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Chemotherapy & Radiation

We understand how devastating losing your hair to chemotherapy or radiation therapy treatments can be. Dealing with cancer can be draining and distressing physically, mentally and emotionally, and the aggressive treatments used to battle this disease can be even tougher on your confidence and comfort. This is why we strive to provide people undergoing chemotherapy hair loss in Nashville with non-surgical hair restoration treatments that are both effective and performed by our compassionate professionals.

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Chemotherapy & Radiation Hair Loss

Chemotherapy and radiation therapy commonly deliver unpleasant side effects, and as they work to kill off rapidly producing cancer cells, they also kill off other quick-generating cells, like those responsible for hair and nail growth. In other words, chemotherapy and radiation therapy drugs are poisonous to your hair, skin, and most “good” or healthy cells. Thus, the reason patients commonly lose their hair during treatment and find that their nails even become dry and brittle.

Fortunately, although the discomfort and pain of losing your hair can be difficult to endure, hair most always returns once chemotherapy is completed. It may take six to nine months before adequate hair growth is experienced, and the hair that returns may initially be quite different from the hair you once had, in both pigment and texture. It’s possible your hair will grow back darker, curlier, straighter or with a greater percentage of grey. Not to fret…. the pigment cells should return to normal in time, as will the texture of your hair.

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HPI is such a special place and I only have wonderful things to say about them. I have struggled with trichotillomania most of my life, and as a result, I would have bald spots throughout my hair. I have always been self-conscious about my hair and never wanted to go to a salon because I was so embarrassed of the condition of my hair . HPI was the first and only place I have found that I feel comfortable going to and I always walk out feeling confident. I am forever grateful for HPI and I am happy to report my hair is growing and looking great!
All staff is very professional and they provide great customer service! They are very knowledgeable and explain in detail the different services and help you in deciding which treatment would be best for your needs. The receptionist is very kind in helping you purchase products or schedule your appointments. They truly care about their clients!
I tried (like I suppose most others) everything to regrow my hair. I tried over-the-counter drugs, went to a dermatologist, then a plastic surgeon learning about hair transplants. I'm so glad I also talked to HPI Hair. I was amazed at the before and after photos and the ‘no pressure’ and no hurry to decide that day way of doing business. Now a few months later I am still so pleased. My ‘new hair’ is wonderful! It is easy to take care of and if I meet someone for the first time they cannot tell it is not my natural hair! I have seen friends who ask about it and all I get are compliments. Most say I look ten or twenty years younger! I know I have much more self confidence and I am very happy.
I have been undergoing the laser therapy treatments for approximately four months. During that time, I have noticed a significant improvement in the quality and texture of my hair. Overall it feels more full, and it is not as frizzy as it used to be. Also, I no longer lose hair like I did before beginning the treatment, in the shower, or in my brush. I have been very pleased with the results, and would definitely recommend the laser therapy to anyone.
S.H
I have a testimonial to tell. I was having a treatment last week. This other patient sitting across from me asked me about my hair. She thought I had not lost it. I told her I had lost it over a month ago. She had no clue I was wearing a wig. I have come across several people who are very surprised when they find out I am wearing a wig. It looks so real. I am grateful I found (HPI) and had the opportunity to use (their) services.
C.P.
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What should you expect with chemotherapy & radiation hair loss?

Hair usually begins falling out two to four weeks after you start treatment. It could fall out very quickly in clumps or gradually. You’ll likely notice accumulations of loose hair on your pillow, in your hairbrush or comb, or in your sink or shower drain. Your scalp may feel tender. Your hair loss will continue throughout your treatment and up to a few weeks afterward. Whether your hair thins or you become completely bald will depend on your treatment.

People with cancer report hair loss as a distressing side effect of treatment. Each time you catch a glimpse of yourself in a mirror, your changed appearance is a reminder of your illness and everything you’ve experienced since your diagnosis.

It may take several weeks after treatment for your hair to recover and begin growing again. When your hair starts to grow back, it will probably be slightly different from the hair you lost. But the difference is usually temporary. Your new hair might have a different texture or color. It might be curlier than it was before, or it could be gray until the cells that control the pigment in your hair begin functioning again. For additional information visit the Mayo Clinic website.

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