When frozen, it is ideal for wear during chemotherapy to help reduce hair loss.
The Elastogel Surgical cold cap limits 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 Elastogel 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 cap stays supple at any temperature and is held in place by a chin strap.
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 10 minutes before starting the chemotherapy session and changed every 45 minutes 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.
Hydrogel made from glycerin.