When frozen, it is ideal for wear during chemotherapy to help reduce hair loss.
The ArticHeat cold cap can limit hair loss caused by chemotherapy treatments. Many studies show that hypothermia (temperature drop) of the scalp can reduce the risk of alopecia caused by cancer treatments.
The cold cap from ArticHeat causes the vasoconstriction of hair follicles, starting from the base of the neck. This means that the blood vessels shrink with the cold and stop large chemotherapy molecules from entering, therefore preserving your hair.
The use of cold caps varies depending on the way chemo is administered. In all cases, the cap will need to be placed on the head 30 minutes before starting the chemotherapy session and changed every 1,5 hours to ensure the cold effects. The best solution is to have 2 caps to change between in case your chemo lasts longer than planned.
Seek medical advice to ensure the efficiency of this solution on hair loss. ArticHeat Hypothermia-Caps come in crystal form and require activation in water before. For more information read our advice.
Every cold cap is delivered with product instructions. Place the cap (if possible in a plastic bag) in the freezer. Soak the cap for 10 minutes in water until crystal in pockets swell into gel form.
When removing from water, towel off excess water and hang until material is completly dry.
Cool it in the freezer. The maximum cold required for chemotherapy is reached within 1-2 hours.
Product must be applied 30 min. before drug therapy/infusion starts.
Read the notice before using.
Use of cooling caps is suitable for malignant, solid tumors such as breast cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer or lung cancer etc.
Use of cooling cap is not recommended with haematological malignancies (leukaemia, non hodgkins and other generalised lymphomas). Manifest scalp metastases. Please ask your doctor!
Hydrogel made from glycerin. Maintains its suppleness, even at low temperatures.