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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  • Can you use HairMax too much?

    I have the Hairmax Professional 12, and I know I'm supposed to use it for 8 minutes 3 times a week.... but is there any harm in using it 7 days a week for 10 minutes?... would it help or harm using it over the recomended dosage?

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    Hairmax lasercomb usage

    Hi FLiPSyDe71 -

    We have found that you only need to use the HairMax LaserComb 3 times a week for 8 minutes for the Pro 12 model to achieve results.

    The results will not be better if you use it longer than the recommended time and it is really totally unnecessary to use more than directed.

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


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    • #3
      Can you use the comb too much?

      I have been a Hairmax comb user for four years now. I find that using the comb three times a week and moving the comb through my hair at six second intervals has really boasted it's effectiveness. I also only concentrate on the top and front of my scalp because this is my concern.

      I am interested why you avoid always answering the question directly... "Can you overuse the comb"? Please use a straight answer, YES, OR NO. Thanks!


      • #4
        Hairmax efficacy

        Hi Kiana808

        Thank you for your post.

        First of all, you are using the HairMax LaserComb in the best way for treating hair loss.

        Secondly, as to you question about overuse - we do not know if using the HairMax excessively is detrimental in treating hair loss as we have never conducted studies on use of the device at great frequencies. However, there have been a number of clinical papers published on lasers in general that have said that overuse of lasers can lead to less effectiveness. Our experience from hearing from users is that using the HairMax more than 3 times a week has not produced any further benefit than when they used it 3 times a week. Probably, stimulating the follicles, then letting them rest for a day before exposing them again to laser energy is the best way for the follicles perform to their best efficiency.

        I hope this has answered your question, but the bottom line is that as you have experienced, the best way to treat your hair loss is 3 times a week.

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


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