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Facial Hair (Overview)

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, such as after menopause.


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How come my facial hair is patchy?

How come my facial hair is patchy?

Alopecia Areata: This may be due to a medical condition called alopecia areata. This can cause patch like hair loss along the bearded area due to autoimmune reaction. This can be treatable by a dermatologist with low dose steroid injections. There can be other less common causes of patchy hair loss which may need to be evaluated by a dermatologist.

Facial Hair (Overview)

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, such as after menopause.


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How do you thicken facial hair?

How do you thicken facial hair?

Time and age.: As you get older it will thicken on its own. Genetics is also involved. There is no magic pill.

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When do boys get facial hair?

When do boys get facial hair?

Age varies: But it is about 3-4 years after puberty starts. Normal puberty can start any time between 9 and 14 years old.

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What causes facial hair on women?

What causes facial hair on women?

Lower estrogen level: There can be several things but the most common in a 40 yo is lower estrogen as one approaches menopause, or the mildly elevated androgen production that one sees around menopause. However one must consider an endocrine tumor. The physician should ask other questions such as change in voice, change in periods, hair growth in other areas, medications, muscle hypertrophy, etc. ? Endocrine w/u.

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Reducing Ingrown Hairs (Checklist)

See a dermatologist for topical and/or oral antibacterials if needed
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Facial hair on wome?

Facial hair on wome?

Laser: Is underlying hormonal problem. Such as polycywtic ovary? This will make hair removal more difficult. Laser hair removal at 4 -6 week intervals combined with waxing 2 weeks prior to laser session or vaniqa cream which weakens the hair. If ne essay an oral anti androgen such as alda tone can weaken the hair to maximize the laser results.

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What causes Facial hair?

What causes Facial hair?

Testosterone: Facial hair is stimulated by the male harmone testosterone. After puberty the testosterone level is elevated and one being shaving. In woman some syndromes cause elevated T and they too develop facial hair

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Managing Hair Loss (Checklist)

Eat foods high in protein, low in sugars
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Don't tie your hair too tightly
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Use deep oil conditioning at least weekly
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Female severe facial hair?

Female severe facial hair?

See a DR: Do you have normal menstrual periods? Normal scalp hair? Acne? Obese? Diabetic? On any meds or birth control? Abnormal body hair? Facial hair since what age? Family with same thing? First check if your hormones are normal. Shaving, waxing, laser, plucking are all useful. Removing hair does not make it grow any thicker. Removing hair does not make it grow faster.

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When do boys get facial hair?

Age varies: But it is about 3-4 years after puberty starts. Normal puberty can start any time between 9 and 14 years old.

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How to grow thick facial hair?

How to grow thick facial hair?

Change your gene: in my understanding the skin and hair facial hair in man and how thick or thin heavy or light will be all related to your gene that you can not change teen agers and young people use to think if you shave often and early that you might stimulate more hair growth personally i am not sure about that good luck thank you for using health tap

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How do you thicken facial hair?

Time and age.: As you get older it will thicken on its own. Genetics is also involved. There is no magic pill.

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How do I grow more facial hair?

How do I grow more facial hair?

Nothing: Unless you suffer from hypogonadism with a very low testosterone then there is nothing to promote facial hair growth. Now if you do have hypogonadism see an endocrinologist, they can start you on testosterone replacement and in a few months you will see facial hair growth.

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How can I grow more facial hair?

How can I grow more facial hair?

Testosterone: Testosterone replacement if there is a deficiency, ncreses facial hair. Other ways of increasing facial hair or scalp hair is topical rogaine. Loniten(minoxidil) applied topically or taken by mouth will grow hair. This is a vasodilator that powerfully reduces blood pressue. Propecia (finasteride) is another pill that grows hair.

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What causes facial hair on women?

Lower estrogen level: There can be several things but the most common in a 40 yo is lower estrogen as one approaches menopause, or the mildly elevated androgen production that one sees around menopause. However one must consider an endocrine tumor. The physician should ask other questions such as change in voice, change in periods, hair growth in other areas, medications, muscle hypertrophy, etc. ? Endocrine w/u.

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How come my facial hair is patchy?

Alopecia Areata: This may be due to a medical condition called alopecia areata. This can cause patch like hair loss along the bearded area due to autoimmune reaction. This can be treatable by a dermatologist with low dose steroid injections. There can be other less common causes of patchy hair loss which may need to be evaluated by a dermatologist.

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How can I grow facial hair quickly?

How can I grow facial hair quickly?

Don't know of a way: to speed up just facial hair. For healthy hair growth: Get adequate sleep,avoid excess sugar & fat in diet, v carbonated beverages, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Biotin helps (but don't over do it). Insure you have adequate Iron (think kale & other dark green leafies), Omega 3 fatty acids (think walnuts) and vitamin E (fruits & vegetables).

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What are the tests for Facial hair?

What are the tests for Facial hair?

Facial hair: Hair growth is regulated by a number of things in the body but primarily hormones. The relative amounts of testosterone compared to estrogen and other hormones with determine how much hair; the location of the hair; and the time/age in which it appears. I would recommend being seen by an endocrinologist and maybe would start with her primary care doctor for some routine laboratory studies.

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How to stop facial hair from growing!

How to stop facial hair from growing!

Facial hair: As a male, growing facial hair is part of your normal biological function. There is no real way to "stop" the hair from growing. What would need to be done is to destroy the hair follicles. There are options available for this ;#40;electrolysis, laser;#41; but before attempting to do this, be absolutely sure you want to do this because it would be permanent over the long term.