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

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

No: Rogaine (minoxidil) 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 (minoxidil) 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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By using rogaine (minoxidil) on my face will I be able to make my facial hair appear? If so which are the possible side effects?

By using rogaine (minoxidil) on my face will I be able to make my facial hair appear? If so which are the possible side effects?

Only crown: Rogaine (minoxidil) is indicated for hair regrowth in the crown area. It won't start hair growth is areas where it is not currently growing like your face. Give it time the hair will grow on your face and then over time you will get tired of having to shave! ...Read more

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21/male hair thinning a little and facial hair not growing as much as I'd like would rogaine (minoxidil) help with these? Any bad side effects? Any tips? Etc.

21/male hair thinning a little and facial hair not growing as much as I'd like would rogaine (minoxidil) help with these? Any bad side effects? Any tips? Etc.

Start treatment now: For what may be early male baldness. You will have much better results by using minoxidil now. Hair loss at an early age can be devastating to your self-esteem, and the longer you wait the harder it is to gain the lost hair back. Some formulations of Rogaine can cause scalp itching, so try foam if that's a problem. It is not approved for beard growth, but some men on YouTube have tried it. ...Read more

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I've been using rogaine (minoxidil) for men and clobetasol to treat traction alopecia for 3mos. I've experienced a lot of facial hair growth. What's causing this?

I've been using rogaine (minoxidil) for men and clobetasol to treat traction alopecia for 3mos. I've experienced a lot of facial hair growth. What's causing this?

Hirsutism: Excess facial hair in women is considered hirsutism. Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/hirsutism/ds00858 for more info. Hirsutism may be genetic/familial (check out your mom, sisters & aunts). Or it could be due to excess testosterone & dihydrotestosterone (ask your doc to check via blood tests). Sometimes, medications can upset hormone balance. But rogaine (minoxidil) shouldn't cause thi. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to use minoxidil topical solution 5% to grow facial hair?

Is it safe for me to use minoxidil topical solution 5% to grow facial hair?

Facial Hair Growth: Minoxidil is only FDA approved for hair growth on the crown of the scalp. However, because of it's mechanism of action, it can be applied to any area of the body where you want to improve hair follicle function. As long as you have enough hair follicles in the area, you can see an improvement. Keep in mind that areas of baldness would need transplantation, however. ...Read more

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My age is 20 and MALE. I have not got beard! Can I apply minoxidil to get facial hair? : (: (

My age is 20 and MALE. I have not got beard! Can I apply minoxidil to get facial hair? : (: (

Some thoughts...: Billions of men and boys shave every day to get rid of any beard that might be starting. That means not having a beard is a great time-saver, and that beards are unnecessary for humans. The medical question is whether or not a guy has other male characteristics (which would be evidence that his hormone levels are normal)... and a visit to one's primary care doctor can address those issues. ...Read more

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I am 30 years old with no facial hair and was wondering if I can use minoxidil topical USP 5% to grow some?

I am 30 years old with no facial hair and was wondering if I can use minoxidil topical USP 5% to grow some?

You can try: You give your name as Sophia, a woman's name, but I only know what men have written about their experience. Some men have reported that this works. Smooth guys generally don't get male pattern baldness, and many women prefer it in any case. Regardless of your gender, fitness is the key to good looks rather than where you do and do not have hair. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of facial hair naturaly with out stopping minoxidil?

How can I get rid of facial hair naturaly with out stopping minoxidil?

RID OF FACIAL HAIR: NO WAY TO GET RID OF FACIAL HAIRS EXCEPT BY SHAVING. ...Read more

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How do I permanently get rid of facial hair caused by minoxidil in women.

How do I permanently get rid of facial hair caused by minoxidil in women.

First it is impor-: Tant to make sure topical minoxidil is only applied to scalp. laser permanently gets rid of hair growth, but continued use of minoxidil may lead to more facial hair. I would see dermatologist for other possible treatments for hair growth. Electrolysis typically leads to some element of scarring while laser done in doctor office (where doc is fellow of american society of laser medicine and surger ...Read more

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Hi, using kirkland minoxidil foam 5% on my face to get more facial hair can have side effects? If so what kind?

