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Doctor insights on: Body Hair Growth

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Body Hair (Definition)

Hair follicles are distributed throughout the skin with the exception of the palms, soles and glaborous skin of the genitalia. The hair follicle first forms in the eyebrows, upper lips, and chin at 9 weeks gestation. The bulk of the remaining follicles begin to develop at 4 to 5 months gestation in a ...Read more


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How to reduce my body hair growth?

How to reduce my body hair growth?

Why do you ask?: If you're male, many women like a hairy guy and most other men are at least a little bit jealous. Even if you prefer smooth, you can shave for now (or get "manscaped") and wait until you're in a stable marriage and let her decide whether to opt for electrolysis / laser. If you're a woman, your physician can advise whether there's a hormonal issue and about treatment if you desire it. ...Read more

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Is there a way to stop body hair growth?

Body Hair: There is no way to stop the growth of body hair, unless laser hair removal is used repeatedly for dark hairs. ...Read more

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What should I do to stop my body hair growth?

What should I do to stop my body hair growth?

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. ...Read more

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Does an increase in exercise increase body hair growth?

It can: Hair growth can be stimulated by androgens (like testosterone) which are increased by exercise. ...Read more

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What speeds up body hair growth and what slows it down?

What speeds up body hair growth and what slows it down?

Hormones: Testosterone increases hair growth to body and estrogen tends to antagonize the effects of testosterone effectively reducing hair growth. ...Read more

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Can there be any product that can increase body hair growth?

Increased Body Hair: Minoxidil can cause increased hair in some individuals if the are susceptible.. However, if you grow hair and stop the medication the hair that grew will be lost. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can take to increase your body hair growth?

Not really.: Body hair growth is largely determined by genetics. Applying rogaine (minoxidil) miight help a little. Taking testosterone would might work but you would have severe side effect, acne, oily skin, deep voice, loss of breast mass, enlarged clitoris, etc. Assuming your are a female as indicated in your profile these would be intolerable. Most women don't want body hair! if you are male, ask again. ...Read more

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What could cause asymmetrical body hair growth after injury from working out?

What could cause asymmetrical body hair growth after injury from working out?

Increased blood flow: Injury healing usually causes an increase in blood flow to the injured area. This can lead to swelling in the area, as well as in the ankle, wrist, hand or foot beyond the area of injury. Increased blood flow can make the area fell warmer to the touch than the other side, and hair growth may speed up temporarily, too. ...Read more