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The Growth Cycle of Hair

February 2, 2021 3:36 pm

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One of the most important aspects to understanding hair loss is the growth cycle of the hair as it grows. Hair growth usually consists of 3 basic stages; anagen phase, catagen phase, and telogen phase. Each strand of hair in the body is in its own phase of growth. As each hair strand grows in its own phase, it begins to move closer to the next full growth phase.

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There are several reasons that can cause hair loss and some of these reasons are: physical damage to hair follicles, external traction, autoimmune disease, extreme stress, scalp infection, and other scalp disorders. The physical damage to hair follicles can be caused by many different things such as: chemicals, abrasion, heat, chemicals, or malnutrition. External traction can cause scarring of the hair scalp which can result in hair loss and it can also result in involutional alopecia.

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The third phase of hair growth is the telogen phase. When hair loss reaches this point, the hair will not grow back as it did in the previous three phases and hair loss will occur permanently. The most common symptom of permanent hair loss in women and men is thinning hair on the head. This can be helped with Scalp Micropigmentation where the areas of hair that are thinning it been lost can be filled in with pigmentation that creates the appearance of hair.

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