Lasercombs, over-priced gimmick or useful addition in the battle against hair loss? This one claims to need only 90 seconds of treatment at a time for real results! That’s less time than to boil an egg! Let’s review the science and see what works!

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HAIRMAX Technology, Photobiostimulation and (fe)male (New) Hair Growth
 
When you want to know about a subject, it is not a bad idea to start with an expert in the field, so with this in mind and with our “Hair Loss Awareness Policy”, we were able to get together with “Medical Laser Expert” Benoit COMPERE,  dealer for BENELUX, to know more about the company, technology, product and benefits and in particular talk about the HAIRMAX “laserBAND LB82”.
 
We gave 12 questions to him, his replies are below to see:-
 
Can you introduce the north American based laser-light HAIRMAX company as well as their home-use lasers related with female and male hair loss?
 
*HAIRMAX has been, since 2001, the worldwide leader, the innovator in light technology related to (fe)male hair loss, rejuvenating aging hair, repairing damaged hair, strengthens and thickens hair, reverses the thinning process and other benefits.
 
The HairMax Devices, and more particular, the “laserBAND LB82” is indicated to promote hair growth in males with AndroGenetic Alopecia (AgA) who have Norwood-Hamilton Classifications of IIa – V, or females with AgA who have Ludwig-Savin Classifications I – II or for  frontal or rear hair loss and for those  with Fitzpatrick Skin Phototypes I- IV.
 
What about the safety and efficacy of them?
 
To prove that home-use Hairmax lasers are Safe and Effective, they conducted several Clinical Studies, obtained Medical Device Licenses, etc, thanks to close collaboration with national and international Hair Experts, top dermatologist in the Hair loss field and Hair Resource Centers.
 
The Numbers speak for themselves to show the status quo:-
 
 8 FDA Clearances, 7 Clinical Studies, 14 Medical Device Licenses, 6 Published Medical Journals and more than 1.5 million Devices sold world-wide.
 “PubMed” comprises more than 29 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals,and online books. In Pubmed, you can find over 130 double-blind positive studies which have confirmed the clinical effects of low-level Laser Therapy (LLLT). Besides, 250 papers are annually published in peer reviewed scientific journals.
 
It is the only laser hair growth device company in the world with such unsurpassed substantial scientific validation. Hairmax revolutionize the way female and male treat their hair loss without drugs or worrisome side-effect.
 
All Hairmax devices, and more particular the portable, home-use and hands-free “laserBAND LB82”, have been granted FDA Clearance for both men and women as Medical devices. Not simply cosmetic, which means, Hairmax devices don’t just give the appearance of more hair, THEY ACTUALLY GROW HAIR.
 
Can you briefly explain the low-level light laser technology (LLLT) that is used by the laserBAND LB 82 and the respectively benefits against (fe)male hairloss with Androgenetic Alopecia (AgA*)?
 
*HairMax make use of (low-level) laser technology and leverages Photobiostimulation, which is similar to photosynthesis in plants.
 
** The following mechanisms of action of LLLT have been published:
 
1.Increases the production of ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) which provides energy to the hair follicle. 
 
2.Increases vascularization or blood circulation providing a greater flow of vitamins, nutrients & oxygen to the hair follicle encouraging growth. Helps remove waste such as Dihydroxytestosteron (DHT), a main contributor to hair loss. 
 
3.Helps reduce inflammation of the hair follicle, which contributes to the miniaturization process that occurs with hair loss. Or in other words it reverses miniaturization.
 
4.Stimulates cell proliferation within the follicle enabling it to enter the growth phase and reproduce new cells to grow new hair. This new thicker hair (terminal hair) replaces the thin, wispy hairs (miniaturized hair) of pattern hair loss.
 
5.Helps stimulate and stabilize certain protein levels. When protein synthesis improves cell permeability, it allows the cells to accept nutrients and oxygen.
 
In other words: the hair follicle now has the building blocks and energy to transform a weakened hair follicle to one that is healthy, promotes (new) hair growth and normalizes scalp conditions.
Can you share with us the real purpose of the device HairMax “LaserBand 82”?
 
HairMax LaserBand is an FDA Cleared medical device that has been clinically proven to help regrow hair in men and women with Hereditary Hair Loss. According to proven clinical studies, HairMax laser devices have been proven to stimulate hair growth with 93% success rate. Moreover, there has been an increase in hair count with 129 new hairs per square inch. Hereditary Hair Loss is by far the most common form of hair loss, effecting, for instance in the US, over 80 million men and women.
 
What are the specific benefits of HairMax “LaserBand 82”?
 
The HairMax “LaserBand 82” is home-use and hands-free device with only a treatment-time of 90 seconds, 90% Success Rate on final results of 129 Additional New Hairs Per In.Sq (Based on Clinical Studies)
 
Besides, the benefits includes treating (fe)male hair loss, stimulating new hair growth, reversing thinning hair, activating hair follicles for growth, rejuvenate aging hair, repair damaged hair, strengthens and thickens hair amongst other benefits.
 