Local irritation: Usually no side effects. But why would you go to this expense and bother for this goal? I wish I did not need to shave. Let's celebrate our diversity. ...Read more

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Can minoxidil be used to grow facial hair in cases with grasy skin who suffer from seborrhoeic dramatitis? If yes what's the manual and dosage?

Can minoxidil be used to grow facial hair in cases with grasy skin who suffer from seborrhoeic dramatitis? If yes what's the manual and dosage?

Yes but...: Minoxidil solution will promote facial hair growth, but if your hair has fallen out in patches, there may be other treatments that will help and you should have a medical exam, too. ...Read more

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I don't have trichotillomania anymore, using minoxidil5% touched my face and grows hair in it should I use laser for facial hair? Or reducing minoxidil

Many women: Do choose to use the 5% of monxidil. Have you considered applying it more carefully? . and seeing if the area of facial hair resolves in no minoxidil is applied in that area. May be worth a try before the cost of laser tx. What did your dermatologist recommend? ...Read more

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Will minoxidil get on my pillow after application when I sleep onto my face and cause unwanted facial hair?

Will minoxidil get on my pillow after application when I sleep onto my face and cause unwanted facial hair?

Might as well: Say yes.
While this is possible from the pillow, the amount rubbed in is also enough to give effects All over even wtihout direct contact. However, it does NOT cause hair to grow where there is not already the potential for hair growth... increased beard and mustache sure... hairy eyeballs, no, not possible. ...Read more

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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

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I've been using dianette for 3 months & seen little difference in facial hair but skin has cleared up. Does it take 6-9 months to work on hair? - UK

I've been using dianette for 3 months & seen little difference in facial hair but skin has cleared up. Does it take 6-9 months to work on hair? - UK

Still early: BUT once hair growth has developed it does not reverse. You would need laser or electrolysis for that. Your treatment should prevent new growth but some may have already started and not yet been visible so it will be several months before your situation is clear (no pun intended). ...Read more

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Does amal oil work for facial hair growth?

Does amal oil work for facial hair growth?

Amal oil: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Hello doctors I found a method to remove facial hair its using wholemeal flour and water for 4 weeks I don't know if it works or not any ideas?

Entertainment: This kind of stuff is made up and posted by people who are either fantasy-prone or crooks know that nobody will sue them when it doesn't work. The crooks want to bring you to their website, where you might follow a link and buy something. If facial hair is troubling you, removing it is an easy office procedure even in a resource-poor environment. ...Read more

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How does rogaine (minoxidil) work on hair growth?

Unknown: The most current thinking is that rogaine (minoxidil) directly stimulates the hair follicle to produce hair. It seems to turn on the on-off signal. ...Read more

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How does rogaine (minoxidil) work to cause hair growth?

According to them: "the exact mechanism of action of rogaine (minoxidil) is uncertain. However, researchers believe that rogaine (minoxidil) works in part by partially enlarging the hair follicles and reversing the miniaturization process. By enlarging miniaturized follicles, the growth phase of the hair cycle is prolonged, allowing the hair to become longer and thicker looking and with more follicles in the growth phase at the same time.". ...Read more

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Exactly how does rogaine (minoxidil) work to cause hair growth?

Exactly how does rogaine (minoxidil) work to cause hair growth?

Two ways: Minoxidil makes hair follicles wider so your hair is thicker. It also increases the growth phase of your hair so that you grow longer hair and more strands of hair. Unfortunately, this isn't a permanent one time only treatment. You need to continue using Minoxidil to maintain your hair growth. ...Read more

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Does rogaine (minoxidil) for women really work? I'm 19 and my hair is kind of growing slowly

Yes: Hair grows 1 cm per month. Nothing makes it grow faster. If you use Minoxidil religously twice a day for the next 60 years you will have a little more scalp hair than if you do not use it. ...Read more

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Minoxidil (Definition)

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