Many of us have been fussing over our hair for years. Whether it’s just the everyday styling dilemma or worrying about the actual quality of your strands, the hair on our head is something we’ve been fretting over for a long time. But if there’s one hair issue that seems to shake us more than others, it’s hair thinning.
In fact, hair loss is such a prevalent issue that the hair restoration industry is projected to reach over $12 billion by 2026. With an industry expanding so quickly, it can be hard to find reliable options to treat your own hair loss. Luckily, there is one treatment that quickly garnered our attention for its impressive results and expert backing: Sylfirm X.
While often used as a skin-revitalization treatment for the face, Sylfirm X—specifically when performed on the scalp and paired with topically applied exosomes—can help restore your strands to their most luscious form. Here, we tapped a board-certified dermatopathologist in Mashpee, MA, Dr. Gretchen W. Frieling, for everything there is to know about this treatment.
First, what is Sylfirm X and how can it help with scalp revitalization?
Before we get into the beneficial effects of Sylfirm X, it’s important to understand how it works. Sylfirm X is simply a device that pairs microneedling—which uses tiny needles to create microdamage along the skin—with the heating effects of radio frequency. “It is a dual wave radio frequency and microneedling device that targets skin complexion and helps accelerate skin revitalization,” says Dr. Frieling, adding that it’s often paired with exosomes—a topical solution that acts as a regenerative complex—post-treatment for optimal results. “Exosomes help with scar remodeling, skin rejuvenation, pigmentation regulation as well as hair growth,” she explains.
By targeting multiple layers of the skin with microneedles and utilizing the heating effects of radio frequency, collagen production improves and nutrient delivery to the hair follicle increases, which in turn stimulates hair growth. “The use of exosomes can also help with hair growth due to their ability to calm inflammation and irritation,” says Dr. Frieling. “When this inflammation and irritation goes away, the hair follicles are able to have increased regrowth.”
Who is an ideal patient for this treatment?
While Sylfirm X is a powerful anti-aging treatment for those interested in skin revitalization, it’s also a great option for those with varying degrees of hair loss. “Sylfirm X can help with hair growth and quality,” Dr. Frieling confirms. “By activating the different layers of skin in the scalp, the quality of the existing and new hair is stronger at the follicles.”
Although Sylfirm X is usually able to be performed on many different patient populations, Dr. Frieling says this treatment is not ideal for those who have active skin diseases, open wounds, bleeding disorders or are pregnant or breastfeeding.
What kind of results can patients undergoing this treatment expect?
“With Sylfirm X, it is important that patients complete a minimum of three treatments in order to get the best result,” says Dr. Frieling. “For patients under 45, we recommend a three week interval between treatments, [and] over the age of 45, we recommend a minimum of four weeks, specifically to allow the fibroblasts to receive the signals to appropriately respond to the treatment.”
You may experience soreness, irritation, and redness after the treatment, and you can expect small scabs to develop that will resolve within 72 hours. While results vary from person to person, most can expect hair growth to improve and strands to get stronger at the follicles over time. The best part? There’s typically little-to-no downtime post-treatment.
The bottom line
Sylfirm X is an ideal treatment option for those who are looking to give their hair and scalp a major boost. Considering how difficult it can be to treat hair loss, experts are understandably excited about the promising results they’re seeing from this particular procedure. And not only is this procedure effective for correcting thinning hair, but this all-in-one treatment option can also address multiple skin concerns at once when used for skin restoration.
So next time you head into your provider’s office, consult with your physician about Sylfirm X—your hair (and maybe your skin, if you choose to try this treatment out for anti-aging purposes, too) will thank you.
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