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The liquid contains a chemical that destroys the egg-containing follicles in female rats’ ovaries and impairs sperm production in males.
During a normal cycle, the endometrial lining builds at the same time as a follicle matures into an egg inside the ovary.
Developed at Massachusetts General Hospital in the 1990s, the technique directs laser light toward the hair follicle, killing the follicle’s stem cells so the hair doesn’t regrow.
The chemo drugs can't easily penetrate the follicles, and hair is much less likely to fall out.
The chemo drugs can’t easily penetrate the follicles, and hair is much less likely to fall out.
However, there's a good reason threading, which involves a thin thread being rolled over the skin to pull unwanted hairs out at the follicle, has lasted through generations of eyebrow groomers and made its way from the East to the West. 1.
The Prep: The best way to shave is right out of the shower, that way your beard follicles have been softened up.
Although the bulb of the follicle is alive, the hair shaft is dead and insensible.
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FOLLICLE Defined for English Language Learners
medical Definition of follicle
follicularplay \fə-ˈlik-yə-lər, fä-\ adjective
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