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Herbal Treatment For Excessive Body Hair
Hair follicles are distributed throughout the skin with the exception of the palms, soles and glaborous skin of the genitalia. The hair follicle first forms in the eyebrows, upper lips, and chin at 9 weeks gestation. The bulk of the remaining follicles begin to develop at 4 to 5 months gestation in a ...Read more
Your optinos: Trusting you're a male naturally "blessed" with a lot of body hair. Most other men are at least a little bit jealous, and many hairy guys love it, but it's your choice (and your partner's, if you've got somebody). There's a whole culture of "manscaping" with trimming and even styling of body hair. Shaving, waxing, and (if you're sure) electrolysis / lasers are all options for you.
Not sure of your Q: We know that giving someone excess testosterone can increase body & facial hair. If we give just enough testosterone to someone w/hypogonadism (low t), it shouldn't affect hair growth much, unless that testosterone is converted into dihydrotestosterone, which can cause male pattern baldness. Don't forget that genetics & ethnicity play a role in hair growth, too.
I have excessive body hair but my parents and grandparents have quite less body hair. My facial hair are thick and coarse. Please help me?
What's wrong: Before we can appropriately treat you, we need to find out what's going on. See your doctor. He/she will listin to you, perform an examination, and possibly order some tests to see what's wrong.
Depends on the cause: You need workup with blood work to check hormones and other blood, to make sure you do not have anything strange causing the excessive hair, there are many various txments including laser hair removal.
Man or woman?: Excess body hair in women usually needs a medical evaluation. Even if it's simply one's heredity, it's a minus & best treated with electroysis / laser Rx unless the woman / her partner very much like it. A man who's naturally hairy can enjoy it, or shave / trim / wax what he doesn't want -- "manscaping" -- or get it permanently removed with electrolysis / laser if he's sure that's what he wants.See 1 more doctor answer
Laser: Laser hair reduction or ipl (intense pulsed light) treatments will permanently decrease unwanted hair in many cases.
What do you ask?: Please forgive my frankness. The world is not fair, and cosmetic defects are both personal and professional liabilities. In many (most?) cultures, a masculine pattern of body hair on a woman is a strong negative. It's cruel to tell a person to "be confident" rather than deal with the situation. See about electrolysis or laser Rx. These should be cheap and easily available.
What do you want?: If you're a female, it's wise to have masculine-type body hair removed by electrolysis or lasers unless it's something you very much like. A man naturally "blessed" with body hair gets to choose. Many men (and many women who admire us) love it, while other folks prefer smooth. Shaving, waxing, and (if you're sure) electrolysis / lasers are all options. Best wishes.
Family: It is probably a family trait somewhere down the line, as long as there are no other signs and symptoms of "too much" male hormone.
Not hormones: A man with a normal amount of testosterone will be hairy or smooth depending on his genetic background. It's the skin's ability to respond. Taking extra testosterone won't turn a smooth man hairy -- if it did, the steroid monsters at the gym would all grow extra body hair, and by and large they do not. Smooth or hairy, I hope you like who you are -- or shave / "manscape" what you don't want.See 1 more doctor answer
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