HT&RC in Middle Georgia is the pioneering provider of a groundbreaking, painless, and non-invasive hair treatment for men known as Alma TED. This remarkable treatment, also known as transepidermal drug delivery (TED), has revolutionized the approach to hair loss and has gained attention for its impressive results.
What Is the TED Treatment for Hair Growth?
TED is a cutting-edge procedure that utilizes acoustic sound waves and air pressure to transport hair signal molecules deep into the scalp (about 4 mm) without the need for needles or surgery. This needle-free and pain-free technique promotes hair restoration.
How Can Sound Waves Help Hair Growth?
Alma TED employs low-frequency ultrasound and acoustic sound waves to enhance hair growth. These sound waves create tiny, transient gaseous bubbles in the outermost skin layer (stratum corneum), breaking down the barrier and allowing the delivery of medications. The mechanical pressure from the sound waves also aids in pushing compounds through the skin's temporary access.
The handpiece used in Alma TED is unique, featuring patented technology that uses air pressure to maximize the effectiveness of the topical medication during the treatment.
Through the Alma TED or "TransEpidermal Delivery" process, topical hair growth treatments can penetrate the skin's top layer, delivering active ingredients to the hair follicles.
The Alma TED Hair Care Formula is an exclusive product developed in collaboration with a leading pharmaceutical company. It contains essential nutrients such as protein growth factors, peptides, and amino acids, promoting hair growth and scalp health.
This treatment involves three office visits spaced one month apart. Please note that Alma TED cannot restore hair once it has reached complete baldness. Existing hair is required for the treatment to improve its length and quality.
Additionally, Alma TED can aid in the delivery of steroid injections, and Growth Factor.
What Should I Expect During and After My TED Treatment?
TED is 100% needle-free and painless. A vibrating handpiece is applied to the skin, creating a warm sensation and a mild buzzing feeling. The treatment involves priming the skin, applying the TED+ Hair Care Formula, and driving the hair growth solution into the skin to stimulate the hair follicles. Your hair may be slightly damp after the procedure, and many patients find the treatment soothing and enjoyable.
Watch the video below to see an Alma TED treatment administered to a patient.
There is no downtime, and you can resume your regular activities immediately after the treatment. It's important to come to the appointment with a clean, dry scalp and avoid coloring your hair one week before and after the treatment. You can wash your hair 24 hours after the treatment, and your hair may be slightly damp at the roots when you leave.
Is the Alma TED Treatment Painful?
No, the treatment is comfortable and often relaxing. You'll feel a warm sensation and vibration during the treatment, but there is no pain, needles, or anesthesia involved.
Who Is the Right Candidate for the TED Hair Treatment?
TED treatment is suitable for those experiencing hair loss or hair shedding, individuals with genetic/hereditary hair thinning, stress-induced hair issues, recent surgery, or illnesses like COVID. A consultation with Dr. Gray is recommended to determine if you are a good candidate.
Is the TED Procedure Safe?
Yes, it is FDA approved and safe for everyone.
When Do You See Results and How Often Do You Have to Do It?
While some improvement may be noticeable after one treatment, a series of at least three TED treatments, one month apart, is recommended for optimal results. These improvements include reduced shedding, increased hair growth, improved hair quality, and better-looking hair and scalp. Maintenance treatments may be needed as directed by Dr. Gray to maintain density.
Does Alma TED Regrow a New Hair Follicle?
No, Alma TED does not regrow new hair follicles. It can, however, be used alongside hair transplants to slow, stop, and reverse hair loss in non-transplanted areas.
Where Can TED Be Used?
Alma TED can be applied to the scalp, eyebrows, or the beard area. It can also be combined with other growth factor, and scalp microneedling to enhance hair growth.
Whether you're looking to prevent hair loss or restore your hair, Hair Transplant & Restoration Center is ready to guide you through this innovative and painless treatment. Reach out to schedule your consultation today!