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 33 and I have strong family history of androgenic alopecia, I think I will get it down the tracj sometime, meanwhile I guess I'm going through telogen effluvium phase, affecting mainly the front area, which had always been thinner in hair, I have bought hairmax 12 beam and I have just started to use it, it is recommended to use it for 8 minutes every second day, and that should cover the whole head, but my hair is really thick and well grown everywhere except for the front where is thins and sheds, so I want mainly to use it for the front of the scalp, so what would be the time set for this please? I don't think it will be 8 minutes for only the front?

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    Hi Luke77 -

    Thank you for your post.

    The usage time for the 12 beam HairMax Pro model is about 8 minutes no matter where your hair loss presents itself on your scalp. We would suggest, however, that you use the HairMax over your entire scalp and not just the affected areas to maintain overall hair health.

    As to your question regarding other lasers on the market at lower prices we offer the following:

    As wth all products, like cell phones and other devices, there is a very big difference in quality, performance, and efficacy. These cosmetic laser combs you see advertised are generally produced by "fly by night" outfits that produce these combs without any standards or procedures. None of these home use devices has been subject to FDA review unlike the HairMax which has, and they do not have any proof that they regrow hair in certain classes of hereditary hair loss in men which the HairMax does. Further, many of these other devices have significant quality control issues, faulty designs, high failure rates and generally poor customer service, not to mention questionable personal ethics. Many of these outfits do not even have a mailing address, but use an address drop location instead. It is easy to advertise on the internet, but very difficult to produce a quality product that adheres to the strict quality standards that are required in the manufacturing of the HairMax LaserComb.

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


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