Cold Cap

Therapy

 

Cold Cap Therapy

Losing your hair during chemotherapy can have many significant and different psychological and social impacts on patients. Not all chemotherapy causes hair loss, but for those that do it can be devastating.

What is cold cap therapy?

Cold cap therapy involves wearing a tightly fitted cap around the scalp, which cools the area to 3oC before, during and after each chemotherapy treatment. 

Who can have cold cap therapy?

Cold cap therapy can only be used for particular types of chemotherapy. If you would like to know if cold cap could help reduce hair loss for you, speak with your Oncologist, Haematologist or Nurse.

How successful is cold cap therapy?

The success rate of scalp cooling can vary from person to person and is dependent on the chemotherapy regime, head shape and type of hair, but there is evidence that scalp cooling can lower the risk of significant hair loss, leaving many people feeling like they do not need to wear a wig or clothing to cover their hair.