Cancer-Related Hair Loss

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The Effects of Treatment

Cancer-related hair Loss is a well-known side effect for treatments, medications and surgeries. Treatments such as chemotherapy have a higher chance of causing hair loss in individuals. During chemotherapy all living cells come in contact with the drugs and hair will go into a dormancy to protect itself. During the dormant phase hair does not receive the proper protein and nutrients to thrive, as a result hair will stay in this stage until treatment is finished.

CHEMOTHERAPY HAIR LOSS

If a patient has a genetic predisposition to female or male pattern baldness, their hair will grow back in the form of the predestined hair loss. The first signs that you may have early stages of hair loss after chemo is to notice if hair in the vertex and crown is still thin one year post-op, or the temple region hasn’t grown in. Typically after 12 months these areas of thinning are usually a sign of genetic hair loss.

Hair Recovery Program

National Hair Loss is the first in the country to assists cancer-related hair loss. Our programs implement innovative hair treatments to accelerate the hair growth process following chemotherapy to help stimulate blood flow, increase mitochondria (cellular energy) and nutrients to hair follicles.

National Hair Loss is proud to offer customized Hair Recovery Programs with affiliate oncology locations across the United States.

For more information on chemotherapy hair loss and to schedule a complimentary hair evaluation, contact a National Hair Loss Representative (602)283-2355 or (877)551-5350.

How soon can you see results?

Patients typically see their hair grow back in 10-12 months post-chemotherapy; with our Hair Recovery Program results have been seen as quick as 12 weeks to 90 days and patients feel comfortable usually 5-6 months post treatment.

Most patients also experience a thicker and better quality hair follicle during the regeneration process on our Hair Recovery Program. Our programs can assist individuals who have survived cancer years past and are still struggling with cancer-related hair loss years post treatment.

Following treatment hair can return with abnormal characteristics:

  • Feather-like
  • Baby fine or “Peach Fuzz”
  • “Chemo curls,”
  • Sparse hair regrowth in areas
  • Lighter or Darker Pigmentation

If you or a loved one has suffered through cancer, chemotherapy, or radiation therapy, you know how difficult it can be to transition back to “you” again. Let the team at National Hair Loss assist you as you enjoy a sense of hope that comes with knowing you will be yourself again.

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