Most Common Patient Hair Questions and Answers

  • Brandon Burroway
  • Jacob Griggs
  • Antonella TostiEmail author


Patients often have a number of questions regarding changes in their hair. This chapter contains the most common questions patients ask as well as the answers to these questions. The chapter discusses basic information about hair growth and loss; age-related hair problems; effect of nutrition and lifestyle choices on hair; specific diagnoses including androgenetic alopecia, alopecia areata, cicatricial alopecia, and seborrheic dermatitis; and, finally, common treatment questions.


Hair growth Hair loss Age-related changes Graying Dryness Nutrition Supplements Smoking Sun exposure Androgenetic alopecia Alopecia areata Alopecia areata incognita Cicatricial alopecia Seborrheic dermatitis Minoxidil Platelet-rich plasma 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Brandon Burroway
    • 1
  • Jacob Griggs
    • 1
  • Antonella Tosti
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Dr. Phillip Frost Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous SurgeryUniversity of Miami, Leonard M. Miller School of MedicineMiamiUSA
  2. 2.Fredric Brandt Endowed Professor of Dermatology, Dr. Phillip Frost Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous SurgeryUniversity of Miami Miller School of MedicineMiamiUSA

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