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Preventing Body Hair Growth
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
I have a over active male hormone so my body hair stands out a lot and it takes to long to shave. Is there a cheep what to stop it growing?
Because we can?: Genetics determines how much body hair a man can grow. Personal preference determines whether he shaves / trims / "manscapes" it. There's no moral right or wrong here. Many men prefer to shave and nowadays many women prefer a shaved man. If you find male body hair disagreeable, there are plenty of naturally smooth and shaved men. ...Read more
Here's the Hair: Many sites on the body grow at different rates. Hair can grow 1 cm per month on the scalp and yet barely is even detectable growth in a month on the eyebrows. There are several stages of hair growth, and when you talk about actual growing hairs, that is the anagen phase. ...Read more
If a boy is 14 and has facial and body hair and is 3 inches under predicted adult height can he grow 3 more inches?
Depends: On Tanner staging and stage of puberty, facial and body hair has several degrees of maturation, also predicted adult height is different for each person, pediatrician would be best to asses that and judge whether he needs further testing or he is following his expected growth curve, I would say he still has some height to achieve ...Read more
I hardly had any body hair but I shaved even though it wasn't necessary, now my hair is growing alot more on my body, worse than before' HELP or advice?
That is common: Theoretically it shouldn't grow back thicker, but once hair is shaved the hair growing back is rough because it comes in as stubble, also hormones play a part in your hair growth. There are topical prescriptions that can slow the hair growth like eflornithine, so see your doctor ...Read more
17y.o.Lots of Body hair;have mustache and beard growing, butmypenis is 3 inches when erect and 1inch whenflaccid and isthin-11cm. What iswrongwithme?
Endo: Your well virilzed based on your description but based on your penile measurement (your width is impossible to be 10 cm; maybe you meant 10mm), your better off seeking a full evaluation by a pediatric endocrinologist. Just google for the area you live in and that should give you an idea of the closest specialist where you live. Good luck ...Read more
Your options: If you have hair someplace that you are sure you don't want it, electrolysis is your best option. Especially if you're a man, you may want to wait until you're married and find out what she prefers. Best wishes. ...Read more
Don't think so: That's a new one on me.Get a more detailed answer ›
Information: Generally not. If it is happening you might want to see and endocrinologist. ...Read more
No it does not: Change how much hair growns just how quickly it grows ...Read more
Genetics: Hair on different parts of the body are genetically programmed to grow to a certain length and then to fall out and regrow. Head hair does not have this limitation so it can grow to significant lengths if conditions permit. ...Read more
Consider putting: This question in context? Was there loss of body hair in any specific body locations? If yes, what are the locations? Did you do some form of procedure that led to the hair loss or too shorter hair? If yes, what? If no, did you have other symptoms at the time of hair loss? There isn't enough information to be able to provide you with the guidance you seek. ...Read more
How to stop the body hair growth permanently. Plz help sir. My second question is- how can I reduce the hair density that I have.
Tough question: See doc. Men can decrease body hair by taking estrogen-like compounds, but enough to do that also causes feminization (ibreast enlargement).Not all of it goes away (women have body hair too).The best answer is to consider targeted laser hair removal which is permanent. There's waxing, electrolysis, depilatory creams, too. Just think in 50 years you may be sad because you don't have enough hair! ...Read more
Internal disease: Please see your doctor for an evaluation. Thyroid disease is one possibility but there are other hormonal problems that could be causing this. ...Read more
Can you give me advice* how can body hair grow back normal, without irritation and look and be normal again?
Healthy growth: 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
Whole body hair grow very very fast, when remove it today it return next day &its thick &dark what the treatment?
Androgen excess.: A thorough physical examination and work-up is mandatory. Hirsutism is not treated unless an underlying cause is found, which needs to be addressed as then the treatment can be sometimes curative. Most common is polycystic ovary disease (70% of cases). Weight loss is very important, as it increases sex hormone binding globulin, decreases Insulin resistance, androgens and lh. No smoking. ...Read more
Oily head top, flakes, hair fall at the crown and temples. Lots of body hair. How do I stop the hair fall?
Depends on cause...: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, finasteride, hair transplants, . ..). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. ...Read more