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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    Hairmax usage time recommendation

    Hi TheBastion

    Thank you for your purchase of the HairMax LaserComb and your question about over-stimulation.

    It is true that by using the HairMax like every day or with a lot more energy focused at one site could overstimulate the follicles.

    That said, the way you are using the device, i.e. every other day as recommended is best., and using the device over the total exposure time recommended for the device (this is not an exact recommendation, only an estimate of time to treat the whole head could be overstimulating . Therefore, since you are using the device for 'spot treatment' and not your whole head, 2 passes over the sties should be enough to regrow hair without over stimulation.

    We wish you success in your treatment with the HairMax LaserComb.


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  • TheBastian
    started a topic Overstimulation possible?

    Overstimulation possible?

    I am new with Hairmax and I just bought a Ultima 12 LaserComb from Hairmax Europe two weeks ago (beginning androgenetic hair loss)

    I use it Mondays, Wednesday and Friday as it is recommended. I noticed some initial shedding but for me it means that something is working.

    Well, I studied a little bit the FAQ section and one answer led me to an additional question:

    Quote, from the FAQ:
    "Can Hairmax® laser devices be overused?
    The healthy laser light provided by the devices are safe and gentle. Using the Hairmax® laser devices more often does not improve results or make them appear faster. The device should be used every other day to receive optimal benefit. Using the devices more often can over-stimulate the hair follicles which may diminish the results seen"

    Referring to that my following question is:

    Can I overstimulate my hairfollicles within the 8 minute treatment, too? I mean by passing by the same problem zone several times?
    After 5 minutes I am through more or less, because the backside of my head is really fine. So I treat the main problem zones again for the remaining 3 minutes.
    Can I continue like that or may it even harm my follicles

    Thank you and have a nice day 
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