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#1

Hi guys,

I am a 45 year old woman who has had many hair issues, most of them having to do with losing my estrogen early due to chemo on multiple occasions. I have hung around this site over the years and always gotten good advice

To start with I have thin fine hair. After the last round of chemo about 3 years ago, I got a hairmax lasercomb. I am not 100% sure how much it helped. I did use it as per directions for about a year. There were times that I stopped when stuff was happening.

I would still be using it but the thing died this morning. I’m going to call to see if they will replace it, but I started reading on the 'net about how a home made laser helmet, or an overhead laser system gives you far more lasers for the $$. I couldn’t make a home made system if I tried. I am NOT mechanical at all. However I came across the following site: http://www.thelasermax.com/

I would like to try the product (have heard bad things about lasercomb’s customer service so I may have to buy something new anyway) but the thing has that smell of a scam about it (Something about the testimonials and the pix. ) Hoping any of you has either dealt with the guy or might know of an alternative source for an overhead laser or laser helmet I can trust. Your advice, thoughts are much appreciated

Thanks for any thoughts. And no, I cannot use rogaine or propecia. Health reasons for both. I


#2

Hi h welcome to the forums and sorry you had to go through chemo.

You should be aware that because you are a female you are limimted to the hair loss treatment compared to men.

Rogaine (minoxidil) 2% two times daily. Once in the morning and once at night. Instruction can be found easily on google.

Nizoral shampoo 2% every 3rd day when you shower. Leave it in your hair 3-5 minutes at a time.

Nano shampoo by Dr. Proctor

Proxiphen by Doctor Proctor

I’m sure you’ll see positive results from these treatments. I’d put away that laser comb thingy because it’s useless and you’re wasting your money.

Also, if I were you I’d contact Dr proctor. He’s a doctor that specializes in hairloss and is probably the most knowledgable on this planet when it comes to hairloss. Google “Doctor Proctor”. or go to doctorproctor.com (This is NOT an Endorsement!)

To see results you must give treatments atleast 8mnths-1yr for results. Expect shedding at first but don’t be alarmed…it’ll grow back. Good luck to you.

» Hi guys,
»
» I am a 45 year old woman who has had many hair issues, most of them having
» to do with losing my estrogen early due to chemo on multiple occasions. I
» have hung around this site over the years and always gotten good advice
»
» To start with I have thin fine hair. After the last round of chemo about 3
» years ago, I got a hairmax lasercomb. I am not 100% sure how much it
» helped. I did use it as per directions for about a year. There were times
» that I stopped when stuff was happening.
»
» I would still be using it but the thing died this morning. I’m going to
» call to see if they will replace it, but I started reading on the 'net
» about how a home made laser helmet, or an overhead laser system gives you
» far more lasers for the $$. I couldn’t make a home made system if I tried.
» I am NOT mechanical at all. However I came across the following site:
» http://www.thelasermax.com/
»
» I would like to try the product (have heard bad things about lasercomb’s
» customer service so I may have to buy something new anyway) but the thing
» has that smell of a scam about it (Something about the testimonials and the
» pix. ) Hoping any of you has either dealt with the guy or might know of an
» alternative source for an overhead laser or laser helmet I can trust. Your
» advice, thoughts are much appreciated
»
» Thanks for any thoughts. And no, I cannot use rogaine or propecia. Health
» reasons for both. I


