U.S TREATMENT OVERVIEW – DIGNICAP DELTA
If you have been referred to use The DigniCap Scalp Cooling System, it is because your doctor believes you may be a good candidate for scalp cooling.
BEFORE YOUR FIRST TREATMENT
Every patient will need a DeltaKit. In the United States patients will visit mydignicap.com to order a DeltaKit. Outside of the US, your clinician will provide you with everything you need for scalp cooling. You will need your DeltaKit for each of your DigniCap treatment. Items in the DeltaKit may vary outside the United States. Your provider will ensure you have everything needed to use DigniCap.
It is important for you to watch the DigniCap Delta Training Video before your first treatment. Watch the video several times until you are familiar with the capping process.
Click HERE to watch the video on our Patient Resources & Training page.
Is scalp cooling right for me?
- I understand that scalp cooling may cause pain or discomfort with extreme cold sensitivity, which
typically diminishes within the first 30 minutes of treatment.
- I understand there are special hair care recommendations.
- I understand that treatment scheduling will depend on machine availability.
- I understand that if I use this service it will require additional time after the infusion (90-180 minutes).
- I understand that the goal of treatment with DigniCap is less than 50% hair loss.
- I am aware that shedding will occur and that DigniCap will not completely prevent hair loss.
- I understand that the amount of hair loss is dependent on several factors including the chemotherapy regimen, dosage, duration of drug infusion, chemotherapy drug, metabolism, and other medical conditions.
- I understand that insurance may not cover the cost of scalp cooling treatments.
- I have discussed the DigniCap contraindications and warnings with my provider and understand these risks.
- I understand that scalp cooling results are variable and that there is no guarantee of success.
STEP 1 – Prepare Materials
Set out the Cooling Wrap and Thermal Cap.
Remove hair accessories, earrings, hearing aids and glasses. If needed, glasses may be worn outside the Thermal Cap during the cooling session.
STEP 2 – Wet Hair
Come to treatment with wet, clean hair. Before fitting the wrap, fill a spray bottle with room temperature water and saturate the hair by sections, lifting the hair and spraying the roots. It is important that the hair and roots are completely wet but not dripping.
STEP 3 – Comb Hair
Using a wide tooth comb or detangling brush, part the hair in the center. Comb the hair straight down and as flat as possible, smoothing the hair against the head. Do not tuck hair behind ears.
STEP 4 – Position Headband
Place the headband over the head and position below the hairline to cover the forehead, the bottom portion of the ears and the nape of the neck.
STEP 5 – Fit the Cooling Wrap
Fit the Cooling Wrap around the back of the head. Take the forehead tabs, pull forward and lift so the tabs are angled above the temples. Ensure the wrap is sitting behind the ears. Bring the center flap from the back of the head forward and place it so it is laying completely flat.
STEP 6 – Secure Forehead Tabs
Attach and adjust the large Velcro tabs in the front across the forehead. Hold the wrap in place.
STEP 7 – Connect Top Tabs
Fit the top tabs across the crown of the head and adjust until a close fit is achieved. There may be small gaps which will be closed by the tight fit of the Thermal Cap.
STEP 8 – Fit the Thermal Cap
To put on the Thermal Cap, continue holding the wrap in place while the cap is pulled down over the Cooling Wrap. It may be helpful to pull down from the ear holes. Smooth the cap from the top, down the sides and back until you achieve close contact across all parts of the head.
STEP 9 – Place Chin Strap
Attach the chin strap on both sides of the cap. Center the padded piece under the chin and pull down on the side straps.
STEP 10 – Adjust Fit
Adjust the fit of the Thermal Cap by repositioning the tabs across the top of the head. The cap should be snug but not uncomfortably tight. It is important that the caps are positioned straight on the head and that the wrap is not covering the ears.
STEP 11 – Treatment
The caps will be worn for the duration of the infusion and post-cooling time. If a restroom break is needed during treatment, ask a clinician how to easily disconnect for a few minutes.
If the Cooling Wrap shifts during treatment or you experience discomfort, alert staff to adjust the fit of the caps.
STEP 12 – After Treatment
After treatment, a clinician will disconnect the cap from the machine.
To remove the caps, detach the chin strap and gently slide both caps straight up. The Velcro tabs on the wrap can be left in place to provide an easy fit for the next treatment.
CLEANING AND HANDLING
If you wish to clean the Cooling Wrap and Thermal Cap, use a medical-grade disinfectant spray, such as STERIS Coverage Spray TB (or equivalent). Do not use bleach. The neoprene Thermal Cap can also be turned inside out and machine washed on cold. Air dry only. Do not use heat.
To store, separate the Cooling Wrap from the Thermal Cap and place in a mesh tote bag. The Wrap and Cap should not be exposed to extreme temperatures and should be stored between 10-26 C / 50-80 F (ambient)
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