Chemotherapy and Hair Loss
Cancer patients often find that chemotherapy results in partial or full hair loss. Such effects are usually temporary and full re-growth generally occurs after treatment has finished.
We understand that the hair loss experienced from chemotherapy is one of the many stressful factors that the patient has to endure whilst undergoing treatment.
Of course, different types of chemo drugs have varying effects, and using a cold cap during treatment can reduce hair loss. On the flipside, some drugs produce more hair loss than others. It appears that the effect on the hair varies greatly from patient to patient.
Managing the Effects
Many clients who experience hair loss during chemotherapy visit Lucinda Ellery to help manage their hair loss until treatment ends and their hair grows back.
We appreciate that many clients choose to use our services once their treatment has finished however we appreciate some clients do not want to wait until after their treatment as they are worried about managing the change in their appearance so we are happy to see you when the time is right for you. The Intralace System can be used before and during chemotherapy and it can also be used after chemotherapy. However, we do recommend that you wait until your course of treatment is nearing completion before you consider embarking on one of our services.
Lots of our clients find that the Intralace System™ is a highly effective way of managing both the later stages of hair loss and the short hair re-growth when treatment has finished.
Using our unique system, we can create a full head of hair for you with as little as 1.5 inches of re-growth. The Intralace System™ can be integrated into a full head of hair, and the system can also be simply modified to the Intralace Freewear™ system, which is suitable for total hair loss and still gives you the freedom to wash and brush your hair as your own and sleep as normal. It also does not require daily removal.
The Intralace System™ is durable for two years, with maintenance of the re-growing hair normally required every six weeks. When your hair has re-grown to approximately 4-5 inches the Medi Connections™ service (ultra-fine and safe hair extensions) is more suitable. Each application lasts for around three months. Then, when the re-grown hair reaches its desired length, the Medi Connections™ are removed.
For more information on managing hair loss during chemotherapy treatment please see our Chemotherapy Fact Sheet.
Anyone who goes through chemotherapy may find their hair grows back a different colour and texture than it was prior to treatment. It may also grow back quite quickly, so you may find you do not require the Intralace System™ for its full life cycle.
The Intralace System™ is durable for two years, with maintenance of the re-growing hair normally required every six weeks. A guide price for the initial application of the system would be between £1500 and £2000. Maintenance appointments are normally required every 6 weeks with an average appointment costing approx £135 to £180. When your hair has re-grown to approximately 4-5 inches the Medi Connections™ service (ultra-fine and safe hair extensions) is more suitable. Each application lasts for around three months. Then, when the re-grown hair reaches its desired length, the Medi Connections™ are removed.
About to undergo Chemotherapy and concerned about your hair?
To arrange a private consultation at
The Lucinda Ellery Consultancy please call:
0208 741 8224 (London)
0161 832 2857 (Manchester)