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Can't Touch the Face? How About A Scalp Facial

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Due to COVID-19 restrictions, you may not be able to touch clients' face, but guess what you can touch--the scalp. Healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp, and scalp facials are trending at spas across the country.

What is It About?

"Think about a scalp facial as you would a regular facial," Dr. David Adams, MD, New York City trichologist and consultant for Thicker Fuller Hair, says to The Zoe Report. "Scalp is skin, and as such needs to be exfoliated, cleansed, and moisturized. A clean healthy scalp is one of the essential steps to healthy hair growth and achieving thicker hair."

The scalp facial process is designed to increase circulation by removing the fatty acids from the hair follicles in the scalp to promote healthy hair growth, since there is no shortcut to longer hair.

Cleanse, Exfoliate and Treat

Although there are likely a variety of takes on this treatment, Hydrafacial came out with a Keravive treatment with the three steps of cleanse, exfoliate and treat.

First, the scalp is cleansed and exfoliated with the company's signature device after the hair is spread out to expose the scalp. This process also stimulates circulation. A peptide complex formulated by the company is then applied. The client must then wash their hair, and the third step is to use a peptide complex spray at home daily.

Clients and Cost

The scalp facial is recommended for those experiencing dandruff, scalp psoriasis, build up and more. Costs range from $500 to 700, and most are performed in a medspa. Check with your state guidelines before adding this treatment to your menu.

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