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Does Facial Hair Cause Acne
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
What causes acne & facial hair in women in their 30's? Too many hormones or not enough and what to do about it?
Masculinization: Hair pattern is at times hereditary. There could also be hormonal imbalances from normal tissues or abnormal production. You should see your doctor and voice these concerns so it can be diagnosed and corrected. ...Read more
Can you clarify?: If you're a female with acne and masculine-type hair on your face, you probably want a good endocrine workup -- a hormonal problem probably underlies your acne. This kind of things is more than a cosmetic problem. If you're a man trying to grow a beard while you're being treated for acne, there won't be a problem though benzoyl peroxide might bleach your facial hair a bit. ...Read more
Helloo! I have thick coarse facial hair problem + acne? Suggest me some tips and advice. Thank yoi
I have had acne for 3 years now. The acne is get is very unusual. I get acne where facial hair is coming in. Any tip for clearing this up?
Acne: Don't wash your face with body soap. Also don't use alcohol or comedogenic products on your face. Try to find an acne wash system like neutrogena or something with benzoyl peroxide. Following low sodium diet might help too, since acne-causing bacteria like salt. You can try to prevent spreading bacteria onto your face by not touching your face, washing your phone, etc. ...Read more
My facial hair has a lot of thick clear hairs easy to pull out but also acne like puss comes out to. I also have lots of reallt thick black hairs.?
Whoa: Topical acne meds -- benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, retinoic acid derivatives -- won't improve the facial hair situation. Especially if you're a young woman, a hormonal problem sufficient to cause facial hair growth can be a serious thing and your physician must address this. Get unwanted facial hair removed professinoally if you wish -- electrolysis, laser. ...Read more
Acne on my face and back since I was 17 not a lot of acne but enough to make my self esteem low and I have facial hair what could this be?
PCOS: Are you fat? Menstrual periods? See dr to check for polycystic ovary disease (pcos). Typically your symptoms respond to oral spironolactone 100-200mg daily for years. It is not expensive ($16 for 100 pills). Usually there are no side effects. Sometimes it makes breasts tender & larger. ...Read more
I know that my facial hair was causing me to have acne and bumps. So I got rid of them. After my bumps disappear black spots are left. Why?
May be comedones: Acne is caused by skin pores being plugged by tiny clumps of skin cells (the clump of cells is called a comedone). When there are no bumps or actual pimples and pustules, the acne-prone areas of skin will still have plugged pores. Maybe the black spots are actually the comedones in the skin pores. The best way to tell is to have a primary care doctor look at the spots. ...Read more
I just started using an exfoliating cream that contains AHA and BHA for my acne for a week now, is it okay to wax my facial hair as I usually do?
Yes: In general hydroxy acids do not cause an issue with facial wax. The wax is not a chemical that could interact with the AHA/BHAs. This is one reason why an aesthetician will ask if you use these products before a facial - so no interactions occur. However, your skin may be more sensitive now that you have been exfoliating it and so it may be more uncomfortable or cause redness/ rash. Aloe can help. ...Read more
Can ricin oil make acne worse? I am on Accutane for acne and I want to use ricin oil on my face for my facial hair.
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
Does lemon discourages the facial hair growth when applied to skin to avoid acne? I am 18 years old and hardly had some facial hair (30/100)
Lemon Juice: Lemon juice is a home remedy for acne treatment and is inexpensive compared to the acne products at stores. Lemons contain a natural astringent and antibacterial agent that acts as an exfoliant to help remove dead skin cells faster and prevent clogged pores. Lemon juice is not a substitute for medical treatment. Lemon juice does not inhibit hair growth. ...Read more
How to lower testosterone level? I think I've had a rise in testosterone level. I'm female w/ bad acne on cheeks w/ scarring & facial hair recently.
Check for PCOS: Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a common cause of unwanted facial hair, acne, weight gain, and infertility. Your physician will check for lab work; cosmetically Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) can help to balance the hormones. For the acne, using glycolic acid and retin'a can help with exfoliation. If it is severe, you may need antibiotics. For unwanted hair, the best is laser hair removal since waxing & threading can scar. ...Read more
My doctor says it's not perimenopause. Then what is it? Heavier, longer periods, acne, exhaustion, facial hair....Never been like this.
