We have been performing both PRP and KeraLase hair loss treatment for many years now and have had very good success treating various types of hair loss (alopecia) in both men and women. Both offer similar results with about the same investment of time, effort and money. Read on to find out details and why we have mostly switched from PRP to KeraLase because it is a much easier pain-free procedure with the same outcomes.
One of our most common treatments for hair loss is the use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to repair and regenerate damaged hair follicles and stimulate circulation in the treated areas. PRP contains high levels of platelets, the cellular structures that are responsible for the repairing and restoring damaged tissues, and helps create new blood cells to improve circulation and deliver important nutrients to damaged hair follicles.
PRP contains multiple growth factors that can stimulate the hair follicles to make more hair. This autologous treatment uses your own blood to create the PRP that is injected into the areas of hair loss, so there is very little chance of an adverse reaction. You may experience some mild tenderness in the treated area for the first few days following your injection session, but any discomfort can be managed with over the counter pain medication or cold compression.
With the introduction of KeraLase, we have been performing fewer PRP treatments for hair loss. We are gathering our data, but we believe KeraLase will replace PRP as the premier non-surgical hair loss treatment in the US and abroad.
Our Hair Loss program is one of the most advanced non-surgical programs in the country. We are the first in the Northwest to offer the cutting edge KeraLase treatment for hair loss.
We have been performing PRP treatments for 7 years now with great success. PRP requires a blood draw and using the growth factors from your plasma to stimulate hair growth. The only issue with PRP (besides a blood draw and multiple injections) is that your blood contains some factors that actually inhibit hair growth in addition to the ones that stimulate growth. So, depending on the composition of your blood, results can occasionally be lacking.
We are excited to introduce KeraLase: Kerafactor Serum combined with Lutronic LaseMD laser system. The Kerafactor Serum is a blend of growth factors that are selectively combined and concentrated into small nano‑Iiposomal carrier particles for easy penetration of the skin. These peptides specifically support increased blood supply and the transition of resting hairs into the actively growing phase of hair growth for optimal results. The inhibitors that are found in PRP have been eliminated from the mix. The most potent peptides are up to a 1000X more concentrated than found in platelets. The result is a much more powerful mix of growth factors that specifically stimulate hair growth that is much more effective than PRP.
With KeraLase, you do not need a blood draw or any painful injections. The LaseMD system allows complete penetration, creating small penetrations in the skin of the scalp for even better distribution of the Kerafactor Serum. Treatments are scheduled every four weeks for a period of three to six months. Studies looking at hair counts, hair density and shaft diameter show a much more dramatic improvement as compared to PRP and the cost per treatment is the same as PRP. We believe KeraLase is a total game-changer in the world of Hair Loss treatments.
PRP is injected directly into the scalp, causing multiple small scabs. The injections themselves cause some significant discomfort, but thankfully do not take long. A topical anesthetic can be used, or a chiller that provides soothing cold air during the treatment. The scalp will be tender for a few hours, and the scabs will heal on their own without treatment. Do not pick! The hair can be washed the same day or the next morning– shampoo will not diminish the effect of the treatment.
The treatment itself is a bit tingly but not painful. There is mild redness of the scalp immediately after treatment, which fades over the next few hours. The hair can be washed any time. We recommend Kerafactor shampoo and leave-in topical treatment to enhance results of both KeraLase and PRP.
Typically the soreness goes away within a few hours, but occasionally the scalp can take a day or two for the sore parts to fade away. This is avoided with KeraLase Treatment.
To support maximal hair health and regrowth, we also recommend the Nutrafol nutritional supplement and also topical prescription treatments as well.
This oral supplement is comprised of nutraceutical ingredients that are designed to work in combination to target various causes of hair loss, including hormones, inflammation, and stress. Stress and inflammation are two factors that are not commonly addressed in hair loss treatments, but they can be the main cause of thinning hair or hair loss. By creating a supplement that targets all of the major causes of hair loss, Nutrafol is able to provide a solution for a wide range of patients and help improve the overall health and quality of the hair. Nutrafol is specifically formulated to treat all these potential causes and strengthen and nourish hair from the inside out. Nutrafol comes in a formula specifically designed for men and a separate formula designed for women, to accommodate the needs of both men and women experiencing hair loss.
⦁ EvNolmax: extracted from palm oil, this form of Vitamin E has been clinically proven to improve hair growth
⦁ Sensoril Ashwagandha: this supplement has been proven to decrease Cortisol levels, reduce quantities of C-reactive protein (CRP), and improve your resistance to stress, which reduces the risk of hair damage
⦁ BCM-95 Biocurcumin: extracted from turmeric, this antioxidant helps reduce inflammation that can result in slower hair growth.
⦁ USPLUS Saw Palmetto: saw palmetto is clinically proven to prevent testosterone from converting into DHT, a hormone that can shrink hair follicles and contribute to hair loss
⦁ Cynatine HNS: this bioactive form of keratin provides the hair with amino acids like cysteine and proline
⦁ Hydrolyzed Marine Collagen & Hyaluronic Acid: these ingredients help diffuse nutrients to the hair follicles, improve moisture levels, and help rebuild damaged hair follicles
Other ingredients found in Nutrafol include:
⦁ Vitamin A
⦁ Vitamin C
⦁ Vitamin D
The experts at Glow MediSpa may also provide you with a topical prescription to boost hair growth and treat hair loss. We offer different options for our male and female patients, and not every patient who is experiencing hair loss may qualify for a topical prescription. For male patients who qualify, we can provide Rogaine™ and Propecia™, and for our qualifying female patients we offer 7% minoxidil and 0.2% progesterone.
Both PRP and KeraLase are stimulating one's follicles to increase hair growth. This typically takes 3-4 months of consistent treatment before baby hairs are noticeable. Often the person who can detect new hair growth first is the person who cuts your hair. We have many patients who tell us that they were starting to be discouraged when someone randomly commented that their hair looked fuller. It takes time– so you have to be patient!
Are you interested in learning more about the hair loss treatments offered at Glow MediSpa? Contact one of our offices in Seattle or Kirkland today for more information or to schedule a consultation with a member of our team. You can also book directly online here. We look forward to hearing from you!contact us