James Bartholomeusz redefines hair restoration, clarifies why scalp health really matters, and explains the science behind it all. His KeraFactor™ brand offers an exceptional new solution that is both pro-active and preventative.
When a top scientist with more than two decades of experience in the medical aesthetic industry joined forces with a leading dermatologist who had been practicing for twice that many years, something special was bound to happen. James Bartholomeusz and Dr. Amy Forman Taub make quiet the team!
James Bartholomeusz, an expert in the science and development of lasers for aesthetic technologies, began experiencing scalp health issues in 2013, which next led to hair loss. He consulted a number of top dermatologists, including those in his professional network, but none of the answers he was given felt right to him. Inspired by his entrepreneurial spirit, James realized he had to come up with the optimal solution himself. Having been involved in developing laser hair removal systems for many years, James started thinking about how he could reverse the technology of removing hair, to rejuvenating it instead! He was spurred to start formulating a scalp stimulating solution, researching unique biomimetic growth factors as catalysts for hair rejuvenation. Drawing on one of his many areas of expertise, organic chemistry, he began development of what would become a ground-breaking solution for hair rejuvenation and scalp health.
James developed for physicians to offer to their patients. He had built the laser based on the way he’d like to use it himself. The KeraLase™ treatment creates an environment that is conducive to facilitating growth factors, while improving overall scalp health.
Using a non-ablative laser, KeraLase™ is far less invasive than other methods. It creates the microchannels that deliver the KeraFactor™ serum, with its proprietary blend of growth factors and skin proteins, to the optimal location.
There are many reasons why KeraFactor™ is different from its competitors, starting with ownership and full control of the whole process from inception to encapsulation.
The original KeraFactor™ solution was created synthetically with biomimetic versions of growth factors and proteins. With nature as a model, biomimetics emulate the right combination of growth factors that have been found to support hair regeneration.
The Encapsulation technology is as unique as the formula. The carefully curated proteins and growth factors in KeraFactor™ are each wrapped in their own nano-liposomes, providing optimal absorption by the scalp to repair its health. KeraFactor™ is not a supplement, it is a direct solution. It can be used to augment other products and treatments, so there’s no need to stop using something else in order to integrate KeraFactor™ into one’s routine.
Fast-forward to the present day: SkinQRI is excited to announce the new
technology that will be available soon in KeraFactor™ MD Treatment Serum with Nanofluorosomes™. This second generation solution includes nine growth factors,
two more than original KeraFactor™. One of these is Follistatin, an activin-binding protein, and the other is PDRN, which has been shown to reignite the DNA repair process. KeraFactor™ MD also contains a unique anti-inflammatory compound,
which is optically fluorescent. This forms the basis of the Nanofluorosomes™, which work to combat and eradicate DHT. When used with red-light therapy, which is as
easy as putting on the meticulously designed Laser Cap, the hair restoration is
activated even faster.
What’s NOT in the KeraFactor™ formulas is as important as what is: There’s no Minoxidil, Finasteride, Spironolactone, or other hormones. Most impressive, perhaps, is that KeraFactor™ has no side effects. KeraFactor™ has a real synergistic value, as it repairs existing damage, while it encourages scalp health, with a strong end goal in mind: a healthy scalp = healthy hair.
KeraLase™ works synergistically with KeraFactor™ serum, and the Laser Cap, in conjunction with the red-light therapy, if desired. Patients take home the KeraFactor™ shampoo/conditioner product to use between treatments. Considering the different stages of hair growth, KeraFactor™ can be used as a preventative treatment as well as a restorative one.
KeraFactor™ demonstrates tangible, visible results. In recent trials, KeraFactor™ MD raises the bar with even higher hair counts and increased thickness, leading to fullness and strength. Using the products as a preventative, hair loss can be stopped in its tracks, rather than waiting until after it’s already gone!
