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About Children's Hair Loss with Cancer


The Hairmedic children's hair loss clinics' are located in ten cities throughout the UK so professional advice will be near by.

For sufferers of cancer, the loss of hair can be the most traumatic part of the treatment, everyone will experience the emotion of this differently very young children seem to feel as though it is relatively unimportant, but for older children or teenagers, hair loss can be devastating, Your child will need to know if hair loss is likely to occur because of his or her treatment, and you will need to make plans to cope with this in ways that make your child most comfortable. Not all chemotherapy medications cause the loss or thinning of hair, so first your doctor or nurse about the treatment and whether hair loss is expected. If your child must have radiation to the head, hair will probably fall out on the part of the head where the radiation is directed, but nowhere else. Why does hair fall out due to chemotherapy?

Chemotherapy causes hair loss because they affect/ kill fast dividing cells , cancer cells are very quick to divide (grow) However, some normal cells, like hair cells, are also fast-growing; chemotherapy affects these cells, too. For almost everyone, hair begins to grow back several months after chemotherapy ends. While the hair may initially be of a different texture and even a somewhat different colour than your child's original hair, this difference is usually temporary.


Hair loss usually begins between several days and several weeks after the first or second chemotherapy treatment but this varies from individual to individual. Your child's hair may begin thinning gradually before falling out faster and in larger quantities.

We understand that hair and scalp disorders can be traumatic and can have a severe affect on a childs well-being, which in turn affects the patient's health in general, after all hair is well documented as the barometer of health. Our children's hair loss clinics provide a service encompassing both the medical and cosmetic issues relating to scalp and hair health. Each clinic is dedicated to providing expert advice and treatment for all types of hair loss and scalp problems, to cosmetic damage. Call now on 0330 660 0648 to book your appointment.

Alopecia is an 'auto-immune' disorder much like eczema and asthma.

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