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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  • Laser Comb and Propecia

    I have been using the laser comb for a few weeks. Too early to tell if it is working. My doctor also wrote me a prescription for propecia. Is it safe to use the tow treatments together? Also is it better to use the comb on dry or wet hair?

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    HairMax LaserComb and PROPECIA

    Hi r9brasil-

    There are no restrictions to using the HairMax LaserComb with other therapies including Propecia.

    The HairMax LaserComb can be used on either dry or wet hair, so long as you can part the hair with the attached teeth device to enable the laser energy to reach your scalp.

    We wish you success in the treatment of your hair loss with the HairMax LaserComb.



    • #3
      PROPECIA AND HairMax LaserComb

      Hi UJ - Thank you for your post. There have been no studies conducted on the concommitant use of the HairMax LaserComb and Propecia.

      We would therefore suggest that you continue with any regimen you are are on and continue to also use the HairMax LaserComb as you have been doing.

      We wish you continued success in therapy.



      • #4
        Originally posted by r9brasil View Post
        I have been using the laser comb for a few weeks. Too early to tell if it is working. My doctor also wrote me a prescription for propecia. Is it safe to use the tow treatments together? Also is it better to use the comb on dry or wet hair?
        I used it together, no side effects for me


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          PROPER USE OF THE HairMax LaserComb

          Hi r9brasil -

          Thank you for your recent quote.

          The HairMax LaserComb can be safely used with any other medications you or your doctor chooses, including Propecia. There have been no reports of any side effects ever occurring when used concommitantly.

          It does not matter whether your hair is dry or wet as long as the teeth device can part the hair to let the laser energy penetrate the scalp.

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



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