Skip to main content


Showing posts from September, 2015

Telogen Effluvium: Common Causes for Hair Loss

Some types of hair loss are referred to as 'effluvium' or an outflow. When you have effluvium, it affects the different parts of the hair's growth cycle. Telogen effluvium is another commonly diagnosed reason for hair loss, but very little research has been done to understand it. The condition occurs when there is a change in the amount of hair follicles that can grow hair. When the number of active hair follicles significantly drops during a telogen phase, hair follicles in the dormant telogen phase will increase in number, resulting in hair loss and shedding . Understanding Hair Growth Cycles The scalp's hair follicles do not continuously grow hair. They go through growth stages that can last for at least two years, but can go on for more before regressing to a resting stage, which can be up to two months. A healthy human scalp has 80 to 90 percent of hair follicles that are at the anagen phase, which means that they can grow hair. The 10 to 20 percent

How Radiofrequencies Can Be Helpful For Pimple Treatments

Radiofrequency can be effective in treating shallow acne scars. This treatment method uses fractional radiofrequency to stimulate dermal collage and encourage the skin to rejuvenate. RF therapy uses radio wave beams to heat the subcutaneous tissue. The high frequency radio waves are at 5MHz and the tissues in the targeted area absorbs them. Most systems have a built-in coolant to spray the treated area with cold gas. This way, the surface does not have to heat to a similar degree as the internal tissue. Radiofrequency therapy may have two effects on pimples. First, the increased temperature works to kill the bacteria in the acne to minimise inflammation. Second, RF may decrease the activity and size of sebaceous glands to reduce the production sebum, which is one of the causes of acne. RF therapy has been studied for efficacy in treating acne and researchers found significant improvements in patients who have used it to get rid of pimples. However, it is noteworthy to consid