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Dr. Shelly Friedman

Dermatology
Scottsdale, AZ
40 years experience male

Locations

Office

Scottsdale, AZ

Address

8700 East Via de Ventura Suite 130, Scottsdale, AZ
Directions

About

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Dermatology

Hair Restoration

Licenses

United States: Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Minnesota, Nevada, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

51 Answers
7 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelly Friedman
Dermatology 40 years experience
Not one thing: Cold sores or herpes occur when your immune system is compromised. An itchy scalp is due to dandruff or seborrhea. Stress causes an overproduction of... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelly Friedman
Dermatology 40 years experience
Yes: Scratching the skin can cause temporary trauma to the skin. Treat your dandruff so your skin does not itch.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelly Friedman
Dermatology 40 years experience
No: It not due to a lack of water. It is a scalp condition that requires shampooing daily with a dandruff shampoo.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelly Friedman
Dermatology 40 years experience
No: Gels can cause hair breakage, but not permanent hair loss.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelly Friedman
Dermatology 40 years experience
Yes: Hair can fall out due to the lice. The hair typically regrows after proper treatment.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelly Friedman
Dermatology 40 years experience
No: In humans typically heat causes hair to grow, not hall out.
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shelly Friedman
Dermatology 40 years experience
ARTAS: Yes, we have the ARTAS Robotic Machine, which is a physician assisted follicular extraction device.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelly Friedman
Dermatology 40 years experience
Shampoo daily: Shampoo your hair daily with a dandruff shampoo such as selsun blue, neutrogena t gel shampoo or Nizoral (ketoconazole) 1%.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelly Friedman
Dermatology 40 years experience
Yes: Dandruff is a chronic problem requiring daily shampooing with a dandruff shampoo.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelly Friedman
Dermatology 40 years experience
It doesn't: According to the manufacturer, hair loss is not a side effect of prilosec.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelly Friedman
Dermatology 40 years experience
No: There is no scientific evidence to support that.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelly Friedman
Dermatology 40 years experience
Yes: Shampoo daily with Nizoral (ketoconazole) 1% or neutrogena t gel shampoo.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelly Friedman
Dermatology 40 years experience
Hair can turn grey: Any hair on your body will turn grey as you age and lose melanin.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelly Friedman
Dermatology 40 years experience
Shampoo daily: Shampoo daily with a dandruff shampoo such as selsun blue, Nizoral (ketoconazole) 1% or neutrogena t gel shampoo.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelly Friedman
Dermatology 40 years experience
Thanks for asking!: For most patients, 2-4 weeks, but side effects may be permanent.
A member asked:
Dr. Shelly Friedman
Dermatology 40 years experience
Thanks for asking!: It could also be seborrheic dermatitis.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelly Friedman
Dermatology 40 years experience
Yes: You are always going to be sensitive to mrsa.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelly Friedman
Dermatology 40 years experience
No: Aspirin typically does not cause hair loss.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelly Friedman
Dermatology 40 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Accutane can cause hair loss especially if you are genetically predestined for hair loss.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelly Friedman
Dermatology 40 years experience
No: Rogaine (minoxidil) foam does not cause itching as much as rogaine (minoxidil) liquid.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelly Friedman
Dermatology 40 years experience
Yes: Too much zinc or any mineral can cause hair loss.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelly Friedman
Dermatology 40 years experience
Yes and no: It can possibly stop frontal hair loss, but not regrow the lost hair.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelly Friedman
Dermatology 40 years experience
Yes: It is probably alopecia areata which can be treated by a dermatologist.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shelly Friedman
Dermatology 40 years experience
Definitely: Mold can cause an allergic reaction.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelly Friedman
Dermatology 40 years experience
No: Dandruff is a chronic condition which requires shampooing daily.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelly Friedman
Dermatology 40 years experience
Yes: Finasteride for men, or low level laser therapy for both men and women are superior to rogaine (minoxidil).
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelly Friedman
Dermatology 40 years experience
No: Shampoo daily with a dandruff shampoo such as neutrogena t gel shampoo.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelly Friedman
Dermatology 40 years experience
Yes: I would confirm with your oncologist.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelly Friedman
Dermatology 40 years experience
No: Tight clothing has no effect on hair growth.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelly Friedman
Dermatology 40 years experience
No: Seborrhea causes itchiness. Shampoo daily with a dandruff shampoo.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelly Friedman
Dermatology 40 years experience
Yes: Dermovate can be helpful in treating alopecia areata, not hereditary hair loss.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelly Friedman
Dermatology 40 years experience
Yes: Shampoo daily with a dandruff shampoo such as neutrogena t gel shampoo.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelly Friedman
Dermatology 40 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Alopecia areata does not spread as in other diseases. It is an autoimmune disease whereby your hair follicles are being attacked by your immune system... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelly Friedman
Dermatology 40 years experience
No: Not unless you are shampooing with alcohol.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelly Friedman
Dermatology 40 years experience
Yes: Once you correct the low iron with iron supplements, your hair should reverse.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelly Friedman
Dermatology 40 years experience
No: Any crash diet or diets lacking protein can cause hair loss.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelly Friedman
Dermatology 40 years experience
No: Correct the thyroid dysfunction, and the hair may regrow. Biotin has no effect on thyroid hair loss.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelly Friedman
Dermatology 40 years experience
A lack of melanin : A lack of melanin can cause white hair. Stress can cause a marked reduction in pigment.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelly Friedman
Dermatology 40 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Try Nizoral (ketoconazole) 1%or neutrogena t gel shampoo.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelly Friedman
Dermatology 40 years experience
Possibly: Any stress can cause or worsen alopecia areata. There is no clear definitve answer.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelly Friedman
Dermatology 40 years experience
No: Typically estrogen does not cause hair loss. Consider other reasons and causes.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelly Friedman
Dermatology 40 years experience
Yes: The only definitive way to diagnose is to perform a punch biopsy.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelly Friedman
Dermatology 40 years experience
It's unknown: All topical products can cause an allergic reaction. Severe reactions can cause hair loss.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelly Friedman
Dermatology 40 years experience
No: Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is not known for causing hair loss, but any drug can have unusual side effects.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shelly Friedman
Dermatology 40 years experience
Unknown: Any topical products can cause an allergic reaction. Be aware.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelly Friedman
Dermatology 40 years experience
No: There is no scientific evidence supporting this notion.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelly Friedman
Dermatology 40 years experience
Yes: Hair loss following childbirth lasts for 6-12 months and then stabilizes.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelly Friedman
Dermatology 40 years experience
Many things: Hair loss over the axillae can be caused by alopecia areata or simply aging.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelly Friedman
Dermatology 40 years experience
Yes: Propecia (finasteride) typically is effective in stopping hair loss not regrowing hair in over 90% of men.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shelly Friedman
Dermatology 40 years experience
No: It is most likely a harmless cyst, but i would suggest confirming with a dermatologist.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Friedman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Friedman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This saved my life. Thank you. Thanks My Dear Doctor for the advise . Hope you will has a healthy and happy life always
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Opening eye answer, now I wonder I should just stop it if no help
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Thanks for your quick reply! Karla Janette

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, MI
Graduated 1982MD

Residency

Pontiac Hospital/ Michigan State University

Awards

Top Hair Restoration Specialist, First Place, National - Summer
2013
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