We were on a local news segment concerning the Laser helmet. Below the pictures are a couple of doctors in this industry’s take on it. It is very controversial, however a local news anchorman is following the regimen and will report yea or nay at the end of therapy.
Tina and hairtech
Dr. Harris’s quote about the laser,
"His response is correct as to the FDA clearances on previous devices. The clearance was specifically for the Hair Max Laser comb by Lexington. However, they submitted the clinical trials (taken with a bit of skepticism)which weren’t required and have not been presented before regarding the clinical success. He is correct that you may not necessarily apply the success or approval one device to another, however one might surmise since there is no evidence, trials or anecdotal, that indicate that 10 times the number of laser diodes in this clinical setting is harmful or produces results to any lesser degree than a single array of 7-10 diodes, that the results may be just as good. Reports by physicians using the lasers for some time report better efficacy with the clinical units.
I am offering this as a service to my patients that feel that they don’t want traditional medical therapy. It is the only alternative that I have to offer since I haven’t seen any efficacy from Emu oil or Zinc supplements. At least for the laser I have colleagues that have patients that derive some benefit from it and I have patients who want the therapy. It’s no different than offering Propecia, minoxidil, or Nizoral, all of which may or may not work in any given patient."
Dr. Baumann’s remarks about the laser,
Thank you for emailing me back. I would like to wish you the best of luck
with your new position. Jim Harris is a good guy and great physician.
Having used laser therapy in my practice since 1999, I can tell you that it
is an excellent non-chemical, non-invasive treatment option. Certainly, it
is NOT a miracle cure and CANNOT regrow hair follicles that are ‘dead and
gone.’ Men in the early stages of hair loss and women do VERY well with
the therapy. You should ask your patients…
I have not been a huge fan of Lexington or the LaserComb in recent years, as
I believe that their product is outdated and surpassed by many devices
currently on the market. For example, the Erchonia THL-1 unit is a faster
treatment unit for at-home use–able to cover the scalp in about four
minutes. The FDA-clearance of the LaserComb was certainly exciting news
for the general public who was unaware of laser phototherapy (and for the
surprising number of physicians who did not know that laser therapy could
have a biologic effect). For those of us in the industry who’ve used the
laser treatments for years, it was honestly no big news. I predict that
you’ll probably see a FLOOD of laser devices for hair growth achieve the
fda-clearance in the very near future. The laser is also good for
accelerating wound healing–there’s certainly plenty of scientific data on
See you in Vegas!