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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Overuse Trouble??

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  • Overuse Trouble??

    I have used the laster comb every other day, so 3 or 4 times a week for about 6 months. I just found this forum and saw that I was only supposed to do that for the first month.

    I also read that my hair follicles can "get used" to the laser, and it won't work anymore?

    What should I do from now, and is it possible I am immune to the laser comb now?


  • #2
    Hairmax Lasercomb Usage

    Hi John D -

    Thank you for your post.

    You are incorrect as far as the official usage instructions for the HairMax. The instruction booklet indicates that the device should be used every other day for 10-15 minutes at a time, for however long you use the device. What you read on the Forum is annecdotal information from other users.

    Your hair follicles will not become resistant to the laser energy of the HairMax and you will not become 'immune' to the device.

    After 6 months of use if you feel that you have achieved the results you expected, you can try to reduce the use to maybe 1 or 2 times a week for maintenance. If you do this and start to see more hair loss, simply go back to using 3 times a week. However, you cannot stop use of the HairMax completely or you will revert back to where you were before you started using the device.

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



    • #3
      David Micheals and LAS

      Thanks LAS,

      If you look through the forums, David Michaels states that if you use the Hairmax for 3+ years, and do it too often, your follicles will not respond to the hairmax because they will have gotten used to the laster.

      That is the only reason why I asked about that.

      I look to David Michaels as an authority on the subject. So I don't know what do think anymore.

      John D


      • #4
        Hairmax Lasercomb Use

        Thank you for your post -

        We are not exactly sure where you saw that on the Forum, but that may have been an reply to a question when few facts were known from user experience about long term use.

        We have found from experience of users in the past 9 years of marketing, that hair follicles do not become used to, or resistant to the energy of the HairMax. Recommended use is 3 times a week for 15 minutes a session, and experience has shown that using the device more than that has no detrimental effects, it just is not necessary to get the best results.

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



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