MUMBAI: Thirty-eight-year-old Rashmi Patel (name changed) gave up on her social skills due to chemotherapy-induced hair loss.
Hair loss had a psychological impact on the cancer patient’s quality of life. She is not alone to suffer. A large number of cancer patients are battling hair loss after undergoing chemotherapy. Hair loss in these patients can lead to depression, anxiety, and even social phobia. Depression can lead to a feeling of low mood, lack of interest or pleasure in activities, loss of energy, and sleep deprivation.
Many cancer patients with hair loss also encounter issues like emotional self-esteem, body image, and low self-confidence. It is as if the patient relives the trauma of having cancer every day, on seeing their head without hair.
Rashmi regained her hair with the help of QR 678 Therapy innovated by Dr Debraj Shome, Cosmetic Surgeon & Director, The Esthetic Clinics.
Dr Shome explained that QR 678 therapy has shown good results in post-chemotherapy-induced hair loss. This therapy curbs the hair fall and increases the thickness and number and density of existing hair follicles, offering a greater overage to the ones with hair loss.
“The polypeptides used in the therapy are present in a scalp full of hair (they tend to get decreased in scalps which have hair fall) it is the enrichment of the scalp skin with these polypeptides which cause hair growth. Since, these polypeptides are normally present in the scalp, replenishing the scalp with these is not artificial and doesn’t result in side effects as it is locally administered over the scalp skin by mesotherapy and it is not absorbed into the systemic circulation. QR 678 is non-invasive, non-surgical, safer, and affordable. The procedure takes 6-8 sessions for hair regrowth and the medicine will also be prescribed,” Dr Shome said.
QR 678 therapy can help arrest hair loss in chemotherapy induced alopecia. This research trial in 50 patients suffering with lung cancer and ovarian cancer was published in the most respected, American peer-reviewed journal named Journal Of Cosmetic Dermatology.
Dr. Rinky Kapoor, Consultant Dermatologist, Cosmetic Dermatologist & Dermato-Surgeon, The Esthetic Clinics said, “Women mainly associate their flowing locks with beauty. Loss of hair may make women feel that they are no longer attractive. Hair also plays a key part in the male psyche. To men, their hair represents their virility just like women. Thinning of hair will suggest that they are not manly or attractive anymore. Hair loss is a sensitive matter and requires immediate attention.”
“QR 678 therapy is a revolution treatment for hair fall in alopecia. It has acquired the US and Indian patent, it is Indian FDA approved, and has given life-changing results. The formulation has been named QR678 to signify a quick response to a disease that earlier had no remedy. This therapy arrests hair fall and increases the thickness and number and density of existing hair follicles, by giving greater hair coverage to people alopecia,” Dr Kapoor said.
Till now, 100 patients including males and females suffering from lung, breast, and ovarian cancer with chemotherapy-induced hair loss have been treated successfully with the QR678 hair treatment and this helped them retain their confidence and self-esteem due to the desired outcome of the hair regrowth therapy.
“When my hair started falling out in thick clumps, I became obsessed and envious about other people’s hair,” narrated Rashmi. “The thinning of hair devastated my self-esteem. Losing hair was like losing my identity.”
“I would just lock up myself in the room and think about how to regrow my hair. I turned to the internet to find appropriate solutions for my hair fall but nothing seemed to do the trick. Acceptance is important for treating hair loss. Don’t take your hair loss for granted and curb it,” she said and thanked QR678 “for giving me a new way of life and turning my dream of having a scalp full of hair into reality. This therapy is a boon for patients like me”.
“I am in good spirits now and have become confident like before. I was able to overcome my body image issues and am leaving a normal life,” Rashmi said.