Post Number: 2
|Posted on Wednesday, August 02, 2006 - 02:14 am: ||
Okay, so I've been examining my scalp VERY closely the last few days, particularly the hairline. I'm just past my 8 month mark with the exercise. There's already terminal hairs where there hasn't been in years, more so on the left side than on the right so far.
I'm looking really closely and see lots of very tiny, yet very pigmented hairs starting to come out of those areas.
But what about the crown area? My whole head is thinner, but the crown area I can't tell. When I comb my hair back I see several hairs sticking up through the combed hair.
It's harder to tell the progress of that area since I can't examine it close up like my hairline area.
I did see a home made video of myself today though, was shot about 5 or so years ago when I was 17. And my hair, although still thinner, is growing out the way it used to back then, so I guess this is a good sign.
But I was going to ask, does the SE re-vitalize the capillary network for this area too?
Post Number: 2780
|Posted on Wednesday, August 02, 2006 - 06:28 am: ||
From your description it looks like you are making progress. It's a good sign that the new hairs you're seeing are pigmented.
"But I was going to ask, does the SE re-vitalize the capillary network for this area too?"
I assume you mean the crown area. Even though there are no scalp muscles in the crown area there is the possibility but not the certainty that the scalp exercise will promote angiogenesis in this area. The crown area as you can see in the anatomical drawing - My Approach - is covered by the thin fibrous membrane called the galea. The galea has hardly any blood supply, but the subcutaneous layer of the skin which rests above the galea has a rich capillary network. The dermal papilla of the hair follicle is embedded in the subcutaneous layer.
I think that the movement of the scalp plus the pumping up of the muscles attached to the galea will "revitalize" the capillary network in the crown area. Brisk exercise causes oxygen depletion. Oxygen depletion is a factor contributing to angiogenesis and the strengthening of the capillary network in the exercised area. If you want a more technical explanation, read Blood Vessels.