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Hair Growth Cycle

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Hair Regrowth Cycle different phases and stages of hair cycles from active regeneration to dormant, and even miniaturising and dying.

The commonly adopted model for hair cycle in the medical community consists of 3 stages: Growth (Anagen), Resting (Telogen) and Shedding (Catagen). Below image illustrates how an individual follicle reacts or behaves in different stages of the hair cycle.

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For most people, at any given time, 10-20% of your hair is in the Catagen or Telogen phase waiting to be shed and replaced by an active Anagen hair, in many ways the process is akin to baby tooth being pushed out by a permanent tooth for toddlers.

The HairMax LaserComb stimulates the scalp and energizes follicles in the Catagen (transition) and Telogen (resting) phases causing a new Anagen hair to be formed. These new Anagen hairs cause shedding of more Catagen and Telogen hairs than would occur during the normal hair growth cycle. The thin, wispy hairs being shed would have been shed anyway, and will be replaced by new hair growth that is denser, fuller & stronger. This increase in Anagen hair activity results in a slight increase in shedding at the beginning of treatment and should not be a cause for concern. This is a positive sign indicating that HairMax is beginning to work.

A. In the “Growth Phase” or “Anagen Phase”, each hair grows approximately one centimeter (1/2 inch) per month for a period of 2 to 8 years. The HairMax LaserComb helps by providing energy to the hair growth process thus producing healthier, fuller hair.

B. In the “Resting Phase” or “Telogen Phase”, the hair stops growing and ‘rests’ for 2 to 4 months and eventually falls out. The HairMax helps by stimulating re-growth of new hair.

C. Termed “Vellus Hair” (light colored, short, fine “peach fuzz” hairs), the HairMax helps these fine hairs by stimulating them to grow into thicker, more mature hair.

D. The root is dead and cannot be helped.