Is hair laser comb effective for hair loss due to androgenic alopecia? Is it effective for hair regrowth?
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HairMax Laser Comb - Does it help?
Investigators set out to figure out whether treatment with the HairMax Lasercomb® was helpful for men and women with pattern hair loss. A total of 128 male and 141 female subjects were randomized to receive either a lasercomb (one of three models) or a sham device in concealed sealed packets, and were treated on the whole scalp three times a week for 26 weeks. Terminal hair density of the target area was evaluated at baseline and at 16- and 26-week follow-ups, and analyzed to determine whether the hypothesis formulated prior to data collection, that lasercomb treatment would increase terminal hair density, was correct.
The HairMax LaserComb was found to increase in terminal hair density and this was independent of the age and sex of the subject. Additionally, a higher percentage of lasercomb-treated subjects reported overall improvement of 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 four trials.
These results suggest that the HairMax LaserComb low-level laser treatment may be an effective option to treat pattern hair loss in both men and women. Overall, positive results (that a patient would consider good) occur in a small proportion of users. But given its safety it is important to consider.
Jimenez JJ, Wikramanayake TC, Bergfeld W, Hordinsky M, Hickman JG, Hamblin MR, Schachner LA. 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. Am J Clin Derm 2014 Jan 29.