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Doctor insights on: I Have Hair Growing On My Face

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What caused hair to stop growing on my face in one spot?

What caused hair to stop growing on my face in one spot?

Alopecia Areata: Alopecia areata is an acquired skin disease that can affect all hair-bearing skin and is characterized by localized areas of non-scarring hair loss. Alopecia areata, as a rule, is rarely associated with any other external or internal medical problems. Most often these bald areas regrow their hair spontaneously. ...Read more

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Why does the hair on the left side of my face grow at a faster rate than the hair on the right side?

Why does the hair on the left side of my face grow at a faster rate than the hair on the right side?

Hair growth: Depends. This is probably very normal. Perhaps you shave closer on the right side than you do on the left due to the way you hold the razor or whether you are right handed or left handed. ...Read more

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Can facial hair grow faster on some parts of your face?

Can facial hair grow faster on some parts of your face?

Yes.: As women age they grow more facial hair on the chin area and upper lip. This can be bothersome. There are many ways to treat the problem. ...Read more

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What can I do about my long/thin face? How should I grow my hair?

What can I do about my long/thin face? How should I grow my hair?

Depends: You cannot correct a long thin face, but you can do things that make this less apparent depending on areas on the face that bother you more. Options such as fillers, solid facial implants, removal of excess tissue, even cutting the facial bones such as the jaw can have subtle to dramatic effects to achieve this goal. ...Read more

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What causes women to grow excessive hair on the face like a beard?

What causes women to grow excessive hair on the face like a beard?

Familial: In some instances facial hair growth in women is familial and not indicative of any abnormalities. In other cases excess hair is due to hormonal abnormalities from glandular diseases.. An endocrinologist would be the best type of doctor to consult in this matter. ...Read more

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I always feel cold and now I am growing hair on my face. What could cause this?

I always feel cold and now I am growing hair on my face. What could cause this?

Thyroid?: Thyroid disease, particularly hypothyroidism (low levels of thyroid hormone) can cause your symptoms. Although increased facial hair growth is not a frequent hypothyroid presentation, you should see if your skin feels drier than normal, your hair feels more brittle and breaks easier, your skin is drier, or you feel more constipated. ...Read more

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My friend is 27, and loves to have a beard, unfortunately, he doesn't grow it on most of his face. What can he do to gain hair?

My friend is 27, and loves to have a beard, unfortunately, he doesn't grow it on most of his face. What can he do to gain hair?

Hair bulbs: Hair only grows where there are hair follicles and bulbs under the skin. The density and distribution of facial and other hairs is genetically determined. The way around this issue of sparse beard would be a hair transplant into the areas where the hair is sparse. ...Read more

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