Cooling Caps used for hair loss prevention in cancer patients

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Your hair needs as much attention as your body.  There are many factors for maintaining a healthy scalp and hair.  If you are in  good general health, you will have healthy hair but if you are in poor physical and mental condition such as illness, stress, and malnutrition then your hair and scalp will show it.  Treating the underlying medical condition makes the hair loss temporary, however in cases of cancer, chemotherapy medicines used for treatment can cause hair loss which could be very stressful.

The effect of chemo therapy can be devastating for many patients.  the most damaging can be the effects of the drugs on hair follicles on the scalp. These medications could cause the hair to become weak and break, in addition it may also effect the hair follicles.  In recent studies done in patient undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer, doctors found that clients using Cooling Cap lowers the chances of hair loss.  These caps are used right after chemo is given and patients sits with the cap on the scalp for 15 minutes.  These caps are tightly fitted strap on, helmet type hats filled with Gel coolant that is chilled before usage.  These caps work by narrowing the blood vessels beneath the kin of the scalp, reducing the amount of chemotherapy medicine that reaches the hair follicles.  With less chemotherapy medicine reaching the follicles, the hair may be less likely to fall out.

Dr. Mike Meshkin, a hair transplant specialist based in Los Angeles and Orange County offers many advises to his clients to start hair loss prevention when they notice thinning at the initial stages. It is important to keep hair healthy by using the right hair care products. If hair loss is genetic, then hair transplant can be an option to restore the hair that is lost and medical treatment is used to prevent future hair loss and keep hair healthy.

To find out more about your hair loss, visit one of Dr. Meshkin's hair transplant and hair restoration clinics in Los Angeles or in Irvine locations. Dr. Meshkin will use the latest techniques to find out the cause of your hair loss and give the best hair restoration recommendations customized to your needs and concerns. You can also visit our website to find out about the hair care products that may help with your hair loss.

If you are suffering from hair loss or hair thinning you can contact us at (949) 219-0027 to schedule for a free consultation or visit our website. 

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Newport Beach Hair Restoration Surgeon