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Great hair or a “good hair day” is evidently linked to positive psychological effects on us, such as boosting self-esteem and increased productivity. However, hair loss becomes a common sign of ageing among men and women over the age of 50, and up to 40% of men experience hair loss by age 35 and begin seeking hair treatment.
Hair loss is characterized by balding spots or thinning areas on the scalp. This is because of the shortened cycle between its resting phase and falling out phase. The hair grows in three phases, namely the growing, resting and falling phase.
Even at the age of 16, we experience hair loss at a smaller scale, but due to the normal production of new hair cells in our body, this hair loss goes by unnoticed. With age, however, the amount of hair loss can increase due to weakened roots or hair shafts.
What is considered normal for hair loss?
Since everyone goes through hair loss at any stage in their lives, researchers have placed the norm for hair loss in adults to be between 70 to 100 strands a day. Any more than that is considered to be excessive hair loss, and you may begin to notice bald patches, a receding hairline or thinning parts on your scalp.
Causes of hair loss
The causes of hair loss are dependent on genetics, lifestyle and environmental factors. The most common causes of hair loss are due to genetics, which can include Androgenic Alopecia (male pattern baldness), Alopecia Areata (an autoimmune disorder that attacks hair follicles) or Scarring Alopecia and Telogen Effluvium (scalp disorder).
What is the S.E.P. Activator?
S.E.P. is an acronym for the latest FDA-approved technology in hair treatments known as Scalp Electroporation®, offered by specialised hair loss and scalp treatment centre Papilla Haircare. Deemed a breakthrough in technology and a true alternative to needle injections, S.E.P. is a clinically-proven delivery method that helps to treat most hair loss problems with the highest effective rate and little to no downtime!
Many successful cases have clients reporting the side effects of S.E.P. to be manageable and tolerable, making for a comfortable experience that delivers significant results over a few months.
How does the S.E.P. Activator work?
Developed in Italy, the S.E.P. technology hair loss treatment focuses on stimulating the hair follicles on your scalp using a non-invasive method for the best results. The rate of absorption of the skin on your scalp is lower than the skin on your forehead, which makes the usual route of delivery for facial treatments not nearly as effective for treating hair loss.
Researchers have also found that factors affecting the absorption of substances in your skin include the typology and size of its molecules. Combine that with the decreased efficiency of topical medication to the scalp to solve hair loss issues, the innovation of the S.E.P. Activator overcomes this problem by improving upon the method of delivery.
Benefits of the S.E.P. Activator
1. Non-invasive & needle-free
As a needle-free transdermal (route of administration across the skin) delivery procedure, active ingredients used to effectively treat hair loss problems such as Salmon PDRN or Botanical Cell Extracts are delivered to the scalp through varying electrical pulse energy. This makes it the ideal form of treatment especially for people with needle-phobia or a fear of needles.
2. Safe and painless procedure
The low electrical pulses are controlled in value, time duration and electrical characteristics, hence making for a comfortable experience. You may feel a tingling sensation on the scalp as the active ingredients are delivered to the hair follicles.
3. No damage to the surrounding skin
The S.E.P. technology is akin to an existing transdermal drug delivery called iontophoresis which is used to treat people suffering from hyperhidrosis disorder, a condition that causes excessive sweating.
Unlike iontophoresis, the electrical pulses introduced to your scalp in the S.E.P. treatment does not damage the surrounding skin tissue or cells. Only the affected areas will be treated, and it will not cause further damage to the scalp. As a non-ablative treatment with no downtime, clients can return to work as per normal after their session.
4. Effective for all causes of hair loss
The advantage that the modernised S.E.P. technology has above all other types of hair loss treatments is that it can treat all types of hair loss caused by invariable factors including genetic, lifestyle and environmental for both men and women.
You can consider the S.E.P. Activator hair treatment if you suffer from the following:
Alopecia Type 1 and 2
Hamilton classifications 3 to 5
Androgenic Alopecia (male pattern baldness)
Alopecia Areata (an autoimmune disorder that attacks hair follicles)
Telogen Effluvium (scalp disorder)
5. Suitable for all hair and scalp types
Just like there are several skin types, every scalp and hair loss problem is unique. This is evidently so from the classification of the different hair and scalp types, namely normal, oily, dry, and a combination of any of the three.
6. Improves serum absorption in the skin by 17X
A lower rate of absorption and the size of the molecules in substances used in hair loss treatments are some factors that may affect the overall effectiveness of the treatment.
The S.E.P. technology uses patented electrical pulses to increase the skin permeability to any ingredient by 17 times. It uses current energy to leverage on the skin’s water-based channels to transdermally deliver the treatment to the scalp without pricking or penetrating the skin, hence making it an efficient non-invasive hair treatment with a high success rate.
7. No damage to serum molecules
Clinically, iontophoresis can cause a significant shift in the pH level of the skin and the hair loss solution or serum. This can, in turn, decrease the serum’s effectiveness in treating the cause of hair loss in the scalp and the skin’s ability to absorb the active ingredients of the serum.
8. Able to deliver of all forms of stimulants
S.E.P. technology is a modernized drug delivery procedure that enables the safe and efficient delivery of nearly all stimulants, overcoming the limitation of the traditional transdermal drug delivery procedure iontophoresis.
With Scalp Electroporation®, serums or stimulants with macromolecules of 1-2 million daltons can be delivered successfully to the scalp, including Salmon PDRN, SOD Antioxidant Complex™, Botanical Cell Extracts, Hyaluronic Acid, and more.
9. Medically-backed solution based on clinical trial data
Dermatologist-tested hair care products, treatments and devices can help to provide a deeper understanding of how innovative technology can improve overall well-being and quality of life through clinical trials.
The S.E.P. technology has undergone clinical trials and tested for its effectiveness in treating hair loss, boosting hair growth and cell rejuvenation. It is also FDA-approved technology that is suitable and safe for all scalp and hair types.
10. EV-cytokine technology promotes cell rejuvenation
Cytokines are essential growth factors for healthy hair as they are the communication blocks between cells in the human body. EV (extracellular vesicles) cytokines boost this cell communication and are able to reach more distant cells, hence improving DNA synthesis and cell repair for promoting hair growth and cell rejuvenation.
Compared to the other non-invasive treatment modalities, Papilla’s S.E.P. technology is clinically proven to:
- Result in 38% more hair cell growth in 28 days*
- Encourage complete cell restoration
- Promote 600% improvement in hair thickness
- Provide noticeably less hair fall after just one treatment
If you are looking to restore the condition of your scalp to make way for better, faster hair growth, look no further than the latest technology in scalp and hair loss treatments. Book an appointment with Papilla Haircare’s scalp experts to find out more about your eligibility and regain your crowning glory today.
*Based on clinical studies conducted on the Scalpelectroporation™ technology.