197: Why Hair Loss Can Be Complicated + Devastating w/ Dr. Hope Mitchell


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Hair loss can have a huge impact on self-esteem, and it is often tricky to figure out the cause, as well as start to slow it down.

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A native of Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Hope Mitchell attended the University of Rochester and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology.

She obtained her doctorate of medicine from The Medical College of Ohio (MCO). She also completed an internship in Internal Medicine and a Pathology Fellowship while at MCO and a residency in Dermatology at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan.

Dr. Mitchell is certified by the American Board of Dermatology and is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Dr. Mitchell is an Ohio and Michigan board-certified medical and cosmetic dermatologist and the founder & CEO of Mitchell Dermatology.

With over 25 years of experience in the medical field, she is an accomplished, highly qualified dermatologist and entrepreneur. She has extensive experience in general dermatologic education and treatment, acne/complexion treatment, skin cancer diagnosis, treatment and surgery, as well as cosmetic injectables.

Dr. Mitchell has subspecialty interest in hair loss, eczema, hyperpigmentation, skin cancer prevention, and skincare consultations. She is an advocate for mentorship, education and diversity in medicine and dermatology.

Dr. Mitchell is a wife and mother of four young adult children.

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In this episode:
  • Can rashes on the scalp affect hair loss?
  • Can genetic hair loss affect men and women?
  • How does autoimmune hair loss differ from genetic hair loss?
  • Does scratching exacerbate the issue?
  • Lifestyle factors that affect hair loss

“I tend to see hair loss in combination with rashes. I see it in combination with psoriasis, with eczema, or just dandruff, and it really is because of the inflammation around the follicles.” [2:33]

“An example of an autoimmune form of hair loss could be someone who has lupus. And so the inflammation again, that swarms around the hair follicles and the organs, it can cause havoc on the follicle and cause the hair to fall out and so the treatment for them would be to do all that we can to stop the inflammation very quickly.” [5:22]


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