What kind of laser technology is used in HairMax LaserBand 82 and other products? Is it safe for the human body?
 
*The HairMax LaserBANDS are internationally classified as 3R laser products, absolutely safe for consumer use. The “laserBAND LB82” conforms to the FDA most severe laser safety standards.
 
Each laser module is 5mW at 655nm. Lexington fabricates each module using high grade medical diodes and specialized focused lenses to output a high concentration of laser speckles for maximum efficacy. Laser speckles are important, as it helps transfer laser energy to ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate).
 
**Hairmax devices use gentle, therapeutic and cold light energy. There isn’t any pain or discomfort. The type of light we use is pure red light, there isn’t any damaging UV rays.
 
How easy it is to use the HairMax “LaserBand 82”?
 
The Hairmax “LaserBand 82” is the fastest hair loss laser on the market. It is a convenient cordless operation, without any lotion involved that could, for instance, grease hair. Only 90 seconds 3 times per week, in non-consecutive days, to treat your hair loss and help to grow beautiful, healthy hair. Being portable and hands free, it is easy to use during your busy day, checking emails, watching TV, etc. or just relaxing with a book.
 
Place it on the front part of your head. It will vibrate after 30 seconds, then simply slide it to the middle portion of your head. You will again feel the vibration after 30 seconds indicating it is time to slide it to the back and final portion of your head. Only 90 seconds total and this three times per week.
 
Is it necessary to ask a dermatologist or physician before using HairMax products?
 
It is not necessary. HairMax is a FDA Cleared OTC product which means that you do not need a doctor’s recommendation or prescription. If you are a man or woman and you are losing your hair in the typical hereditary hair loss pattern, you are the perfect candidate. Moreover, for instance, hormonal changes can trigger hereditary hair loss, especially during menopause.
 
Will there be any adverse side effects as a result of using HairMax “LaserBand 82” and other laser products?
 
All HairMax devices have been clinically proven to be safe and effective. The incidence of adverse effects is very low and temporary: dry skin (5.1%), pruritus (2.5%), skin tenderness (1.3%), irritation (1.3%) and a warm sensation at the site of application (1.3%)
 
Further, they are over one million devices in use around the world and have never had a report of any serious side effects.
 
Do you have any real case studies who have successfully used HairMax “LaserBand 82”?
 
We have hundreds of case studies. Please see website ‘www.hairmax.com’ for “Before & After photos” and “testimonials”. Further, a group of doctors who are experts in hair loss, published a medical paper with case studies on the success of the HairMax.
 
What makes Hairmax “laserBAND LB82” so unique?
 
Hairmax leads all other Devices, amongst others, with “5” elements for Efficacy
 
1.the patented hair parting teeth: the laser treatment is only effective when the laser energy reaches the scalp. Hair is a photo-protectant and therefore blocks a majority of the laser energy from reaching the scalp. Therefore, the HairMax employs a unique hair parting teeth mechanism to plow and part the hair allowing an unobstructed path for the laser to reach the scalp. The hair parting teeth allow maximum laser delivery and maximum effectiveness. These hairmax devices are unique.
 
2.Laser density and 3.laser intensity:-
From Lasers to Treatment Time, Coverage, Effectiveness and Ease of Use HairMax is beyond compare! HairMax laser diodes are closely placed within the devices to provide a consistent and uniform delivery of laser light to your follicles HairMax lasers deliver collimated light, which travels in a straight line. This focused light penetrates the scalp to reach your follicles. Unlike LED lights which is not collimated or focused.
 
4. Full scalp coverage: HairMax LaserBands provide full scalp coverage when moved from front to back over your head, the LaserBand devices provide full (ear to ear this means also the difficult to reach temples area) coverage – equating to 246 lasers over the entire scalp.
 
5.Fastest Treatment Time: “laserBAND LB82” device has the fastest treatment time on the market. Your treatment can be completed in as little as 90 seconds! Other laser devices have treatment times that vary between 20 – 30 minutes, much too long to wear a heavy helmet or heat producing cap. With today’s busy lifestyle, the longer treatment time can result in not using the devices consistently.
 
Can you share with us the future roadmap of Hairmax company?
 
It is the goal of HAIRMAX to continue to be the leading hair growth medical device in the world. They are investing into new designs and new technologies to ensure that they provide the very best and safest laser hair loss treatments available.
 
Amongst other, HAIRMAX has researched the advantage of dual or even triple wavelength home-use devices against (fe)male loss, thinning hair, damaged hair, etc. . . At this stage, Hairmax is experimenting with various wavelengths to determine the very best combination. In other words, multi wavelength devices are on Hairmax engineering roadmap for the future but it will certainly not happen until 2021.
 
On the other hand, I am pleased to announce that the Hairmax engineers are making one device with several wavelengths specially for me. I will use personally this experimental device to research further the advantages and propose some amendments in case this require. Of course, I will keep you posted.
My singular mission Is to help you ‘fight back’ and regrow denser, fuller, younger and more beautiful hair. I want to help you regain your self confidence and LOVE YOUR HAIR AGAIN!
Benoit COMPERE

Christopher

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