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    new study on effectiveness of hair laser treatment :)

    Hi all,
    i hope this boosts someones spirits as it did mine.
    i just came across a newly posted study on pubmed stating that hair laser combs were effective over a control group in treating male AGA.
    from people i've been emailing, it's actually more effective in females.
    I just really wanted to find a published study online rather than taking the word of a doctor or staff at a hair loss treatment clinic, skeptic that i am.
    keep in mind it is a treatment, not a cure, but I found it uplifting that there is something effective against something as hopeless seeming as AGA

    click the link then type "hairmax" in the search bar.


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    Re: new study on effectiveness of hair laser treatment :)

    Thanks, I am giving this a shot but not sure it is helping. Even though I have seen a mild progress of the temples seems that my part is wider than ever and even in the back now I seem to have a part ...let's see. I started the 1st week of JAN but have not been as consistent as I should have.

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    Re: new study on effectiveness of hair laser treatment :)

    hi carlygali,
    do you mind if i ask which laser comb you are using? is it the hair max?
    i've read it can take up to 3 months to start seeing anything and improvement peaks at 18 months, so it is slow going, but i guess anything is, except maybe transplants. but ouch, that looks horrifying.
    besides, i don't even think my hair in the back is thick enough to take hair from anyway.
    in my exp, well, the only thing i've really seen actual sucess with regrowth is with iron pills, but i mainly noticed the regrowth at the temples. maybe that is a common place to have regrowth start at.

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    Re: new study on effectiveness of hair laser treatment :)

    Hi Ladies,

    I started the Revage 670 two weeks ago. Tonight, I go for my 5th treatment. I am hoping that this treatment works for me. I am extremely down in the dumps... I cannot use Rogaine or Spiro because I experience shortness of breath AND heart palpitations from both. The owner of the spa that I go to showed me her new growth around the hairline and some on top. She says the Revage has stopped her shedding dead in its tracks. I will definitely keep you ladies posted of my progress

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    Re: new study on effectiveness of hair laser treatment :)

    awesome, yes keep us posted! i'm interested in the revage particularly. it seems to be the top line of all laser treatments.

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    Re: new study on effectiveness of hair laser treatment :)

    It would also be great if you take pictures before treatment and after 3 - 6 months, so that you can see your progress.
    I'm interested in Revage too, can't wait for your updates.

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    Re: new study on effectiveness of hair laser treatment :)

    I believe my professional laser treatments DID help promote growth and thickness. It all fell out again after I stopped, however, as I could not continue with 40/week for the rest of my life. I'd go for a maxicomb, though! I was told they weren't as effective as the under the hood type you pay through the nose for here in the UK.

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    Re: new study on effectiveness of hair laser treatment :)

    ladies, i contacted ana sherman at ziering medical. they are the ones that demo-ed the revage on the Doctors tv show.

    she told me about a new home device that can be ordered for ~$2000.
    it is not a brush, and it is as effective as the revage that drs have in their offices.

    the way i figured it, if i was going to do this, the 2000$ for an inhome unit i could use for years was a better investment than paying for appts. as one year typically costs ~3000 anyway.

    in case anyone is interested. i may do it but my financial situation just took an unexpected turn....

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    Re: new study on effectiveness of hair laser treatment :)

    Erin, I will definitely take pictures and post them so that I can keep everyone updated on my progress.
    Kaeba, that's really exciting to hear that there's a device as strong as the Revage for around $2,000. I began using the Hairmax laser comb two months after having a TE shed and being diagnosed with AGA. I recently stopped using it when I began the Revage. The Hairmax did absolutely nothing for me. As a matter of fact, I think it made my hair worse.

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    Re: new study on effectiveness of hair laser treatment :)

    i was all set to buy the revage at home unit, and i may still esp if anyone has good results. of course the lady that works for them said it works for her, but it would be nice to hear something pos from someone unaffiliated.
    i was asking how it was better than a comb. she told me that with a comb, it is hard to maintain the correct distance, since it is hand held, and with the comb, the whole scalp is not treated for the entire 20-30 mins.
    the way she described the at home device, it has several panels of lasers and they are suspended from some kind of tri pod. it is light wieght, only 8lbs and you would sit under it just like you would the revage at a drs office.
    Dr. ziering had it developed because he needed something for that people who were too far from his office to drive in everyday.
    but really, if i was going to pay a local hair specialist 3500$, i think the at home unit would be a better deal.

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