HairMax LaserComb - Miniature Laser Cap

Laser caps can be found in almost any hair transplant clinic around the world where they are used to help heal the wounds after the hair surgery. The use of low level light beams for reducing pain, inflammation, healing of wounds, deeper tissue and nerves and preventing tissue damage has been known for four decades. Recently a new application of the old method - HairMax LaserComb - has earned its fame. The HairMax LaserComb is a hand-held lower level laser therapy device that contains a single laser module, emulating beams at a certain wavelength. The novelty of this device is 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. In addition, 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. This makes the light delivery more effective.

The aim of the recently conducted study was to assess the safety and effectiveness of the HairMax LaserComb device in the promotion of hair growth and stopping hair loss in men diagnosed with male pattern baldness. This was a double-blind, sham device-controlled, multicentre, 26-week trial randomized study with male patients with Norwood-Hamilton classes IIa-V. The sham device used in the study was identical with the studied LaserComb except that the laser light was a non-active light source. Of the 110 patients who completed the study, subjects in the HairMax LaserComb group exhibited a considerably greater increase in terminal hair density than subjects in the sham device group. Consistent with this evidence, significant improvements in overall hair re-growth were demonstrated in terms of patients' subjective assessment. The HairMax LaserComb was found to be well tolerated with no serious negative side-effects reported. The results of this study suggest that the HairMax LaserComb can be considered as an effective, well tolerated and safe laser therapy device for the treatment of male pattern baldness.