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 hairmax work for me? 20 yrs old

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  • Will hairmax work for me? 20 yrs old

    Hi, I'm only 20 years old but I've noticed that I've been losing hair for about a year and a half now. I'm starting to crown too. I would like to try the hairmax lasercomb but would like to know if it is safe to use at the young age of 20.

    Also, a video on your website states that dormant hair follicles can stay dormant for a few years until they really die off. May I ask how many is a few years and if you can't say for sure, what would be that range? e.g. 3-4 years? 2-3 years? because if i still have dormant hair follicles i would like to order this product as soon as possible.

    A third question: Why has hairmax only achieved FDA clearance but not FDA approval? Will you guys strive for approval in the near future?

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    Hairmax Lasercomb Efficacy

    Hi psychicaznboi -

    Thank you for your post.

    The best chance of success with the HairMax is when you begin treatment at the earliest signs of hair loss. That is because, as you point out, dormant but still viable follicles will eventually die off if not treated. If the follicles are dead, then nothing will restore them. Based on your description of your hair loss, you are an ideal candidate. Further, the HairMax has been studied in individuals over the age of 18 and no serious side effects have ever been reported.

    As to your question on the FDA Clearance for the HairMax, almost all medical devices receive FDA Clearance whereas Drugs receive approval. Below is a link to read about this process which may help in your understanding.

    We hope that you will purchase the HairMax right away and we wish you success in your treatment with the device.


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