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what should i do to stop my body hair growth?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Your options: If you have hair someplace that you are sure you don't want it, electrolysis is your best option. Especially if you're a man, you may want to wait until you're married and find out what she prefers. Best wishes.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

Body hair wont stop growing? Shouldn't body hair stop after a certain length?

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Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine 13 years experience
No: There is no "magic" length where hair stops growing. As long as it is not plucked, cut, burnt or otherwise maimed, the hair follicle can continue to lengthen the hair indefinitely as long as it has sources of dietary protein.
A 47-year-old member asked:

How can I decrease my body hair?

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Dr. Michael Sinclair
Family Medicine 38 years experience
It depends: If you are female with a hormone problem such as pcos, then medical treatment may help. Other wise, laser hair removal, intense pulsed light, shaving and waxing all work.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Are there any medicines available for reducing body hair besides waxing?

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Dr. Michael Sinclair
Family Medicine 38 years experience
It depends: If you are female with a hormone problem such as pcos, then medical treatment may help. Metformin and spironolactone can be helpful. Other wise, laser hair removal, intense pulsed light, shaving and waxing all work.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Is there a way to stop body hair growth?

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Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Body Hair: There is no way to stop the growth of body hair, unless laser hair removal is used repeatedly for dark hairs.
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A male asked:

How to stop the body hair growth permanently.plz help sir.my second question is- how can I reduce the hair density that I have.

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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Tough question: See doc.Men can decrease body hair by taking estrogen-like compounds, but enough to do that also causes feminization (ibreast enlargement).Not all of it goes away (women have body hair too).The best answer is to consider targeted laser hair removal which is permanent. There's waxing, electrolysis, depilatory creams,too. Just think in 50 years you may be sad because you don't have enough hair!

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