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How To Grow Hair On My Forehead
It sounds like: You are interested in improving your beard distribution. If so, unfortunately, there isn't much you can do. Hair distribution is very much genetics dependent. Beyond trying to optimize your general health, there's limited options beyond hair transplants. ...Read more
It's you genes: About 5% of men, myself included, can't grow a beard or chest hair. Many women prefer this, and guys like us usually don't go bald. Joel kinnaman (failed beard, photo), muhammad ali, paul newman and larry bird are all smooth-faced guys. They don't seem unhappy over it. Your genes are your heritage and for you to enjoy. Remember a guy looks good if, and only if, he's physically fit. Cheers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Try Latisse (bimatoprost): I am an ophthalmologist and see how Latisse (bimatoprost) helps stimulate eyelash growth and also eyebrow growth when applied to the eyebrows. As long as there are healthy follicles, Latisse (bimatoprost) should help. Please note that it can take 4-6 weeks in order to see any results when used correctly. Good luck. ...Read more
Hair loss.: Hair loss at the temples in females can be due to several things--most common can be stress or tension on the terminal hair. Make sure you are not using extensions or braids in these areas which could be the cause. If left untreated, it can lead to scarring. You should see a dermatologist! ...Read more
See Dermatologist: It could be hereditary. But, there could be underlying cause. So, first > you should see a dermatologist --- he/she will examine you and get blood tests. Then he/she will advise you. ...Read more
Alma Soprano Laser: Safest, most effective way is to have a qualified doc or their technician, with state of the art technology do a series of treatments over time, to get the best results. Laser works best on thicker, , growing hairs- which preferentially absorb the energy of selected wavelengths > the surrounding skin/ tissue. Doing 5 to 8 treatments over 18 to 24 months should give you a 70+% improvement. ...Read more
Hair on top of my head was plucked during haircut, leaving bald/thin spot. How long and what should I do to take care of my hair for it to grow back?
It will grow back: all by itself. Hair which is pulled out by the root will eventually grow back. In fact, there are many invisible hair follicles immediately adjacent to the pulled out hair which may start growing even before the pulled hair grows back. You should return to normal in a few weeks without doing anything special. Find another barber, tho' ! ...Read more
See a dermatologist: Not all hair loss is the same. Therapy depends on the type of hair changes. Dandruff can be treated but is NOT a cause of hair loss. Many women control hair loss with spironolactone, minoxidil, finasteride, dutasteride. Frequent causes of adult female hair loss include thyroid deficiency, birth control hormones, post-partum state, PCOS, extreme weight loss, meds, herbal remedies, many others. ...Read more
Trichotillomania: Seek Psychological help for the triggers that make you pull out your hair. No point in treating if you are going to pull out your hair again. Psychotherapy and support groups can help you control the urge to pull out your hair. There are some over the counter preparations like Minoxidil that may help grow hair on bald spots. Talk to your doctor to see what is right for you. ...Read more
Why do you ask?: If you're male, many women like a hairy guy and most other men are at least a little bit jealous. Even if you prefer smooth, you can shave for now (or get "manscaped") and wait until you're in a stable marriage and let her decide whether to opt for electrolysis / laser. If you're a woman, your physician can advise whether there's a hormonal issue and about treatment if you desire it. ...Read more
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