David grew up in New York and received his undergraduate Economics degree from SUNY at Oneonta and followed by graduate school in Geography- International Business at SUNY at Buffalo.
He moved to Australia in 1990, where he worked in the field of Export Management and became a successful entrepreneur, having created two companies, one in telecommunications which was sold to GlobalOne (Sprint), and the second one in software which was acquired to Isis Communications PTY.
His own personal experience with hair loss lead him to start treatment using laser therapy in a hair clinic in Sydney. He was very impressed with the results, but soon realized that this type of treatment was out of reach for many people. He aspired to develop the same technology in an affordable home-use device that would be available to people around the world suffering with hair loss.
In 2000, he moved to Florida, and co-founded Lexington International, LLC, to develop and bring to market the HairMax LaserComb. HairMax was launched in 2001 and revolutionized how people treat their hair loss and thinning hair. His greatest satisfaction however, comes from knowing that HairMax has greatly enriched the lives of countless thousands of men and women around the world.
David continues his mission to help people feel great about their hair and improve their lives by continually seeking the latest technology, formulas and treatment protocols to safely and effectively treat hair loss and help re-grow denser, fuller more vibrant hair.x
Alena is a co-founder of Lexington Intl. With over 15 years of experience in marketing and graphic design industry, Alena’s expertise as a creative professional is to manage and contribute to all creative arts. Her creative expertise in overseeing the development and creation of our art work over the past 14 years has been instrumental in enabling the HairMax to become the trail blazer and market leader in laser phototherapy treatment of hair loss worldwide. She’s a devoted mom to 2 children. Her spare time is dedicated to Energy Healing.x
Randy joined Lexington in 2003 as Chief Operations Officer and Chief Technology Officer. Randy came to us with a broad back ground in electrical engineering and sales management. Randy has made extensive contributions to Lexington over the past 10 years, by helping to understand how to employ laser light energy to treat hair loss. To accomplish this, he has worked with some of the leading doctors and hair loss researchers to learn about the causes of hair loss. In addition to product development, Randy is the on air representative for HairMax on various television shopping channels worldwide.x
Jim joined Lexington in 2010 as the Director of Manufacturing and Product Development. He is originally from New York and received his undergraduate BS - Business Management from SUNY at Plattsburgh. Jim brings with him extensive experience in Leading Edge Electronics Manufacturing, Electro - Mechanical Assembly, Product Development, and Manufacturing/Facilities Management.x
Len joined Lexington in 2007 as the Director of Professional Services in charge of medical marketing, and developing and maintaining relationships with dermatologists and other medical audiences. Len has been involved in dermatology marketing and business development for 45 years. During his career, he has worked for a number of top dermatology companies including Hoffmann LaRoche where he launched and managed the anti-acne drug Accutane for 13 years.x
Francesca’s mission is to increase awareness of the brand, and strengthen the position of HairMax as the market leader in hair growth devices and products. She has extensive experience in the development of a diverse mix of creative and impactful promotional media campaigns, proven to positively impact ROI.
Francesca joined HairMax in 2008 as Director of Internet Projects and was named Director of Marketing in 2011. She leads a team in the development of advertising, marketing, social media, product training and educational programs, based on customer insights to drive growth. She is proficient in video production, including direct response television, media buying, digital & print advertising, copy writing, social media, media relations and PR.
Francesca is a frequent blog contributor for HairMax on QVC.com and beauty industry magazines such as Modern Salon and maximizes sales through collaboration with prestige retailers, in support of in-store and online HairMax presence.x
Levi joined Lexington in 2015 as Corporate Counsel. He brings significant legal experience, having worked as a corporate attorney at the leading international law firms of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, Proskauer Rose LLP and DLA Piper LLP. As a corporate attorney, Levi worked on large-scale mergers, acquisitions, corporate finance transactions and other securities offerings and counseled clients on governance and general corporate matters.
