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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  • LaserComb use on shaved head

    hey guys,

    I'm a 24 year old male (white) and for the past year or so I've noticed my hair has definitely been thinning out, especially in frontal areas of my scalp in the common receding hairline areas. I wouldn't say that it's an extreme case of hair loss (yet). Despite the fact that my hair does infact grow in (just not well) I shave my head bald with a razor. I actually like the bald look and I feel it works for me. However, if I can save my hair now and possibly restore it using the LaserComb it's something I absolutely want to try out.

    When I grow my hair in it looks like III-A in this photo:

    Now here's my question, Can I use the LaserComb and still continue with the shaved head look? or do I need hair on my head for this to work?

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    HairMax LaserComb Efficacy

    Hi Bionic687 -

    Thank you for your post.

    You are like a lot of guys who simply shave their heads when they experience hair loss, but with the advent of the HairMax you can now take on your hair loss and do something about it.

    From knowing your hair classification, you are an ideal candidate for the HairMax. The device will help restore the dormant hairs you have and most importantly help prevent further hair loss.

    The HairMax LaserComb will exert its effect whether you have shaved your hair or not since it works directly on the follicle. However, to be able to judge efficacy, you will of course have to let your hair grow in as you will not be able to judge progress. Our recommendation is that you stop shaving your head for the full 20 weeks so that you can judge results, but that is up to you. And, be aware that you may see some increased shedding when you start using the HairMax as it will stimulate your hair to shed the fine wispy hairs, and grow thicker terminal hairs.

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


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