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Facial Hair (Definition)

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


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How should I lose facial hair--wax, depilatory, laser, other?

How should I lose facial hair--wax, depilatory, laser, other?

Permanent laser hair: Reduction is the most time and cost effective way to "lose" facial hair. The hair needs to be pigmented, ie brown, black, and not blond or gray. ...Read more

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I'm female, I started losing my hair about 2-3yrs ago but i also started gaining a lot of facial hair. Could being 100+ lbs overweight add to hairloss?

I'm female, I started losing my hair about 2-3yrs ago but i also started gaining a lot of facial hair. Could being 100+ lbs overweight add to hairloss?

Yes: You may have entered an androgen predominant metabolism, such as one sees with pcos (polycystic ovarian syndrome), where your hormonal levels shift and you have higher percentages of androgens than estrogens. This can lead to the symptoms you describe, and is not uncommon in women who are significantly overweight. Talk to doc about options of diet, lifestyle and possible medication interventions. ...Read more

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Hello. Is it ok to wax facial hair? Will cause any skin damage or the skin might become lose??

Hello. Is it ok to wax facial hair? Will cause any skin damage or the skin might become lose??

Okay to wax: Yes, it is okay to wax the very fine hair on your face. It will not cause any damage but may cause redness and short-term irritation. Just plan ahead when you wax. Take a shower first, then dry your skin. You may want to avoid putting any lotions or creams on your face immediately after waxing. Let the irritation resolve first. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have excesive facial hair during pregnancy?

Is it normal to have excesive facial hair during pregnancy?

Not unusual: The change in hormones during pregnancy can certainly affect facial hair. If you think it is really problematic, mention it to your OB at your next visit, but I would not lose any sleep over this. Just one of many, many changes your body experiences during pregnancy. ...Read more

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I am 43 years old and had a hysterectomy 17 years ago. Now I'm having facial hair and losing hair on head, please help?

I am 43 years old and had a hysterectomy 17 years ago. Now I'm having facial hair and losing hair on head, please help?

Not related: The hysterectomy that long ago wouldn't cause or contribute to the new facial hair, and hair loss. Which could be due hormonal issues, nutrient deficiencies, thyroid dysfunction or other causes. ...Read more

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I'm about 80 pounds overweight. If I lose this weight will my body balance its hormones and will my facial hair decrease?

I'm about 80 pounds overweight. If I lose this weight will my body balance its hormones and will my facial hair decrease?

Iit should: A lot of the hormones you talk about are stored in fat cells, if you lose the weight from the fat cells and not from muscle mass- it should balance out. You need to do cardio work out and weight training- the weight training is to maintain and preserve, or even build up your muscle mass, as you lose weight. ...Read more

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Is bleaching the facial hair during pregnancy harmful?

Is bleaching the facial hair during pregnancy harmful?

Avoid skin chemicals: Skin is not a barrier and absorbs chemicals. It is a good idea in pregnancy to avoid chemicals. Hormones may change skin a great deal such that the skin may become hypersensitive. The less exposure to harsh chemicals during pregnancy, the better for the mother's skin and the baby's health. To best answer this question one would know the detailed chemistry of the agent to be considered for use. ...Read more

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Could males with hypogonadism/low testosterone lose their body and facial hair?

Could males with hypogonadism/low testosterone lose their body and facial hair?

Not usually : But low testosterone causes other problems. It makes men more prone to gynecomastia. Libido decreases, moods can become depressed, muscle tone decreases, bone mass decreases, etc. With appropriate treatment these problems can improve or be avoided. ...Read more

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Why do older men lose the hair on their heads but start growing lots of nose hair, ear hair and facial hair?

Why do older men lose the hair on their heads but start growing lots of nose hair, ear hair and facial hair?

Testosterone: As men get older, testosterone gets higher and causes you to lose the good hair on your head but you start to grow it in "less useful" places. One of the very exciting parts of getting older. :-\. ...Read more

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I am 25 years old 14 weeks pregnant with my first child I want to know whether facial hair bleaching is safe to do whilst pregnant?

I am 25 years old 14 weeks pregnant with my first child I want to know whether facial hair bleaching is safe to do whilst pregnant?

Yes: The amount of bleach that may be possibly absorbed in to your skin from facial hair bleaching is miniscule. It is safe to do while pregnant. ...Read more

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During puberty what are the functions of testosterone vs dihydrotestosterone? Which has greater influence on sexual development, facial hair & voice?

During puberty what are the functions of testosterone vs dihydrotestosterone? Which has greater influence on sexual development, facial hair & voice?

DHT: Dht has all the masculizing effects from hormones you asked about. Testosterone on its own is anabolic and good to build muscle and wellness effects on your psyche. Dht has all the bad effects. Testosterone converts into dht. ...Read more

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I am losing hair on the side of my head, above my ears and on my jaw line where I had thick facial hair. What would cause this?

I am losing hair on the side of my head, above my ears and on my jaw line where I had thick facial hair. What would cause this?