Adrenal/pitutary: Your adrenal, pituitary can be responsible.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can yag laser for unwanted facial hair removal be used for acne tx, as well. Are there other safe, more effective alternatives for olive completion?
I'm a 17 year old female after certain diagnoses I learnt that I have the symptoms of PCOS. Facial Hair & Acne. What should I do? Read about The Pill
Please see Dr.: Please see your Dr. You will need testing to determine the cause of your symptoms. Once you know the cause, the Dr. Can discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Could my acne be related to ovarian cysts and excess facial hair? Last checked (about a month ago) hormones were okay. My cycles are regular 28 days.
Yes: Respectfully, I doubt we fully understand a woman's hormonal symphony. The question we can answer isn't whether you have a relative excess of androgens or what else may be involved, but whether your acne can be treated effectively. If you want, it can be, whether by the oral contraceptive pill, topical rx (clindamycin, retinoic acid, benzoyl peroxide), and/or systemic antibiotics. Thanx 4 writing. ...Read more
I had a complete hysterectomy about 6 years ago can I take birth control pills for facial hair and acne?
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
37yr old starting bc for pain ov cysts what is a good 2nd gen birth control pill with no weight gain acne or facial hair effects worried about clots.
Loloestrin the best: My #1 pill I prescribe, it is only 10 mcg estrogen the safest pill, least chance for blood clot, wt gain, bloating also since it is 24 active pills and then 2 estrogen pills u are only off for 2 days less chance cyst formation and lighter to no periods, and your doc should have samples to start u off and mail order $45 for 3 months, I am giving a lecture tonight on advantages of loloestrin. ...Read more
Does having excess body and facial hair &acne means that I necessarily have high testosterone level? P.S:my estradiol is 39 on 5th day of my period.
I have a lot of symptoms that I've told my dr&she blows it off. Symptoms:severe sweating from chest up only. Facial hair, acne, irregular periods, headach?
PCOS - what treatments are available For Symptoms - Acne, Weight gain and slight facial hair. What can trigger PCOS? Pregnancy? I also have Implanon
PCOS is a hormone condition that women have when their ovaries have thick skin that makes it difficult for them to ovulate. The body produces more testosterone in an effort to help this situation. This causes male like hair distribution, abd girth weight gain and can cause problems with infertility. Spironolactone helps reduce testosterone.
http://www. Webmd. Com/women/tc/polycystic-ovary-syndrome-pcos-topic-overview ...Read more
Do I have pcos or endometriosis? I experience acne, facial hair, blood clotting, migraines, spotting and before I was on bc my periods were irregular.
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
I suffer from coarse facial hair on my chin, upper lip and cheeks and acne. Periods are regular, but ultra sound shown cyst. Hirsutism or PCOS?
Need more info: PCOS is a syndrome of symptoms usually including: irregular periods, (skipping periods, then very heavy typically), hair growth on face, breasts, abdomen, thighs, (often, not always) overweight, pre-diabetes, and typical laboratory findings. Your brief history sounds more like hirsutism. More info would be helpful ...Read more
I turned 33 & my face got oily w/daily blackheads! Facial hair darkend&i even found a whisker! & now hair popped up around my nipples! What's going on?!
Sudden acne and hair: Your symptoms are very classic for ovarian dysfunction, although you are a bit old to see the first manifestation of poly cystic ovaries. The symptoms include acne, increased facial hair, and irregular periods, caused by cysts in the ovaries that reduce function and affect fertility. You should be checked by your ob/gyn. ...Read more
Alot of women remove facial hair by hair threading but they get alot of pimples after that how to stop it is there a way for no getting pimpl?
Im20 have only facial hair under my nose little on chin. Have many public hair. 5'3 height. Any height gain supplement? Have pimples like disease please
Normal: Five percent of men never get chest hair or develop a full beard; in the usa, many women prefer this. At age 20, increasing height is unlikely, but a man's good looks depend primarily on his physical fitness / leanness / muscularity. We can treat your acne and you deserve it; if extensive, start with benzoyl peroxide plus a topical antibiotic such as clindamycin. Good luck. ...Read more
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