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Telogen (phase)

the hair cycle’s rest phase.  It lasts between 5 and 6 weeks. The hair diminishes in size and will be pushed out by new hair in anagen phase. Hair in telogen phase can also be ripped away by brushing or washing the hair.

Synonyms - Telogen
Telogen effluvium

sudden hair loss, often copious and scattered over the entire skull. The loss of hair isn’t located in specific areas as in androgenic alopecia.


Transverse section of a hair

Transplant by trephine (punch)

graft extraction and implant technique by punch  3 to 4 mm in size. Each graft contains 15 to 30 hairs

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