CANCER CENTER NEWS

Athena Cosmetics Cold Cap Program

Sep 10, 2021, 16:56 PM by OnCenter

Cold Cap Athena Cosmetics founders Dr. Michael Brinkenhoff and his wife, Gayle, began developing life-changing products to help women feel more confident and beautiful after Gayle faced a breast cancer diagnosis in 2006. Since then, it has been the company’s mission to make an impact on the lives of cancer patients. In addition to supporting The Cold Cap Program, Athena also created Revitalash, a lash conditioning serum designed to fortify and restore health to lashes. Like the Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara, Athena Cosmetics is committed to supporting breast cancer research, education and programs.

Currently, The Cold Cap Program at Ridley-Tree Cancer Center can only accommodate a limited number of patients, with hopes to expand the program as funding allows. If you are a patient and are interested in learning more about the program, please speak with your medical oncologist.

The cold cap system is designed to be utilized during a patient’s chemotherapy treatment and helps prevent the loss of hair on the head by protecting the hair follicle. Ridley-Tree staff are trained to assist patients with putting on the cap and activating the cooling system.