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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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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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Will lifting weights increase facial hair growth in man?

Will lifting weights increase facial hair growth in man?

No: I can't think of any reason that lifting weights would increase hair growth unless Anabolic steroids or testosterone was being used. There are no known hormonal changes with exercise that would explain hair growth in men. In women, aerobic exercise decreases estrogen, so male hormones become more dominant and one could see facial hair & acne increase. This is an increasing problem in women. ...Read more

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If a 21 year old young man has very little facial hair growth is that a sign of infertility?

If a 21 year old young man has very little facial hair growth is that a sign of infertility?

Hormone deficiency?: Hair growth is dependent on male hormone, testosterone which is produced in the testes. I would be concerned about his hormonal balance which can also affect fertility. But he needs to be seen by an endocrinologist for further testing of hir hormone levels and sperm counts in order to answer your question about his infertility. ...Read more

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Hello doctor,i am 23 old man from india.i have no beard.is there any medicine in homeopathy or Ayurveda for the facial hair growth?

Hello doctor,i am 23 old man from india.i have no beard.is there any medicine in homeopathy or Ayurveda for the facial hair growth?

It is genetic: If you father and Uncle had late growth of Beard , then it is genetic. You must have natural and regular Physical growth and 2nddary sex characters also well developed I assume. Therefore the is normal variant. If you do not have hair in Axilla and pubic area , then you should talk to your doctor there. ...Read more

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Facial hair growth?

Facial hair growth?

Hormones: Certain birth control pills with high hormone contents can cause unwanted facial hair growth. As can various hormone disorders. Sometimes it happens for no known reason, when everything is "normal." let your family doctor or gynecologist rule out the treatable causes. ...Read more

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How can I stimuate facial hair growth?

How can I stimuate facial hair growth?

You really can't: Some men, especially those of us who are naturally smooth, simply won't be able to grow a thick beard. There's nothing you can do about this, many (most?) women prefer it, and you are unlikely to become bald as you get older. The one thing over which you have total control is your level of fitness, which is 95% of looks for a man. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Excessive Facial Hair Growth In A Man (Definition)

Facial hair growth is a clinical finding in which a person, either normally or abnormally, has growth of hair on his face. ...Read more