Nioxin scalp renew is an in salon microdermabrasion treatment meant to
accelerate the scalp cleansing process by up to 6 months. It is an anti-scalp aging treatment. Microdermabrasion is
a cosmetic procedure in which the dead skin cells (on the surface) are partially or completely removed by light
abrasion. It is commonly done on the face to give facial skin a younger healthier look. It is usually done to treat
skin damaged skin, acne and dark spots.
The difference between scalp renew and regular abrasion is that it is targeted at the
scalp. Also, scalp renew uses natural ingredients unlike facial microdermabrasion procedures which use aluminum
dioxide. The ingredients include the following.
Willow bark and mechanical exfolliants which loosen dirt and dead skin. This is necessary
to ease washing off. Alpha and beta hydroxyl acids which dissolve oils and break up thick skin build up. These oils
include solidified sebum which has clogged hair follicles.
Fruit and milk sugars which clean and soften the skin. They also keep the skin
moisturized. Plant enzymes like aloe vera which nourish and condition the hair and newly exposed skin.
Nioxin laboratories made scalp renew under the belief that hair loss can be controlled or
reversed by treating the scalp. The scalp can have dry and dead skin cells which clog hair follicles. This blockage
results to thinning and hair breakage. By flaking off dry and dead skin, new healthy skin cells are allowed to
surface which in turn promote growth of stronger healthier hair.
One advantage of using nioxin scalp renew is that you do not necessarily have
to be using other nioxin products. This saves on costs.
Another advantage is that it is not for daily use and takes less than 30 minutes to
complete. Nioxin recommend that the client undergo three identical treatments once every 30 to 45 days. The client
is therefore able to determine if the procedure is benefiting them in between the sessions.
Each session involves applying the scalp renewal to the scalp and letting it stand for
approximately 10 minutes. After this, it is washed off and regular styling done.
Before going for scalp renewal, it is worth noting that people with certain conditions
should not use it. These include open sores, oozing, untreated rashes and highly sensitive skin. Scalp renewal can
cause inflammation in these areas. Also, skin which has thinned due to aging should not be treated with
microdermabrasion. This can make the skin thinner and more vulnerable.
Nioxin trains stylists in the use of scalp renewal. You are advised to find a
stylist trained in using scalp renewal for maximum benefits. Also, being professionals, they will be able to
determine if it is recommended that you undergo the procedure.
One way of knowing if the procedure is working for you is by the use of
a nioscope. These are available in some salons. The nioscope is a specialized microscope which enables you view
your scalp on a screen. Its high magnifying power enables you view the scalp before and after treatment. Therefore,
within 30 minutes or so, you can be able to judge whether the scalp renewal is helping.
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