All About The Hair Growth Cycle
Before you think of hair transplantation, you need to understand the hair growth cycle. Every single strand of hair on your body goes through three stages in its life cycle. The three stages are the anagen, catagen and telogen phases. The anagen phase is basically the growth phase, and it is said that about 85% of hair on a person’s head is in the anagen phase at any given time. A longer anagen phase means a longer growth period, as this is when the hair root is dividing rapidly, causing 1 cm of hair growth every 28 days. This phase usually lasts for 2-7 years, depending on genetics.
Then comes the catagen, or transitional phase. This is when the hair follicle detaches itself from the blood supply and rests, causing the hair strand to be pushed upwards. Although there is no hair growth, the upward pushing results in increased fiber length. The catagen phase usually lasts for two weeks, is triggered by body signals, and then followed by the telogen phase.
Finally, there’s the telogen, or resting phase. During this phase, the follicle remains dormant for around 1-4 months while the epidermal cells lining it continue to grow, anchoring it in place. About 10-15% of hair on a person’s head is in the telogen phase at any given time. Once the hair follicle begins growing again, the already present hair is pushed outwards, causing what we know as shedding. In an ideal situation, the anagen phase begins again. This is basically where you might opt for hair loss treatment, which can be either medical, or surgical.
Hair Restoration Treatment for Men and Women
Contrary to popular belief, hair transplantation is not the only way to get back your lost hair. In some cases, natural hair can be regained, or hair loss can be slowed by medical means as well. Before you go for hair restoration surgery, there might be a chance to slow down hair fall by using certain medicines, and we at Dr. Rubin’s Hair Restoration Clinic tell you exactly what you need. We’re committed to providing you the best results at the most affordable prices, so you don’t need to worry about being overcharged.
Hair Loss Treatment and You
Only after thoroughly going through your medical history, needs and requirements, we advise hair fall control or hair restoration methods. Our specialized team of hair restoration experts make sure that the end results are as optimal as possible, by letting you know all the options and alternatives. We’re committed to give you the best treatment for hair growth in India!