Hair Loss

Cancer and Hair Loss

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Hair Loss in Cancer Patients

Hair loss in cancer patients is typically caused by the cancer treatment, not the disease itself. Chemotherapy, radiation, and other treatments commonly result in differing degrees of hair loss. As the drugs destroy the cancer cells, they also harm the hair follicles, leading to hair loss.

Among persons undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy, the activity of the sebaceous glands and the papilla are diminished due to the treatments. It is, therefore, necessary to preserve the activity of the sebaceous glands in order to prevent the papilla from shriveling up and preventing the maturing of new hair during this period.

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Capilia Care Kit
This care kit is specifically designed to offer renewed well-being to those who have lost their hair following chemotherapy or cranial radiation therapy. All products in this kit are unscented.

Chemotherapy and Hair Loss

Chemotherapy drugs are powerful medications that attack rapidly growing cancer cells. Unfortunately, these drugs also attack other rapidly growing cells in your body — including those in your hair roots.

Chemotherapy 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.


Managing side effects such as hair loss is an important part of cancer care and treatment. This is called palliative care or supportive care. Talk with your health care team about managing or coping with hair loss from cancer treatment.

Medisthetics & Laser Clinic

Medisthetics & Laser Clinic Specializes in a Class IV Medical Grade Laser Hair Removal (Not IPL), Collagen Induction Therapy, Skin Rejuvenation, Microdermabrasion, Oxygeneo, Derma Peels and Medical Grade skin and hair care products for home care. The Laser Hair Clinic is located within a comfortable setting, suitable for both male and female patients.

Contact us to book your appointment:

141 Plains Road West
Burlington, Ontario

Medisthetics & Laser Clinic
Tel: 905-929-3134