Shedding 50 to 100 hairs a day is normal. When a hair is shed, it is replaced by a new hair from the same follicle and the growing cycle starts again. Scalp hair grows about one-half inch a month. As people age, the rate of hair growth slows.
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At Mass General Dermatology’s Hair Loss Clinic, our board-certified dermatologists are highly specialized in the diagnosis, management and treatment of alopecia that affects both adolescents and adults.
The Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery's Hair Restoration Surgery Program offers the latest techniques for hair replacement and restoration performed by world-class plastic surgeons in a private hospital setting.
The Pediatric Dermatology Program at MassGeneral Hospital for Children provides care for children and adolescents with the full range of acquired and congenital disorders of the skin.
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