Hair growth is a complex biological process. You need special proteins called growth factors that stimulate cells to make new hair follicles and another set to enable the new hair follicles to grow into thicker, fuller and darker hairs. You also need good blood flow in the scalp as well as many nutrients to support the growth.
Minoxidil (Rogaine®) helps to reduce hair loss and increase hair thickness by improving the scalp circulation. But the specific growth factors used to promote hair growth are needed to provide enough energy to grow normal hairs. To jumpstart this process a in-office treatment can be performed using a concentrated version of the KeraFactor Peptide Complex (KFP).
Cosmetic Hair Growth Treatment is for those who have genetic hair loss (male or female pattern). This consists of getting an infusion with the Hydrafacial machine into the scalp of the growth factors and nutrient solution (HydraKFP Solution) needed by the hair follicles to grow and mature. The Hydrafacial sweeps away any debris from the scalp and infuses the KFP solution directly into the area of the cells that can create new follicles and stimulate smaller ones to grow thicker and bigger.
Medical Hair Growth Treatments are for conditions such as alopecia areata or frontal fibrosing alopecia, which cause hair loss due to a medical condition. This treatment consists of a superficial microneedling followed by application and massage of the KFP solution into the scalp.
Both treatments are recommended at 1 month intervals and usually 3-6 treatments are needed to ensure results, with results typically being noticed after the second treatment. Neither treatment is covered by insurance.
Maintenance will be needed and will vary also with how diligent people are in using their KeraFactor Scalp Stimulating spray at home.
By Dr. Amy Forman Taub