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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Will the laser comb work for me? Pics inside with questions...

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  • Will the laser comb work for me? Pics inside with questions...

    I am considering buying the laser comb from Hairmax. I saw it on Dateline (not sure if that is some type of advertising scheme by Hairmax...who knows!) and it appeared to work on one of the twins on there. I do not want to use any medication that could have side effects like Propecia or Rogaine, that is the main reason I am considering the laser comb (which I hope has no side effects.)

    Here is some info about me with a pic:

    Age: 25
    Skin Type: white caucasian
    Balding for: 5-6 years (since I was about 19)


    So, now that you know about me, here are my questions:

    1) What are my chances of success at REGROWING hair? I know the laser comb will most likely or probably keep my existing hair, but what about actually REGROWING it? I realize that it will probably not grow back near the temple areas but I really hope that it grows it back on the top. That way, I can at least grow my hair longer and hide the temple bald spots as best as I can.

    2) I want to do the payment plan. It says $175 for first payment, but when are the second and third payments due?

    3) I'm concerned that the new cordless version is not as good since it may not be as powerful since it is running on a battery instead of being corded. Can I expect the same results with the cordless one as the old corded design? Also, is the NEW cordless one also FDA approved? And, lastly, are there any improvements in the new cordless one?

    4) When you say you are FDA approved to GROW hair, is this really true and where can I find the actual FDA document stating so?


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    Hairmax Lasercomb Efficacy

    Hi CR_Music -

    Thank you for the post and the picture.

    Judging from the picture, your hair loss has advanced pretty far in 5 or 6 years. It appears that the HairMax will offer you a good chance to actually regrow hair on the top of your head, will help prevent further fall out, and will generally thicken your hair and promote overall hair health. As for the temple area, if there are no living follicles there then the HairMax will not grow hair there.

    For details on the payment plan, please call a customer service representative at 1-800-973-4769 and they will give you all of the details.

    The newly designed cordless HairMax LaserComb Premium has also been FDA cleared for marketing. The laser energy of this device is the exact same as that of the original model. If the battery runs down and needs charging, the device will stop working in the cordless mode and you then would use it with the power cord and when done, you would return the device to the charging cradle.

    When you start treatment with the HairMax remember that you will experience initial shedding which is a good sign showing that the laser energy is beginning to exert its effect.

    The key clinical study proving efficacy in regrowing hair was published in May 2009. To read a summation of the study, access and in the subject line put in HairMax and you will be able to read the abstract.

    We wish you success in your use of the HairMax LaserComb. Don't forget to access the web site, for complete information.

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