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A 18-year-old male asked:

i'm 18 and can only get a neckbeard and a weak mustache. my dad & brother grows good beards. will i grow a full beard too one day? approximately when?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
You're not alone: Beards are often not full yet at 18. I had the same issue (see my profile picture). It will come in as you get older. Patience!

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