Most people are familiar with the basics of skin care for your face. Routines, products, treatments – all designed to care for and rejuvenate facial skin. But what about your scalp?
The skin that makes up your scalp might be harder to see, but it is very similar to that of your face. Just like choosing the right products to prevent fine lines and wrinkles, a good scalp care routine will support proper scalp health, prevent troublesome scalp conditions, and help your hair look and feel its best!
Why is Scalp Care Important?
Since your scalp is hidden by your hair, it’s easy to forget about it. While it might not be highly visible, your scalp plays a vital role in your appearance by supporting strong, dense, and healthy hair.
Your scalp contains somewhere between 80,000 and 120,000 hair follicles – the small, tunnel-like structures in your skin from which your hair grows. Each individual follicle plays an important role in supporting hair growth and giving your hair volume.
Common skin issues that affect your face, often start in your scalp. Forehead acne and hairline acne can develop when sebum – an oil produced by the by the sebaceous glands on your face and scalp, builds up, causing oily skin and scalp.
How does Scalp Health Impact Hair Loss?
Many conditions that affect our hair actually originate in the scalp, particularly in the hair follicles. Many forms of hair loss, like alopecia, are caused by physical damage to the thousands of hair follicles in your scalp. If the follicles are not kept clean, they are unable to generate healthy new hair or keep existing hair in good condition, which can lead to hair thinning and hair loss. A healthy scalp will improve hair growth and decrease hair shedding.
Treatments and Products to Improve Scalp & Hair Health
One treatment our providers may suggest for hair and scalp health is Biotin Infused PRP. PRP is used as a natural treatment to regenerate healthy new hair growth as well as prevent further hair loss. Biotin, also know as vitamin B7, stimulates keratin production in hair and can increase the rate of follicle growth.
Another treatment our providers may suggest is an Exosome treatment. Exosomes contain proteins such as growth factors, enzymes, receptors, transcription factors and matrix proteins that govern cell structure, function, and signaling.
Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery is excited to offer our patients Keravive Hair Hydrafacial – an innovative treatment that is like a facial for your scalp. The in-office, no downtime treatment cleanses, exfoliates, and hydrates the scalp for healthier and fuller-looking hair.
The Keravive Hydrafacial’s signature Vortex Fusion Technology works like a vacuum to penetrate pores and hair follicles to increase the effectiveness of PRP Injections and Exosome Treatments.
An excellent treatment to add-on to your growth factor treatment or Keravive treatment is LED Light Therapy. LED Light Based Therapy is offered to reduce inflammation, improve circulation and stimulate hair health. Patients who are treated with LED Light Based Therapy combine this treatment with PRP, Exosomes, Keravive Scalp Hydrafacial and Nutrafol for the best possible result.
All of these treatments do three main things:
- Increase blood supply
- Increase the number of hairs in the growth phase
- Improve dermal papilla cells – increasing the diameter of the hair follicle
Along with in-office treatments we also offer a specialty line of supplements and topical treatments called Nutrafol. Nutrafol is a 100% drug-free botanical supplement that targets the root cause of hair loss and thinning.
These treatment options are suitable for both men and women and are scientifically proven to improve overall scalp and hair health.
Find out if these treatments might be right for you, call us at 317-573-8899 and talk with one of our Patient Coordinators!