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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  • laser hair stimulator vs. laser hair remover

    I understand that your device utilizes lower level laser to stimulate hair growth. However, is it possible in any way that it may malfunction into some other form of laser waves that will permanently remove hair, like those removing unwanted armpit hair? I can understand the fear for those who experienced significant hair shedding during the treatment. It's especially horrific for a female like myself who has already thinning hair. It makes me hesitate.

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    Hairmax Lasercomb Efficacy

    hi marilynm -

    Thank you for your post.

    The type of laser energy in the HairMax LaserComb is completely different from the Alexandrite, the Diode and the Nd:YAG type of laser energy that removes hair. Therefore, there is and can be no relationship between the energy of the HairMax and these lasers. The wave length used in the HairMax is that which is recognized to stimulate hair growth onlly.

    As has been said repeatedly, the HairMax LaserComb does not cause normal hair to fall out, but rather causes the fine, wispy, telogen hairs to fall out and be replaced by anagen hair. This shedding is more pronounced as more hairs are being effected at once rather that those of hairs that are in different stages of the hair growth cycle.

    Further, it is important to realize that hair fallout is part of the normal cycle of hair growth, loss, growth, so some shedding can be expected even when on HairMax therapy. It is possible that if excess shedding is occurring, the HairMax has probably prevented even more hairs from shedding.

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

    Last edited by LAS; 05-24-2010, 09:29 AM.


    • #3
      laser hair stimulator vs laser hair remover

      Having used the laser comb for about 8 weeks I have noticed a thinning o my hair. Anyone else experienced this?


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        Hairmax Lasercomb And Shedding

        Hi Debyjible -

        Thank you for your post.

        As we have pointed out numerous times, increased shedding of hair may occur when treatment is started with the HairMax LaserComb. This is a sign that the device is working and is a temporary occurrence that will eventually give way to the regrowth of thicker terminal hair.

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


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