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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  • 9th months

    I'm at the 9th months of using LC, I only see the different of hair texure overall , I also support it with vitamin, fruits, and spinach. My hair look shinier and black (I regularly give rosemary). The question is now is it true if the each hair strain getting thicker my hair would look thinner overall? because recently I noticed so many fine hair sheds, very thin ones and short. I just wondering is it because I stopped the provillus topical treatment (minoxidil) or it's the sign that LC has been working?? Is it miniaturized hair after I stopped provillus or it because LC is regrowing new hair but very fine and now fall to regrow another thicker ones?

    How can we tell if the fine hair that sheds are good sign or not?

    I've been using LC everyday, some days the shedding is little but some other days sheds like around 30, but I don't see any regrow much. I know some people say 50-100 sheds is normal but I think it depends how much your hair on your head, for me 30 is a lot. but I must say LC stop shedding, but now I concern about the fine hair that sheds and not much regrow =(( please help me

    best regards

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    Hair Shedding Cycle

    Hi Lin2 -

    Thank you for your post.

    It is important for you to realize that your hair is constantly going through the normal growth, shed, rest, growth cycle whether you are using the HairMax or not. The HairMax does not interupt these cycles once your anagen or thicker terminal hairs have been stimulated to grow, so it sounds like you are having normal cycle shedding. A normal scalp contains about 100,000hairs so losing some in the cycle should not be problematical.

    Our best advice is to continue to use the HairMax as you have been doing and you will continue to see improvement in your overall hair appearance.

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


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