Lovisa Alvin

www.examiner.com - Writer
San Diego, New York

    Cancer Treatments And Hair Loss

    December 10, 2014

    Hair loss is a common but often distressing side effect of chemotherapy. Sometimes, the radiotherapy may also aggravate the hair loss factor. The amount of hair lost will depend on the specific drugs and the dosage taken and one’s reaction to the drugs. Hair loss in this case is usually temporary and normally the hair will grow back within few weeks after the completion of treatment. And sometimes the hair may acquire different color or texture without any change in scalp tissues. Scalp cooling can also be done to reduce the amount of hair loss but the fact behind it is will not suit everyone to give better results. The scalp cooling process may be ineffective for certain drugs or doses and usually not used for people with hematological cancers because of the increased risk of cancer cells surviving in the blood vessels of the scalp. 

    Scalp cooling method and results

    Since Alopecia is a frequently occurring side effect of chemotherapy that often can be prevented by scalp cooling during the infusion. This method is studied by the researchers to show proven effects on one’s scalp tissue and hair rejuvenation. The study has also compared the effects and costs of scalp cooling with usual general oncological care. In this study, the scalp-cooled patients were compared with non-scalp cooled patients at 15 Dutch hospitals. Here the patients were enrolled prior to anthracycline and taxane based chemotherapy for several types of cancer between 2007 and 2008. In addition, cost effectiveness of scalp cooling was compared with that of usual care and was determined by the ratio of costs to quality adjusted life years. The costs for scalp cooling, hair dressers, wigs and head covers were estimated from a societal perspective. The quality adjusted life years factors were measured using the short form – 36. And this technique is proved to reduce the use of a wig or head cover by 40%. The scalp cooling method is proved to have shown no side effects with numerous benefits in scalp rejuvenation.

    Other effective hair rejuvenation options  

    The cancer patients after ongoing chemotherapy can stop the treatment with better results and thus next concentrate on hair rejuvenation. Commonly, the hair will onset to rejuvenation after two or three weeks but still few may have permanent hair loss due to further additional factors. In those cases the http://vinciscalppigmentation.com can chose to rejuvenate one’s scalp in artificial means with injecting organic fibers. The scalp pigmentation techniques can also be used in regaining a thicker view of hair, getting a perfect hair cover, in treating the hair line problems and in scalp rejuvenation to boost hair follicles. Not only the chemotherapeutic patients but also anyone suffering from hormonal imbalance and drug side-effects can choose the scalp pigmentation technique to obtain natural look with much healthier scalp. All the possible means in hair loss treatment are thus tried by the people in cosmetic market to regain one’s hair cover to restore the self-esteem and attitude towards outer world. Especially the chemotherapeutic patients are greatly needed the immediate results in hair treatment to restore the self-confidence which is very essential to fight against the cancer. Choosing all these best ways will help the people to recover soon with utmost effective care.

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