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Doctor insights on: Facial Hair Growth Patterns

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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

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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How do I reduce facial hair growth?

How do I reduce facial hair growth?

Vaniqa: You can use vaniqa cream twice a day on the affected area. Laser hair removal also works. ...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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Could lifestyle affect facial hair growth?

Could lifestyle affect facial hair growth?

Basically no: Whether you're male or female. One exception -- obesity and lack of exercise can exacerbate some (not all) of the hormonal problems that may cause this in a young woman. ...Read more

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Tips for more facial hair growth and help?

Tips for more facial hair growth and help?

Don't know a way: To specifically target 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). ...Read more

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What can I take to reduce facial hair growth?

Facial Hair: Eflornithine (vaniqua) is used to slow the growth of unwanted hair on the face in women, usually around the lips or under the chin. Eflornithine works by blocking a natural substance that is needed for hair to grow and is located in your hair follicle (the sac where each hair grows). This medication is by prescription. There is also laser hair removal for black or brown hair. ...Read more

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How can I encourage facial hair growth at 15?

Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more

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Are there any ways to boost facial hair growth?

Are there any ways to boost facial hair growth?

Facial Hair: If your facial hair comes in slower than you would like or if you are trying to give the appearance of more facial hair, there are a few options that are worth a try. Whether you choose testosterone treatments or over-the-counter applications, results vary from person to person---and some individuals may ultimately find it impossible to grow facial hair or increase the rate at which it grows. ...Read more

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Tell me some medicine for fastest facial hair growth?

Puberty and Genes: Facial hair growth is a secondary sexual characteristic, meaning it is part of the passage through puberty. Some men develop robust growth as early as their teen years; some men never achieve a full beard.
Your ethnic background and genetic propensity determine your likelihood of growing facial hair. There are no accepted medications to speed or increase facial hair growth. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I can stimuate facial hair growth?

Can you tell me how I can stimuate facial hair growth?

You can't: If you're normally masculinized by your hormones, how thick your beard is reflects your genetic heritage. Thick-bearded, hairy-chested guys go bald faster than other guys -- just look around you. Justin bieber can't grow a beard but this doesn't seem to bother him. Many women prefer a less scratchy man. Embrace and enjoy whatever mother nature gave you. ...Read more

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Why has my facial hair growth slowed down as I've aged?

Why has my facial hair growth slowed down as I've aged?

Low T: It is possible that you are experiencing a newly discussed topic male menopause. We are finding that as men age their testosterone (free and bound) lowers. This decreases sex drive, lessens erections and slows hair growth face, legs etc. Get a simple blood test for free and bound testosterone if low you can supplement with injections, gels or patches. Its an easy fix but has risks talk to doctor ...Read more

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What are home remedies can be used for facial hair growth?

What are home remedies can be used for facial hair growth?

None: Laser hair removal best, most effective and permanent. Nothing at home will improve, and may worsen. ...Read more

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Is weight reduction a good way to reduce facial hair growth?

Facial Hair -Obesity: Hirsute is common with patients suffering from obesity, it is thought to be due to imbalances in hormones yielding masculine effects in women. Though weight loss would not be thought of as the first treatment for this condition it would likely be helpful both for extra hairiness as well many of the other co-morbidities of overweight. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Facial hair growth?

Facial hair growth: Hairs are strands that grow from the epidermis and are composed of Keratin. Facial hair growth is usually found on the chin, cheeks & above the upper lip in men. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a person's lifestyle affects facial hair growth?

Can you tell me if a person's lifestyle affects facial hair growth?

Not really: Facial hair grows according to your testosterone level and your genetics. If dad had a thin beard you may too. That said if you engage in behaviors that alter testosterone then yes you can change beard growth but under average conditions no ...Read more

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Have noticed a marked slowdown in the rate of my facial hair growth. Is this a normal part of aging?

NO: You are still thirty three years young, this is definitely not part of "aging" your age, please see your doctor for a more thorough assessment. ...Read more

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I'm 18 and still I don't have any facial hair growth. And I have not yet tried any medicine or other ways to grow. So please help my problem?

I'm 18 and still I don't have any facial hair growth. And I have not yet tried any medicine or other ways to grow. So please help my problem?

Maybe it's you!: Around 5% of men never do get a decent beard or much chest hair. Nowadays, many (most?) women claim they prefer this, and such guys don't go bald. Joel Kinneman (photo) isn't complaining, and neither did Paul Newman, the first Hollywood star to show off a truly fit body. Be grateful for whatever Nature gave you, and make lifelong fitness a habit -- you'll look fantastic even with no beard. ...Read more

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Are the aliments of psoc, such as hairloss & facial hair growth, reversable?

Are the aliments of psoc, such as hairloss & facial hair growth, reversable?

PSOsyndrome: Yes, in that adequate treatment can reverse many of the effects of polycystic ovarian disease. ...Read more

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How can I speed up facial hair growth?

How can I speed up facial hair growth?

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. ...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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Is there a way to speed up facial hair growth?

Is there a way to speed up facial hair growth?

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. ...Read more

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Does lifting weights increase facial hair growth?

Does lifting weights increase facial hair growth?

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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Can you tell me how to speed up facial hair growth?

Can you tell me how to speed up facial hair growth?

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. ...Read more

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What is the solution for facial hair growth in girls?

What is the solution for facial hair growth in girls?

Female facial hair: Follow up with gyn or endocrinologist. Could be polycystic ovarian syndrome or metabolic issues with steroid metabolism or medication like cyclosporin ...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