Labo Crescina Transdermic Follicular Islands Hair Re-Growth HB 177 Hair Booster Treatment
Dosages 1700-1900-2100, increasing according to the degree of thinning
THE SINGLE FOLLICLE
The hair is made up of two distinct structures: the hair follicle, which resides in the skin, and the stem, which is visible above the surface of the scalp. The hair follicle is a tunnel-shaped segment of the epidermis that extends in the lower part to the dermis. The structure contains several layers each of which has separate functions. At the base of the follicle is the papilla, which contains the capillaries, or tiny blood vessels that nourish the cells. The vital part of the hair is that which surrounds the papilla at the deepest level and is called the “bulb”.
THE FOLLICULAR ISLANDS
The hair stems, observed at a considerable magnification, emerge from the scalp in small clusters that come out of a single follicular ostium. Each of these represents the visible and superficial portion of a more complex structure called the Follicular Island. It can have from 2 to 4 terminal follicles each of which contains the bulb that produces the terminal hair; from 1 to 2 fleece follicles each of which contains the bulb in the process of atrophying. A secondary hair germ may also be present, composed of the cells of the dermal papilla which, upon contact with the stem cells of the bulge, will give rise to a new hair.
THE IMPORTANCE OF FOLLICULAR ISLANDS
The follicular island has a strategic importance within the individual capillary heritage as it contains on average from 2 to more terminal hairs and various other dormant or semi-atrophied follicles. Unlike single follicles that are valid for only one hair, the follicular islands, depending on the distribution and number, can count two or more terminal hairs (on average 2.5). With the thinning process, the number not only of follicles but also of follicular islets decreases and it is therefore essential to reserve a specific treatment for the follicular islands that is appropriate to the complexity of this extremely important system, in proportion to the total number of stems on the scalp.