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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  • 12 weeks

    Hi everyone.

    I thought I'd post how things were going for me, since I find it so helpful when others post their progress.

    The things I've noticed so far are fuller hair and a far less irritated scalp. That means less itching and no more burning sensations. I attribute this largely to use of the lasercomb, although I am using Nizoral 2% about twice a week.

    I don't have to wash my hair everyday. I'm starting to wash it every other day again. This is a big deal because I started washing daily to alleve the oilyness that thinning hair caused (in my case anyway). Also you cannot see so much scalp as before when light shines directly on my head. This has enabled me to feel confident about wearing my hair pulled back.

    Again, all of this is a big deal for me because my hair thinning/loss was causing constant obsession and stress. I'm way more relaxed when it comes to my hair now.

  • #2

    I am 25 and am going through the same effects you had before with the oily hair and lots of hair loss. This is constantly putting stress on me since I am very focused on my looks.

    What would you recommend? Does this hairmax really work?



    • #3
      how soon?

      Hi Lara,

      How soon did you start noticing results? I have been using the comb for about 6 weeks now, and have noticed that my hair is a lot shinier than before, but it continues to feel quite limp. I'm wondering if you, or any other users, had very minimal signs of progress at the 6 week point- and if shinier hair is one of those signs? Holding out hope that this is working...

      Thanks very much for any feedback,



      • #4
        30yogal, welcome to our forum! I just want to jump in here and say that if you are noticing shinier hair at the six week point this is great news! This is proof that the LaserComb is indeed having an effect on your hair and you are well on your way to seeing some great benefits around the 12 week timeframe, keep up the great work.



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