Hair loss is one of the most unpleasant and unwanted side-effects of chemotherapy. For most patients, especially women, who will undergo chemotherapy, the hair loss is a severe psychological trauma, and often is a main reason for refuse from the treatment.
In MC Erebouni a unique technology for Transcaucasian region - Orbis II device from Paxman - scalp cooling or ‘’cooling cap’’ is implemented. The device is designed especially for cancer patients, who will undergo chemotherapy, to prevent alopecia (hair loss).
The principle of work of this device is to cool a scalp up to -4C in 30-40 minutes before chemotherapy infusion, during infusion and over a period following infusion. Cooling causes blood vessel vasoconstriction on the scalp, slowing of the blood flow velocity in the scalp, and consequently the concentration of chemotherapy medicine in the scalp is significantly decreases. Thus toxic effects of chemotherapy medicine on hair follicles is prevented, which allows patients to prevent hair loss.
We`ll try to make your treatment more comfortable and free from stress!