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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    I'm unclear from the instructions with the lasercomb whether the recomendation is to use it over the entire head or just the affected areas which for me would be the top of the scalp. Obviously if you have thinning hair all over (like a typical female might have) then the entire head would be logical. But lets just say for a man (like me), who has only recession and thinning on top - should I still cover the entire head during treatment i.e. top, rear and sides, or just the top of the head. It seems a bit silly to apply to the back and sides when I know that hair will probably never thin.

    If it should be applied to the entire head - whats the rationale for this approach?


  • #2
    Hairmax Lasercomb Use

    Hi ben -

    Thank you for your post.

    The HairMax LaserComb not only regrows hair in hereditary hair loss, but also contributes to overall hair health, i.e thicker, more luster, and manageability. You also do not really know if you will lose your hair in the future in the uneffected areas as pattern baldness is a progressive disorder. Using the HairMax in areas not effected could also prevent further loss in the future.

    Based on this information, it is up to the individual user if he/she only wants to treat effected areas or wishes to use the HairMax all over their scalp.

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



    • #3
      four months

      i have been using the hair max four about four months as directed and nothing yet, after visitng two specialist i feel discouraged with their opinions about lazer in general..the thinning is just on the sides of my hairline..
      has anyone heard of hair cubed for coverage..
      i have also just started taking rogain which was recommended by the two docters just mentioned.
      when will i see results with the lazer?


      • #4
        Hairmax Lasercomb Use

        Hi jane -

        Thank you for your post.

        We suggest that you continue to use the HairMax for at least 6 months before you judge results. People respond to treatment at different times so it is important to continue to use the HairMax for at least this length of time.

        We have not heard of 'hair cubing', but you might want to check out the new HairMax Hair Fibers, which will help you conceal hair loss while you are treating yourself with the HairMax LaserComb.

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



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