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 so I finally bought the professional 12 and used it for the first time today!

    Now I have a few questions/comments about using the hairmax:

    1. Is there any way to only turn on the vibrate function? I have a roommate and the beep is really loud and I don't want to annoy him.

    2. Regarding moving the hairmax 1/2inch every few seconds or so, I think I was moving it significantly less than that as I only got to go from front to back once and over the side of my head once. (all areas were covered though) Will this affect the hairmax's treatment if I don't move it far enough?

    3. I now feel a bit of a pounding/dull tingling on the front and top of my scalp. Is that a common thing hairmax users feel? I might just be hungry because I haven't eaten yet.

    4. I found that it was hard to keep all the teeth in contact with my scalp at all times due to the shape of my head, is this a problem?

    Any suggestions and advice from forum moderators or other forum members regarding these comments would be greatly appreciated.


  • #2
    Hairmax lasercomb proper usage

    Hi Iamlink -

    Congratulations on your purchase of the HairMax LaserComb.

    I will provide answers to your questions below:

    1. To turn off the beep, press the Laser Button a second time after the lasers are turned on.

    2. It is fine if you only pass the HairMax over your head one time, as long as you scalp is exposed to the laser energy. Moving it a second time simply assures fuller coverage.

    3. When you start to use the HairMax, it increases blood flow to the scalp and this may cause a mild tingling which should disappear shortly.

    4. If the HairMax is parting your hair as you use it, it is no problem if the teeth do not make contact with every single part of your head as the energy will penetrate to the scalp anyway.

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


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    • #3
      Second Day of Use

      Hi thanks for the response,

      It doesn't seem as if there is a way to have only the vibrate function on. Correct me if I'm wrong. I was testing this in the middle of treatment and accidentally shut off the laser which resets the timer. I estimated it using my watch and may have gone a little above/under 8 minutes. Is one messed up day of treatment very detrimental to the lasers effectiveness? Silly question but I appreciate your answer!

      Thanks again and looking forward to shedding/results in a month or so!


      • #4
        Hi Iamlink -

        Thanks for the post.

        When you first turn on the HairMax lasers, press it right away again, not in the middle of treatment and that should shut off the beep.

        Don't worry about the confusion and incomplete treatment the first time. Simply continue as directed. If it still beeps during treatment do not press it again at that time as it will shut off the lasers - only press it a second time before treatment.

        We wish your success in your treatment with the HairMax LaserComb


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