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Keep your hair by zapping it with a laser
Posted by: Billy Hollis on Friday, February 16, 2007

One of my high school friends lost most of his hair in his late thirties and forties. Mine's gone totally gray (one comedian called me "The Man From Glad" during his comedy show), but it's not too thin yet. My friend is never very sympathetic when I complain about it going gray. From his viewpoint, gray hair beats no hair.

I'd always hoped that science might have a nice solution to thinning hair before I had to worry too much about it.

This gadget might be the answer. (Found via Daily Pundit) The article is short on specifics, but it uses a laser to stimulate hair growth. You use it like a comb. If this were April 1, I'd be doing some more checking on this, because it sounds like one of those plausible April Fools jokes, but since that's six weeks away, I'll presume that it's legit.

I know there are drugs such as Propecia, but I don't like taking medications, and you have to keep buying the stuff forever. With this thing, it looks like a one-time purchase. Not much indication of just how well it works, though.

If it pans out, and if my hair continues to thin, I might get one. On the other hand, the older I get, the less I care what I look like, so maybe I'll just skip it.

No word on whether it will restore hair for guys who are already bald. Not that I'm aiming that at anybody around here...
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At one time I’d have been very happy to have something that would grow some hair back. Now? I’ve gotten used to having it(what’s left of it) buzzed short, so...

And, as you say, as time goes by the less I worry about it.
Written By: Firehand
I wouldn’t bet on the "one-time payment" bit. The comb (sold at comes with a one-year warranty. What happens after that’s up? Well, let’s check the FAQ :

"Q: What if my unit has stopped working and I am out of the specified warranty time?

"A: In the rare event that your unit stops working after your 1 year warranty period has expired, contact our office immediately to arrange for a return. Upon inspection of the unit we can quote you the price to repair and/or replace it."

In my experience, when very electronics come with short-term warranties, it’s because the manufacturers expect them to become obsolete or break not too long past expiration.

Granted, even if you spent $595 every year to buy a new laser comb, that’d still be less money than, for instance, I spend on Propecia every year. But Propecia has been proven to work much more definitively.
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