What Is Radio Frequency Therapy?
Healthy hair begins with a healthy scalp. Without this foundation, problems come up and affect the quality and quantity of your hair.
Radio Frequency [RF] [also called high-frequency therapy] is a non-invasive and non-surgical treatment used to manage and treat itchy scalp, alopecia, hair loss dandruff.
A combination of high-frequency and ultraviolet rays are used to stimulate hair follicles for hair growth.
So, How Does It Work?
Your technician uses a comb-like tool on your scalp. You can expect to have this done every two weeks.
According to a study, people who use RF treatments report having thicker hair and hair growth.
This is due to many factors like improved blood circulation to the scalp.
Healthy blood circulation is essential for hair growth and so, your hair follicles rely on the transport of oxygen, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that help promote and sustain hair follicle production.
What are the Benefits of Radio Frequency Treatments?
Radiofrequency treatments offer many benefits for the scalp like:
- New cell generation
- Improved blood circulation
- Dandruff treatments
- Itchy scalp prevention
- Reduction in hair loss
- Enhanced hair growth
But, What Are The Side Effects?
RF may cause an overstimulation of the sebaceous glands.
This overstimulation can cause excess sebum oil production, which can lead to an oily scalp.
An oily scalp can clog the pores on your scalp and cause additional problems like hair thinning or baldness if left untreated.
Next, increasing the RF may have little to no impact. As a result, your technician will have to monitor progress very closely, as too much of it can cause scarring or dark spots in the treatment area.
Finally, you may notice that your hair experiences some degree of dryness after treatment.
So, How Many Treatments Will You Need?
The number of sessions necessary to treat the scalp varies from person to person.
But, you can expect to undergo a minimum of 10-12 treatment sessions, 2-3 times per week.
As you approach the end of your first round of treatment sessions, you will want to work with your technician to establish a long-term strategy for RF use.
Radiofrequency is another approach for managing scalp conditions that hinder healthy hair growth.
It yields positive results by improving blood circulation to the scalp region, boosting hair growth, and increasing your hair shaft thickness.
You should know that this treatment isn’t for everyone.
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