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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:

http://link.springer.com/article/10....257-013-0060-6

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: http://hairmaxpro.com/study-html/
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  • Proper Use

    Good day,

    I just recently purchased my hairmax and I had a quick question regarding proper use. In the instructions it notes you should alternate running the hairmax comb starting from front to back and then side to side. I was wondering if it's still as effective if I did three passes from front to back consecutively first: one down the middle, and one each on the left and right side starting at the corner of the hairline (temple) and then moving backwards? After that I proceed to move to the side to side pass.

    The reason I ask is that my thinning is occurring mostly at the temple region and the top (crown) of the head. I feel I get those regions best by doing three front to back passes but obviously I want to use the product in its most efficient matter so I'm just curious if it would make an appreciable difference.

    Thanks,

    GCM

  • #2
    Proper Use Of The Hairmax Lasercomb

    Hi GCM -

    Thank you for your post.

    The key to successful application of the HairMax is to assure that your scalp is bathed in the laser energy of the device. Therefore, how you apply the device every other day is up to you. We do recommend that you cover your entire scalp, not just the affected areas as the HairMax can prevent future loss in those areas not showing hair loss.

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

    LAS

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    • #3
      Spacing of lasers

      Hi, instructions for use on the version I have is front to back, bottom to top etc!

      My question is, the lasers are spaced out on the comb, how powerful are the lasers in the not as bright surrounding light areas of the laser.

      On the skin there are gaps between each laser, moving backwards, or bottom to top and moving half inch at a time does not account for the gaps, weaker spots of the edge light laser missed on the skin?

      So would you do front to back sweeps followed by smaller sideways increments, so in effect some of the skin that was in the weaker part of the beam are then in the strongest part?

      Not sure if you under stand that, however maybe a random diagram!

      A normal sweep of the lasers, from front of head to back in increments would look like this? Now what about the areas not covered by the weaker parts of the light, the gaps between each laser.

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      Would you then do a smaller sweep covering other areas like this? Which would then treat all the skin area with the strongest part of the laser beams?

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      By moving only slightly from left to right of the head doing backwards sweeps at 4 second increments, the laser get to concentrate on the skin areas treated only by the weak part of the laser!

      Hope that made sense lol!


      Mmmmmmmmm the diagram did not view as typed, however thanks for the reply!
      Last edited by mindreader; 12-23-2011, 04:16 PM. Reason: diagram not as typed

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      • #4
        Hairmax lasercomb laser energy

        Hi mindreader -

        Thank you for the post.

        Once the laser light enters skin, it is scattered within the epidermal (top layer) and into the dermal (second layer) layer. The lasers on the HairMax are spaced in a manner that allows the scattering to provide even distribution throughout the treatment area.

        An easy way to demonstrate this, go into a dark room and place your finger over top the HairMax. You will see even light distribution shining through your finger.

        We hope that this has answered your question.

        LAS

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        Last edited by LAS; 12-23-2011, 11:24 AM.

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        • #5
          New Model

          One more question!

          I have very long hair, almost down to my waist, I bought the Hairmax as I have started thinning at the front of the forehead.

          Only in the first week of treatment with the Hairmax, so what kind of shedding can I expect? Just wondering if I should go to a shorter hair style while using the Hairmax!

          Other thing is while doing the treatments, I can only do sweeps from front to back, I cannot do the sideways movements from middle of head down side and vice versa as hair is far too thick and long and lasers dont get to the scalp! So should I just do an extra front to back sweep in the areas already covered? to make up for the missing sideways sweeps!

          Hope that made sense!

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          • #6
            Hairmax proper usage

            Hi mindreader -

            Thank you for your post.

            To answer your first question, the amount of shedding that occurs varies by individual and if it occurs, it should stop by week 8.

            As far as using the HairMax correctly, just make sure that you completely cover the scalp in any way you can. You can lift your long hair and part it first so that you can move the device from side to side. However, as long as you cover your scalp you will receive maximal benefit. As far as whether to cut your hair shorter, that is up to you.

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

            LAS

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            Follow us: http://www.facebook.com/hairmax
            Access the HairMax Blog: http://hairmaxlasercomb.blogspot.com
            Online ordering of the HairMax LaserComb: http://www.hairmaxestore.com

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