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Sunburns on face can inhibit the growth of my facial hair, harm or make it grow slower?

Sunburns on face can inhibit the growth of my facial hair, harm or make it grow slower?

Not to worry: Sunburn does not reach to the hair roots and will not affect hair growth. It may bleach the hair already there and cause some hair shaft brittleness but that will only be temporary. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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Will Accutane effect jaw bone growth or any facial features?

Will Accutane effect jaw bone growth or any facial features?

No and yes: No. Accutane most likely will not effect your jaw bone growth. Yes. It will effect your facial features. Your acne will go away and you should look more beautiful/handsome. In my experience and practice, Accutane is the wonder drug and killer of acne. ...Read more

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Can hookah smoking at puberty affect nose shape and bone growth in general? I'm not happy with my face bones and think i stunted the growth.. Help please

Can hookah smoking at puberty affect nose shape and bone growth in general? I'm not happy with my face bones and think i stunted the growth.. Help please

Other issues: Hookah smoking will not change nose shape or bone growth in general. However snorting a substance can cause a deviation or holes in the nasal septum (middle part of nose). More important is what you are smoking. Tobacco has serious risks- increased wrinkling, more likely to get colds, lung infections and long term cancer. Other substances smoked can irritate your nose, throat and lungs. ...Read more

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Will sleeping on a soft mattress affect my baby's growth? Eg. The bones formation.

Will sleeping on a soft mattress affect my baby's growth? Eg. The bones formation.

Not likely...: Babies in general move quite a bit during sleep..Soft/firm/pillow top beds probably won't make much of a difference since a new baby is only a few pound anyway. Just make sure baby sleeps on his/her back and that no blanket/bedding near face which may suffocate baby. Follow up with family doc/pediatrician regularly and ask lots of questions. Baby is precious. Congrats and good luck. ...Read more

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Can HGH affect your facial bone structure? And is the size of your head related to your overall height?

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Can HGH affect your facial bone structure? And is the size of your head related to your overall height?

Yes & No: Yes, excessive growth hormone can affect your facial structure & appearance. Look at photos of patients w/acromegaly or excess gh. They all tend to have thickened brow ridges & enlarged cartilagenous structures (see http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/acromegaly/ds00478/dsection=symptoms). As for head size relative to height, i'm not aware of any link for those w/o acromegaly. ...Read more

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Can weight gain permanently alter your facial structure? I'm finally back down to my 2009 weight, but my face is rounder and wider.

Can weight gain permanently alter your facial structure? I'm finally back down to my 2009 weight, but my face is rounder and wider.

Depends on factors: It depends on the AMOUNT of weight lost as a % of the total. So, if you lost 50% of your body weight I would certainly expect to see some of that weight loss in the face and next while only a 5% loss may not show much change depending on how the face looked before. It also depends on the speed one loses the weight. If you'd like to discuss this a bit more: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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What type of facial fractures can alter your appearance and displace your teeth?

What type of facial fractures can alter your appearance and displace your teeth?

Any type: How badly a facial fracture effects your appearance after healing will depend on how severe the fracture was. Obviously fractures of the upper or lower jaw can displace teeth and/or cause tooth loss, again depending on severity. A sports mouth guard should be worn for all contact sports to help avoid these types of injuries. ...Read more

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How to. Improve growth of hair on face?

How to. Improve growth of hair on face?

Different genetics: Facial hair growth is based on genetics from your parents. Related to their ethnic origin. Yours is still developing and will continue to change for several years. There is nothing you can do to alter the process. Don't get your medical info from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Could watching the flat screen television have any any effect on growth and shape of facial bones in teenagers?

Could watching the flat screen television have any any effect on growth and shape of facial bones in teenagers?

Nope: I can't see any logical reason these would have any connection. You have concerns about your child's growth, and this always warrants a visit. Sounds like you also may be concerned about too much TV time, which is a valid one! AAP recommends limiting screen time to one hour a day! I prefer less! ...Read more

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Other than facial hair growth can PCOD also result in excessive hair growth on other parts of the body like hands? Does it have long lasting effects?

Other than facial hair growth can PCOD also result in excessive hair growth on other parts of the body like hands? Does it have long lasting effects?

Androgens, PCOS/hair: The male hormones(androgens) that the PCOS produces will enhance hair growth throughout the body where male hair growth occurs genetically. In other words, facial, chest and diamond shaped pubic hair when the effects are excessive. ...Read more

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Could smoking really stunt your growth and does it reduce bone development?

Could smoking really stunt your growth and does it reduce bone development?

Yes!: Think of it this way, when you smoke, carbon monoxide poison gets into your bloodstream through your lungs. Carbon monoxide preferentially displaces oxygen off of your red blood cells. So as your red blood cells travel around to dump off oxygen in the tissues ( including your bones) there is not enough oxygen for your bones to build themselves properly. Smoking poisons your bones! ...Read more

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Does coq10 contain hormone, bone growth? Could it possibly make my face bone jaw grow (wider)?Could coq10 improve energy level and thus work perform

Does coq10 contain hormone, bone growth? Could it possibly make my face bone jaw grow (wider)?Could coq10 improve energy level and thus work perform

While unproven,: Coq10 has been touted for a variety of uses, but none of them involve those mentioned in your question. Save your $$. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Does overusing the masseter muscle change the jaw bone shape or jaw appearance? Does it change the jaw bone making it less curve? Please be specific.

No: The shape of the jaw bone is determined by genetics and early function. The masseter (cheek) muscle may grow from overuse and affect the width of the face. You might only notice this in very lean persons. ...Read more

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Does not shaving affect the growth of facial hair? Please, need some answers?

Does not shaving affect the growth of facial hair? Please, need some answers?

It really doesn't: These health legends are the result of people seeing faces in the clouds. If you're a normally masculinized guy, how thick or thin your beard is going to be is all about your genes and basically nothing else. ...Read more

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Can sleeping positions effect the development of teeth and chin. My chin kind of changed and I don't know why.

Can sleeping positions effect the development of teeth and chin. My chin kind of changed and I don't know why.

Not likely: If you noticed a sudden change in your jaw, get it looked at ASAP to rule out any issue that may require immediate treatment. Sleep position isn't a likely cause but something else may be causing this. ...Read more

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Does putting on foundation everyday cause darkening of the face and promote hair growth?Im beginning to get facial hair aswellas darkening areas.Help!

Does putting on foundation everyday cause darkening of the face and promote hair growth?Im beginning to get facial hair aswellas darkening areas.Help!

No: No this should not be a side effect of your makeup unless it has a bronzer in it, but typically liquid foundation is terrible for your skin and will cause a clogging of your pores. ...Read more

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Can HGH affect your facial bone structure? And is the size of your head related to your overall height?

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Yes & No: Yes, excessive growth hormone can affect your facial structure & appearance. Look at photos of patients w/acromegaly or excess gh. They all tend to have thickened brow ridges & enlarged cartilagenous structures (see http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/acromegaly/ds00478/dsection=symptoms). As for head size relative to height, i'm not aware of any link for those w/o acromegaly. ...Read more

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Could getting hit in the face causing a fractured facial bone and concussion? How is this treated?

Could getting hit in the face causing a fractured facial bone and concussion? How is this treated?

Possibly.: It is possible. Most of these are minor, improve on their own, and are treated with supportive care. If you are concerned, speak with your physician. ...Read more

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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more