Video: Can you comb away baldness?

updated 2/15/2007 8:23:46 PM ET 2007-02-16T01:23:46

Bald may be beautiful, but for guys who don't share that opinion, help could be on the way.

A Florida company says it's come up with a handheld laser device that promotes hair growth. And now they say they've got the OK from federal regulators to sell it.

The "Hairmax Lasercomb," as it's known, is a combination of a low-level laser and a comb. It went through a six-month clinical trial conducted by its manufacturer, Lexington International LLC., during which the device increased the number of thick hairs on the scalp.

The device — sold online — is the only drug-free product meant for home use in combating hair loss that’s won the endorsement of the FDA, the company said. But it's not cheap at a retail price of $545 dollars.

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