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  1. #1
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    Default 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.

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    Default 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.

    LAS

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    Last edited by LAS; 05-30-2012 at 09:19 AM.

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    Question DHA --> DHT -- Anagen Phase

    Quote 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).
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    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.

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    Default 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.

    LAS

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    Question

    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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