible that the pattern hair loss condition does get worse over time and that the HairMax will not be able to exert its full effect. That might require adding minoxidil to the regimen or may also necessitate seeing a dermatologist for a diagnosis.

    As to your characterization of the only evidence of efficacy is "one clinical trial of <500 people is insufficient" is incorrect. There have been 6 double-blind multiple studies with over 400 subjects conducted to date with the devices. Below is a ink to the Synopsis and Clinical Summary (35 pages) which provides complete information on the HairMax and describes the results of clinical studies conducted to date.

    https://www.hairmaxpro.com/clinical-synopsis/

    The seminal article published in a peer review journal, describes the results of 4 double blind, multi-center clinical studies with 225 male and female subjects has become THE reference for laser/HairMax treatment of hair loss. It was authored by some of the leading authorities in hair loss, and has now had over 127 citations to date. This results again proved the consistent predicable efficacy of the devices

    Of course, there is no way to predict the outcome of the use of the HairMax laser devices, as each individual reactions differently. However, as stated above there is NO danger of 'hair loss' occurring from use, and if use is discontinued, hair will return to its original state. We also invite you to visit the Professional Web site, www.hairmaxpro.com for further information.

    Very truly yours,
    LAS

    https://link.springer.com/content/pd...013-0060-6.pdf

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  • NYTXCATX
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    Not Atypical, hair loss with HairMax, do not blame victim

    I bought the HairMax LaserBand 41 Jan, 2019; I have used it according to directions, moved it at each beep; my hairline has receded noticeably, about 2" around temples, and 1" at forehead center. I am a woman, without adult male baldness. I am a doctor of social epidemiology. I have now decided to stop using the laserband and see if any growth returns to pre-HairMax days, however thin.

    HairMax one clinical trial of <500 people is insufficient; also, please provide the exact details of all clinical trials, how people were selected, whether double blind randomized method, length of time, which products used, etc. Thank you.

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  • LAS
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    Hairmax laser devices

    The HairMax has been proven in 7 clinical studies with 460 male and female subjects to be effective and safe. The original 2006 clinical study was an integral part of the submission process that led the FDA to clear the HairMax laser device for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia and promote hair growth in 2007. Without this study, the FDA would not have cleared the device for marketing.

    As to efficacy, the HairMax laser devices like ALL treatments for hair loss to not work on ALL people and that is why when purchased from Lexington directly there is a 20 week money back guarantee (less a restocking charge), so that people can try the devices to see if they work for them. We cannot predict how the devices will work on everyone, so over 1.5 million men and women have decided to try the devices for their hair loss, instead of having to resort to drugs.

    As to shedding, that cannot be predicted either. However, the effect of the laser on the follicle is local, and once the energy stops stimulating the follicle when a user discontinues usage, the hair returns to the state it was in had not the HairMax been used for treatment, but it does take time for the hair to grow back.

    We do not believe that this user is typical and that her hair will grow back, as there have never been any reports of permanent hair LOSS resulting from use of the devices.

    LAS

    Visit the website: http://www.hairmax.com
    Follow us: http://www.facebook.com/hairmax
    Access the HairMax Blog: http://hairmaxlasercomb.blogspot.com
    Online ordering of the HairMax LaserComb: http://www.hairmaxestore.com

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  • Rach3
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    Originally posted by Cat View Post
    Shedding 50-100 hairs a day is normal.. the upper range in summer/fall maybe.. NOT MORE! The inaccuracy of information on this forum around this is not good. If you are shedding, daily, MORE than 100 hairs, there should be a concern. If you are seeing it after long term usage of LLLT therapy, it would seriously concern me.

    My experience with Hairmax now into the 7th month has proven to be a failure. I had more hair before I started using the Ultima 12 laser comb. I have archived months of pictures and videos. It is pathetic what I have gone through, and hope others will be particularly cautious. I don't believe that my substantial thicker hairs that I lost on the crown and bilaterally will come back. My dermatologist will back me up as she has logged my photos, and I will see her again at the end of the week. Buyer beware! This product is FDA cleared for safety BUT NOT APPROVED as a hair growth device.

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  • Cat
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    Originally posted by LAS View Post
    Hi Thinsky -

    Thank you for your post.

