HairMax LaserComb Consumer Reviews
Na Da Hair Growth
by Linda from Florida, age 65, who has been using HairMax LaserComb for two months:
Spent $525 of my hard earned dollars for the Hair Max Comb. Have been using it faithfully for 2 months. So far, I have not seen any improvement in hair growth at all. Hoping for the best with continued use.
Price too high
by Kris from Florida, age 60, who has not used HairMax LaserComb yet:
I havn't used it I find the price high.
by Leonard Stillman from Florida, age 50, Lexington International:
I am Leonard Stillman, Director of Professional Services at Lexington International, manufacturers of the HairMax LaserComb. This posting is not for commercial purposes, but is set the record straight regarding certain issues contained in this blog. To begin with, Lexington International submitted a large, double blind clinical study proving efficacy of the HairMax in over 100 males. This study and other information in the 510(k) filing led to clearance for marketing which is the path most medical devices take to get to market. Further, results of this clinical study proving efficacy was published in a peer review journal and the abstract as contained in www.pubmed.gov is printed below: Clin Drug Investig. 2009;29(5):283-92. doi: 10.2165/00044011-200929050-00001. HairMax LaserComb laser phototherapy device in the treatment of male androgenetic alopecia: A randomized, double-blind, sham device-controlled, multicentre trial. Leavitt M, Charles G, Heyman E, Michaels D. Private Dermatology Practice, Maitland, Florida, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org Abstract BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The use of low levels of visible or near infrared light for reducing pain, inflammation and oedema, promoting healing of wounds, deeper tissue and nerves, and preventing tissue damage has been known for almost 40 years since the invention of lasers. The HairMax LaserComb is a hand-held Class 3R lower level laser therapy device that contains a single laser module that emulates 9 beams at a wavelength of 655 nm (+/-5%). The device uses a technique of parting the user's hair by combs that are attached to the device. This improves delivery of distributed laser light to the scalp. The combs are designed so that each of the teeth on the combs aligns with a laser beam. By aligning the teeth with the laser beams, the hair can be parted and the laser energy delivered to the scalp of the user without obstruction by the individual hairs on the scalp. The primary aim of the study was to assess the safety and effectiveness of the HairMax LaserComb laser phototherapy device in the promotion of hair growth and in the cessation of hair loss in males diagnosed with androgenetic alopecia (AGA). METHODS: This double-blind, sham device-controlled, multicentre, 26-week trial randomized male patients with Norwood-Hamilton classes IIa-V AGA to treatment with the HairMax LaserComb or the sham device (2 : 1). The sham device used in the study was identical to the active device except that the laser light was replaced by a non-active incandescent light source. RESULTS: Of the 110 patients who completed the study, subjects in the HairMax LaserComb treatment group exhibited a significantly greater increase in mean terminal hair density than subjects in the sham device group (p < 0.0001). Consistent with this evidence for primary effectiveness, significant improvements in overall hair regrowth were demonstrated in terms of patients’ subjective assessment (p < 0.015) at 26 weeks over baseline. The HairMax LaserComb(R) was well tolerated with no serious adverse events reported and no statistical difference in adverse effects between the study groups. The results of this study suggest that the HairMax LaserComb(R) is an effective, well tolerated and safe laser phototherapy device for the treatment of AGA in males.
Hairmax Hair Loss Promise
by Celis from Los Angeles, age 34, who has been using HairMax LaserComb for five months:
I heard about laser therapy on various occasions while reading in-flight magazines. Time passed and I came across an Ad for the Hairmax. I was excited. The price tag was steep, but I thought, it's an investment that is well worth it if it can deliver on its promise.
I used the laser comb religiously, per the instructions: three times each week for twenty minutes. I used no other supplement at the time. I took photos every other week. After two months, I didn't notice any results.
I started doing research to try and find legitimate reviews of the project. I stumbled upon good news and interesting news. The goods news is that there are a variety of people who have observed results with low level laser therapy. The interesting news is that a small contingent believe that the dosage levels offered in the hairmax laser comb are too low to be efficacious.
According to this contingent, a person needs to have 3-6 joules per square centimeter, which cannot fully be realized with hairmax by following their prescribed 20 minutes of combing. As such, the news is promising - if the higher dosage can be efficacious, finding a product to deliver the higher dosage may yield measurable results for more people.
by Kevin from Canada, age 36, who has been using HairMax Premium LaserComb for three months:
I only used the hairmax premium laser comb for 3 months and I feel it is a great product. However, I am currently seeing great results already from using finasteride, minoxidil, and Ducray's chrono stim, for 6 months so far. So, I can not say I have seen definite results from the laser comb alone. I feel I do not have the time/dedication to use the product as recommended, and decided to return the hairmax because of this reason, and the price of it is a bit high for my budget..
My hair looks healthier now
by Leah, age 50, who has been using HairMax LaserComb for one year:
I have been using HairMax for more than a year and can report an improvement in the manageability of my hair, a reduction in shedding and my hair is no longer breaking. This light makes my hair appear healthier than it has been in the past ten years. I can recommend HairMax to anybody looking to improve the general health and appearance of their hair naturally. It is a good product but pricey.
by Dixon Duval from New Mexico, age 55, who has been using HairMax LaserComb for eight months:
I purchased this device with high hopes, unfortunately after maximum use over 8 months it was ineffective. So if you think shining a little red light on your head will make your hair grow...my advice is wait until the price drops to $5.
Reducing gray hair
by Leonard Stillman from Lexington International, age 35, who has been using HairMax LaserComb for five years:
We read the post regarding the reduction in grayness of hair. The HairMax LaserComb does not claim to exert any change in melanocytes to alter grey hair. However, many users have ancecdotally reported these changes upon using the HairMax LaserComb.
The HairMaxLaserComb not only effects hair density, but also prevents further hair loss with continued use. A change in hair density greater than 20% is considered to be evidence of significant results, but sometimes it is difficult to notice this change.
In conclusion, users have reported not only regrowth of hair in male pattern baldness, but have also noticed changes in quality and condition of the hair.
Reducing gray hair
by diego from CA, age 58, who has been using HairMax LaserComb for five months:
I acquired this device knowing that it has not been approved by the FDA for reversing hair loss, despite the general belief that it has. My goal was to improve the overall health of my hair while continuing with minoxidil treatment. I did not expect HairMax to grow me a full head of hair. After about five months of regular use, my hair has the same density and thickness as before but it has helped with my gray hair and that is something I did not expect. This light has reduced my gray hair by about 20%.
Too expensive for what it does
by Rob70 from Ontario, age 38, who has been using HairMax LaserComb for four months:
I have only been using HairMax for four months now and I cannot say yet how effective it is in regrowing hair but it has made my hair feel thicker, which is a better result than I expected. I still have my natural hairline and am thinning only in the crown area, which is where HairMax is thought to work best. Customer reviews of other types of lasercombs that I saw confirm my experience with HairMax in relation to it causing accelerated shedding in the first two months of treatment. It worried me at first but now I think I have recovered all the hair I lost during the shedding phase. I should mention that I had been using minoxidil for two and a half years prior to buying HairMax and I was happy to ditch the drug on the day I started with the laser treatment. Since I do not want to use drugs again, I will continue with this non-chemical treatment, hoping to get at least the same results as from minoxidil. The greatest drawback of this product is its price, as it cost me more than my previous two and a half years of minoxidil. This is a big investment if you do not know whether it is going to work, but it comes with a 20-week, money-back guarantee. There are other types of less expensive lasercombs that may work equally well.