What is TED and How does it work?
Caused by age, genetics, or other factors, hair loss or shedding can reduce confidence and result in a lower quality of life. Sunrise Family provides Alma TED, an outstanding treatment to help restore your thick and healthier hair
Alma TED (TransEpidermal Delivery) is a ground-breaking hair growth treatment that is completely non-invasive. TED is designed to address hair shedding, hair loss, and hair thinning.
TED is an ultrasound-based system that uses sound waves' power and air pressure combined with topical Hair Care Formula. The sound waves and air pressure allow deeper penetration into the scalp of this powerful hair growth formula.
Together, the treatment increases blood flow, improves the health of the scalp, and ultimately stimulates hair follicles. The result is thicker, stronger, healthier hair. Alma TED is unique in that it offers outstanding hair restoration benefits without the discomfort and shedding that are typically experienced with other in-office hair treatments and procedures.
How do sound waves work to help with hair growth?
Using low-frequency “ultrasonic” acoustic sound waves and air pressure, called acoustic cavitation, TED drives topical hair growth treatments deep into the skin. The use of sound waves to increase the amount of penetration achieved with topical treatments is called sonophoresis or phonophoresis.
The “stratum corneum,” or the outermost layer of the epidermis, is made up of dead cells and lipids. These form the primary barrier between the body and the surrounding environment. The stratum corneum blocks the penetration of large molecules and moisture with its “brick and mortar” type of structure. The cells can be thought of as bricks, called the corneocytes. The mortar, or lipids, holds these cells together, creating the barrier.
Ultrasonic sound waves set at a very specific vibration cause the very small, transient gaseous bubbles in the stratum corneum to expand and collapse at a rapid rate. This helps break down the brick and mortar wall. The lipids are dispersed, temporarily increasing the ability to penetrate. At the same time, the mechanical pressure caused by the sound waves achieves a push and pull effect–this facilitates the ability to deliver topical compounds through the stratum corneum layer.
What will happen during treatment?
TED is a 20-30 minute treatment that requires no downtime. Arrive with clean hair and without hair products applied to the scalp or hair.
Technician will start with a consultation to evaluate your scalp and hair. They will confirm that you are a good candidate for this treatment after assessing your scalp. From there, they will personalize a custom treatment plan for your needs.
How many treatments are required?
Most patients notice improvements within a month. Additional treatments may be recommended for optimal results. We recommend at least three treatments, performed one month apart, for the most optimal, ideal results.
After your Alma TED treatment, do not wash your hair for 24 hours. We also recommended that you do not have your hair colored the following day.