    To answer your question, it is normal for people to shed about 100 hairs a day. However, during part of the normal hair cycle, you shed more hair (particularly in the summer and fall). Therefore, since you are seeing shedding of thicker hairs and fine wispy hairs, it appears you are 1) shedding some of the telogen hairs that will be replaced by thicker terminal hairs, and 2) you are normally shedding some of the regown hairs during the hair cycle. Most of all, it appears as if what you are seeing on your scalp is the beginning of the HairMax working.

    As we have pointed out, shedding is not predictable, but from what you are saying, you are definitely responding positively to treatment with the HairMax. We continue to advise people to take the 'long' view and wait for 5-6 months to judge results. As you can read on this Forum, the shedding time and period is variable, with some people taking over a year to see results. Again, the HairMax DOES NOT cause permanent hair damage - should you stop treatment, your hair would return to where it would have been had you not been using the device.

    In conclusion, our best advice is to stop counting hairs lost each day, continue to use the HairMax as directed, add other products such as the HairMax Healthy Hair products to compliment treatment with the HairMax, and take the 'long' view of your results.

    We wish you further success in your treatment with the HairMax LaserComb.

    LAS

    Visit the website: http://www.hairmax.com
    Follow us: http://www.facebook.com/hairmax
    Access the HairMax Blog: http://hairmaxlasercomb.blogspot.com
    Online ordering of the HairMax LaserComb: http://www.hairmaxestore.com
    Shedding 50-100 hairs a day is normal.. the upper range in summer/fall maybe.. NOT MORE! The inaccuracy of information on this forum around this is not good. If you are shedding, daily, MORE than 100 hairs, there should be a concern. If you are seeing it after long term usage of LLLT therapy, it would seriously concern me.

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  • LAS
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    Hairmax and shedding

    Hi Thinsky -

    Thank you for your post.

    To answer your question, it is normal for people to shed about 100 hairs a day. However, during part of the normal hair cycle, you shed more hair (particularly in the summer and fall). Therefore, since you are seeing shedding of thicker hairs and fine wispy hairs, it appears you are 1) shedding some of the telogen hairs that will be replaced by thicker terminal hairs, and 2) you are normally shedding some of the regown hairs during the hair cycle. Most of all, it appears as if what you are seeing on your scalp is the beginning of the HairMax working.

    As we have pointed out, shedding is not predictable, but from what you are saying, you are definitely responding positively to treatment with the HairMax. We continue to advise people to take the 'long' view and wait for 5-6 months to judge results. As you can read on this Forum, the shedding time and period is variable, with some people taking over a year to see results. Again, the HairMax DOES NOT cause permanent hair damage - should you stop treatment, your hair would return to where it would have been had you not been using the device.

    In conclusion, our best advice is to stop counting hairs lost each day, continue to use the HairMax as directed, add other products such as the HairMax Healthy Hair products to compliment treatment with the HairMax, and take the 'long' view of your results.

    We wish you further success in your treatment with the HairMax LaserComb.

    LAS

    Visit the website: http://www.hairmax.com
    Follow us: http://www.facebook.com/hairmax
    Access the HairMax Blog: http://hairmaxlasercomb.blogspot.com
    Online ordering of the HairMax LaserComb: http://www.hairmaxestore.com

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  • Thinsky
    started a topic Yet another desperate shedding question.

    Yet another desperate shedding question.

    I'm on week 11 now using the Hairmax. It pretty much stopped my shedding, which started up last June and have left me very thin. Already at 6 weeks use or so, I noticed lots of tiny hairs sprouting. But as of last week, week 10 my hair started to fall out again and now, this week (11) my hair is coming out in handfuls again!

    Big clump of hair in the shower drain, when I blow dry and every time I comb or pull my fingers through it. I'd say I lose about 300 hairs a day since the beginning of week 11, and it doesn't seem to be halting any time soon.

    I know it's said that we all can have different onset of the initial, positive shedding. Since I'm frantic, I just need to ask if this really is normal. For how long will this go on? 2 weeks? 3? Longer? At this rate, I will be pretty much bald by week 20!!!

    The hairs lost are mainly the thicker, long strands. But I also find some of those short, whispy hairs that I try to see as something positive, if this means they're turning into thicker ones.

    I'm not sure what my hairloss in general is due to. Throughout the years I seem to have periods of heavy shedding, my hair goes really thin, then seems to have grown in again, at least in the past. It's never thick though.

    I'm actually going to try a gluten free period as of last Tuesday, my mom has gluten intolerance and I know it can be very common and also genetic. And I've heard it can cause diffuse hair loss, not just Alopecia Areata.

    Please, I hope you can give me some reassurance. Thank you!
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