Bald patches, thinning and scanty hair has been a problem for more than 100 million Americans every year. At the Laser Skin and Surgery Center of New York, Dr. Shelton is pleased to introduce you the new KeraLase hair restoration treatment (improved over PRP), a combination of Lutronic Ultra laser and KeraFactor®. After extensive research and studies, KeraFactor has been developed. It includes growth factors and proteins which can improve the appearance of thinning hair. The LaseMD Ultra laser also helps promotes scalp revitalization.
How is KeraLase treatment done?
No injections are used in this treatment. Tiny ‘micro channels’ are created in the scalp through Lutronic Ultra laser, making them receptive to the KeraFactor® serum which is subsequently applied. Patients may feel a little warmth or a slight prickling during this time. However the discomfort is manageable for the majority of patients and there is minimal, if any, downtime.
Once this laser portion of treatment is done, the KeraFactor® serum will be massaged into the scalp. It is an in-office treatment which takes approximately 30 minutes and with minimal discomfort. There is no bleeding nor are there any open wounds so there is no post treatment care.
Why KeraLase may be better than PRP?
PRP injections are commonly done for hair loss treatment, however there can be significant variability in results. It requires to draw blood which is then processed by one type or another blood processing device to extract the platelet rich plasma, followed by several injections into the scalp. Even after numbing, patients have still experienced pain, bruising or hematomas.
In KeraLase treatment there is no need to draw blood nor use any needles and is considered minimally invasive.
The KeraFactor serum contains highly concentrated levels of 5 bio-identical growth factors and 2 skin proteins derived in the laboratory synthetically without using human or animal donor products which specifically boost hair growth.
Results from KeraLase treatment:
Results may vary from person to person. However according to studies it has shown about 38% increase in hair growth and above 75% increase in hair diameter.
For effective results the treatment is performed as a series of 6 treatments done every 2 weeks. Some patients will show early results and others may show gradually.
Who can benefit from KeraLase?
People who would like to improve thinning hair or reduce hair loss may benefit from Keralase™ treatment. Also people with androgenic hair loss (male pattern baldness) and female pattern baldness (post-menopausal) can benefit from KeraLase for early prevention of hair loss. Prevention and early treatment is key!
Conditions which do not respond well to treatment with KeraLase include: treatment for areas of the scalp that are totally bald or in those patients who have medical conditions that cause hair loss unless they are undergoing current medical treatment for those conditions. KeraLase is not used if there is a history of skin cancer on the scalp.
After effects and after care
Patients are allowed to return to work immediately following the treatment. Wear a hat and resume normal activities. Hair must be shampooed without conditioner and extremely dry prior to treatment otherwise the laser will be absorbed, not by the skin as much as the hair shaft which can cause breakage and temporary thinning of the hair. Dr. Shelton permits his patients to wash their hair as soon as an hour after treatment.
Patients can expect slight redness in the treated areas as well as tingle sensations which may last for a short while. There may be slight swelling and light flaking of skin for a couple days. There can be a temporary shedding of some hair and this resolves spontaneously.
Conditions which do not respond well to treatment with KeraLase
This is not a treatment for areas of the scalp that are totally bald or in those patients who have medical conditions that cause hair loss unless they are undergoing current medical treatment for those conditions. KeraLase is not used if there is a history of skin cancer on the scalp.
Your scalp must be clean and dry, and without use of conditioners or hair products which may absorb the laser energy increasing the risk of hair breakage and skin reactions.
If you struggle with thinning hair, hair loss or adult-pattern baldness, KeraLase may be the right treatment option.