A number of companies manufacture "keratin fibers." These fibers can be used to hide hair loss and create the appearance that a patient has more hair density than he or she really does. They are sprinkled onto the scalp and the fibers bind immediately by electostatic forces to the hair. Some also sit on the scalp. Hair spray can be used if a patient wishes.
Topical treatments such as Rogaine, minoxidil topical steroids, etc must be applied to the scalp first before hair fibers are applied.
Dr. Jeff Donovan is a Canadian and US board certified dermatologist specializing exclusively in hair loss. To schedule a consultation, please call the Vancouver office at 604.283.9299