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A 32-year-old male asked:

i read online that using aloe vera on the face can cause facial hair to grow. is this true or a myth? thanks

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Aloe Vera: Although side effects are not common with aloe & it is used to treat some skin conditions, it has the potential to cause skin irritation. Aloe vera is purported to make scalp skin cells healthier & by that mechanism to "promote" healthy hair growth. I can't say if that is accurate or not. However, that does not mean that it would cause facial hair to grow.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Myth: Aloe will not stimulate hair growth

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Is aloe vera safe to use on face? Won't it make my facial hair grow?

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Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
Podiatry 13 years experience
Aloe vera: is safe to use on the face and skin. It will cause hair growth in the areas where there are hair follicles. Just avoid those areas of your face when applying. See your doctor if you are concerned with excessive hair growth.

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