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Doctor insights on: Regrowing Hair After Chemo

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Will cancer patient's hair grow back after chemo?

Will cancer patient's hair grow back after chemo?

Yes: Hair loss is usually a transient side effect of chemotherapy. Some people may notice some difference in their hair color or texture when it grows back. ...Read more

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How come your hair grows back curly after chemo therapy?

How come your hair grows back curly after chemo therapy?

Hair growth change: After chemotherapy the hair root is injured and growth stops. The alteration in growth pattern after recovery is thought to be responsible for the change in appearance of the growth of the hair. It can have color and texture change as well. The scientific details are still not totally clear. ...Read more

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Which makeup is ok after chemo hair loss?

Which makeup is ok after chemo hair loss?

Anything you like!: It is all your choice. You can either use a nice scarf to cover your head or find a couple of good haitr pieces which your oncologist or his nurse can suggest or guide you for. ...Read more

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Will hair grow back after laser scar treatment?

Will hair grow back after laser scar treatment?

Lasers for scars: Do not affect hair growth and your hair should grow back. ...Read more

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Hairs not growing properly after hair transplant of 1500 grafts , after 5 months?

Hairs not growing properly after hair transplant of 1500 grafts , after 5 months?

Visit your doctor: It is very important to have good follow up with hair transplants...It may look odd at first but it may be normal for under 6 months...Check with your hair grafter. ...Read more

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Will my facial hair grow back after radiation therapy?

Will my facial hair grow back after radiation therapy?

Possibly: Assuming you lost the hair from treatment for a cancer in the oral cavity or pharynx, it would depend on the technique. These days most radiation doctors use imrt for head and neck cancers. This distributes the radiation widely and therefore less dose directly to the skin versus older methods. Often in this case the hair will grow back but sometimes more sparsely. ...Read more

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When should I start seeing hair growth after hair transplant?

When should I start seeing hair growth after hair transplant?

4-6 months: You should start seeing hair growth after a hair transplant procedure (fue or fut) after 4-6 months. At this time you would see small short hairs growing. At one year you will be close to 90% of the result and 100% at 18 months. ...Read more

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How long till your hair grows back after using hair removal at spa?

How long till your hair grows back after using hair removal at spa?

Varies.: Everyone has a different hair growth cycle, so it can take as little as 2 weeks or as long as 2 months. Average is probably about a month. ...Read more

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After doxorubicin and ifosfamide chemotherapy how long until hair grows back?

After doxorubicin and ifosfamide chemotherapy how long until hair grows back?

Begins about 1 month: Hair growth should begin in about 1-2 months after completing chemotherapy. Hair grows relatively slowly, so return of long hair would be many months away. ...Read more

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Stopped taking propecia (finasteride) 6 months ago, and lost some hair since. If i start on it again can that hair regrow? Does propecia (finasteride) regrow hair?

Stopped taking propecia (finasteride) 6 months ago, and lost some hair since. If i start on it again can that hair regrow? Does propecia (finasteride) regrow hair?

Maybe: Propecia (finasteride) can grow hair under certain circumstances but there are many downsides. Suffering with malignant melanoma and hodgkins lymphoma , i would not advise the taking of any unneeded toxins in the body and Propecia (finasteride) is one of those. Also the chemotherapy causes hair loss that Propecia (finasteride) can not reverse. ...Read more

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Can I use rogaine (minoxidil) after getting chemo?

Can I use rogaine (minoxidil) after getting chemo?

Possibly: The hair loss after chemotherapy is a difficult problem. There are several treatments that have been tried. Most have failed. Rogaine (minoxidil) might speed up the process, but the scientific evidence is weak. ...Read more

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How long after radiation treatment ends should my hair start growing again?

A few weeks: Hair regrowth is variable, but typically starts within a few weeks of finishing radiation therapy. ...Read more

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Will my hair loss from chemotherapy be permanent?

Will my hair loss from chemotherapy be permanent?

Hair loss: It is not uncommon for chemotherapy to cause hair loss and you may need to discuss this with your doctor and also your former hair stylist. ...Read more