KERAFACTOR® AND PRP TREATMENTS FOR HAIR LOSS
At Gray Dermatology, we treat many hair problems. These issues are often complex, and it is best to be evaluated by an expert.
Normal Hair Growth
About 90 percent of the hair on a person’s scalp is growing at any one time. The growth phase lasts between two and six years. Ten percent of the hair is in a resting phase that lasts two to three months. At the end of its resting stage, the hair is shed. When a hair is shed, a new hair from the same follicle replaces it and the growing cycle starts again. Scalp hair grows about one-half inch a month. As people age, their rate of hair growth slows. Most hair shedding is due to the normal hair cycle, and losing 50-to-100 hairs per day is no cause for alarm.
What Is KeraFactor®
The KeraFactor® formula is based on 6 years of extensive research to address thinning hair. Kerafactor® is a proprietary blend of seven concentrated bio-identical growth factors for scalp revitalization, wrapped in a nanoliposome “shell” for increased absorption. These 7 bio-identical growth factors are typically deficient when there is hair loss or poor hair health.
No other commercially available topical product includes the complete set of growth factors, nor the significantly higher concentrations of each growth factor included in the KeraFactor® formula.
Am I A Candidate for KeraFactor®?
Men and women of all ages with thinning hair can benefit from KeraFactor® treatments.
What Result Should I Expect From KeraFactor® Treatments?
While everyone is different, improvement in scalp health and an increase in the appearance of thicker, healthier hair may be visible within 3 months when patients follow the treatment protocol as prescribed. Most patients see even more improvement over the next 2-4 months.
What Is PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Therapy?
PRP harnesses the body’s own rejuvenating powers to naturally stimulate hair growth. The treatment involves drawing a small amount of blood from the patient’s arm. This blood is then spun in a centrifuge until the plasma is separated and growth factors and stem cells are extracted. The PRP has a highly concentrated number of platelets in plasma, which release essential growth proteins. This plasma, complete with growth factors and stem cells, is then injected into the patient’s scalp, where it stimulates hair growth.
Am I A Candidate For PRP Treatment For Hair Loss?
At Gray Dermatology, we focus on two types of hair loss patients when it comes to PRP treatments: chronic hair loss (male and female pattern balding) and acute hair loss (ex: post partum hair loss). In our experience, patients with areas of “weak quality” hair growth on the scalp, where functioning hair follicles can still be observed, are the patients who appear to have the greatest success with PRP hair regrowth treatments. Those with “shiny” bald spots and long standing balding are NOT the best candidates.
What Results Can I Expect Results From PRP ?
It can take up to six to twelve months to judge the results of PRP “visually” in the mirror, although most clients begin to notice results at 3 months. Standardized photos will be taken before each PRP Hair Restoration treatment, so improvement can be tracked. After the treatment phase, the average hereditary hair loss patient can expect to need a PRP treatment once every 6-12 months to maintain results.