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How To Stop Facial Hair Growth For Men
Slow hair growth: Best treatment would be vaniqa cream.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
I've been using rogaine (minoxidil) for men and clobetasol to treat traction alopecia for 3mos. I've experienced a lot of facial hair growth. What's causing this?
Hirsutism: Excess facial hair in women is considered hirsutism. Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/hirsutism/ds00858 for more info. Hirsutism may be genetic/familial (check out your mom, sisters & aunts). Or it could be due to excess testosterone & dihydrotestosterone (ask your doc to check via blood tests). Sometimes, medications can upset hormone balance. But rogaine (minoxidil) shouldn't cause thi. ...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
I'm 28 year old female and have facial hair growth on my chin it has progressively gotten worse and first noticed in 2008, help! I want this to stop!
Hormone deficiency?: Hair growth is dependent on male hormone, testosterone which is produced in the testes. I would be concerned about his hormonal balance which can also affect fertility. But he needs to be seen by an endocrinologist for further testing of hir hormone levels and sperm counts in order to answer your question about his infertility. ...Read more
Sudden facial hair growth (i guess due to depomedrol (methylprednisolone) medication).It will stop alone? And shed? Or I have to start waxing them?
Hello doctor, I am 23 old man from india. I have no beard. Is there any medicine in homeopathy or Ayurveda for the facial hair growth?
It is genetic: If you father and Uncle had late growth of Beard, then it is genetic. You must have natural and regular Physical growth and 2nddary sex characters also well developed I assume. Therefore the is normal variant. If you do not have hair in Axilla and pubic area, then you should talk to your doctor there. ...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