Hair Loss Treatment
Hair is simple in structure, but has important functions in social functioning. Hair is made of a tough protein called keratin. A hair follicle anchors each hair into the skin. The hair bulb forms the base of the hair follicle. In the hair bulb, living cells divide and grow to build the hair shaft. Blood vessels nourish the cells in the hair bulb, and deliver hormones that modify hair growth and structure at different times of life.
The most common form of hair loss is known as Androgenetic Alopecia. This is a hereditary condition passed to you from either of your parents and can affect men or women. This gene usually affects hair on the top and front of the scalp, but would not normally affect the sides or back, leaving what is normally a “horseshoe” growth on the scalp.