#3

» » Hi guys,
» »
» » I am a 45 year old woman who has had many hair issues, most of them
» having
» » to do with losing my estrogen early due to chemo on multiple occasions.
» I
» » have hung around this site over the years and always gotten good advice
» »
» » To start with I have thin fine hair. After the last round of chemo about
» 3
» » years ago, I got a hairmax lasercomb. I am not 100% sure how much it
» » helped. I did use it as per directions for about a year. There were
» times
» » that I stopped when stuff was happening.
» »
» » I would still be using it but the thing died this morning. I’m going to
» » call to see if they will replace it, but I started reading on the 'net
» » about how a home made laser helmet, or an overhead laser system gives
» you
» » far more lasers for the $$. I couldn’t make a home made system if I
» tried.
» » I am NOT mechanical at all. However I came across the following site:
» » http://www.thelasermax.com/
» »
» » I would like to try the product (have heard bad things about
» lasercomb’s
» » customer service so I may have to buy something new anyway) but the
» thing
» » has that smell of a scam about it (Something about the testimonials and
» the
» » pix. ) Hoping any of you has either dealt with the guy or might know of
» an
» » alternative source for an overhead laser or laser helmet I can trust.
» Your
» » advice, thoughts are much appreciated
» »
» » Thanks for any thoughts. And no, I cannot use rogaine or propecia.
» Health
» » reasons for both. I

You may want to visit www.calosol.com

They have a range of products designed mainly for immune related scalp conditions.

Join the Forum there and ask the same question: http://grow-new-hair.co.uk/

Regards
Pete


#4

I should have explained. I’ve used Nizoral/Proxiphen/Nano in the past. Minimal results. I cannot use any form of rogaine. It worked beautifully - and caused me to gain massive amounts of water weight and heart and lung issues. I contacted Dr Lee about this. he said unfortunately this often happens with the people it works best for.

I will definitely check out the site, Pete. thanks


#5

» I should have explained. I’ve used Nizoral/Proxiphen/Nano in the past.
» Minimal results. I cannot use any form of rogaine. It worked beautifully -
» and caused me to gain massive amounts of water weight and heart and lung
» issues. I contacted Dr Lee about this. he said unfortunately this often
» happens with the people it works best for.
»
» I will definitely check out the site, Pete. thanks

You may want to check your nutritional status also: iron in particular.

Regards
Pete


#6

» where they were enthusiastic about home made laser helmets. My problem is that I am a complete klutz and could not make one. Still, if they were home made then its not like they are trying to sell anything.

Their point is that the laser comb just doesn’t have the power you need. I think what they say makes sense. So maybe it’s worth it to look into one of these 90-power laser things that this lasermax guy sells. I’m not thrilled with what he’s charging. But it’s so frustrating to have hair issues.


#7

That’s strange. I’ve never heard of minoxidil causing any heart/lung issues.
I do know from personal experience (LATER confirming it through research) that minoxidil should be applied to an apbsolutely dry scalp. Are you sure your head was completely dry when applying minox?? I’ve done it one morning to a barely damp scalp. My heart rate increased immediately for the rest of the day including nausea and irritable feelings. Many more side effects associated with such consumption. So, you sure your scalp wasn’t damp/wet?

Exactly for how long did you use Nizoral 2%/nano/proxiphen? And did you use them together, separate, etc? These are strong meds when combined.

» I should have explained. I’ve used Nizoral/Proxiphen/Nano in the past.
» Minimal results. I cannot use any form of rogaine. It worked beautifully -
» and caused me to gain massive amounts of water weight and heart and lung
» issues. I contacted Dr Lee about this. he said unfortunately this often
» happens with the people it works best for.
»
» I will definitely check out the site, Pete. thanks


#8

mj2003 - i am new to the forum but old to hair loss having suffered from it for 30 years (50y.o. male). can’t tolerate propecia; and minoxidil is a pain but do it intermittently. i see your not a fan of laser - do you think this new fda cleared mep-90 office laser dome might work for men? (cleared for women but i don’t think it is on the market

who will sell it? i can’t find anything out about these people?


#9

» mj2003 - i am new to the forum but old to hair loss having suffered from it
» for 30 years (50y.o. male). can’t tolerate propecia; and minoxidil is a
» pain but do it intermittently. i see your not a fan of laser - do you
» think this new fda cleared mep-90 office laser dome might work for men?
» (cleared for women but i don’t think it is on the market
»
» who will sell it? i can’t find anything out about these people?
»
» http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/cdrh_docs/pdf9/K091496.pdf

How long did you use propecia for before you concluded that you could not tolerate it anymore?

