Many people around the world use the HairMax LaserComb. It is a relatively cost effective, convenient solution that can be used in the comfort of your own home.
Clinical studies conducted by the manufacturer, and later independently verified, demonstrate that a HairMax user should see a reduction in the extent of their hair loss. Clearly this will vary greatly from person to person, however the evidence is compelling enough to warrant significant interest in this product.
How does the LaserComb work?
It is believed that the HairMax is an anagen inductor, promoting healthy anagen (terminal) hair growth. To explain, hair grows in cycles:
Anagen - the active growth phase
Catagen - the resting phase
Telogen - the shedding phase.
At any given time, 10-20% of your hair is in the Catagen or Telogen phase waiting to be shed, and be replaced by an active Anagen hair (similar to the way a baby tooth is pushed out by a permanent tooth).
The HairMax stimulates the scalp and energises follicles in the Catagen or Telogen phase causing a new Anagen hair to be formed. These new Anagen hairs cause the old Catagen and Telogen hairs to shed now as opposed to being shed at a later time. This increase in Anagen hair activity results in a slight increase in shedding and should not be a cause for concern. The hairs being shed during this time are being replaced by new healthier stronger hairs.
Supporting this hypothesis are user reports of increased hair shedding during the onset of treatment. This is a positive sign and, in-line with the Anagen induction hypothesis, indicates that hairs in the Catagen and Telogen phases are being stimulated to fall out of the scalp only to be replaced by healthier, thicker hair.
A promotional video for the LaserComb is shown below: