There are many reasons one may experience thinning hair, and it is surprisingly common. According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), people typically lose about 50-100 hairs each day with new hairs replacing them. But as we age, some of our hair follicles stop producing hair, and the hair shaft itself may become finer or start to recede.
Thinning hair is different from “hair loss” or male/female pattern baldness, a condition related to genes and hormones. Other factors that may affect hair loss include medical conditions, nutrition, and stress.
Most treatments available today typically “manage” hair loss rather than a permanent solution to the condition. Surprisingly, few options are available to halt or reverse miniaturization (the gradual shrinking of hair follicles and subsequent thinning hair). ROGAINE® (Minoxidil) is the 1st FDA-approved topical to treat hair loss in both men and women by stimulating hair follicles to regrow hair. Low-level laser therapy is used to help stimulate hair growth in both men and women. Other options include hair transplantation and platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP), which helps stimulate hair growth.
At Swisher Skin and Laser, we offer an exciting new option to address thinning hair. Poor scalp health, dry skin, clogged follicles, and a lack of circulation can lead to thinner looking hair. The HydraFacial Keravive is a unique, relaxing treatment designed to cleanse, exfoliate, nourish, and hydrate the scalp for healthier and fuller-looking hair for all skin and hair types.
HydraFacial’s proprietary Vortex Technology easily dislodges and removes impurities from the scalp and hair follicle. The Keravive Peptide Complex Solution delivers a hyper-concentrated blend of biomimetic growth factors and skin proteins that hydrate and nourish the scalp.
While HydraFacial Keravive does not treat baldness, it can complement hair-loss treatment protocols. A cleaner, healthier scalp encourages better uptake and efficacy of popular oral, topical, laser, and surgical therapies.
The Keravive Hydrafacial includes three monthly in-office treatments with a take-home treatment spray applied between appointments and for 30-days after the final treatment.
After just one treatment, patients reported improvement in scalp itchiness, scalp dryness, scalp flakiness, and hair fullness. Following the full course of treatments, 75% of patients reported improvement in hair fullness, 72% reported improvement in overall hair appearance, and 64% said they felt more confident as a result.**
*Trüeb, R, Scalp Condition Impacts Hair Growth and Retention via Oxidative Stress, International Journal of Trichology, 2018.
**HydraFacial Clinical Evaluation. 2019. Data on File