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Age And Facial Hair
I am male of 28 years of age. I have facial hair below my eyes which look bad. How can I remove them permanently without chance of re-growth?
If you have dark hair and fair skin, have laser hair removal done by a professional who uses an alexandrite laser.
Good luck from nyc. ...Read more
Facial hair is a physical characteristic usually found on males where hair grows around the chin and lower portion of the face. The development of facial hair usually begins during puberty. Additionally women can occasionally develop facial hair but it usually happens when hormone levels change, ...Read more
12-15: Most common.Get a more detailed answer ›
Puberty: When a male starts to produce testosterone, then facial hair as well as hair over other parts of the body grow. This is a testosterone mediated process and even occurs in women. Yes women make testesterone as well but not as much as men and these are known as secondary sexual characteristics of men and women. ...Read more
Genetic related: Greyness on any part of the body just signifies the loss of pigmintation to your hair that occurs with age. This is a normal process and of no concern. More people your age have this than you realize and even occurs among women. ...Read more
Genetic: Some patients have inherited this problem. It runs in there family tree. See if you have other relatives who have this same problem. ...Read more
Why do you ask?: A male human can have chest hair and thick beard by age 11-12, or still be getting his in his early 20's, or be one of the 5% of men who never get chest hair. ...Read more
Hi, I'm almost 17 yrs old male, I'm 5ft 7.6inheight and 56.1 weight but I don't have facial hair, can I grow up more? And till what age do men grow up
Don't rush: Wait couple of years you will get facial hair, few more years later you will be tired it, to shave ...Read more
I'm going on age 22 and I only have a few hairs on my chin. It's not heritary all the men on both sides of my family can grow facial hair. What wrong?
Hair Growth: It is still most likely genetic as some traits can skip generations. It is best to have your PCP evaluate you for possible hormonal deficiency and if all tests are normal, then a dermatologist evaluation would be the next step for assessment of any pathology. ...Read more
Low T: It is possible that you are experiencing a newly discussed topic male menopause. We are finding that as men age their testosterone (free and bound) lowers. This decreases sex drive, lessens erections and slows hair growth face, legs etc. Get a simple blood test for free and bound testosterone if low you can supplement with injections, gels or patches. Its an easy fix but has risks talk to doctor ...Read more
No: This is an example of two things that occur around the same time, but are not necceissarily cause and effect. ...Read more
Have noticed a marked slowdown in the rate of my facial hair growth. Is this a normal part of aging?
NO: You are still thirty three years young, this is definitely not part of "aging" your age, please see your doctor for a more thorough assessment. ...Read more
I look very very younger to my age. I feel the problem is with my facial hair and facial features. How can I grow them?? have a look at my pic, I'm 26
Be patient: Facial hair is largely driven by genetics, so there is no great way to enhance its growth. Frequent shaving may increase the thickness. At 26, you are at the age where your physical maturity is likely peaked, but you have not yet started showing any signs of aging. As you get older, you are more likely to appreciate your youthful appearance. ...Read more
Dr, I am a 19 year old male. I'm 181cm tall and weighs 75kg. My problem is that I have little facial hair, it started growing at the age of 16 or 17.
Some thoughts...: Billions of men and boys shave every day to get rid of any beard that might be starting. That means not having a beard is a great time-saver, and that beards are unnecessary for humans. The medical question is whether or not a guy has other male characteristics (which would be evidence that his hormone levels are normal)... and a visit to one's primary care doctor can address those issues. ...Read more
If I'm 18 and my penis hasn't really grown in size since young age am I doomed for life? My facial hair hasn't really come in so am I a late bloomer?
Here are some. ..: This Q was answered some time ago. Here more is added as follows: At 18, largely men's physical growth stops as genetically pre-coded. So, from now on, they have to learn how to adopt and adapt to whatever the life might have brought to them. Besides, we have never been born equal in any part of the body although the same part of the body shares same anatomical name. More? Seek evaluation & counsel ...Read more
I have 4 years old girl and my age is 30 and have increased body hair growth in last 2 years. Now starting to have thick facial hair so is it normal?
Can I apply androgel to accelerate my very sparse facial hair though my complte medical examination turned out fine except for obesity (BMI=37) age=18?
16 1/2 age, 5'7 slim skinner then most in a fit athletic way and my facial hair is becoming actual facial hair my penis size is barely 7 inch I'm just noticing it's getting thicker and a little longer am I hitting my growth sprout Or am I done?
Hit growth sprout?:
NOTHING WRONG WITH YOUR PENIS GETTING THICKER AND LONGER AT YOU AGE.
YOU MAY BE JUST HITTING YOUR GROWTH SPROUT.
I DO NOT THINK YOU ARE DONE. . .
BEST OF LUCK ...Read more
If I didn't have facial hair til18years old and I was very skinny. At age 35 for the first time I checked testosterone is 150. deficiency since birth?
Low T since birth:
There are certain genetic disorders that cause deficiency in testosterone.
If you went through puberty, then you had enough testosterone.
If you are obese, then low testosterone is likely from your fat cells converting testosterone to estrogen (female hormone). Exercise, eat less, lose weight, and a lot more improvement in your overall health will occur. ...Read more
I have scanty periods since a very long time, I am single, my age is 28, but I want to rid of my facial hair and hormonal acne?
Possible PCOS: Scanty periods, facial hair and acne suggest polycystic ovary syndrome. I advise that you start with a gynecologist and or endocrinologist who can do an ultrasound and labs to confirm elevated androgenic hormones. Sometimes weight loss is helpful if obese. Also, metformin, hormone therapy like birth control pills and spironolactone which is antiandrogenic may help with facial hair and acne. ...Read more
If a person has wider hips, mild pectus caranatum, no gynecomastia, 5' 10'' blonde hair along with coarse blonde facial hair at the age of 17, is ther?
Question?: What exactly are you asking? Please rephrase and re-submit you question. ...Read more
I am 18 yo and getting tested for klinefelter syndrome, if diagnosed can I expect full male genital developm., facial hair ect. Considering my age?
It's your call: I've known guys with klinefelter / XXY diagnosed at your age or later. If you have it, or if you have real hypogonadism from some other cause, to accept testosterone replacement for athletics & bone health, but be sure you know you do have a choice. You'll get full male body and sexual development like other guys, including the joys and discomforts of being an adult; most xxy's can't be dads. ...Read more
I'm 30 and have been developing symptoms that make me think I'm experiencing premature menopause or a thyroid complication. Hot flashes (since around age 23 or 24) acne far worse than as a teen (since late 20's) quite a bit of facial hair growth (since la
Thirty: Thirty would be extremely young fo rmenopause. I am glad that you have had testing performed by your physician and endocrinologist. It may be helpful to keep a log of your symptoms and review them with your physician or specialist in the future so that they are aware of all of your symptoms. ...Read more
Irregular cycles with heavy bleeding, acne all my life, facial hair thru side effect of epilepsy meds, 3 sex partners.1st active age 14.what can this b?
Irregular menstral: I would suggest you see a doctor as it could be a menstral problem or a combined endocrine problem ...Read more
Laser: Is underlying hormonal problem. Such as polycywtic ovary? This will make hair removal more difficult. Laser hair removal at 4 -6 week intervals combined with waxing 2 weeks prior to laser session or vaniqa cream which weakens the hair. If ne essay an oral anti androgen such as alda tone can weaken the hair to maximize the laser results. ...Read more