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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Hair Shedding QUestion

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  • Hair Shedding QUestion

    I have been faithfully using the hairmax laser comb since November, giving me a use time of 8 months. I am still shedding hair.

    I've asked before, but havent gotten a clear answer as to how to descern the supposed sign that hair max is working "shedding of thin velous hairs" from the sign of male pattern hair loss, which is of course, the "shedding of thin, velous hairs"

    I guess I should say, at 8 months, should I concede, that with thinner hair now than 8 months ago, that Hairmax just wont work for me? Or is regrowth still a chance?

    If so, are there any refunds I can go ahead with now that we are past the 6 month point?

    Thank you so much for your time.

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    Hairmax Lasercomb And Shedding

    Hi rudeboy237 -

    Thank you for your post.

    When using the HairMax LaserComb, regrowth of 20% of more of hair is a sign of success. However, this is sometimes hard to visualize. Also, hair goes through lengthy cycles of growth, shedding, resting and growth so you may also be in the shedding cycle.

    Our recommendation is to continue to use the HairMax LaserComb indefinitely to see evidence of increased overall hair health. However, if you wish to discuss return of the device, please call Customer Service, 1-866-527-3726.

    We wish you success with the HairMax LaserComb with continued use.



    • #3
      Thank you for your reply,

      I suppose the 2 most important questions would be these

      1. Now at 8 months, should I expect to see anymore regrowth?

      2. How does one determine the difference between the shedding of velous hairs in precession to new growth, and the shedding of velous hairs in precession to permanent loss?


      • #4
        Hairmax Lasercomb And Hair Regrowth

        There is no way to predict individual results with the HairMax LaserComb as each person reacts differently. We do recommend using the device indefinitely to help restore and maintain hair health.

        There is also no way to tell the difference in shed telogen hair as there is no difference between hair shed naturally or from the actions of the HairMax LaserComb. The HairMax will help shed the telogen hair and convert it to anagen, or thicker and denser hair. This may be hard to see as a 20% increase in thickness is considered significant. Over time you should see your hair thicken up and become more healthly overall.

        We wish you continued success with the HairMax LaserComb.



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