Laser Comb: FDA-Approved. Snake Oil?

I am 30 years old, and I am losing my hair. It’s an uncomfortable fact, but one that nearly half of American men, and Britney, face at some point. Science has yet been unable to stop the slow retreat of our follicles, but that doesn’t mean it can’t slow it down. Or at least try.

The laser comb is a $545 battery-powered device that zaps your scalp with a Flash Gordon-style laser when you manage your mop. The theory is that this laser stimulates hair growth in dormant but viable pores. Does it work? We’re not sure, but HairMax, the manufacturer, says that 93% of affected men who used the product showed increased hair thickness and strand counts.

If indeed the claims are true, then I am first in line for this FDA-approved hair gizmo, because like most other men across the country who are losing their hair, I’m planning on fighting this to the end, screaming in bloody rage, as I look back on my misspent youth and wonder where it all went. (I know, down the shower drain. I know.)

HairMax Laser Comb [Product Page, via Ubergizmo]