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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    Hi everyone,

    Thought I would share my experiences. 39 year old male, hairline had receeded about an inch or so from my early twenties, but other than that, no real hair loss, so wasn't really worried, pretty normal eh? then about 18 months ago, started to notice an overall thinning of the top of my hair - yikes!! Brights lights etc made it very apparent that I was in another phase of hair loss, and I realised that if the top of my head thinned for a prolonged period, I was going to have a real issue here. Did a lot of research on the web and decided on a two-pronged attach:

    1) Laser Comb (3 times per week) to promote growth
    2) Dutasteride (5 tablets per week) to reduce DHT which causes baldness

    Started both early January 2010, so have been treating for about 11 months. I'll tell you this, the laser comb had a very weird effect on my hair from about two weeks in, I had quite a lot of hair when I started, it was just a lot thinner and limper than it had been a few years back, but I found that the laser comb seemed to make it "stand on end", give it a bit of oomph, bit like the effect of a hair dryer. I was quite suspicious, as it was prob too early to have any medical results, so I kinda took it with a pinch of salt, but my hair definately looked "healthier". Then after about 3-4 months, that effect all dissapperaed, my hair looked very limp and thin again, and I was dissapointed, but I didn't stop treatment, I kept at it, I was committed to giving it a full year. Now, after 11 months of treatment , my hair is much much thicker on top, there is no hint of any thinning on top at all, anywhere, even under the same bright lights inside the lift at work, or at my barbers chair. My hair has a totally different, healthier, thicker look to it from 11 months ago.

    Folks, from my experiences, the laser comb works, you have to keep at it, and you will go through times when you think it isn't working, but if you have thin hair, the laser comb can thicken it. Im convinced it doesn't really grow any "new" hair, but any hair that you do have will grow quicker, thicker and for longer and hence your hair will improve. How much of the improvement was the laser comb, and how much was Dutasteride, I don;t know, don't really care, it makes sense to use them together, and for me, I got what I wanted.

    One more thing, I always used the laser comb after coming out the shower, when my hair was wet, I believed that because the scalp was more visible when wet, it would get better light coverage. I also thought that absorbtion of the light might be improved due to the "magnifying glass" effect of water. Dont know if this did help, but it certainly didn't do me any harm!

    Hope this helps anybody using or thinking of using the comb.



  • #2
    Hairmax Lasercomb Results

    Hi Ben -

    Thanks for that really great post.

    You simply confirm what we have always been saying, that all people react differently to the HairMax, yet by using the device continuosly for an extended period of time, will you be able to see real results. And, by combining with other modalities that have other mechanisms of action, you can synergize the effect.

    Thanks again, and we wish you continued success in your use of the HairMax LaserComb.


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    • #3
      Concerned Friend On The Normal Male Pattern Balding

      Hi everyone

      i am glad that this forum exist i have a friend who experienced hair thining at the age of 18, he is now turning 24 and some of the hair on the top of his head is still shedding. the only thing is he shaves his head so that nobody notices it; its inevitable. im concerned cause he had lovely hair when he was younger. We want to try the hairmax laser comb, we are weary?

      Our concerns are whether this comb will cause any side effects.

      Do people take any other medication with the use of the comb?

      what is the cost of the comb in the REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA?

      Your urgent assistance is valued

      SLIMZ 07
      Last edited by LAS; 01-19-2011, 10:15 AM.


      • #4
        Hairmax Lasercomb Efficacy

        Hi slimz07 -

        Thank you for your post.

        The laser energy of the HairMax is designed only to penetrate to the follicular level in the scalp to stimulate the hair follicle to grow thicker terminal hair. There is no absorption of the energy into the body and in the 10 years that the HairMax has been on the market there has never been any reports of any serious side effects occurring.

        Many people who treat themselves with the HairMax use other products such as minoxidil along with it. Since other products have different mechanisms of action, using them can enhance treatment.

        For complete information on the HairMax and user experience visit the web site. The distributor in South Africa is located at 148 Weltevreden Road
        Northcliff, Johannesburg, South Africa and you can contact them for purchasing details.

        Phone: +27 11 478 0167
        Fax: +27 11 478 2646

        We wish your friend success in his use of the HairMax Lasercomb.


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