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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  • Hairs Sticking Up All Over My Head

    I have been using the Hairmax laser comb for about 2.5 months. I now have a TON of short hairs sticking up all over my head. They are everywhere and it makes it look like my hair is messy, like I forgot to comb it (I have super straight hair, chin length). I use hair spray, but it just won't hold them all down. Prior to this I did have (and still do) a number of hairs that just flipped out (a few inches long, of varying lengths) and some hairs standing up. However, this is different. I now have short hairs sticking up everywhere (.5 - 1 inch long). Please tell me this is new hair growth and not miniaturized hair. How can you even tell the difference? I'm not sure what to think and it's driving me crazy.

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    Using It Every Day

    Also, I use my laser comb every day. I had it for at least a year before I started using it on a regular basis. I just couldn't seem to get into the habit of using it. Therefore, I use it for the recommended time 3 - 4 times a week and on the other days, I just spend a couple of minutes (5 maybe) running it over the top of my hair. Is this okay?


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      Hairmax efficacy

      Hi wsg2012 -

      Thank you for the posts.

      What you are seeing is the best news possible!! The short hairs you now have growing out all over the place are new hairs. Hair grows .5 inches a months, so your growth at 2.5 months is just about right on, i.e. .5 - 1 inch long. They are not miniaturized hair because 1) miniaturized hairs are very fine, wispy, and short, and 2) the HairMax does not stimulate the growth of miniaturized hairs only thicker terminal hair.

      We recommend that you continue to use the HairMax, but only 3 times a week as any further treatment is not necessary.

      So, in conclusion, keep using the HairMax and eventually you will have long hair back that does not stick up like you had before once it grows in.

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


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