General

General

Hair loss
Introduction
Your hair loss may have started with a few extra hairs in the sink or in your comb. But now you can't look in the mirror without seeing more of your scalp.
Baldness typically refers to excessive hair loss from your scalp and can be the result of heredity, certain medications or an underlying medical condition. Anyone — men, women and children — can experience hair loss.
Some people prefer to let their baldness run its course untreated and unhidden. Others may cover it up with hairstyles, makeup, hats or scarves. And still others choose one of the medications and surgical procedures that are available to treat hair loss. Before pursuing any of these treatment options, talk with your doctor about the cause of and best possible treatments for your hair loss.

What Is Hair?

The scalp hair you see is physiologically speaking, 'dead'. It has no blood, muscles or nerves. Hair grows from a single follicle, an indentation in the skin, and each follicle has its own blood, nerve and muscle supply.

For a 'dead' fiber, scalp hair is remarkable. A healthy hair can stretch up to another 30% of its length, can absorb its weight in water and can swell up to 20% of its diameter. It has extraordinary insulating powers, rivaling that of asbestos. Its strength is greater than that of copper wire of the same diameter. A single scalp hair can support a weight of 100g and an average head of hair twisted together can support 23 tons.
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Hair Loss

What is medically related hair loss?
Medically Related Hair Loss (or medical hair loss) is a term used to describe any hair loss that is the result of a medical condition or procedure.
This includes cancer patients who may receive chemotherapy or radiation as well as patients who lose their hair due to hormonal imbalances and thyroid problems. Alopecia is a disease that manifests itself solely in the loss of hair-in many cases over the entire body. If you have lost hair due to surgery, this may also be considered medically related hair loss.

Medically related hair loss can effect your self-esteem and how you see yourself as well as how others may see you. Being completely bald or having hair loss that is not typically "male pattern baldness" or "female pattern baldness" can be seen by others as a sickness, and they may treat you differently as a result.
Your emotional wellbeing is extremely important, and losing your hair can affect your identity. The good news is that there are hair replacement options for medically related hair loss that look very natural and may give you the confidence you need to live your life as normally as possible. This site provides information about how to find hair replacement solutions that work, and makes you Look Better, Feel Better and Live Better which is the three main promises of Apollo.

What Is Skin, Glands and the relation with hair ?

Sebaceous glands : Definition:
Glands in the skin that produce an oily substance called sebum--these glands are the sites of acne lesions. Sebaceous glands are attached to hair follicles and are found mostly on the face, neck, back and chest.

Sebaceous glands : Definition:
Glands in the skin that produce an oily substance called sebum--these glands are the sites of acne lesions. Sebaceous glands are attached to hair follicles and are found mostly on the face, neck, back and chest.

Skin : Definition:
The skin is the largest organ of the human body. Its size (about 20 square feet in an average sized adult) and external location make it susceptible to a wide variety of diseases, disorders, discolorations, and growths, as well as to damage from the environment and the aging process. The severity and appearance of skin problems vary considerably. Most can be removed or improved with a minimum of pain and risk in a dermatologist's office.

Dermis : Definition:
The middle layer of the skin, below the epidermis and above subcutaneous tissue. It is composed of connective tissue in which is embedded hair follicles, sweat glands, superficial and deeper blood vessels, and nerve fibers.

Dermoscopy (surface microscopy):Definition:
Also known as dermatoscopy and epiluminescence microscopy. A noninvasive technique for examining a pigmented or non-pigmented lesion to assess anatomic structures that are not visible to the unaided eye. Surface microscopy may be done with the lesion covered with mineral oil, or with the lesion dry. When done with mineral oil, the oil is used to coat the lesion, then the lesion is examined with magnification (hand lens, dermatoscope, or computerized digital imaging.) Surface microscopy complements other diagnostic techniques and may help determine which skin lesions require biopsy or removal

Dermal fillers:Definition:
Soft tissue fillers are flexible substances that can be injected into the skin to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, plump lips, fill out hollow cheeks, improve scars, elevate deep folds, and repair various facial imperfections. The result is a smoother, more youthful appearance with minimal "downtime" and maximum safety. See: Soft Tissue Augmentation.

Types of medical hair loss