What Is Alopecia
On the human body, Hair grows everywhere but on the palms of our hands and the soles of our feet. Many hairs are so fine they're virtually invisible.
Hair is made up of a protein called keratin that is produced in hair follicles in the outer layer of skin. When follicles produce new hair cells, old cells are pushed out through the surface of the skin.
The hair you can see is actually a string of dead keratin cells. The average adult head has about 100,000 to 150,000 hairs and loses up to 100 of them every day. Don't get alarmed if you find hair strands on your, this is normal.
About 90% of the hair on a person's scalp is growing most of the time in during life. Age, disease and a variety of factors influence the life cycle of each follicle.
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offers many procedures and therapies for the treatment of the condition of Alopecia (Hair Loss). Call us and schedule an appointment to have one of our skin care specialists look at your individual situation and develop a plan for the diagnosis & treatment of this condition.
The information above is intended for informational purposes only. It is not medical advice and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.