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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  • Number Of Lasers Required For Hair Growth

    The following entry is being posted on the HairMax Blog refuting all the false claims made on various web sites about "the more lasers, the better" the results will be for hair growth. This posting should "set the record straight" in this regard.

    "We have seen a lot of erroneous claims on the internet by manufacturers of laser phototherapy devices, that by incorporating more lasers in their devices, the better they will work. Well, this statement is not true when it comes to lasers for hair growth and we want to set the record straight regarding the efficacy of the HairMax LaserComb and its laser delivery system.

    The HairMax LaserComb is the ONLY home-use laser device that has been clinically proven and Cleared for marketing by the FDA to promote hair growth and treat hereditary hair loss. Many companies have tried to copy the HairMax and claim that their device is better because it has more lasers or more energy or some other unsubstantiated claim. Well, more is not always better. The Arndt-Schultz curve is the reference source that specifies the optimum amount of laser dosage to be effective. Lexington has conducted years of scientific research to determine the optimum laser dosage rate which the HairMax LaserComb delivers. If you exceed the dosage – by having lasers that are too strong, or having too many lasers, you can actually damage the hair follicle, resulting in hair loss. As an example, the lasers used in hair removal do exactly this – they provide laser dosage higher than that specified in the Arndt-Schultz curve to stimulate hair growth and they actually cause damage to the hair follicle resulting in hair loss.

    Do not be fooled into thinking more is better. All home use laser phototherapy devices for hair growth on the market, other than the HairMax have no oversight as far as manufacturing standards or quality controls since they have not been FDA Cleared for marketing. Because of this you have no idea if they are in fact safe and effective. Ask the “copycats” to see their clinical studies, scientific research, ISO safety certifications – they don’t have any. ONLY the HairMax is designed and manufactured using the latest technology with proof of efficacy verified through numerous published clinical studies.

    In conclusion, it is easy to make all sorts of claims on the internet without any proof what-so-ever, but you should never trust your medical condition to fly-by-night companies who don’t even have proper addresses – many of them that manufacture laser phototherapy devices for hair growth use mail drops so you don t even know where they are located".


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