Whenever a product is introduced to the medical audience it can take a lot of time for doctors to adopt the product for use in their practice. The HairMax LaserComb is no exception to this, and since the clearance for marketing of the device for hair growth in males with pattern baldness in 2007, adoption of the HairMax by the medical audience has not been as fast as we anticipated. One of the main reasons for this is that they are creatures of habit and tend to use products that they have been exposed to for many years and are slow to adopt new ones. Also, the fact that there are so many products advertised to treat hair loss which have little or no efficacy, this also makes them wary of trying new products. Contrary to this is the fact that countless individuals with hereditary hair loss around the world have learned all about the HairMax themselves and have chosen to use the device to get results.
The fact that many doctors are not knowledgeable about treating hair loss with laser phototherapy in general and the HairMax specifically for treating male pattern baldness, results in many patients not being made aware about this revolutionary treatment. Therefore, it is vital for people with hair loss to help take charge of their treatment for their condition. The internet is a perfect place to start to gather information about all the treatment options available. You might not be aware that there are only 3 products/ingredients on the market that have official FDA approval/clearance for marketing and the HairMax LaserComb is one of them. Unfortunately, the web site is also full of information on products that have little or no effect on hair growth so the old phrase, “buyer beware” applies!
As a consumer, we suggest that you educate yourself thoroughly before making a purchase or deciding whether to utilize a hand-held laser device for hair growth. In reading about laser phototherapy for hair growth, you will discover what a lot of doctors are not aware of – that the HairMax is presently the only laser phototherapy device on the market with proven efficacy, has gone through the rigorous process of gaining FDA clearance to market, and is subject to stringent manufacturing regulations as part of this clearance. When considering the purchase of any other device, consider the fact that the results of the HairMax LaserComb are proven and that ALL other laser products now on the market, cannot make this claim.
Lexington International, LLC, the developers of the HairMax LaserComb, is the only company that has, over decades of research and development, invested in and performed clinical research. We have brought to the market a hand-held laser device that is backed by sound science and is clinically proven to grow hair in male patients with androgenic alopecia (male pattern baldness). To date, we are the ONLY company that has taken the time to conduct clinical studies to prove efficacy of the device and to submit them to the FDA in a formal 510(k) filing. This clinical study proving efficacy was pivotal in the granting of the clearance to market the HairMax LaserComb for certain classes of male pattern baldness*.
Our experience is that almost all of the other companies that sell laser phototherapy products for hair growth are “fly-by-nights” who make these products surreptitiously without any adherence to standards or controls. Most have gone bankrupt or out of business and have left trails of debt across the country. In many cases their address is a mail drop and they have absolutely no accountability. It is easy to create a web site, but difficult to be a medical device company, following ISO/GMP requirements to create a viable product. So, if your doctor does not recommend the HairMax LaserComb to treat your condition, it is important that you take charge and get vital information on the device so that you can make the important decisions as to how you wish to treat your hair loss. The HairMax has helped hundreds of thousands of people around the world with hereditary hair loss to get relief from their condition. These people have taken charge of their treatment and have purchased the HairMax either on recommendation from a health care professional or in many cases, have made the decision themselves, based on what they feel is the best option for regrowing their hair.