Levi received his JD, summa cum laude, from the University of Florida, Levin College of Law, and his BA, summa cum laude, from Brooklyn College. While in law school, he was a member of the Florida Law Review and was active in other student organizations. Levi is admitted to practice in New York and Florida and is a member of the New York and Florida bars.
With over 35 years of marketing and sales experience with Fortune 500 companies, Larry has worked with the HairMax team for the past five years on several major new business development projects. He has guided the company in launching HairMax products through premium retail and e-comm channels. He also led a key branding and product packaging graphics update as the products were launched at retail. Larry enjoys an occasional round of golf and spending time with his family and Golden Retriever named Tobey.x
David Epstein, CFE, MACC joined Hairmax in 2017 as Chief Financial Officer. He brings extensive accounting experience having worked in both the public and private sectors. David had previously worked as the Controller for American Pharmaceutical Ingredients where he worked on financial statement preparation, large domestic & international transactions, tax structuring, and company efficiencies. Prior to his work in the pharmaceutical industry David worked at CBIZ MHM, LLC a top national provider of accounting and financial services. There he gained vast experience while providing accounting, tax, valuation, and litigation support services to high net worth clients and small to mid-tier businesses.
David received his BA and MACC from the Florida Atlantic University school of business with a major in Accounting and a focus in Forensic Accounting. While in school he held the title of treasurer for Beta Alpha Psi a national accounting society and actively participated in the Accounting Student Association. After graduation David became a Certified Fraud Examiner, and is a member of the ACFE, AICPA, and FICPA.x
Kristin joined Lexington in 2014, having come from Hair Club for Men. She is responsible for project management, supporting sales and customer service, and overseeing human resources. She likes running, being a Mom to her young daughter, and spending time with her family.x
Jessica joined us in 2013 to work in the graphic design area. She assists in the design of medical and consumer marketing media, including advertisement and promotion material layout and relevant artwork. Jessica also assures that all media material is up to date as far as copy and design. In her spare time, she interested in photography of all types.x
Amanda has over 7 years of web design and development, print & marketing skills and creation. From working for a fortune 500 to various smaller design agencies, her abilities have aided in all aspects of the industry. In 2013 she received the “Summit International Award” for design and has been nominated countless times for others. As a team leader, she has exceeded company goals during her tenure working for several digital design companies. Amanda has helped Lexington International with both the daily website needs as well as print marketing and displays for retailers.x
Gilbert joined HairMax to work with our web development and digital marketing needs. He is responsible for keeping our online platform to the highest standards and helping spread our message worldwide with digital marketing strategies.x
Pavo joined Lexington in April, 2017. He graduated from Long Beach University in December, 2016 where he also played water polo for NCAA Division I college athlete team. Currently he is in charge of our eBay online store as well as running day-to-day online marketing analytics, recruiting influencers and expanding our business through hair salons. During his free time, Pavo loves going to beach, playing sports and reading books.x
Laura came to Lexington in 2010 to handle Direct Sales and provide Customer Service. She was promoted in 2014 to help develop and implement sales and marketing strategies for the salon business of the company. Her job is to create partnerships, and educate and train new distributors on the benefits of our products. Her skills in fostering lasting relationships with distributors, will greatly expand sales from the medical aesthetics, luxury salon, resorts, and spa segments of the business. In her spare time, Laura enjoys spending time with family and friends.x
Greg joined Lexington International in 2014. He is a sales and customer service representative, responsible for handling sales, customer service and warranty issues. Handles Amazon and online accounts. He is a Devoted father and enjoys living in South Florida.x
Chris joined the HairMax sales team in 2015 as the International Sales Liaison and brings with him 6 years of Sales/Account Management experience. In this role, he is responsible for the acquisition of new accounts as well as the maintenance and growth of existing clients both internationally and domestically. Chris is a proud new father to his baby boy Cameron and during his off time, he enjoys spending time with his son and family.x
