The 'DigniCap' is a innovative device that helps to protect hair from chemo chemicals. For those who must undergo chemotherapy, hair loss is a distressing side effect. Not only does hair loss change a patient's physical appearance, but it also becomes a constant reminder of the illness they are fighting.
The DigniCap is designed to prevent hair loss associated with chemotherapy through the use of scalp-cooling technology. The DigniCap itself is a silicon headpiece that fits tightly around the patient's head. The cap works to keep the scalp cool while the patient is undergoing chemotherapy. This process shrinks the blood vessels and prevents toxic chemicals from reaching the scalp. As a result, the cap helps to prevent a significant amount of hair loss.
Although the technology has been used in Europe for some time now, recent FDA clearance means that patients in the US will now be able to protect hair from chemo chemicals in the same way.