Telogen Effluvium and Other Effluviums
Anagen Effluvium continued...
Some experimental drugs to block drug induced hair loss are under
development, but the same fear applies. The treatments to stop hair loss may
also protect any cancer cells in the skin.
While, the development of anagen effluvium is rapid, the recovery is also
equally rapid. Because the follicles are just frozen in time, they are ready to
grow once the factor causing the anagen effluvium has been removed.
On completion of an anti-cancer drug treatment course, a person may start to
see new hair growth within a month. The hair follicles are not destroyed, so
there should be a normal hair growth density. However, some people notice a
change in the nature of the hair fiber produced. Some people find their hair
changes from straight to curly or vice versa, or sometimes there is a change in
hair color. These changes may be permanent.
Published on March 1, 2010