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Can fine facial hair cause acne?

Can fine facial hair cause acne?

Facial hair and acne: In short, no. There is no relationship. ...Read more

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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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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What causes acne & facial hair in women in their 30's? Too many hormones or not enough and what to do about it?

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

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How can I effectively treat acne and facial hair on women?

How can I effectively treat acne and facial hair on women?

Hormone check: This suggests extra androgens on board -- perhaps from polycystic ovarian syndrome, glucose intolerance, or some other cause. Look for the underlying reason. Hair can be lasered off and acne can be treated -- usually in this case topical agents are sufficient. Good luck. ...Read more

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Using acne products and having facial hair. Will the product do anything to my hair?

Using acne products and having facial hair. Will the product do anything to my hair?

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

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Helloo! I have thick coarse facial hair problem + acne? Suggest me some tips and advice. Thank yoi

Helloo! I have thick coarse facial hair problem + acne? Suggest me some tips and advice. Thank yoi

Get workup: Being a young woman is difficult enough with a man's beard & acne! you deserve nothing less than a workup for possible masculinizing tumor or ovarian syndrome causing this. Don't settle for just treating symptoms, though electrolysis & acne rx may help. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.?

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.?

Polycystic ovary dis: Are your periods normal? Do you have excess hair below your bellbutton? You should see your gynecologist to see if you have this problem problem ...Read more

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Help can applying acne cream on face reduce facial hair growth?

Help can applying acne cream on face reduce facial hair growth?

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

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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?

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

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How do obese women get rid of facial hair and acne?

How do obese women get rid of facial hair and acne?

See below: See your md there is help for you condition...
Wish you the best, you can get rid of your acne and facial hair. ...Read more

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Does very little acne scars effect growing facial hair?

Does very little acne scars effect growing facial hair?

No: Are you hoping the scars will increase or decrease hair on your face? The same factors causing acne are also stimulants of male-type hair. For adult women, spironolactone reduces androgens. This results in less acne, less hair on face, more hair on scalp. ...Read more

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I m girl 22 age. When I wax my facial hair acne is appear. What I do?

I m girl 22 age. When I wax my facial hair acne is appear. What I do?

Acne: Make sure you wash your face well before waxing and then apply antiseptic lotion after waxing to avoid acne ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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How does olive oil prevent acne and make my facial hair grow faster?

How does olive oil prevent acne and make my facial hair grow faster?

It may not: Diet has little impact on acne. If it makes your facial hair nicer, I'll be surprised. If your acne flares, manage it with topical benzoyl peroxide or retinoic acid and if you need something more powerful, your physicain can help. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Acne: Oily skin which clogs the pores of your face is a known cause of acne. I would recommend against applying oily products to your skin. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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)

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

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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.

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

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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

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

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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.

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

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I had a complete hysterectomy about 6 years ago can I take birth control pills for facial hair and acne?

I had a complete hysterectomy about 6 years ago can I take birth control pills for facial hair and acne?

Possibly: There are other treatments specifically designed for acne that would likely be more helpful. Consider seeing a dermatologist to discuss the options ...Read more

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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

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

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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.

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

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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?

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?

Check thyroid: It is reasonable to get a thorough evaluation, check some hormone tests like thyroid, testosterone and rule out metabolic syndrome and other disorders. Your symptoms may also be associated with stress and weight changes. ...Read more

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PCOS - what treatments are available For Symptoms - Acne, Weight gain and slight facial hair. What can trigger PCOS? Pregnancy? I also have Implanon

PCOS - what treatments are available For Symptoms - Acne, Weight gain and slight facial hair. What can trigger PCOS? Pregnancy? I also have Implanon

Hormones: 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

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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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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?

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

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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

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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

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

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...Read more


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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more