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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  • Hopeful

    I just wanted to join this site to read other experiences with the lasercomb. I fully understand that the treatment will vary from person to person and I am also aware that there is no treatment in the entire world for anything that works on each and every person straight across the board. I have done an enormous amount of research on this device as well as other methods of hair loss treatments.

    I am young, 26, and suffer from very mild thinning. I have no bald patches but I have thinned within the last few years. I have chosen to tackle this problem young and aggressively so that I hopefully have the best chance for results.

    I am taking a natural approach. I am heavily involved in fitness and have a very clean and balanced diet. Also, I do not drink alcohol or smoke. I am currently taking natural DHT blockers such as saw palmetto, betasitosterol as well as a variety of herbs that I came across while researching chinese medicine. I am a firm believer that this can be beat naturally without the use of medication.

    I plan on following my lasercomb treatment by the book. I will be extremely patient as I know it is unrealistic to expect my hair to recover in a matter of weeks or even months. I think when it comes to that topic common sense should prevail.

    Of all the hair loss remedies and the countless articles, youtube videos, testimonials I have found that there is far more good about the hairmax than bad. It is obvious that there will always be skeptics and people with negative things to say about it because everyones experience and biology as well as hair loss issue is different.

    My best advice to anyone is use common sense. Spend the time and do the research, educated yourself on treatments available.

    I also need to point out that I have read many posts (not only from this site) of people who believe this is a scam as well as a corroborated set-up to deceive the public. From a logistical standpoint it would be next to impossible for lexington to grease the pockets of the countless doctors, media outlets, forum posters etc who have had good results.

    Anyways today is day 1 and I am looking forward to the next 6 months. I will point out that my "natural" approach to blocking dht seems to work. I have recently added ginko biloba and grape seed extract to promote blood flow as well as promote hair growth.

    Good luck to you all.

  • #2
    Hairmax Lasercomb Efficacy

    Hi naturalapproach101 -

    Thank you for that terrific post.

    It appears that you have spent a lot of time researching treatment with the HairMax. We think that your comment, "I am also aware that there is no treatment in the entire world for anything that works on each and every person..." best sums up the fruits of your research. That is the reason why there is sometimes negativity on the web about the HairMax because people do not realize that everyone reacts differently to the device, and yes, the HairMax might not work on a small minority of people just like any other hair loss treatment on the market.

    We certainly wish all the best success in your fight against your hair loss. The fact that you are starting at the first signs of hair loss will give you the best chance of success.

    Let us know how it goes.


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    • #3
      2 weeks

      I thought I would give everyone an update because I am approaching my second week of use.

      I first want to point out that my hairloss is fairly mild. I still have my full hairline, I have just experienced thinning over the past 4 years.

      I have noticed two things so far. I dont know if its a placebo effect, or my imagination but there has been a change.

      a) my scalp is not very itchy anymore. I used to have a very itchy scalp and that has greatly subsided since using the laser comb.

      b) my hair shedding has literally stopped. I have tracked my hairloss over the years with great detail. I even use a reference point on my face. I wear hats alot and after a day I would notice usually 20-30 hairs per day in my cap. Also, when i wake up in the morning I would usually see 10-15 hairs on my pillow.

      Now when I wake up I average 1-3 hairs and same goes for my hat. I expected a major initial shed with the laser comb but maybe my scalp reacts differently. Its obvious that it is far to soon to notice any regrowth, but I thought my current observation was worth stating.

      Best of luck to you all.


      • #4
        Hairmax Lasercomb Effects

        Hi naturalapproach101

        Thank you for the post describing your first 2 weeks of experience in using the HairMax.

        What you are noticing are the beginning beneficial effects of the HairMax and they are not "placebo" effects. As you proceed with your treatment you will continue to see better effects and eventually more hair growth. You might begin to experience some increased hair shedding in the next few weeks, but that will disappear in time.

        Thanks for the update and we look forward to continuing to receive updates on your progress.

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


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        • #5

          I have now noticed somewhat of an alarming shed. This is normal correct? It is alarming because it had appeared as though my hairloss stopped completely for almost 2 weeks and now the shed.


          • #6
            Hairmax Lasercomb And Shedding

            Hi naturalapproach101-

            Thank you for your post.

            As we have mentioned many time, hair shedding at the beginning of treatment with the HairMax is a normal occurrence and an indication that the HairMax is beginning to work. This shedding should cease shortly and new thicker terminal hairs should begin to grow in its place.

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


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