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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  • some questions

    I am in week 9 of my treatment and I am pretty sure I am seeing some results. I have monitored my hair throughout the years and am seeing some growth of smaller, darker hairs in the front of my hairline. I also have a ton of small velous hairs all over because my hairloss is not too severe and I do still have my full hairline. From what I have read around the web, I am a strong candidate for laser therapy.

    However, I do have some questions.

    first of all, the new smaller, thinner hairs that are growing on my hairline arent as thick as my terminal hair. Will the continued use of the lasercomb thicken those new hairs over time? I am assuming that they will need to grow in, fall and regrow thicker and repeat that process to return to normal size??

    Also, I constantly come across articles online selling other brands of laser combs that state that hairmax is one laserbeam that is reflected off a mirror and all the others are true lasers. I would assume that the laser comb is 7,9 or 12 individual lasers.

    finally, I found a laser clinic in Phoenix that seems to be incredibly successful and their site states that it is possible to "over stimulate" the hair follicle and stunt the growth of the new hair.

    Your thoughts please.

  • #2
    Hairmax Lasercomb Efficacy

    Hi naturalapproach101

    Thank you for your post.

    We are glad that you are beginning to see results from the use of the HairMax. We recommend that you use the device for AT LEAST 20 weeks to judge results. However, all people react differently to treatment so it will be important to continue to use the HairMax indefinitely. Continued use of the HairMax can only improve the condition and quality of your hair over time.

    The HairMax in the United States does use a central laser that is emulated to nine beams. However, the total energy delivered is 655 nm which has been found from past research to be the ideal energy level needed to stimulate hair growth. So, it is not the number of lasers or how the energy is delivered, it is the total amount of energy delivered to the scalp that counts. In all non-U.S. markets including Canada, the HairMax Advanced 7 utilize 7 individual laser modules and the Lux 9 has 9 individual laser modules.

    You should know, that the results of the clinical study that proved efficacy of the HairMax and led to FDA Clearance utilized the same device which is marketed in the U. S. today.

    As pointed out above, there is an ideal 'sweet spot' that enables lasers to stimulate hair growth. Laser energy above that level can cause hair loss rather than growth so it is possible that some of the devices on the market that claim extra lasers, may be delivering too much energy which could cause hair damage rather than stimulating hair growth.

    We wish you success in your use of the HairMax LaserComb. Keep us informed as to your progress.


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    Last edited by LAS; 02-17-2011, 11:05 AM.


    • #3
      Are HairMax LaserComb Professional 12 is one laser beam reflected of a mirrow?

      I will be getting my laser comb pro 12 by today, is HairMax LaserComb Professional 12 is one laser beam reflected of a mirrow? Im living outside the state.


      • #4
        Hairmax pro 12 model

        Hi jeremac -

        Thank you for your post.

        The HairMax Professional 12 model has 12 laser modules, (not 1 reflected).

        We wish you success with treatment with the HairMax LaserComb.


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