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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Does the lasercomb need to touch my scalp?

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  • Does the lasercomb need to touch my scalp?

    Hello together,

    I've been using the lasercomb for about 3 months.
    At the moment it's hard to say for me if it got better, although some people say so.

    But at the moment i have another problem.
    In addition to the thinning hair issue, my skin seems very red and irritated at the moment, and there is also some itching, which becomes worse after using the lasecomb on my skin directly.

    So my question is:

    Is it possible and useful to use the comb without actually touching the scalp?

    I'd simply "irradiate" my hair and the scalp without brushing. Is this okay?

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    Proper use of the hairmax lasercomb

    Hi auxilium -

    Thank you for your post.

    It is possible that you are using the HairMax incorrectly which is causing irritation to your scalp.

    The HairMax teeth on the device are designed to part the hair to let the laser energy reach the scalp. They are not there to be used as a general comb, but rather to part the hair where you have hair loss for each 4 second treatment. We suggest that you if you believe that the teeth are causing irritation, that you use the HairMax on one part of your effected hair, then lift the device off of your scalp and part the hair with the teeth in another area so that the teeth do not irritate the scalp from being used as a comb. Alternatively, you could remove the teeth from the HairMax, and part the hair with your fingers and then apply the HairMax without the teeth to the effected areas.

    As for the itching, you might want to buy an anti-itch product for your hair to use together with the HairMax.

    Finally, you should assure that the products you are using along with the HairMax are not causing irritation by containing sodium laurel sulfate, etc. that are known irritants.

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


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    Last edited by LAS; 08-27-2012, 09:52 AM.


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