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Hair follicles grow virtually everywhere on the human body and some hairs is so fine they are virtually invisible to the naked eye. Hair itself is made up of a protein called keratin that is produced in hair follicles in the outer layer of skin. As follicles produce new hair cells, old cells are being pushed out through the surface of the skin at the rate of about six inches a year.

The search to look younger is just as strong today as ever. There are anti-aging crèmes, supplements, laser treatments and exercise programs to name a few. I would like to take a little different look at aging. When I think of aging the first two things that come to mind are wrinkles and grey hair. We can always color our hair but what about hair loss?

Are you losing your hair and your self-esteem right along with it? The American Hair Loss Association says by the age of 21 about 25% of males will experience hair loss. By the age of 35 approximately 66% will have appreciable hair loss and by the age of 50 about 85% have significant hair loss.

Trichotillomania, often referred to as Trich, is an involuntary and irresistible urge to pull one’s hair. It can be from the scalp, eyebrows or other areas of the body. For many people, the urges are mild and even manageable but for some they are compulsive and overwhelming.

Some people spend their entire life trying to find what makes them happy. They are always looking for that thing or that someone that will make a difference in their life, someone or something that will make everything right for them. Most of the time the answer is quite simply the way they look at things needs to change.

DHT is the abbreviation for Dihydrotestosterone. In simple terms it is a bi-product of a hormone combining with an enzyme, an androgen and a 5a-reductase. They synthesize DHT which can show up in the hair follicle of both men and women. Androgenic Alopecia also known as male pattern baldness is caused by the hair follicles sensitivity to DHT.

The pressure has never been greater in our society to look good. The competition for a job often is influenced by our appearance. Our confidence can even be effected by our outward appearance especially when it comes to our hair. For women their hair is referred to as their “Crowning Glory” and the importance of how their hair looks has never been more important.

So many people have looked into hair transplant surgery and been told they are not good candidates. Worse yet, they have had hair transplant surgery and just did not get the results they desired. It can take up to a year to even find out those results. It’s important to remember that all hair transplant surgeons do not share the same expertise and skill set.

The search to look younger is just as strong today as ever. There are anti-aging crèmes, supplements, laser treatments and exercise programs to name a few. I would like to take a little different look at aging. When I think of aging the first two things that come to mind are wrinkles and grey hair. We can always color our hair but what about hair loss?

Raquel Welch has worn wigs while shooting movies and on stage for years. She never wore them in her personal life though. One day she was shooting a strenuous action scene and had a very important appointment immediately after. She did not have time to restyle her hair and did not know what to do.

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