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Hair Follicle Definition - Dermatology - About.com
A hair follicle is a stocking-like structure that contains several layers with different jobs. At the base of the follicle a projection is formed like sticking a finger in the ...
The Biology of Hair - Dermatology - About.com
Dec 15, 2014 ... has all of it's hair follicles formed by week 22. At this time there are 5 million follicles on the body. One million of those are on the head, and ...
Hair Follicle - Definition of the Hair Follicle - Acne - About.com
Sep 4, 2009 ... If you have acne, you have a disorder of the hair follicle. But what is a hair follicle, and why do we have them in the first place?
Hair Papilla - Dermatology - About.com
Definition: The papilla is the very bottom portion of the hair follicle that contains the blood supply and the matrix. The matrix consists of cells that actually form the  ...
Various Hair Removal Methods - How They Work - Dermatology
Dec 16, 2014 ... Electrolysis involves inserting a fine needle into the hair follicle and applying an electrical current to the follicle root. This procedure actually ...
Why Does Chemotherapy Cause Hair Loss? - Cancer - About.com
Dec 4, 2014 ... Some cells in our bodies do rapidly divide, like our hair follicle cells and the cells in the lining of our stomach and digestive tract. Chemotherapy ...
Club Hair - Dermatology - About.com
Definition: A club hair is formed during the catagen phase when the part of the hair follicle in contact with the lower portion of the hair becomes attached to the ...
Pilosebaceous Unit - Dermatology - About.com
Definition: The pilosebaceous unit consists of the hair shaft, the hair follicle, the sebaceous gland which makes sebum, and the erector pili muscle which causes  ...
Skin Infections - Folliculitis, Furuncles & Carbuncles - Dermatology
Dec 16, 2014 ... Folliculitis is an infection that is localized to the hair follicle. A folliculitis looks like small, yellow pustules that are confined to the hair follicle.
Anagen Phase - Dermatology - About.com
During this phase the hair grows about 1 cm every 28 days. Scalp hair stays in this active phase of growth for 2-6 years. The amount of time the hair follicle stays  ...
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