Chemotherapy and Hair Loss: Can hair loss be prevented?

HLB-Wigs-Banner

Here at Simone Thomas hair loss clinic in Bournemouth and Reading we know that no treatment exists that can guarantee your hair won’t fall out during or after your chemotherapy treatment. Therefore the best way for you to deal with impending hair loss is to plan ahead and focus on making yourself comfortable with your appearance before, during and after your cancer treatment. Here at Simone Thomas we have a wide range of synthetic wigs and real human hair wigs and hair pieces for you to chose from in the comfort of a friendly and relaxed Hair Loss Salon.

There are several treatments you may have heard about that have been investigated as possible ways to prevent hair loss, but none has been absolutely effective, including:

•Scalp hypothermia (cryotherapy). During your chemotherapy treatment, ice packs or similar devices are placed on your head to slow down the blood flow to your scalp. This way, chemotherapy drugs are less likely to have an effect on your scalp. Studies of scalp hypothermia have found it works somewhat in the majority of people who have tried it. However, the procedure also causes a small risk of cancer recurring in your scalp, as this area doesn’t receive the same dose of chemotherapy as the rest of your body. People undergoing scalp hypothermia report feeling uncomfortably cold and having headaches during treatment. Here at Simone Thomas hair loss clinic in Bournemouth, we advise that you speak with your doctors and nurses regarding this method and whether it is right for you.

•Minoxidil (Rogaine). Applying minoxidil — a drug approved for both female and male pattern baldness — to your scalp before and during chemotherapy isn’t likely to prevent your hair loss, although some research shows it may speed up your hair re growth after your treatment has been completed. Here at Simone Thomas hair loss clinic in Reading, we stress that more research is needed to understand whether minoxidil is effective in re growing hair after cancer treatment has been completed. It is wise that you discuss this with your doctors during your consultations.

At our Simone Thomas hair loss clinics in Reading and Bournemouth, we have seen thousands of men and women who suffer hair loss during their chemotherapy treatments. We have a friendly and relaxed Hair Loss Clinic where you can come in for a free hair loss consultation in a welcoming environment. You are more than welcome to bring a friend or family member with you to help you explore the options available to you with regards to making plans for your hair loss. Some of our clients chose to wear a scarf or a hat during their treatment, others chose to wear a real human hair wig or a synthetic hair wig. Some chose to cut their hair before treatment begins so the hair loss is less traumatic for them. Whatever you decide to do we are there for you every step of the way. Please call one of our experienced Hair Loss Consultants on 01202 760003 to book a free Hair Loss Consultation or Wig Consultation in Westbourne, Bournemouth, Dorset.

If you would like more information about hair loss treatments at our hair loss clinics and hairdressers in Bournemouth and Wokingham, please call one of our experienced hair loss specialists on 01202 760003 to book a free hair loss consultation.

X
Report an issue.

Sometimes website display issues can be fixed with a hard refresh. If this does not resolve the problem, please complete a bug report below.

By submitting this form a screenshot will be taken of this website as YOU currently see it which include sensitive information. You also agree to diagnostic information being taken including but not limited to: Browser type (Chrome/Firefox, IE etc), Operating System and IP Addresss. We may attempt to contact you in order to help resolve the issue you are reporting to us.

Thank you! Our technical team will look at this issue shortly. In the meantime, if you have any questions please contact: [email protected]

Simone Thomas - Gateway Background

ABOUT SIMONE THOMAS AWARD WINNING L’OREAL SALON & HAIR LOSS CLINIC

Welcome to Simone Thomas, a multi award-winning five star hair salon and hair loss clinic in Bournemouth with an international reputation for creating sensational hair.

Simone and her team are highly regarded within the industry with clients visiting from across the UK, Europe and America. Our services range from creating fabulous hairstyles and colours to diagnosing and treating those who are suffering from hair loss, thinning hair or scalp disorders.

Our Promise

Your appointment is very important to us. In return for your valued custom we promise you the following…

  • A warm welcome and a friendly smile
  • A relaxed and friendly environment
  • A thorough, personalised consultation
  • To only offer products and services that fulfill your needs
  • To always respect your time
  • To respond to any problems within 48 hours