HydraFacial Dandruff Treatment

Dandruff is a common scalp condition in which small pieces of dry skin flake off of the scalp with itching. Various factors increase the risk of developing dandruff, including a person’s age, the weather, stress levels, medical conditions, and choice of hair products . The big tip-off that an individual may have dandruff is the patches of white flakes on the scalp, made up of dead skin, that come loose in your hair. The flakes may be more visible if a person does not wash or brush their hair often.

The most effective way to treat and control dandruff is to take scalp treatments and medications.

Signs & Syntoms of Dandruff

  • Itchy scalp
  • Scaly scalp
  • White flakes on shoulders of dark clothing
  • Facial Rash over eyebrows, nose, and ears
  • Oily scalp and facial skin with dry flakes
  • Eyebrow rash
  • Beard rash
  • Chest rash with dry flakes and red spots

Causes & Risk Factors of Dandruff

Dandruff can happen for a number of reasons:

Seborrheic Dermatitis

If you have a particularly bad case of dandruff, it’s likely a mild case of seborrheic dermatitis (SD) People with oily skin are often more prone to dandruff. The reason: A yeast called Malassezia globosa feeds on oils on the scalp. Some people’s bodies perceive this breakdown of oil as an irritant, so the scalp reacts by upping the speed at which skin cells renew, causing dandruff.

Contact Dermatitis

Contact dermatitis is a skin irritation caused by either an allergen or an irritant, resulting in an itchy, possibly painful rash. And in the case of dandruff, that reaction is on the scalp. This generally occurs due to hair-care products or dyes

Dry Skin

Cold winter air dries out your skin all over, including your scalp, then dry skin may be the cause of your dandruff. When dry skin causes dandruff, the flakes are usually smaller and less oily than the flakes

Infrequent Shampooing

For those who are already at risk for dandruff, washing infrequently can worsen the condition

Sex Hormone

Androgen hormones, such as testosterone, stimulate activity in the sebaceous glands. More oil means an increased chance of an inflammatory reaction and dandruff. Men are more frequently affected by dandruff than women.

Oiling Your Scalp

Certain oils applied to the scalp can cover the scale, but worsen the flaking and itching.

Treatments for Dandruff


Hydra Facial dandruff is a painless, safe and effective treatment that uses a patented Vortex Technology that extracts dirt, oil, and impurities from scalp and hair follicles while stimulating circulation.

Medical Treatments for Dandruff

Hair and scalp products, both medicated and nonmedicated, are available as solutions, foams, gels, sprays, ointments, oils, and shampoos. You may need to try more than one product to find the routine that works for you. And you’ll likely need repeated or long-term treatment.  All affected areas including the scalp, ears, face, and chest should also be washed with the therapeutic shampoo.