10 – 15 days after your first chemotherapy treatments you will start to experience your hair falling. A lot of our clients will return to our centre around the 10th to the 11th day and have a transitional haircut – where the hair is cut to 1/8th of an inch allowing the rest of these stubble to fall out naturally.
At this point, the wig that has been purchased will be fitted and trimmed and customized to give you that natural look. Our staff will also provide you with information on how to look after your new hair and help you choose some head coverings.
Effects of chemotherapy and cranial radiation on the scalp
Women undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy have much less active sebaceous glands and papillae, causing the skin and scalp to become very dry, sensitive and irritated.
With our Terapo Medik and Rene Furterer derma cosmetic line, our clients can moisturize their scalp throughout the therapy period, using gentle, natural active ingredients specially designed to target the negative effects of chemotherapy and radiation. These products help to soothe and cool the scalp, as well as rebuild the hydrolypidic film and desensitize the surface of the scalp.
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