I understand what you mean by minoxidil being a pain - really - but finally I’m going to start applying it again “religiously”. Perhaps if you use the foam rather than the liquid form you may like it more. But really, you should use minoxiidl religiously especially if you’re not on anything else at the moment.

Also, nizoral 2% shampoo is great stuff. Use it every other day. The stuff is nothing less than excellent in both thickening your exisiting hair but assisting in some hair regrowth and halting some hair loss as well.

As far as the laser goes, total garbage. Those who’ve been on hairloss forums long enough will agree. Whoever sells the crap needs to be shot. I hate sc_a_m artists.

Have you ever considered dutasteride?


#10

» » mj2003 - i am new to the forum but old to hair loss having suffered from
» it
» » for 30 years (50y.o. male). can’t tolerate propecia; and minoxidil is
» a
» » pain but do it intermittently. i see your not a fan of laser - do you
» » think this new fda cleared mep-90 office laser dome might work for men?
» » (cleared for women but i don’t think it is on the market
» »
» » who will sell it? i can’t find anything out about these people?
» »
» » http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/cdrh_docs/pdf9/K091496.pdf
»
»
» How long did you use propecia for before you concluded that you could not
» tolerate it anymore?
»
» I understand what you mean by minoxidil being a pain - really - but
» finally I’m going to start applying it again “religiously”. Perhaps if you
» use the foam rather than the liquid form you may like it more. But really,
» you should use minoxiidl religiously especially if you’re not on anything
» else at the moment.
»
» Also, nizoral 2% shampoo is great stuff. Use it every other day. The
» stuff is nothing less than excellent in both thickening your exisiting hair
» but assisting in some hair regrowth and halting some hair loss as well.
»
» As far as the laser goes, total garbage. Those who’ve been on hairloss
» forums long enough will agree. Whoever sells the crap needs to be shot. I
» hate sc_a_m artists.
»
» Have you ever considered dutasteride?

a few months on propecia and the sex drive dropped bad; dutasteride is better?

my impression of the foam is that too much ends up in the hair; at least with the liquid i think i am getting it on the scalp. its just that i want to apply 5-10ml to the entire top of head rather than a 1ml to the crown…i should add the nizoral; what do you think mechanism of action is for ketok.?

i did dig a bit more on that above www.fda.gov link for mep-90 and it looks like very strong efficacy for women (but probably useless for men or they would have cleared it for men at the same time; do you think they sc_a_m 'd the fda?)


#11

»GLAD I SAW YOUR POST SO HERE’S MY REPLY. FORGET THE LASERCOMB, IT IS USELESS, IT ONLY HAS SOMETHING LIKE 9 LASER LIGHTS AND YOU HAVE TO HOLD IT UP HIGH ABOVE YOUR HEAD FOR 40 MINUTES AT A TIME. WHAT GOOD WILL A FEW LASER LIGHTS DO FOR THIN OR BALDING CONDITIONS???

I STARTED USING THE ALL NEW LASERCAP THIS PAST JANUARY OF 2010 AND IT IS GREAT. IT HAS 224 LASER LIGHTS THAT BLINK RAPDILY IN SUCCESSION ALL AROUND YOUR HAIR AND SCALP. IT HAS STOPPED MY HAIR LOSS AND HAS REGENERATED MY OWN HAIR INTO PROLONGED GROWTH CYCLES, SO MY HAIR IS THICKER AND WILL GET THICKER WITH TIME. I CAN WATCH TV, READ BOOKS AND SURF THE NET SINCE LASERCAP IS HANDS-FREE, NO FUSS, NO MUSS. IT HAS NO BAD SIDE EFFECTS AND CAN BE WORN LIKE A BASEBALL CAP. IT HAS GREATLY STIMULATED MY HAIR FOLLICLES.IT WORKS DOWN DEEP TO THE ROOTS AND BELOW, GIVING YOUR SCALP A MUCH NEEDED BOOST. THIS IS THE WAY OF THE FUTURE.