Individuals experience pattern baldness when their hair follicles begin to miniaturize. As hair follicles miniaturize, the new hair shafts they produce become progressively smaller and finer with each successive hair cycle. Eventually, some hair follicles become too miniaturized and weak to generate hair, and fall into a dormant state. Follicles can remain in a dormant state a few years until ultimately they stop producing hair. The HairMax LaserComb successfully stimulates hair follicles to reverse the miniaturization process, returning small, fine hairs to healthy, normal-sized hairs. It has also been shown to stimulate dormant follicles, restoring their productivity.