Like many people, I had sort of a love/hate relationship with my hair. Can’t live with it, can’t live without it. Dealing with seasonal hair loss, dandruff, and breakage meant I used about every product that caught hype trying to deal with it. So imagine my skepticism when I heard about this all-in-one hydrafacial- for my scalp. So I decided to see for myself how well this magic facial worked, and to draw my own conclusion.
What is Keravive
Keravive is the scalp version of its ultra-popular facial counterpart, the HydraFacial. It might not yet be as popular, but the benefits are astounding. Though one of its biggest claims is that it leads to fuller-looking thicker hair, it is not a treatment to be sought only by those suffering from hair thinning. Its real functions are to cleanse, exfoliate, hydrate, and nourish in that order. So it is literally beneficial for anyone with a scalp.
I told my dermatologist about my hair fall and sensitive scalp and how it reacted to harsh chemicals and she all but waved away my concerns, assuring me the procedure was completely safe and gentle. So we began. My scalp was given a deep cleansing with a vacuum wand that sucked out dirt and sebum to unclog my pores. The doctor then used Beta hydroxyl and salicylic acid to exfoliate and I was prepared to bear a stinging sensation but it only tingled a bit- almost felt nice if I’m honest.
A hydrating serum is then massaged into the skin for 10 mins. This is honestly the best part of the entire facial. Took me back to my childhood days and Nani’s “Chumpi.” picture this: I’m lying on the comfiest of comfy treatment chairs tipped back. My eyes are covered with a mask and gentle, gentle fingers in my hair. It was so relaxing I fell asleep during treatment.
I was treated so carefully that I was able to actually relax as if in a spa. Finally, I was given leave with a hyaluronic acid moisturising spray with the instructions to use it once every night and to also practice massaging my scalp before bed regularly. My appointments were spaced after every 3-week gap. And three sessions are needed to maintain treatment.
Suffice it to say I was pleasantly surprised by how clean and fresh my scalp felt. I expected there to be aching roots after all the sucking and exfoliating. But it turned out the hydrating massage was the best cleanser for dry skin. The real magic followed over the next couple of days as my scalp pores continued to shrink, my hair felt bouncy and I could feel the reduction in hair fall as promised.
Who should get it
As mentioned earlier almost everybody is a good candidate for this procedure, especially if you have dryness and dandruff. It may even surprise you by boosting your hair growth, but it generally promises a hydrated scalp and beauty glow locks. However, if you have any scalp conditions like psoriasis or dermatitis, it is best to consult a dermatologist before treatment at a good clinic.
Opt for a good caretaker for your dull skin and scalp.
Personally, I’ve always enjoyed my experience at Cutera Aesthetics. They have fully qualified trained professionals with exemplary repute and experience preceding them. The staff doesn’t just perform a service. Instead, they understand that it is their responsibility to ensure that each customer is happy with the results. Their Keravive is a personal favorite. It’s actually a very soothing procedure that really helps you destress. Bonus: your first consultation at Cutera is free!