Posted: Tuesday, August 1st, 2017
Did you know? Healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp. Since our hair roots in our follicles are living, we need a healthy scalp to keep hair follicles strong and producing new hair.
Your scalp covers the surface of your skull and is made up of five layers. The layer that contains your hair follicles is the skin and is very thin. This layer contains sebaceous glands that produce the oil that gives hair its shiny look. The next layer is made of fat connective tissue. The third layer of your scalp is a denser layer of fibrous tissue called epicranial aponeurosis. There is then the loose areolar connective tissue which is rich in blood vessels and lastly the pericranium which is the outer layer of skull providing the bone.
Knowing how the scalp is formed has helped to produce treatments to help with hair loss. Moreover, knowledge of what can cause your hair follicles to become damaged has helped to develop successful treatments. Although there are medical and genetic reasons for baldness and hair loss, there are more treatments available to help control hair loss and regrow new hair. There are also things you can do at home to help increase the health of your scalp.
Would you like to learn about other ways of keeping a healthy scalp? Schedule an appointment with one of our hair replacement specialists to learn more by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.