Something a little different from Epilators today as we look at laser hair products, in this case something to stimulate growth. Australian based HairMax is on a mission to redefine hair growth for tens of thousands of men and women alike. Focused on usability, simplicity, and durability HairMax claims the latest and greatest in laser hair growth. The HairMax Laser Comb is FDA-cleared and clinically proven to treat hair loss in just a few months. This patented product is the latest HairMax innovation.
The Laser Comb is a handheld photo-therapy device. In simpler terms? It’s a small brush with a built-in laser. It promises to reverse the hair-thinning by “revitalizing damaged hair” with “nourishing light energy.” One of its major selling points is that it can be used to treat hair loss due to health problems, including Androgenetic Alopecia. For the average hair-loss sufferer, though, it claims to “revitalize” follicles for fuller-looking hair. Check out the full list of product highlights:
- FDA-cleared for both men and women
- Patented in the USA and available in 170 other countries
- Developed using “strict quality safety standards”
- Results typically visible between 12 and 16 weeks
- Built-in vibrate function to stimulate growth
- Recommended treatment time of 11-15 minutes per day, a few times per week
- Battery Operated (4 AA)
- Available accessories include storage stand and soft-shell travel case
- Lifespan of 10-15 years
- 2-year warranty
In the grand scheme of hair-loss remedies, it seems that consumers get what they pay for, and pay they will. At about $295 for the HairMax Laser Comb, hopeful customers are spending a pretty penny for a relatively quick fix, but are still saving when compared to other hair-growth devices (which range from $35 to a whopping $695). It seems like a good bargain… Maybe too good to be true.
Yes, the product is small, simple, and easy to handle, but it also claims to be the first of its kind. By definition, an FDA-cleared product (as opposed to an FDA-approved product) is the legal equivalent of other devices on the market. With this in mind, customers should read the fine print and proceed with caution. In fact, further inspection reveals that this product is cleared for “the promotion of hair growth and the prevention of further hair loss.” The prevention of hair loss is quite a bit different than experiencing “real hair growth,” as the HairMax tag line would suggest. Results from the HairMax Laser Comb appear to be modest and somewhat inconsistent, and users should keep in mind that the product promotes fuller looking hair, not the production of new, healthy hair.
Overall, the HairMax Laser Comb appears to be an adequate product for those willing to invest both time and money into the great war on hair-loss. Perhaps the lengthy warranty and the epic life-span are indicative of the time-commitment necessary to see improvement. It should go without saying that anyone seeking more reliable, long-term results might consider reviewing other available solutions with a dermatologist.
For interested parties, however, the HairMax Laser Comb is available at major retailers like Nordstrom, Ulta, Sephora, Walgreens, and Amazon.