Chemotherapy and Hair Loss: Why does it occur?

Chemotherapy Hair Loss Advice and Treatments From Simone Thomas Dorset Trichology Clinic

In our series of hair blogs from Simone Thomas hair loss clinic in Bournemouth, you will find information on what to expect during your cancer treatment with regards to the possibility of experiencing hair loss and what options are available to you with regards to your hair loss. Hair loss is a very personal subject and each of our clients experiences differing emotions during their cancer treatment. We are here to help you explore the avenues and offer help and support with regards to your hair loss. Chemotherapy drugs are extremely powerful medications that attack rapidly growing cancer cells in your body. Unfortunately, these drugs also attack other rapidly growing cells in your body — including those in your hair roots.

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Chemotherapy and hair loss

Chemotherapy treatment, therefore, may cause hair loss all over your body — not just on your scalp. Sometimes your eyelash, eyebrow, armpit, pubic and other body hair also falls out. Some chemotherapy drugs are more likely than others to cause hair loss, and different doses can cause anything from a mere thinning to complete baldness. Talk to your doctor or nurse about the medication you will be taking during your treatment so that you can be fully informed as to what to expect and how to plan for your possible hair loss.

Fortunately, the good news is that most of the time chemotherapy hair loss is temporary. You can expect to re grow your hair three to 10 months after your treatment ends, you could find that your hair may temporarily grow back in a different shade or texture.

If you are thinking that you may wish to wear a wig during this temporary hair loss please feel free to book a free hair loss consultation with one of our hair loss specialists here at the Simone Thomas hair loss clinic in Bournemouth. We hold a vast array of synthetic wigs and real human hair wigs in a huge variety of styles and colours. Feel free to come along with a friend or family member for moral support. We offer free consultations in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere and truly understand what it is you are going through when faced with the possibility of losing your hair through cancer treatment as we have experienced it ourselves.

If you are interested in learning more about our services at the Simone Thomas hair loss clinic in Bournemouth call today on 01202 76003 to book a hair loss consultation with one of our trained hair loss specialists.

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