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Doctor insights on: Hair Growth

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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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Hair growth problem?

Hair growth problem?

See Derm: A dermatologist can provide you with some remedies for increasing your hair growth, or decreasing it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What promotes beard/facial hair growth?

What promotes beard/facial hair growth?

Androgens : In adolescent boys and men, testosterone is the driving force behind facial hair growth. In women and adolescent girls this may also be true in cases of pcos or cah, for example, but elevations in other androgens will contribute as well. ...Read more

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Will brushing hair stimulate hair growth? Specifically eyebrows

Will brushing hair stimulate hair growth? Specifically eyebrows

Hair brushing/growth: Not that I am aware. Talk with your doc, if thin brows, may be genetic or due to condition such as a thyroid problem. ...Read more

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Do hydrocephalus stunt hair growth?

Do hydrocephalus stunt hair growth?

No: Usually medications or dermatological factors affect hair growth. ...Read more

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Does biotin increase hair growth?

Does biotin increase hair growth?

Yes: Biotin is good – a water-soluble b vitamin. Increases hair and nail growth. Also helps with acne, slow healing skin and stronger hair. ...Read more

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Can transplanted hair grow?

Can transplanted hair grow?

Yes: If it is transplanted, the root is transplanted. That is where the hair grows from. If enough roots are transplanted, then a good amount of hair will grow. ...Read more

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Pemature hair greying and hair fall?

Pemature hair greying and hair fall?

Genetics...: Generally this type of hair condition is related to genetic predisposition and there is little to do about it. If nobody in your family history has ever had this problem, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Bleaching on hair increase the hair growth?

Bleaching on hair increase the hair growth?

Bleaching hair: Bleaching hair does not have any effect on hair growth. Bleaching may stress the hair shafts and cause split ends or breakage. ...Read more

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Can shaving your head hair cause hair growth?

Can shaving your head hair cause hair growth?

Shaving hair: NO, shaving does not "cause" hair growth. The old wives tale that shaving hastens hair growth in adolescence APPEARS to be true because adolescents are at the age when hair growth begins! Also, when you shave hair it becomes prickly, and more noticeable to the touch. The hair follicle beneath the skin does not know whether the hair above it has been cut long, short or completely shaved. ...Read more

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Does shaving head increases hair growth?

Does shaving head increases hair growth?

No: It appears to grow faster as there's nothing to compare it to. The idea that hair and nails grow on the dead is another myth. ...Read more

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Does hair grow over alopecia barbae?

Does hair grow over alopecia barbae?

Many a times: Alopecia Barbae = Bald spots in bearded areas. See Dermatologist. (Many a times the hair grows back - not all of them. The treatments that help sometimes are 1.Minoxidil 2. Cortizone creams (more help with injections) and 3. ? Anthralin cream or ointment.) ...Read more

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Dose humatrope (human growth hormone) help with underarm hair growth?

Dose  humatrope (human growth hormone) help with underarm hair growth?

No.: Lack of or very limited amounts of underarm and pubic hair growth often is part of delayed puberty development, or secondary sex characteristics. Treatment of this involves various types of another hormonal group, known as androgens; these will increase underarm (axillary) growth. ...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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Does testosterone influence body hair growth?

Does testosterone influence body hair growth?

Kinda, sorta: Body hair doesn't necessarily reflect testosterone levels which vary quite a bit during the day. However, higher testosterone is wasted as dihydrotestosterone which can cause loss of scalp hair. Genetics, as in family & ethnicity, probably have more to do w/body, facial & scalp hair. Of course, excess t in women can cause unwanted facial hair. ...Read more

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Can humatrope (human growth hormone) help with underarm hair growth?

Can humatrope (human growth hormone) help with underarm hair growth?

Indirectly, maybe : When prepubertal children are placed on hgh for gh deficiency, their bodies go towards getting back on track with respect to growth. As they catch up and go through puberty underarm hair eventually grows in. Gh will not directly cause sexual maturation. ...Read more

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How to promote hair growth naturally? My hair is thining.

How to promote hair growth naturally? My hair is thining.

No such thing: "natural" means nothing. Poison ivy is natural. So is lead and cyanide. You want to know what is effective and safe and affordable. First you need a diagnosis. See a dermatologist. Meanwhile there is no harm in a try of (generic rogaine) minoxidil. It costs $4 a month. Only after religious use twice a day for 3 months can you see a result. If you like the result, continue forever to continue the. ...Read more

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Does hormone affect facial hair growth etc?

Does hormone affect facial hair growth etc?

Yes: Yes it does. If you are female this can be treated by your dermatologist and endocrinologist. ...Read more