26 Feb Coping with Hair Loss after Cancer Treatment
Our hair is a unique part of our identity. Suddenly losing it as a result of cancer treatment can be distressing for both men and women.
Appearance-related concerns are normal and to be expected throughout the cancer experience. Understanding this can be a key component in how you cope, now and even years into survivorship.
As an experienced practitioner of hair loss restoration, I have assisted hundreds of men and women seeking to solve their hair loss due to cancer treatment and alleviate some of the emotional impact of their diagnosis. Here is some information on how to effectively cope with hair loss.
Know What to Expect
If you haven’t yet started your treatment, ask your oncologist whether it is known to cause hair loss, and if so, how quickly that will happen.
Certain types of chemotherapy can cause you to lose the hair on your head as well as on other areas of your body. Long-term use of some targeted therapies and hormonal therapies may lead to hair thinning, bald patches or complete hair loss. Radiation therapy can cause hair loss at the site being treated.
Take Back Some Control
Being proactive before you lose your hair may make it less upsetting and improve your self-confidence.
I encourage you to make complimentary appointment with myself so we can discuss the many options open to you. If it is anticipated that you will experience minor hair loss, then we can discuss styling methods to produce a full looking effect.
If more significant hair loss is expected, we can determine the type, color and style of a non-invasive, natural solution such that you achieve a desired and uninterrupted look. Du Brule Hair Clinic’s Club Wproducts are the most natural-looking, lightweight and versatile hair restoration solutions available in the market today.
Learn What Worked for Others
By visiting with Du Brule Hair Clinic we can put in touch with other clients that have experienced what you are going through. This knowledge and support can be empowering and let you know that you’re not alone: getting perspective and coping strategies from people who have walked in your shoes is comforting because they understand the impact of cancer in a way others don’t.
Often cancer and side effects such as hair loss are difficult to discuss. At Du Brule Hair Clinic, we understand this matter completely and treat all of our clients with the utmost in privacy and compassion. Our professional team ensures that you will look your best and boost your self-esteem.
Some people feel guilty for having body-image concerns in the midst of lifesaving treatment. However, for others, changes in appearance caused by cancer therapy can deepen feelings of loss and sadness. Your appearance is important to your well-being during this time. Let us help you.
Remember, Your Hair Will Grow Back
It helps to know that hair loss is almost always temporary: hair thinning that persists well beyond completion of chemotherapy occurs in less than two percent of patients. In most cases your hair will start to grow back two to three months after completing treatment. However, you should prepare yourself for the possibility of it growing back with a different texture and color. In these cases, please know that Du Brule Hair Clinic will be by your side to ensure that you achieve the beauty you desire.