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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

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I have a cut on head. Will hair grow back?

Probably: Superficial cuts on the scalp should not damage any of the hair follicles which would cause the hair to stop growing. If the cut is deep to the second layer of skin (dermis), it is possible that the hair follicle is damaged and will not generate hair growth. ...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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Does head hair grow back differently if you shave it off?

Does head hair grow back differently if you shave it off?

No: Your hair follicles don't care how short you cut your hair :) as long as you don't shave your hair so close that the tips of the remaining hair shafts curl into the skin surface, causing razor bumps, you won't notice any changes in how your hair grows back. ...Read more

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How can I get my hair thicker and to grow more on my head?

How can I get my hair thicker and to grow more on my head?

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

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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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I grow less hairs on the left side of my face than my right side, what could be the problem?

I grow less hairs on the left side of my face than my right side, what could be the problem?

Dermatology: You should see dermatologist for evaluation. Probably normal variability. ...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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I cut a part of the skin on my head due to which I lost hair in that part. Will any hair grow back in that area?

I cut a part of the skin on my head due to which I lost hair in that part. Will any hair grow back in that area?

Not on scars: Hi. Was the area shaved for stitches? Hair follicles don't grow out of scar tissue, but if the scar is narrow, and the surrounding skin is making hair normally, when it grows back, the scar may be barely noticeable. Your "topic tags" mention baldness and alopecia...those don't grow back normally! Good luck! ...Read more

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Will shaving my head help my hair to grow thicker and better. I am 21yr old having damaged hair that would never grow?

Will shaving my head help my hair to grow thicker and better. I am 21yr old having damaged hair that would never grow?

Likely not: Shaving your head will not help you grow your hair thicker or better. This is a common misconception that many people have, if there is something that is causing you to have bald spots or damaged hair. I would advise you to visit your doctor to have a general physical exam and see if there is anything that might be causing this condition. They can do a history, physical and any lab tests ...Read more

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My hairs are extremely damaged by hot straightening iron if I shave off my head will my head grow healthy thick hairs?

My hairs are extremely damaged by hot straightening iron if I shave off my head will my head grow healthy thick hairs?

Nobody knows- perhap: Nobody knows for sure. It may, perhaps. You can only try and see what happens. If there is no damage to the scalp- like scar tissue etc from the hot iron- and as long as your nutrition is good- yes, I think there is a good chance that you hair will be better than your hair now. I don't know about whether it is going to be thick hairs-but I think, it would be better than your hair now. ...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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I noticed a spot on the back of the head of my 14 years old son without hair round about 1 CM should I waitfor the hair to grow back by itself?

No, check it out.: This may be a fungal infection, such as ringworm, or a different type of scalp infection. It may also be idiopathic - a symptom with no obvious cause. In any case it should be looked at by your family doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more