While the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the HairMax Lasercomb as a hair loss treatment, controversy as to whether or not laser therapy is effective as a hair loss treatment still exists. The makers of the handheld one diode Hairmax Lasercomb, Lexington International LLC, claim that their product increases the number of thick hairs on the scalp based on their 26-week clinical trials. Yet, despite trials submitted to the FDA for both safety and efficacy, many patients and hair loss doctors alike are skeptics.
As the device’s name suggests, the HairMax Lasercomb combines a low-level laser with a comb. When drawn through the hair, the laser strikes the scalp to promote hair growth, according to the company. The laser comb is sold on the Web for $545. It is the only drug-free hair loss treatment meant for home use in combatting hair loss that’s garnered FDA clearance. Since then, several other laser devices have come on the market, such as the laser cap. The laser cap contains multiple diodes and when placed on the scalp, lasers from all direction target and penetrate the scalp, allegedly stimulating hair regrowth of miniaturizing hair follicles.
According to a press release from Lexington International, the makers of the Hair Max Laser comb –