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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Puberty (Definition)

Puberty is the normal condition in which a humans physically change from child to a teenage pre-adult who is able to reproduce (become fertile, able to have children). Pubertal development is divided into 5 stages by appearance (Tanner stages). Adolescence is time when puberty occurs, and includes ...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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Does chest hair and facial hair ever stop growing?

Does chest hair and facial hair ever stop growing?

No: Chest hairs tend to have a short life cycle which is why they never grow very long like the ones on your head or face. Feel free to shave, or you can have hair removed where you don't want it if you're sure it's what's right for you and your partner. ...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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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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How to stop facial hair from growing!

How to stop facial hair from growing!

Facial hair: As a male, growing facial hair is part of your normal biological function. There is no real way to "stop" the hair from growing. What would need to be done is to destroy the hair follicles. There are options available for this ;#40;electrolysis, laser;#41; but before attempting to do this, be absolutely sure you want to do this because it would be permanent over the long term. ...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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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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Do hydrocephalus stop hair growth?

Do hydrocephalus stop hair growth?

Usually not: In general, there is no direct correlation of hydrocephalus and hair growth impairment. However, if the hydrocephalus is associated with hormonal changes due to problems with the hypothalamus or pituitary gland, hair growth could be affected. ...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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When do guys usually start growing facial hair for their beards?

When do guys usually start growing facial hair for their beards?

Varies early 14- 15: Tanner stage 4 (usually around14-15 years) is when boys may first start growing hairs on their chin or over their lip. Age can vary however. ...Read more

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At what age do men start growing facial hair?

At what age do men start growing facial hair?

Puberty: When a male starts to produce testosterone, then facial hair as well as hair over other parts of the body grow. This is a testosterone mediated process and even occurs in women. Yes women make testesterone as well but not as much as men and these are known as secondary sexual characteristics of men and women. ...Read more

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How to grow hair and stop hair loss?

stop hair loss: You can stop hair loss by using topical Minoxidil also known as rogaine (minoxidil). If you want to grow hair you will have to see a dermatologist for a prescription medicine. ...Read more

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Body hair wont stop growing? Shouldn't body hair stop after a certain length?

Body hair wont stop growing?  Shouldn't body hair stop after a certain length?

No: There is no "magic" length where hair stops growing. As long as it is not plucked, cut, burnt or otherwise maimed, the hair follicle can continue to lengthen the hair indefinitely as long as it has sources of dietary protein. ...Read more

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What hair loss product will slow or stop my receding hairline? Im perimenopausal.

What hair loss product will slow or stop my receding hairline? Im perimenopausal.

Hairloss: Rogaine (minoxidil) is over the counter and helps both sexes. Propecia has been shown to help men. There are some findings it may help women, but it is not normally prescribed for females. ...Read more

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Does rogaine (minoxidil) stop hair loss or does it grow new hairs?

Does rogaine (minoxidil) stop hair loss or does it grow new hairs?

Both: Rogaine (minoxidil) increases the effectively blood flow to the hair follicle. The increased blood flow can stabilize further hair loss and also allows some dormant follicles to resume growth. Rogaine (minoxidil) works best to regrow hair on the vertex of the scalp. ...Read more

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Does having early puberty and facial hair means you stop growing earlier?

Does having early puberty and facial hair means you stop growing earlier?

Not necessarily: Puberty is a complex process involving multiple hormones and structural changes.In males the process may span from 2 to 5 years with a kids eventual height dependent more on how the bones are affected than other structures. As long as the bones have open growth plates there is room for a kid to grow taller. A bone age assessment (xray) can help gage potential for more growth. Discuss this with doc. ...Read more

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People say if u hit puberty earlier u will grow less i hit puberty when i was 14 and i started a bit facial hair im a boy is this true.....

People say if u hit puberty earlier u will grow less i hit puberty when i was 14 and i started a bit facial hair im a boy is this true.....

Depends on variables: Skeletal maturity determines the duration of linear growth. If the bone maturity is ahead of a persons age, they finish growing sooner. An x-ray of your wrist and hand can be analysed for open growth centers. If they are closed you are finished growing taller.Most males are done at 17-18, a few with delayed bone maturity continue to grow slightly. ...Read more

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Started puberty at 12. Turned 19, and have just grown one inch, lost 15 lbs, facial hair, and grew in other area below Seemed to restart puberty, why?

Started puberty at 12. Turned 19, and have just grown one inch, lost 15 lbs, facial hair, and grew in other area below Seemed to restart puberty, why?

Hormonal imbalance?: Please see your family doc and he/she may refer you to an endocrinologist to have your hormones checked. If you are saying you have had unexplained weight loss, facial hair stopped growing this is the kind of doc to see. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Im 18 and I have no facial hair. Does this mean i'm still growing and going through puberty?

U r male?: I am assuming you are worried since you are a male. Yes boys go through puberty later than girls if you are worried have a check up. ...Read more

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If i am 20 years old and i'm still currently growing my facial hair , does that mean i'm still on puberty ? Does it mean i can still grow in height?

If i am 20 years old and i'm still currently growing my facial hair , does that mean i'm still on puberty ? Does it mean i can still grow in height?

