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Why do men have facial hair, and women don't? What causes this?

Why do men have facial hair, and women don't? What causes this?

Genetics: Facial hair growth is one of the secondary sexual characteristics males encounter when they mature, as is breast development in women. It is largely a result of the specific biologic differences between men and women. For men, the facial hair is sensitive to the effects of increased testosterone which makes it grow and thicken. ...Read more

Facials (Definition)

Facials are a classic way to improve and maintain healthy skin. They have the added benefit of being relaxing. Facials typical begin with cleansing the skin, followed by exfoliation and skilled extractions of blackheads or whiteheads as needed. A mask may then be applied to hydrate, firm, strengthen or calm the skin. Facials usually end with application of a ...Read more

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Does sweet almond oil cause an increase in facial hair for women??

Does sweet almond oil cause an increase in facial hair for women??

Unknown.: There is no good clinical evidence on its use as an oral medicine. It is used in multiple skin care products and appears to be safe. See the references & article in the "Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database Consumer Version:" here: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-59-sweet%20almond.aspx?activeingredientid=59&activeingredientname=sweet%20almond ...Read more

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What causes facial hair in women? I'm 21 & hair is growing on chin & jaw area. I'm devastated. :( i had 1 chin hair at 18 now recently I have a lot.

What causes facial hair in women? I'm 21 & hair is growing on chin & jaw area. I'm devastated. :(  i had 1 chin hair at 18 now recently I have a lot.

Facial hair: This often is a hormonal imbalance and you need to see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. Treatment is usually very helpful, so do not wait. ...Read more

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Can tea tree oil products cause new or more facial hair growth in women?

Can tea tree oil products cause new or more facial hair growth in women?

No: Tea tree oil will not cause increased hair growth for either men or women. The cause for this problem in women may be related to hormonal imbalance and increase testosterone effects (hirsutism). Have this checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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Do tea tree oil products cause facial hair growth in women?

Do  tea tree oil products cause facial hair growth in women?

No: Tea tree oil will not cause increased hair growth for either men or women. The cause for this problem in women may be related to hormonal imbalance and increase testosterone effects (hirsutism). Have this checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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Could tretinoin cause hair growth? I heard from some women who experienced facial hair growth from using it, is that possible?

Could tretinoin cause hair growth? I heard from some women who experienced facial hair growth from using it, is that possible?

Maybe: Read the package insert for listed side effects. Hair loss is mentioned as well as skin changes but not specifically hair growth. Everyone's body reacts differently so it is possible that some women may have experienced what you say and that sdoes not mean all will. ...Read more

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Can fine facial hair cause cystic acne in women?

Can fine facial hair cause cystic acne in women?

Fine hair: Fine hair may still result in dirt getting caught around follicles which can be nidus for start of localized acne infection... Or even folliculitis. ...Read more

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Will rogaine for men cause excessive facial hair growth on women?

Will rogaine for men cause excessive facial hair growth on women?

No: Rogaine only acts directly where it is applied. Men put it on their scalp in the front receding hairline area of in the back circle of hair loss. Women get more of a female pattern baldness when is overall equal hair loss from the entire scalp. You may use rogaine for this, but be sure to wash your hands so you don't transfer it to areas where you don't want hair growth to be encouraged! ...Read more

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I am a 30 year old female. I am growing facial hair. My doctor says my hormones are normal. What else could cause it?

I am a 30 year old female. I am growing facial hair. My doctor says my hormones are normal. What else could cause it?

Facial Hair: If your hormones are normal, genetics can be the cause of facial hair. Women with facial hair often have a close relative with the same condition. Another factor that contributes to female facial is ethnicity. Some medications can cause facial hair: phenytoin, diazoxide and danazol. Lazer hair removal is the best treatment as long as the hair is black or brown. ...Read more

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