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What promotes beard/facial hair growth?

What promotes beard/facial hair growth?

Androgens : In adolescent boys and men, testosterone is the driving force behind facial hair growth. In women and adolescent girls this may also be true in cases of pcos or cah, for example, but elevations in other androgens will contribute as well. ...Read more

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Does shaving head increases hair growth?

Does shaving head increases hair growth?

No: It appears to grow faster as there's nothing to compare it to. The idea that hair and nails grow on the dead is another myth. ...Read more

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Can shaving your head hair cause hair growth?

Can shaving your head hair cause hair growth?

Shaving hair: NO, shaving does not "cause" hair growth. The old wives tale that shaving hastens hair growth in adolescence APPEARS to be true because adolescents are at the age when hair growth begins! Also, when you shave hair it becomes prickly, and more noticeable to the touch. The hair follicle beneath the skin does not know whether the hair above it has been cut long, short or completely shaved. ...Read more

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Do hydrocephalus stunt hair growth?

Do hydrocephalus stunt hair growth?

No: Usually medications or dermatological factors affect hair growth. ...Read more

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What causes pubic and leg hair in teen girl but no armpit hair?

What causes pubic and leg hair in teen girl but no armpit hair?

A bit unusual : One of the first signs of puberty is sweating in the armpits and then growing hair there. It is possible that while in the shower she is shaving or using a depilatory cream. You can have her seen by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Hair growth problem?

Hair growth problem?

See Derm: A dermatologist can provide you with some remedies for increasing your hair growth, or decreasing it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does creatine stunt body growth, penis, or bone growth ?

Does creatine stunt body growth, penis, or bone growth ?

No, but does no good: Creatine is a protein supplement and it will not harm you, at the same time it will not do you any good either, other than lightening your wallet. ...Read more

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Will brushing hair stimulate hair growth? Specifically eyebrows

Will brushing hair stimulate hair growth? Specifically eyebrows

Hair brushing/growth: Not that I am aware. Talk with your doc, if thin brows, may be genetic or due to condition such as a thyroid problem. ...Read more

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Will shaving my beard and body hair help promote or quicken my head hair growth?

Will shaving my beard and body hair help promote or quicken my head hair growth?

No: shaving hair on one part of the body doesnt make hair on the other parts grow any faster or more then it normally would. ...Read more

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Bleaching on hair increase the hair growth?

Bleaching on hair increase the hair growth?

Bleaching hair: Bleaching hair does not have any effect on hair growth. Bleaching may stress the hair shafts and cause split ends or breakage. ...Read more

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Facial hair growth?

Facial hair growth?

Hormones: Certain birth control pills with high hormone contents can cause unwanted facial hair growth. As can various hormone disorders. Sometimes it happens for no known reason, when everything is "normal." let your family doctor or gynecologist rule out the treatable causes. ...Read more

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Does menopause lead to slow growth and/or loss of body hair i.E. Leg and arm pits?

Does menopause lead to slow growth and/or loss of body hair i.E. Leg and arm pits?

Yes: Menopause also causes lower testosterone levels which affect your body hair. Testosterone is produced in the ovaries (which are no longer working in menopause) & in the adrenal glands which slow down with age as well. ...Read more

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Why does body hair grow before facial hair?

Why does body hair grow before facial hair?

Hair: This is not always the case. Your hair is controlled by your genetic make up. You should see your dermatologist to make sure you are not having skin disease. ...Read more

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Will rogaine (minoxidil) for men cause excessive facial hair growth on women?

Will rogaine (minoxidil) for men cause excessive facial hair growth on women?

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

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Dose humatrope (human growth hormone) help with underarm hair growth?

Dose  humatrope (human growth hormone) help with underarm hair growth?

No.: Lack of or very limited amounts of underarm and pubic hair growth often is part of delayed puberty development, or secondary sex characteristics. Treatment of this involves various types of another hormonal group, known as androgens; these will increase underarm (axillary) growth. ...Read more

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How to stop hair growth on legs permanetly?

How to stop hair growth on legs permanetly?

Permanent hair: Removal. Several methods are available: electrolysis or laser treatment. An esthetician or dermatologist can provide these services. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Can humatrope (human growth hormone) help with underarm hair growth?

Can humatrope (human growth hormone) help with underarm hair growth?

Indirectly, maybe : When prepubertal children are placed on hgh for gh deficiency, their bodies go towards getting back on track with respect to growth. As they catch up and go through puberty underarm hair eventually grows in. Gh will not directly cause sexual maturation. ...Read more

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Used too much hair product. Some hair is falling out, now growing back as vellus hair and slowly. Will my hair ever grow back?

Used too much hair product. Some hair is falling out, now growing back as vellus hair and slowly. Will my hair ever grow back?

Should: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can find out if it will truly grow back. ...Read more