Roxana joined Lexington in 2017 as a Customer Service Representative. Her responsibilities include direct sales, customer service and resolving warranty related issues. In her spare time, Roxana enjoys music and spending time with her family.x
Michael joined Lexington in 2016 as part of the accounting team and is responsible for the daily financial transactions of the company. He received his accounting degree from Florida Atlantic University. In his free time, Michael enjoys sports, music, singing, and spending time with his family.x
Sergio joined Lexington International in 2014 to manage the Quality Assurance Department. He is originally from Honduras and is a Mechanical Engineer with many years of experience in Manufacturing and Quality in the Electronics Industry. Sergio is happily married and has two children who live in New York City. In his free time Sergio enjoys being with family, spending time with his wife of 30 years, meeting new friends, and having great BBQ’s surrounded by good music and conversation.x
Christian joined Lexington in 2010. He is in charge of the fulfillment function for all major accounts such as QVC. He assures that all shipments have the correct products enclosed, that it is packed properly for shipment. He enjoys building web sites and mastering new state of the art computer applications. Christian keeps the staff smiling all day.x
Miquel joined Lexington in 2010 as a shipping clerk and I assure that all the shipments I make are filled correctly and completely. He enjoys motorcycling all over South Florida. Miquel is newly married and a new dad.x
Vilma joined Lexington in 2010 enjoys working as an assembly technician for the HairMax, assuring that they are assembled to high standards. She likes to watch a good movie and also likes to shop.x
Emily joined Lexington in 2010 and is the lead assembly technician and ensures that the assembly process for the HairMax complies with all manufacturing regulations. She enjoys spending as much time as she can with her family.x
Anthony joined Lexington in 2012 and leads the order fulfillment effort for the distributor accounts. He assures that the products assembled and shipped correctly. He follows basketball and football and enjoys entertaining family and friends with his expertly prepared BBQ.x
JoMarie joined Lexington in 2012 and assembles the HairMax making sure they meet the exacting manufacturing standards for the devices. In her spare time she enjoys swimming and boating. She also is the proud grandmother of 4 boysx
Irena joined Lexington in 2012 and works on the assembly of the HairMax devices. She also works in the warehouse to help in the shipping of the HairMax to various accounts. She too likes to spend time with her family and enjoys preparing Polish specialties for their enjoyment.x
Danuta joined Lexington in 2012 and works in our manufacturing and assembly area. She brought with her over 17 years’ experience in the electronics industry. She is a world traveler, enjoys reading, and most of all enjoys spending as much time as she can with her daughter and granddaughter.x
Freida joined Lexington in 2012 and works to assure that any devices that are returned for any reason such as warranty issues, are tested to identify the reason for the return. She loves basketball and plays in a softball league.x
Aleyda joined Lexington in 2015 as Quality Assurance Inspector working toward continues improvement of our products and quality systems. Alley brings much quality experience from Hershey’s Chocolate World and currently supports complaints handling, product servicing and documentation. Alley is an enthusiastic spirit and learner working towards perfection on what she does. She enjoys much of her free time with friends and traveling.x
Healthy, thick, shiny hair is associated with youth, vibrance, good health and influences how you feel about yourself. When hair loss happens, it can be very emotionally upsetting. Both men and women will experience hair loss at some point in their lives. It’s important to know what contributes to hair loss and what steps you can take to help stop the progression of your hair loss and help regrow your hair.
Hair loss happens for a variety of reasons including, stress, poor diet, overstyling and medical issues. The most common type of hair loss is hereditary hair loss, also known as Androgenetic Alopecia. This is a natural condition caused by a combination of genetics, hormone levels and the aging process. This type of hair loss involves an inherited sensitization of genetically predisposed hair follicles to the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT). The affected hair follicles gradually shrink and the hair life-cycle shortens which results in thinning hair. In some cases the follicle eventually ceases to produce hair, shuts down and becomes dormant.
