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Hairmax Lasercomb FAQ



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Q: When should I start having laser treatment?

 If you are concerned about your hair the earlier you start laser treatment the better. There's nothing more ageing or detrimental to a person's appearance than thinning, lifeless hair. And the later you try to do something about it the less chance there is of reversing the problem.

Once you start using your HairMax LaserComb, you may feel better about your appearance, and with an added sense of self confidence. 

Q: Does LaserComb work for everyone?

 Put simply, just as fresh air and exercise is "good" for the body, laser is good for the hair. So whether it's a matter of boosting and thickening your hair, laser "works" on virtually everyone. The only question is how much. 

Q: How do we lose hair?

 To understand this you need to know the basics about the hair shedding/replacement cycle.

Actually, every single hair on one's head grows for up to a number of years and then falls out. The root that grew it then rests for some weeks before it starts to replace the fallen hair with a new one from the same root *. This ongoing cycle continues throughout our lives. But, in the case of many people, progressively (or regressively?) as we age, less hairs are replaced than are shed. They are replaced progressively finer and lighter in shade, so that hair thinning occurs.

Q: Is it safe?

 The HairMAX LaserComb complies with the USA FDA CDRH laser product safety standard, section 21. 

'Cold-beam' laser technology of the type used in HairMAX has been internationally in salons use and hair clinics for many years in a broad range of hair care applications. The power level of the HairMAX is so low that it is virtually a mere vibration, one that is completely harmless yet effective.

And rather than having negative "side effects", low level laser has been in use for many years by scientists and physicians for beneficial purposes (see section below: "How does general laser work?")

Q: What about visual safety?

 The HairMax Laser Comb has been specially designed using low power requirements, for maximum attention to visual safety. (refer to warning label on product)

One should not stare at the laser beams, although that is hardly possible, due to blink aversion response.

Q: How do I use it? And how often?

 HairMax has been precision-engineered into a compact device. You just run through your hair once or twice a week for about ten minutes for optimal results.

Q: How long does it take to see results?

 Maximum average is between 5 to 10 weeks. Sometimes in only a few treatments. After that the hair gradually becomes thicker. Of course everybody is different and results differ between individuals. 

Q: Does it work on the whole scalp or only the back?

  LaserComb's energy works on the whole scalp: back, front, top and sides.

Q: Can I use it with other treatments?

 Yes. LaserComb can replace messy, twice-a-day lotions- all of which have high on-going costs.

If you wish to continue using these treatments, you can. Laser may complement their effectiveness, although it's also a stand-alone option. 

Q: How does low-level laser work?

There are theories on how low-level laser works. Soft tissue and fluids in our bodies vibrate at a similar frequency to that of cold-beam, red-light laser. One of many scientific theories* is that cells are largely dependant for healthy function on an exchange of energy and 'information' with surrounding cells. This is achieved via individual wave systems by which cells 'communicate' through inter-connective plasma.

A cell is in an unhealthy state when its vibrations become irregular or out-of-step with this common communications system. However, it may be brought back into harmony by being irradiated with low level laser working at quantum level.

* Wolbarsht ML. Ed: Clinical aspects of laser research.
Plenum Press New York p116 1977

The effects of laser on cell frequency

According to the scientist Popp*all living tissue, at cellular level, emits ultra-weak photons (light) that originate from an electromagnetic field with a surprisingly high degree of coherence characteristic of laser, .

Popp, in one of his many seminal works, postulated that when cells are in a "sick" or pathological state they are characterized by being actually "light starved". When these cells are irradiated with low level laser in the correct frequency range they become once again "light restored".

* Popp FA. On the coherence of ultraweak photon emission from living tissues. Kilmister CW (ed),