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Doctor insights on: Excessive Male Body Hair

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How do I thin out my excessive body hair? (a male)

How do I thin out my excessive body hair? (a male)

Laser: Laser hair reduction or ipl (intense pulsed light) treatments will permanently decrease unwanted hair in many cases. ...Read more

Body Hair (Definition)

Hair follicles are distributed throughout the skin with the exception of the palms, soles and glaborous skin of the genitalia. The hair follicle first forms in the eyebrows, upper lips, and chin at 9 weeks gestation. The bulk of the remaining follicles begin to develop at 4 to 5 months gestation in a ...Read more


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Do any men find excessive body hair attractive at all?

Do any men find excessive body hair attractive at all?

It may to some: Most men are turned off by women with body hair, beard and other parts of body.But there are few men who find it attractive
beauty is in the eyes of beholder. ...Read more

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What could be the probable reason of excessive body hair in men if not hereditary?

What could be the probable reason of excessive body hair in men if not hereditary?

Family: It is probably a family trait somewhere down the line, as long as there are no other signs and symptoms of "too much" male hormone. ...Read more

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Should men shed body hair seasonally?

Should men shed body hair seasonally?

Effluvium: This question has been wondered about for many years. The problem and evaluating an answer is that you need a quantitative assessment of hair loss. This is extremely difficult to do with body hair, and somewhat easier to do with scalp hair. It is thought that the seasonal changes in hormones in temperature may indeed result in loss. I personally do not believe this exists. ...Read more

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What causes excess body hair?

Hair: Usually genetic and racial properties but in some cases in women, an endocrine problem. ...Read more

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How come men still grow body hair?

How come men still grow body hair?

Because we can?: Genetics determines how much body hair a man can grow. Personal preference determines whether he shaves / trims / "manscapes" it. There's no moral right or wrong here. Many men prefer to shave and nowadays many women prefer a shaved man. If you find male body hair disagreeable, there are plenty of naturally smooth and shaved men. ...Read more

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Is it normal for an adult male to have no body hair?

Is it normal for an adult male to have no body hair?

Yes: Five percent of normally masculinized men never grow chest hair. These guys also generally don't go bald. Paul Newman had the best chest of his era and had no chest hair. ...Read more

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What is the best way to deal with unwanted male body hair?

What is the best way to deal with unwanted male body hair?

Many choices: Some women prefer a smooth man, others like abundant body hair. For now, a good electric razor is your answer, or ask your barber about other possibilities including waxing. When it's clear you're going to be with your wife for the duration of your life, and she agrees that some of your body hair can go, electrolysis is easy and effective. ...Read more

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Could other men feel a little embarrassed about their body hair?

Could other men feel a little embarrassed about their body hair?

Self Esteem: Yes. Of course. This phenomenon is one of the mysteries of being a human. We often can get all caught up in feelings about things we cannot change about ourselves. Whether that be the size of our nose, the shape of our body, the color of our skin, or the amount of hair we do or do not have. You are not alone. ...Read more

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What would cause body hair to be less all of a sudden? In men or women

What would cause body hair to be less all of a sudden? In men or women

Stress?: Stress is thought to be a factor, but other possibilities would include an auto-immune disorder, hormonal cause, or chemical (posioning/chemo) causes. ...Read more

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What is the best way to deal with male body hair when there is lots of it?

What is the best way to deal with male body hair when there is lots of it?

Enjoy or remove it: Many men (and i suspect many women) like abundant body hair, while others prefer a smooth man. I hope you like whatever your genes gave you, but if you / she prefer less, an electric shaver, your barber's advice on hair removal / wax, or (if you're sure it's right for you and your wife) electrolysis / laser treatment. ...Read more

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I,m a young black male in my early 20s when Will i start geowing full body hair.

HairNow,GoneTomorrow: When your penis gets as big as your father's. OK, just kidding.Body hair can continue to grow for years as you get older (unfortunately it will also thin in other areas and grow in other areas you'd prefer it not). It even grows for a while after death. So the answer is: it's hard to say. You'll find out as it happens. The books say a peak after puberty but I don't believe it.Everyone is different ...Read more

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Can it be said that men in the younger generation have lost most of their body hair?

Can it be said that men in the younger generation have lost most of their body hair?

No: They're shaving it, as fashions change. The 'pop' / 'green' claim that we're being unmasculinized by whatever real or imaginary pollutant isn't holdling up. Forty years in medicine doing physical exams simply doesn't support -- in my experience -- the idea that the distribution of body hair is changing. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the reason of having lots of male body hair?

Dense hair in males: Body hair in males is governed by genetics. You have to have the gene for body hair, and if you do it's likely that you will have dense hair as possibly did your parents. ...Read more

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What causes excessive body hair everywhere?

Excessive hair: Some persons have a genetic predisposition are mom & dad hairy
if not and there is a sudden increase see a gynecologist it could be a problem like polycystic overies
excess androgen ( testosterone)
some blood problems ( proferia). ...Read more

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How does one deal with excessive body hair?

How does one deal with excessive body hair?

Several ways: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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I'm a 35 y/o male and for some time now I have noticed that my facial and body hair growth has significantly slow down. Is this part of aging?

I'm a 35 y/o male and for some time now I have noticed that my facial and body hair growth has significantly slow down. Is this part of aging?

Slower hair: growth. This MAY be related to hormone levels. Please see your doc to make sure all is well. Sometimes hair color is changing, i.e., getting gray and it looks like slower growth. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What can I do for excessive body hair?

Depends on the cause: You need workup with blood work to check hormones and other blood, to make sure you do not have anything strange causing the excessive hair, there are many various txments including laser hair removal. ...Read more

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What could be causing dark excessive body hair?

Excess body hair: Several possibilities. This may be a hormonal problem called hirsutism due to an imbalance of hormones. Discuss this with your doctor to find out the cause and obtain proper treatment. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Excessive body hair?

Excessive body hair: Hairs are strands that grow from the epidermis and are composed of Keratin. Excessive body hair is when noticeable body hair is found in areas that it would not normally be expected. Hirsutism. ...Read more

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Expert opinions? Is there any cure to reduce excess body hair?

Expert opinions? Is there any cure to reduce excess body hair?

Your optinos: Trusting you're a male naturally "blessed" with a lot of body hair. Most other men are at least a little bit jealous, and many hairy guys love it, but it's your choice (and your partner's, if you've got somebody). There's a whole culture of "manscaping" with trimming and even styling of body hair. Shaving, waxing, and (if you're sure) electrolysis / lasers are all options for you. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is any way to reduce excess body hair?

Please let me know if there is any way to reduce excess body hair?

What do you want?: If you're a female, it's wise to have masculine-type body hair removed by electrolysis or lasers unless it's something you very much like. A man naturally "blessed" with body hair gets to choose. Many men (and many women who admire us) love it, while other folks prefer smooth. Shaving, waxing, and (if you're sure) electrolysis / lasers are all options. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What hormones are responsible for excessive body hair?

What hormones are responsible for excessive body hair?

Not hormones: A man with a normal amount of testosterone will be hairy or smooth depending on his genetic background. It's the skin's ability to respond. Taking extra testosterone won't turn a smooth man hairy -- if it did, the steroid monsters at the gym would all grow extra body hair, and by and large they do not. Smooth or hairy, I hope you like who you are -- or shave / "manscape" what you don't want. ...Read more

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How should I permanently get rid of excess body hair?

Laser: Laser treatments are probably the most effective. These can be expensive. See a dermatologist for details. ...Read more

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