Hair loss is well known with many chemotherapy drugs. Chemotherapy hair loss prevention with scalp cooling is a recent development. So far, in the United States, the Dignitana DigniCap Cooling System device is the only one approved by the US FDA. Another device, the Paxman is pending approval and available in Europe.
Current studies on the use of scalp cooling focus on breast cancer. Several large, well designed studies have shown that almost 50% fewer patients have hair loss when undergoing scalp cooling.
Scalp cooling costs between $2,000-$3,000 and is not reimbursed by most insurance at this point in time.
If you are experiencing hair loss because of chemotherapy or just have hair loss questions, contact hair loss expert Dr. D.J. Verret today!
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