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Do You Lose Facial Hair During Chemo
No: Chemo, depending upon the type, can cause hair roots to stop functioning for a while and lead to loss of hair. The lashes a brows are more resistant to this but they can also lose them. It depends upon the type of chemo and the resistance of your body. Fortunately most of this recovers as the chemo course is stopped. Discuss with your oncologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Hair Loss: The male pattern baldness form of androgenetic alopecia accounts for more than 95% of hair loss in men. By age 35, two-thirds of American men will have some degree of appreciable hair loss and by age 50 approximately 85% of men have significantly thinning hair. About 25% of men who suffer from male pattern baldness begin the painful process before the age of 21. Treatment is Rogaine (minoxidil) & Propecia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Limited Results: From shampoos alone, hair growths will be limited ...Read more
I had used minoxidil (for 3 months)for hair loss but have grown facial hair. My query is - will these facial hair will shed or they will remain?
Minoxidil/facial hai: Ask long as you are taking the Minoxidil the facial hair will remain. This can be a problem with Minoxidil since it has whole body effects when it comes to hair growth. There is a topical Minoxidil (rogaine (minoxidil) for women) that is available over the counter that has more local effects on hair growth. ...Read more
Will chemo cause hair loss on scalp only.Will i lose body hair all over? Just wondering how much hair i may lose on body
Varies: Depends upon the type of chemo and your body's resistance. Hair on the head is usually first to go, and later hair around the genitals, eyebrows and lashes. There is a great unpredictability to this so discuss with your oncologist to get a better picture. Mostly, after chemo, it will grow back. ...Read more
At least months: Hair removal can take 2-6 treatments or more regardless of the technique due to the phases that hair growth undergo. Furthermore, if you have any complications such as irritation or hyper pigmentation, you hope that you have enough time to recover from this and look your best. ...Read more
Yes if using long te: The chemotherapy doses are low in ipt, however, repeted chemo, in some cases, cause hair loss too. Crtainly the incidence of hair loss in low in ipt because the dose of chemo is low. However, the effacacy of ipt is less documented, so i prefer it be used only for stage 4 patients with careful clinical monitoring. ...Read more
I am 25 year old male, have hair loss and thin hair. What can I do to prevent hair loss ? Can dead hair roots grow back ?
Topical and pills: Male pattern hair loss is irreversible once the hair root has "died". There are things to help prevent: Topical Rogaine (minoxidil) Hair transplants Finasteride pills - used for enlarged prostate and NOT without side effects/risks. These are: enlarged breast tissue slight incr risk of high grade prostate cancer can affect liver can alter PSA test results Consult with MD first! ...Read more
iam male i have unwanted hairs on arms want to reduce density not completly remove it 1-2 sessions of laser will enough to have normal hairs like men?
Possible: It depends on the darkness of both the hair and the skin. The darker the complexion and hair the harder the removal. needing more treatments. ...Read more
After giving birth I am losing a lot of hair. What can I do to reduce hair loss and increase hair growth?
Shave before laser: Laser cannot be done on active hair growth or it can cause burns. If you are going only for a consult then you can leave the hair alone. If you are going tohave it done, then take a photo of the area to show the doctor but shave it off before your visit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After 3-4 weeks: Not all chemo drugs cause hair loss. Some will cause partial, others can cause complete hair loss. It is not seen for the first 3-4 weeks. So the first chemo cycle comes free. Then you start thinning your hair with each cycle of chemotherapy and may be bald in 2-3 months. Some patients prefer to trim their hair, so it is easier to manage when they fall all over your dress and bedding. ...Read more
I'm female 17 want to get rid of hair fall n want long hair but my hair growth is zero% what should I do? Can i go for biotin along with omega 3 ?
Get seen: Your thyroid needs to be checked, and a dermatologist should evaluate you for telogen effluvium and alopecia areata. ...Read more
Facial hair: Aloe Vera doesn't help. Some options: Plucking. Shaving. While shaving may be less commonly used on the face than the aforementioned options, it's the way many women choose to remove their facial hair. Threading. Depilatory Creams Topical Prescriptions Laser Hair Removal - very popular method Electrolysis. ...Read more
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