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Facial Hair Growth Patterns
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Slow hair growth: Best treatment would be vaniqa cream.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
None: Laser hair removal best, most effective and permanent. Nothing at home will improve, and may worsen. ...Read more
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
Depends: It depends on the medication.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
PSOsyndrome: Yes, in that adequate treatment can reverse many of the effects of polycystic ovarian disease. ...Read more
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
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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