Scalp Cooling May Save Hair
Patients undergoing chemotherapy can have loss of hair. The cause of hair loss is an anagen effluvium which results in in the loss of growing hairs in the anagen phase. A new manufacturer called DigniCap has created a cool cap to help patients avoid loosing their hair during chemotherapy. Patients wear the hats for 4 hours total. Unfortunately, Dignicap is not covered by insurances but is seeking to be covered and some patients are getting reimbursements. The results of cooling the scalp have noticed about 2/3’s of patients lose less hair.