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I Have Hair Growing On My Face
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
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
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
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
Hair growth: It will grow back unless exposed to certain substances that affects the scalp or the hair follicles. ...Read more
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
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
I'm a female, 27 if I shave my head would it grow back? My hair is so damaged all the way from root to tip I don't see any other options
Shaving head: Yes it will grow backGet a more detailed answer ›
Can putting a headband on a baby from one week old up cause any problems such as creasing their head or causing their hair not to grow properly?
Headband: This really depends on how tight the headband is. Anyway why would you want to put a headband on a new born -? ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
Dermatology: You should see dermatologist for evaluation. Probably normal variability. ...Read more
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
Will the more I shave my face the less hair grow on my head? I have heard this is true. Or could it be a myth.
No: Just because you shave your face, your head hair will not be affected. Keep shaving. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
What should I do? I have a weird bump on my four head near my hair line and it hurts I can't see it but I can feel it and it's growing
See doctor: You need to see a doctor. Then you can have an exam and diagnosis. And then treatment for you ...Read more
Due to patches on my head, I lost my hairs. Few years back I had the same problem and suddenly my hairs started growing. What may be the reason?
Alopecia areata: Common to have bald patches that regrow. Of unknown cause but benign. Sometimes patches can take a while to fill in. ...Read more
Is it true that the more you shave your face the less hair will grow on your head? I have heard this but wasn't sure if it was just a myth. Thanks
Shaving myth: That one is a myth. Don't worry about shaving your face. It won't cause less hair to grow on your head. ...Read more
No: Not that I am aware of.Get a more detailed answer ›
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