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Doctor insights on: Losing Facial Hair

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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

Facial Hair (Definition)

Facial hair is a physical characteristic usually found on males where hair grows around the chin and lower portion of the face. The development of facial hair usually begins during puberty. Additionally women can occasionally develop facial hair but it usually happens when hormone levels change, ...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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Does blow drying hair cause permanent hair loss?

Does blow drying hair cause permanent hair loss?

No: This should not cause hair loss from the dryer. There is likely another reason. ...Read more

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Pemature hair greying and hair fall?

Pemature hair greying and hair fall?

Genetics...: Generally this type of hair condition is related to genetic predisposition and there is little to do about it. If nobody in your family history has ever had this problem, see a doctor. ...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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18, sparse facial hair and no chest hair. Weird?

18, sparse facial hair and no chest hair.  Weird?

It's you: Many, maybe most, women prefer a naturally smooth, light-bearded man or a shaved-chest nowadays. Five percent of men never grow chest hair (paul newman had none), and these men almost never go bald either. Enjoy your body, develop what you've got, stay fit, love responsibly, and be aware that you'll be liked for who you are rather than your smoothness/hairiness. ...Read more

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Hair loss - arms, legs, eyebrows, eyelashes & nose hair, cause?

Hair loss - arms, legs, eyebrows, eyelashes & nose hair, cause?

See an MD: Sounds like alopecia. You should see a dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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Oil facials will increase facial hair growth for girls?

Oil facials will increase facial hair growth for girls?

No: Facial hair is determined by genetics and hormones. Oil on the skin will not cause it. ...Read more

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Can fine facial hair cause acne?

Can fine facial hair cause acne?

Facial hair and acne: In short, no. There is no relationship. ...Read more

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Can waxing facial hair cause eczema?

Can waxing facial hair cause eczema?

Unlikely: If you are allergic to waxing it may give you hives but not eczema. Mostlikely it is irritating to your skin and you should consider laser hair removal or tweezing instead. ...Read more

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Will loosing weight cause hair fall?

Will loosing weight cause hair fall?

Sometimes: Usually this is an athletic, anorexic woman who stops having menstrual periods. ...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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Does hair color negatively affect hair loss/ hair thinning due to underactive thyroid?

Does hair color negatively affect hair loss/ hair thinning due to underactive thyroid?

No.: If you mean hair dye, no -- it will make no difference, one way or the other, in your rate of hair loss. The hair will usually grow back once your thyroid level is corrected, however. ...Read more