Post-Chemotherapy Hair Loss & What You Can Do About It
Recently a scientific article was published, as to how women stricken with cancer coped with the inevitable occurrence of hair loss. The study described how women anticipate reactions to chemotherapy and how they prepare for a modified body appearance. The conclusion of the study was that “the study patients' main reasons for lack of anticipatory coping behaviour were shame, insecure thoughts about the future, and unwillingness to live with a wig”.
Despite the need to address the importance of hair loss for those with cancer, patients often receive little more counselling than the advice to purchase a wig or other head covering for the duration of their treatment, according to another study. For some, covering their hair loss is an option that works as a temporary solution. Most people want to get their hair back to its natural state as quickly as possible.
Recently, use of cooling machines during therapy has shown some promise in preventing some hair loss, this does not address the shedding that occurs AFTER chemotherapy. Although there is not much you can do to avoid this cancer treatment side effect, there are ways to help restore your hair after treatment ends. Hairmax is the leader in transformative hair regrowth, providing safe and effective laser light medical devices to stimulate hair growth.
While Hairmax devices are FDA Cleared for the treatment of hereditary hair loss, many people who have lost their hair post-chemotherapy chose to use Hairmax laser devices and scalp treatments to help support healthy hair growth.
Hairmax provides direct stimulation of energy delivery to the hair growth centre of the hair follicle and has been used to help stimulate hair growth after chemotherapy.
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