It is estimated that the scalp contains about 100,000 hairs. Furthermore, most individuals lose up to 100 hairs a day. Normally, each hair follicle can grow about 20 individual hairs in a persons’ lifetime. The normal hair growth cycle, anagen, catagen, and telogen, is a natural progression. This allows for
consistent production of terminal (thick pigmented hairs) hair growth to produce a full head of hair. Hair begins to look thin when about 50% of the hairs are lost.
An average anagen hair grows up to 6 years before falling out. On a typical scalp, approximately 18% of the follicles are in the telogen (shedding) phase. When a process referred to as miniaturization occurs, it is part of the hair loss process as hair shafts become thinner over time before falling out. Those people with androgenetic alopecia (hereditary hair loss) have a much higher number of telogen hairs on their head.
If you decide to use a product or therapy to remedy your hair loss, how do you know that what you are using is really working on reversing this effect?
Most cosmetic type lotions, shampoos, etc., claim that they effect the growth of hair, but they usually don’t. They tend to ‘plump up’ the existing hairs and make the hair on your head look a little thicker.
The objective of a hair loss treatment is to reverse the miniaturization process by inducing normal anagen growth. For hair to regrow, a product or therapy must actually stimulate the dermal papilla in hair bulb in order to produce hair fiber. The hair follicle must rejuvenate and become stronger producing new thicker, healthier terminal hair.
With effective hair loss remedies, when you use a product or therapy for hair growth, you should notice some positive indications such as new hair growth of ‘peach-fuzz’ followed by thicker normal hair appearing after about 3 months of use and a decrease in hair fallout. If you do not experience any of these effects, then it is probably not working.
Fortunately, for eight years, the HairMax Laser has proven to work in most people to stimulate the dermal papilla, induce anagen growth and regrow hair.
Most users of the HairMax LaserComb will notice some or all of the following benefits:
- New hair growth of dormant follicles
- A substantial decrease in hair fallout
- Increased speed of hair growth
- Increased manageability of the hair
- Normalization of the scalp control of dandruff and/or scalp itch
- Overall better quality and condition of the hair
If you receive ‘any’ of these benefits, then the therapy with the HairMax LaserComb should be considered a success.