Hair loss scalp jaw: Hair loss on the scalp and beard area could be alopecia areata, a condition where the immune system attacks hair follicles causing hair to fall out. Alopecia areata is usually treated with injections of cortisone. Other causes can include ringworm, a fungal infection, which is less likely in an adult. Please see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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I want to know if im going through puberty or not? 20 years old, extremely obese in high school with no change during, at 20 began to try to get in shape, and im just now developing facial hair, genitalia under formed. Have pubic hair, but no growth. Did

Obesity: We are just starting to learn all the endocrine impacts of obesity, but we are learning that peripheral adipose tissue, fat, does increase estrogen levels. This can affect fertility, testosterone levels, sex drive, and even certain types of cancer. I would agree with an evaluation by a physician and encourage you to continue in your weight loss attempts. Perhaps seek advice of a dietician. ...Read more

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Is home ipl(phillips) treatment for facial hair removal(upper lip only) safe during pregnancy? Is it permanent?

Is home ipl(phillips) treatment for facial hair removal(upper lip only) safe during pregnancy? Is it permanent?

Hair Removal: I do not feel there is any home unit for hair removal that is either permanent or effective. The lasers that we use in the office is tremendously more powerful and at one talk I was at, the expert said that the amount of laser light you get from the home units is no more than a simple laser pointer! ...Read more

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Hi I'm Living with pcos and wanted to ask how I can lose weight though diet and exercise and permanently get rid of my facial hair and start my period?

Hi I'm Living with pcos and wanted to ask how I can lose weight though diet and exercise and permanently get rid of my facial hair and start my period?

Control: The best is to begin an exercise program that you can do daily it need not be strenuous walking a half o=hour a day can really help. Reduce cal intake to no more than 2000 a day of high quality foods (low fat) see about treating the pcos and laser hair removal should resolve the facial issues ...Read more

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Thyroid removal (6 growths, 1 possible cancer) and taking synthroid (thyroxine). Can this help regulate for weight loss and facial hair issues? I can't lose weight.

Thyroid removal (6 growths, 1 possible cancer) and taking synthroid (thyroxine). Can this help regulate for weight loss and facial hair issues? I can't lose weight.

Yes: Hypo(=low)thyroidism can lead to weight gain. Normalizing the thyroid level can regulate those hormones and lead to normal thyroid level weight. Obviously weight gain and loss is a balance of calories in and out from exercise and diet as well. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have been on cipla cyproterone acetate 50 to combat excessive facial hair growth as a result of being diagnosed with pcos. During the period that me?

I have been on cipla cyproterone acetate 50 to combat excessive facial hair growth as a result of being diagnosed with pcos. During the period that me?

Question? : Not sure exactly what you are asking since it got cut off. Irregular periods are common with this medication and with pcos. Normally it is given with other hormones like birth control to regulate the cycle. ...Read more

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During pregnancy what happens to pcos symptoms such as scalp hair loss, facial hair, body hair, acne?

During pregnancy what happens to pcos symptoms such as scalp hair loss, facial hair, body hair, acne?

Suspended animation: The scalp and facial hair will remain, but new hair growth stimulation will be reduced. Acne tends to get better as the percentage of the male hormone causing the same is "overwhelmed by the large amounts of estrogen and progesterone hormones circulating during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Tired, diagnosis insomnia, losing hair, facial hair, TSH and other labs normal (no T3 (liothyronine) or 4 ran) seeing sleep & derm. What could it be? Thyroid issues in fam

Tired, diagnosis insomnia, losing hair, facial hair, TSH and other labs normal (no T3 (liothyronine) or 4 ran) seeing sleep & derm.  What could it be? Thyroid issues in fam

Keep looking: Check thyroid antibodies. If positive, then the normal TSH could be abnormal in someone with autoimmune thyroid disease. Sleep apnea is very prevalent, even in non obesed pts so make sure that's looked at as well. ...Read more

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Severe pain in abdomen, blood clots during period, facial hair,lower back pain, lack of sex drive, fatigue what could be the cause? It's killing me!!

Severe pain in abdomen, blood clots during period, facial hair,lower back pain, lack of sex drive, fatigue what could be the cause? It's killing me!!

Exam needed: You need to see a provider to have an exam and to follow up w/ the necessary treatments recommended. No one can diagnose those symptoms from a distance. Find relief or get started on resolving the issue(s). Best! ...Read more

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Female severe facial hair?

Female severe facial hair?

See a DR: Do you have normal menstrual periods? Normal scalp hair? Acne? Obese? Diabetic? On any meds or birth control? Abnormal body hair? Facial hair since what age? Family with same thing? First check if your hormones are normal. Shaving, waxing, laser, plucking are all useful. Removing hair does not make it grow any thicker. Removing hair does not make it grow faster. ...Read more

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How to grow thick facial hair?

How to grow thick facial hair?

Change your gene: In my understanding the skin and hair facial hair in man and how thick or thin heavy or light will be all related to your gene that you can not change teen agers and young people use to think if you shave often and early that you might stimulate more hair growth personally I am not sure about that
good luck thank you for using health tap ...Read more

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How to stop facial hair from growing!

How to stop facial hair from growing!

Facial hair: As a male, growing facial hair is part of your normal biological function. There is no real way to "stop" the hair from growing. What would need to be done is to destroy the hair follicles. There are options available for this ;#40;electrolysis, laser;#41; but before attempting to do this, be absolutely sure you want to do this because it would be permanent over the long term. ...Read more

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What causes facial hair to grow in women?

What causes facial hair to grow in women?

Androgens: Facial hair in women means they are producing more male hormones and it is direct result of that. Over production of testosterone or adrenal hormones
it is called hisutism
most common causes are
1polysystic ovarian syndrome
2adrenal tumors. ...Read more

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Chemotherapy (Definition)

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