Hereditary hair loss can start as early as the mid 20’s and up to half of the male population will be affected by the age of 50. One in four women will, experience hair loss at some point in their lives, most severely with the onset of menopause.
Androgenetic alopecia affects men and women differently. Men will notice a receding hairline, the formation of a bald patch on the top of the scalp and gradual thinning on the crown. Women will typically experience a gradual thinning all over the scalp, thinning in the temple areas, and a widening in the gap where the hair parts but very rarely experience baldness.
Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is visible light in the red spectrum. Safe, easy and effective, low level lasers deliver light energy directly to the scalp through a process known as Photobiostimulation. The laser light increases the amount of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the fuel of the living cells within the follicle. ATP is integral to the function of the cell as an “energy transporter.” It promotes an increase in cellular activity, which helps create an optimal environment for hair growth. In addition, the energy from laser light may increase blood flow and circulation in the scalp. This leads to healthier hair follicles and helps remove harmful elements such as DHT, the hormone responsible for hair loss.
Laser treatments infuses hair follicles with the energy needed to stimulate growth factors, reverse the thinning process, extend the growth phase, help restore a healthy hair cycle and regrow hair. No Drugs, No worrisome side effects. No Ongoing Costs.
Minoxidil (Rogaine) is topical drug that is applied to the scalp twice a day. About one-quarter of men and one-fifth of women who use minoxidil experience some hair regrowth, which may take 2 to 4 months. Side effects include dryness and irritation of the scalp. In women it may cause facial hair to grow. Topical drug. Ongoing monthly refills required.
Oral finasteride (Propecia) is an FDA-approved drug for baldness. Taken once daily, finasteride blocks the formation of the hormone dihydro-testerone (DHT), which is responsible for shrinking hair follicles. Side effects may lead to diminished libido and sexual dysfunction.
Oral Drug. Prescription and monthly refills required.
Clinical trials of HairMax laser devices were compared to the results of clinical trials with minoxidil and finasteride and were found to be equivalent. (Clinical paper published in the American Journal of Clinical Practice).
To better understand hair loss, it helps to first understand the phases of the hair growth cycle. The images below illustrate the various phases.
The hair growth cycle consists of three phases: Growth (Anagen), Resting (Telogen) and Transition (Catagen). At any given time, 10-20% of your hair is in the Catagen or Telogen phase waiting to be shed and replaced by an active Anagen hair (similar to the way a baby tooth is pushed out by a permanent tooth). HairMax energizes and stimulates hair follicles in the Catagen (transition) and Telogen (resting) phases causing a new Anagen hair to be formed.
A. In the “Growth Phase” or “Anagen Phase”, each hair grows approximately one centimeter (1/2 inch) per month for a period of 2 to 8 years. HairMax helps by providing energy to the hair growth process thus producing healthier, fuller hair.
B. In the “Resting Phase” or “Telogen Phase”, the hair stops growing and ‘rests’ for 2 to 4 months and eventually falls out. The HairMax helps by stimulating re-growth of new hair.
C. Termed “Vellus Hair” (light colored, short, fine “peach fuzz” hairs), the HairMax helps these fine hairs by stimulating them to grow into thicker, more mature hair.
D. The root is dead and cannot be helped.
HairMax represents over two decades of research and development resulting in the creation of a low level laser therapy medical device that is a safe, effective and easy to use hair loss treatment. The HairMax Laser devices are the First FDA Cleared home-use medical devices to effectively promote hair growth and treat hair loss in both men & women.*
HairMax works through a process known as Photo-Biostimulation which is similar to photosynthesis which causes growth in plants. HairMax Laser devices utilize Laser Phototherapy, which delivers visible light in the red spectrum. HairMax delivers this therapeutic, nourishing light energy to your hair follicles to stimulate growth factors, extend the growth phase of hair, and help restore a healthy hair growth cycle resulting new new hair growth with increased density, fullness and vibrancy. Learn More about HairMax Technology