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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  • HairMax + Fish Oil

    Hi all,

    I've been using the HairMax LaserComb for about 1.5 years now.

    Initially I was very pleased with the results but the benefits seemed to decline with time and I thought I must somehow be developing a resistance to treatment (not enough to make me stop though).

    Recently I stopped taking fish oil supplements that I had been using to help with an inflammatory condition (~ 6 grams/day as capsules).
    Within a few days of stopping, the old benefits of the LaserComb returned with full force: my hair was much 'stronger' again after treatment, just like it used to be.
    (Interestingly, I had some shedding as well, just like when I first started.)

    I had been taking the supplements for about 8 months, so that fits when I started noticing a decline in efficacy.

    I have to state that this does not prove LaserComb + fish oil = bad. I might have had hair problems from taking fish oil regardless of whether I was using the LaserComb or not.

    Still, it *may* be that way for *some* people, so this is just a heads up.

  • #2
    Hairmax efficacy

    Hi SayNoToFish

    Thank you for your post.

    There have been no published reports that fish oil can contribute to hair loss and of course there are no reports that fish oil will diminish the effects of laser phototherapy like the HairMax. However, the human body is different in all individuals so in your case perhaps it reacted differently. We have also found that there is no resistant build-up to the HairMax and that sometimes added hair loss during treatment is due to the normal cycle of hair growth, rest, shedding, etc.

    We are pleased though, that you are again responding to the HairMax and wish you continued success in treatment. Your comments only reinforce the fact that with continued use of the HairMax improvement continues.


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    Last edited by LAS; 05-30-2012, 08:19 AM.


    • #3
      DHA --> DHT -- Anagen Phase

      Originally posted by SayNoToFish View Post
      Hi all,

      Recently I stopped taking fish oil supplements that I had been using to help with an inflammatory condition (~ 6 grams/day as capsules).

      I guess, DHA is converted to Testoterne and that in turns converted into DHT, so excess DHT might have not given good results to you once you started the fishoils.

      how much is the DHA content in your fish oil, FDA recommendation of DHA is 1 gram/day. so may be taking in reduced dosage could bring the results back. not sure, i assume from my internet research.

      i also read omega 3-6-9 is good combination and that inhibits DHT in the body. i will be checking with my nutritionist regarding the fish oil supplement.

      my question to LAS is, if a persons DHT is very high in the body, does this affect the hairmax results.

      i read you another post and understood, Hairmax keeps the scalp in the anagen phase so that it is not affected by DHT. can you please clarify my doubt.


      • #4
        Hairmax mechanism of action

        Hi inbass -

        Thank you for your post.

        To answer your question about DHT. The key to the effectiveness of the HairMax LaserComb lies in the stimulation of the hair follicles. When the hair follicle suffers from poor blood flow or the hormone by-product dihydrotestosterone (DHT), the hair follicle progressively diminishes until it's permanently gone. The HairMax LaserComb utilizes laser phototherapy to stimulate the hair follicle. By bathing the scalp with gentle, nourishing laser light, the follicles are infused with the energy necessary to stimulate growth factors, extend the growth phase and help restore a healthy hair cycle.

        Additionally, laser phototherapy treatment in addition to helping to increase blood flow to the scalp, helps to eliminate harmful wastes products such as DHT. Thus if one has a high level of DHT, the HairMax will help to reduce it. Sometimes people using the HairMax will use other products as well to enhance the efficacy of the HairMax by further reducing DHT levels.

        When the HairMax exerts its effect and stimulates the hair to enter the anagen phase, this is due to its effect on reducing DHT levels. If you had high levels of DHT from some other hormonal source, then the HairMax would not be able to exert its best effect. That is why the HairMax as with all hair growth products will not work in a small minority of people.

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


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        • #5
          glad to see your reply and good info about the DHT levels and effect of the hairMax

          how hairmax is able to remove the harmful DHT from the scalp just by improving the blood circulation to the scalp.

          is it because of the chemical reaction of the laser light on the scalp or just the improved blood circulation itself remove the DHT.


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