FDA Approves HairMax for Home Hair Loss Treatment

K. Mathews on 15 Jun 2011 at 9:00am

Hair loss for women can be devastating. While men can shave their heads or throw on baseball caps, women don’t have the same options while still feeling beautiful. Fortunately, the FDA just approved a home hair-loss device designed for women called the HairMax LaserComb.

HairMax LaserComb uses laser light energy to “stimulate dormant and active hair follicles.” The company compares how the product works to photosynthesis: in the same way sunlight helps plants to grow, lasers activate hair follicle growth. Customers are instructed to use HairMax for just 11 minutes a few days a week to see optimal results.

The FDA approved HairMax after a clinical study found that all of the subjects grew additional hair over the span of six months. Moreover, 70% of the HairMax users even enhanced the HairMax laser comb thickness of their existing hair. No side effects were discovered from using the device.

We spoke to Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Epstein who specializes in hair restoration, and his professional opinion counters the study. While Dr. Epstein hasn’t seen much success with patients who use laser combs, he has been able to either slow or stop hair loss by using low-level laser light therapy (LLLT).

Other RealSelf doctors suggest products like Rogaine to combat hair loss. Rogaine is an oral medication containing minoxidil, which is known to cut back on hair loss in some. Unfortunately, loss tends to return once the product is discontinued.

In treating hair loss, “setting realistic patient expectations, and proper patient selection, is key,” notes Dr. Epstein. Consult a doctor to see which approach might best address the type of hair loss you are experiencing.

HairMax Laser comb before and after

Would you pay the $500-600 pricetag for this hair-thickening comb?

Photo credits: HairMax


 

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A very useful post I must say. Women Hair Loss Treatment
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Hi James, thanks for the comment! I'm glad you found this blog helpful. I hope you read other posts and leave your feedback.

We will be doing a user-review of the HairMax down the line... just have to convince someone in the office to stick with it for 10 weeks! 

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At present, I am still using the Leimo Hair Treatment Pack as part of my daily hair care routine. I am indeed very thankful to Leimo because without it, I would have no way of stopping my hair loss problems. Without it, I probably would have had a worse case of excessive hair loss or major hair thinning. Do I need to use hairmax laser or Leimo laser?
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OUCH! that's too long!
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Greetings from Sweden Hi you havent told us if you are using the comb or if you have seen any results. Looking forward hearing from you
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Hi Faozo,

We just received our HairMax to test last week! So one of us in the office will be starting soon :) I think they say it takes about 15 weeks though.

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Thank you for the response and clarification!

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I wonder if results last when a person stops using the device and how durable and long lasting the laser source lasts. Surely there is a battery or bulb that can not be replaced!:)
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Yes, hopefully it doesn't have that "Latisse Effect" where the new hairs fall out if you stop! 

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Funny, "Latisse Effect". A little like "Google that"!
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Actually, they are sending us one so youll see a video blog on it in the next few months. :)
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Oooh, how exciting!

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I want to hear from someone that used this and had great results. Please post!
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Nice Device! i Will must try it...And i hope it will Work!!
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I'm not too shocked by the price tag - as things like the new high tech teeth whiteners and face exfoliators cost a little under that.  If this is an issue and the brush is proven to work, it's worth it if there are no side effects.

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While I would love to have thicker hair (I don't have hair loss, mind you), I wouldn't shell out that much money for it. 

That being said, if I suddenly started to lose my hair it would be well worth the cash (assuming it works). 

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