Explaining the science behind KeraFactor™ in understandable terms, James compares a healthy scalp to a well-manicured lawn. Many of the currently available products on the market address the cause of hair loss, but they just don’t do enough to support the rejuvenation and growth of new hair. James likens this to weeding the lawn, without remembering to fertilize the grass. Just as a green and healthy lawn needs fertilizer, a healthy scalp needs KeraFactor™, which can be considered a ‘fertilizer’ for hair. KeraFactor™ was created with a deeply thoughtful, comprehensive approach, in that every ingredient it contains is justified. In other words, to quote James, “If a component cannot be justified, it shouldn’t be in there!” This common-sense methodology has resulted in wide-ranging success for users of the original KeraFactor™ solution; the expectations are even higher for the new KeraFactor™ MD formula, which is now being used in clinical studies, and will soon be available for purchase by dermatological practices.
Dr. Taub envisions KeraFactor™ expanding into a brand with major name-recognition across the U.S. and perhaps internationally as well. “It’s a preparation that is immediately liked by the consumer for its physical properties and ease-of-use; then there’s the delight they experience when it starts working. I hope to see SkinQRI expand to the point where we’ll be able to do more clinical and scientific research in order to find solutions that address the concerns of people with other skin conditions, who are unsatisfied with the partial results from products they’re currently using”, she says.
Dr. Craig Ziering, owner of Ziering Medical, holds elite status as a celebrity hair transplant surgeon. Studies on the new KeraFactor™ MD formula are ongoing at his Beverly Hills location with very auspicious results to date. “I have been testing the 2nd generation formula at our clinical research center over the past 6 months, and the early results are looking very promising,” said Dr. Ziering. KeraFactor™ MD can slow down, stop, or reverse follicular diminishment while increasing overall hair health and the quality of existing hair by repairing damage. Additionally, it improves circulation and increases the blood supply to follicles.
About James Bartholomeusz:
James Bartholomeusz demonstrated entrepreneurial inclinations even as a child. He’s always been a problem-solver, with a penchant for creating things that utilize synergy. While in high school, he teamed up with a friend to build computers, resulting in the start of his first business at 15. Because his entire family is involved in the medical field, James seemed destined for a similar career. His life’s journey took him in a somewhat different direction, focused on science and research. Notwithstanding, his family was a key influence, evidenced by an inherent “bedside manner” that informed his passion for helping others by creating safe, accessible treatments for a variety of dermatological issues. Australian-born, James studied at the prestigious University of Queensland [UQ], and then in 2006 relocated to L.A. to oversee new product development as Global VP for Syneron-Candela. James is credited with the development and launch of the world’s first fractional RF device, and following that, he consulted with recognized aesthetic device manufacturers such as Lutronic and Cutera, and in 2019 became the CTO at Lutronic. He continues to invest his time, energy and resources into creating and developing innovative products that deliver real results.
About Dr. Amy Forman Taub:
Amy Forman Taub, MD, FAAD, is a board-certified dermatologist and leading researcher, who’s been practicing for more than 30 years. Dr. Taub acknowledges that she has an “entrepreneurial streak”, and in 2003, she founded the Advanced Dermatology and skinfo® Specialty Skincare Boutique in Illinois. She’s grown that practice to include two offices, ten practitioners, and eighty-six employees, and has seen 80,000+ unique patients. In 1998, Dr. Taub started skinfo.com, which was just the second e-commerce skin care site on the Internet, and it’s continued to be profitable to this day. In addition, the two physical stores at the current locations are staffed by aestheticians who advise clients and patients alike, explaining to
them the best ways to use various products based on their needs and skin conditions.
As one of the premier skin care doctors in the country, Dr. Taub holds aesthetic medicine to a higher standard, by elevating clinical expectations and consistently setting a high bar when it comes to definitive results. That said, she carefully evaluates the scientific principles and safety of all new procedures, prior to making them available to those she treats; Dr. Amy’s practice philosophy is one of active collaboration with her patients. “KeraFactor™ grew out of a deep desire by both James and I to solve unmet needs in the dermatology space. It was born of James needing to find a solution for his own hair loss, and my own wish to bring better solutions to my patients”, declares Dr. Taub. She’s published more than 30 peer-reviewed papers and is a key opinion leader in the aesthetic dermatology arena. Dr. Taub is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, which is just one of many prestigious organizations with which she is involved. The two colleagues, who have been friends of more than 20 years, have always shared a passion for lasers, skin care, science, and real results. The pair’s primary mission is one that will continue to focus on the health of scalp and hair, and how it impacts growth and rejuvenation. They currently have multiple new products under development.
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