What Causes Hair Loss?

Why is my hair falling out?

Hair loss can be overwhelming, cause embarrassment, and affect your confidence. Hair loss can be caused by an array of factors. Understanding the cause of your hair loss can help the doctors of Hair Restoration Philadelphia determine the appropriate course of treatment to help men and women restore their lustrous locks.

On average people lose about 50-100 hairs a day.

Philadelphia, PA Dr. Richard Goldfarb has over 30 years of education, training, and experience as a general, vascular and cosmetic surgeon. Nationally recognized as a pioneer in the field of cosmetic surgery, Dr. Goldfarb offers innovative Follicular Unit Extraction for the successful restimulation of hair growth.

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Common Causes of Hair loss

Your hair loss could be caused by any number of genetic, health, or life circumstances. Dr. Goldfarb will work with patients to determine the cause of their hair loss so that they may find a viable solution.

  • Hereditary hair loss (genetics)
  • Androgenic alopecia
  • Change in medication
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation
  • Nutritional factors
  • Thyroid problems
  • Childbirth
  • Skin disease
  • Stress or hair pulling

What is androgenic alopecia?

Androgenic alopecia is caused by DHT, a powerful sex hormone that promotes the growth of body hair. This type of hair loss is genetic and causes the width of the hair shaft is progressively decreased until scalp hair resembles peach fuzz or else becomes non-existent.


Do not let hair loss hold you back from living your life. There are options to restore your hair. Take the first step toward addressing your hair loss and call one of our convenient offices in the greater Philadelphia area to SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION.

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