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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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Does head hair all grow at the same rate?

Does head hair all grow at the same rate?

Hair growth: Hair follows a specific growth cycle with three distinct and concurrent phases: anagen, catagen, and telogen phases. Each phase has specific characteristics that determine the length of the hair. All three phases occur simultaneously; one strand of hair may be in the anagen phase, while another is in the telogen phase. ...Read more

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What causes hair on th head to grow faster and thicker?

What causes hair on th head to grow faster and thicker?

Rogaine, (minoxidil) Propecia: The only two hair growth products currently on the market with real clinical data to support their use are rogaine (minoxidil) (topical) and Propecia (oral). They work by different mechanisms, so I have my patients use both. Rogaine (minoxidil) is otc, Propecia requires a prescription. The downside is that insurance seldom pays for either one; but Propecia is about to go generic, which should lower the price. ...Read more

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Should I shave my head tp make my hair grow out fuller?

Should I shave my head tp make my hair grow out fuller?

SHAVE HEAD GROW HAIR: Shaving your head will not help to make your hair grow out fuller. If that were true, almost everyone in the world would be shaving his and her hair! every hour . . ...Read more

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I have already lost hair in front of my head. Is there any medicine to grow them back? Thanks.

I have already lost hair in front of my head. Is there any medicine to grow them back? Thanks.

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

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I have shaven my head, is there anything i can do which will make my hair grow smooth and silky?I had thick and friz hair before

Conditioner: Conditioner and avoidance of damage, i.e. Excessive sun, heat thru hair dryer, over treating your hair will all help. There are also some shampoos specifically designed to reduce frizz such as acai ant-frizz shampoo. ...Read more