No: There is not much connection between ongoing growth of facial hair and puberty, which is defined by other physical features such as onset of menstruation, voice changed and growth spurts, which are generally complete by 15-16 yrs for girls and 17-18 for boys. Feel better?? ...Read more

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I am 33 years old men and I have puberty of asthma when i was 10 yrs now i don't have facial hair ? What is the medication of late facial hair ?

I am 33 years old men and I have puberty of asthma when i was 10 yrs now i don't have facial hair ? What is the medication of late facial hair ?

Facial Hair: Unfortunately you may not be able to have facial hair. It is thought that up to 20% of men do not have hair follicles and cannot grow facial hair. ...Read more

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Is it possible for puberty to stall? My almost 18yo son's voice stopped lowering and facial hair stopped developing yet both not fully developed.

Is it possible for puberty to stall? My almost 18yo son's voice stopped lowering and facial hair stopped developing yet both not fully developed.

Possible but rare: Once puberty starts it rarely stalls. A problem with the testes or the pituitary gland could explain this or it could be a normal variation. If you are really concerned he could get some tests ordered by his PCP which should include LH and FSH (pituitary hormones regulating puberty) and testosterone and if those are normal you need not be concerned but if abnormal he should see endocrinology. ...Read more

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Im 22 years old. I think im starting puberty late. No facial hair until i was 20ish. My height is 5'5". My relatives are not short. Can puberty occur this late? Mustache is not fully developed either

Im 22 years old. I think im starting puberty late. No facial hair until i was 20ish. My height is 5'5". My relatives are not short. Can puberty occur this late? Mustache is not fully developed either

Highly unusual: This is highly unusual, if you have not discussed this with a physician, start there. You probably need consultation with an endocrinologist. This is a doctor that specializes in the hormone and regulatory systems of your body. A major consideration may be your ability to father children. ...Read more

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I don't have armpit and facial hair yet so is it possible that I have a late puberty?

I don't have armpit and facial hair yet so is it possible that I have a late puberty?

Yes it is possible: Growth of genitalia and pubic hair growth comes first. Armpit and facial hair comes later. Some man, especially some asian men never have much in the way of facial hair. Be patient hair will come. Then comes the choice "to shave or not to shave". ...Read more

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I am 18 and can't grow facial hair.. Delayed puberty?

Possibly: But facial hair growth is genetically determined. Pure-blooded american indians, for instance, don't have much facial hair at all. Delayed puberty is diagnosed by other criteria, such as sexual development and bone age. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm male 19yo and barely have any armpit hair and little facial hair. Is my puberty not over? Can I still grow some more?

Delayed puberty. : You need to consult an endocrinologist to do work up for yor hormons, & bone age, this would have been more helpful if it was done much earlier good luck. ...Read more

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How do I know if i'm thru puberty? I am 25 years old and barely have facial hair. I still even get the random erections for no reason.

How do I know if i'm thru puberty? I am 25 years old and barely have facial hair. I still even get the random erections for no reason.

Physical exam: A doctor can evaluate you to make sure you have completed the changes of puberty but by 25 years of age you should definitely be done. Facial hair volume is a matter of genetics, some men have very little hair, some have a lot. As far as the erections, part of becoming an adult male is learning how to better control them, it doesn't mean they stop happening or go away completely. ...Read more

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Im 25yrs old male .unmarried ,i have very small testis ,penis its 4inch on erectn,very less facial hair,not sure i have puberty ,gyenaecomastia ?

Im 25yrs old male .unmarried ,i have very small testis ,penis its 4inch on erectn,very less facial hair,not sure i have puberty ,gyenaecomastia ?

Endocrinologist: I suggest seeing an Endocrinologist. They need to check hormone levels on you and also measure some enzymes that deal with pathways in adrenal gland too. ...Read more

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Im 16 and my genitals haven't grown but I have gone through puberty(pubic hair, deeper voice, facial hair etc). Should i be worried? What can I do?

Contradiction: You seem to have a normal pubertal developments. I wonder you have an unreasonable expectation regarding the size of genitalia. If you are really concerned, see your family doctor. ...Read more

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Approx. 20 yr. Old male, m i having gynecomastia? Not crossed puberty changes(body indicates), no chest hair and not full facial hair? Should i wait?

Approx. 20 yr. Old male, m i having gynecomastia? Not crossed puberty changes(body indicates), no chest hair and not full facial hair? Should i wait?

Get seen: You're "approximately 20 years old" and you seem to be using euphemisms for not having powerful erections / ejaculations like your peers. I suspect you have XXY or some other disorder preventing you from becoming a complete man. In any case, you don't have to tolerate having gynecomastia -- removing these is office surgery. I hope you get what you want -- and an XXY has a choice. Best wishes. ...Read more

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During puberty what are the functions of testosterone vs dihydrotestosterone? Which has greater influence on sexual development, facial hair & voice?

DHT: Dht has all the masculizing effects from hormones you asked about. Testosterone on its own is anabolic and good to build muscle and wellness effects on your psyche. Dht has all the bad effects. Testosterone converts into dht. ...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