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Hair Loss

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When it comes to losing your hair, anyone – men, women and children – can experience it on just the scalp or the entire body. It can be caused by heredity, stress, certain medications or an underlying medical condition, and can come on suddenly or gradually.

Baldness typically refers to excessive hair loss from your scalp.

If you notice sudden or patchy hair loss or more than usual hair loss when washing or combing your hair, seek the expertise of a Jefferson Health physician.

Treating Hair Loss

Hair loss can be treated by various specialists, depending on the cause of the hair loss.

A Jefferson Health dermatologist examines hair loss due to autoimmune conditions or scalp infections.

An endocrinologist may treat hair loss if it's a result of a hormonal imbalance.

When a cancer patient receives chemotherapy, hair loss is a common side effect. A Jefferson Health aesthetician will work with cancer patients, teaching them how to apply makeup and create eyebrows with a brow pencil.