Friday, June 10, 2011

HairMax LaserComb Gets FDA Clearance to Treat Female Hair Loss

The FDA just cleared the first “laser comb” device to treat women’s hair loss:

The HairMax LaserComb, which uses low level lasers to stimu
lte hair growth, is the first at-home device to receive FDA clearance. 

Hair loss is often thought to be exclusively a problem for men, but over 30 million women suffer from hair loss. In fact, nearly half the patients we see at our clinic are women. 

About female hair loss: 
  • More than half of all women over 40 experience hair loss
  • Women can inherit a ‘hair loss gene,’ just like men
  • Hair loss occurs differently in women than in men - i.e., “thinning”
  • It can be caused by hormonal changes, due to menopause and pregnancy along with age, medications, dieting, bad health, etc.
  • There are special treatments for women: Rogaine For Women, vitamin supplements, micro-surgical hair transplants and even Latisse (the Brooke Shields eyelash drug)
  • A new genetic test can predict a woman’s risk of hair loss