Cancer Hair Loss Solutions and Advice from Simone Thomas Hair Loss Clinic in Bournemouth
Losing your hair as a result of cancer treatments can cause partial hair loss, thinning hair or complete hair loss. It affects people in different ways.
At our hair loss clinic in Westbourne we can help minimise the physical and emotional impact cancer hair loss causes by providing information and a variety of treatment options.
Cancer Hair Loss Support and Treatments
Chemotherapy Hair Loss
A distressing side effect of chemotherapy to treat cancer is hair loss. We make it our mission to help sufferers feel themselves by offering partial or full hair loss treatments and solutions.
Radiotherapy Hair Loss
Another cancer treatment that causes hair loss is Radiotherapy. Hair loss can occur in partial areas or all over the body. We can provide advice about how to deal with the hair loss and potential solutions during the treatment.
Hair loss from cancer treatments can often affect people in a variety of different ways. Some treatments can cause only partial hair loss or thinning of the hair, whilst others cause people to lose hair from all over their body, including eyebrows and eyelashes. Different types of chemotherapy drugs have varying effects. Radiotherapy causes hair loss only in the area where the treatment is focused.
If you think that you would like to wear a wig during treatment, you may find it helpful to visit a wig specialist like Simone Thomas hair loss clinic and hairdressers, before your cancer treatment starts to discuss with hair loss consultants who can then help match your hair colour and style. They can even cut and style your wig to your specific requirements. A lot of our clients comment that people they meet don’t even realise they are wearing a wig.
What is a Cold Cap? A cold cap is a hat that is worn during some chemotherapy treatments. Its cooling effect helps to reduce the blood flow to the scalp, which in turn reduces the amount of chemotherapy medication that reaches this area. This can help to prevent hair loss during treatment. It’s usually worn for about 15 minutes before undergoing each chemotherapy treatment.
Eyebrows & Eyelashes
With some chemotherapy treatments, some people experience the loss of their eyebrows and eyelashes. Make-up, eyebrow pencil, eyeliner or false eyelashes can help to minimise how noticeable this is. Here at Simone Thomas we have specialist makeup artists who can help advise you on how to effectively apply makeup to disguise this hair loss.
Types of Wig
There are two main types of wig: synthetic and real hair. Synthetic wigs are created from man-made fibres. They typically last for six to nine months and cost anywhere between £50 and £200. Wigs made from real hair last for up to three or four years, can be styled and treated as you would your own hair and cost between £200 and £2,000. These can be custom made by Simone Thomas to your style and colour pre requisite.
Help With Costs
You can get free synthetic wigs on the NHS if:
- you’re under 16, or under 19 and in full-time education
- you’re a hospital inpatient
- you’re a war pensioner and the wig is for your accepted disablement and you have a valid war pension exemption certificate
You’re entitled to help if you:
- get Income Support
- get Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- get Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- get Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
- are named on or entitled to an NHS tax credit exemption certificate
- are named on a valid HC2 certificate.
Simone Thomas hold stock of different types of wigs and hairpieces that you can come and try out in total privacy.
Contact Simone Thomas Trichology Clinic in Bournemouth
Our highly qualified and experienced team can help provide a variety of treatment options for your hair loss. Call Simone Thomas Trichology Clinic on the number at the bottom of the page or alternatively you can book online or request a consultation by completing the form below.
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