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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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Mens infertility is it connected to sparse facial hair growth?

No: Facial hair growth is variable, it does not mean anythign regarding male fertility. ...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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I've been using rogaine (minoxidil) for men and clobetasol to treat traction alopecia for 3mos. I've experienced a lot of facial hair growth. What's causing this?

I've been using rogaine (minoxidil) for men and clobetasol to treat traction alopecia for 3mos. I've experienced a lot of facial hair growth. What's causing this?

Hirsutism: Excess facial hair in women is considered hirsutism. Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/hirsutism/ds00858 for more info. Hirsutism may be genetic/familial (check out your mom, sisters & aunts). Or it could be due to excess testosterone & dihydrotestosterone (ask your doc to check via blood tests). Sometimes, medications can upset hormone balance. But rogaine (minoxidil) shouldn't cause thi. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with hypothyrodism month ago and the dr told me I had it long time ago! Could it be the reason for slow facial hair growth?

I was diagnosed with hypothyrodism month ago and the dr told me I had it long time ago! Could it be the reason for slow facial hair growth?

Could be: A thyroid disorder can affect facial hair growth. Now that you have been diagnosed, take the proper treatment and shaving often can help build up sturdy hair follicles and hopefully start to bring in a more mature thicker hair growth on your facial area. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Will lifting weights increase facial hair growth in man?

Will lifting weights increase facial hair growth in man?

No: I can't think of any reason that lifting weights would increase hair growth unless Anabolic steroids or testosterone was being used. There are no known hormonal changes with exercise that would explain hair growth in men. In women, aerobic exercise decreases estrogen, so male hormones become more dominant and one could see facial hair & acne increase. This is an increasing problem in women. ...Read more

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If a 21 year old young man has very little facial hair growth is that a sign of infertility?

If a 21 year old young man has very little facial hair growth is that a sign of infertility?

Hormone deficiency?: Hair growth is dependent on male hormone, testosterone which is produced in the testes. I would be concerned about his hormonal balance which can also affect fertility. But he needs to be seen by an endocrinologist for further testing of hir hormone levels and sperm counts in order to answer your question about his infertility. ...Read more

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Hello doctor, I am 23 old man from india. I have no beard. Is there any medicine in homeopathy or Ayurveda for the facial hair growth?

Hello doctor, I am 23 old man from india. I have no beard. Is there any medicine in homeopathy or Ayurveda for the facial hair growth?

It is genetic: If you father and Uncle had late growth of Beard, then it is genetic. You must have natural and regular Physical growth and 2nddary sex characters also well developed I assume. Therefore the is normal variant. If you do not have hair in Axilla and pubic area, then you should talk to your doctor there. ...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 do I reduce facial hair growth?

Vaniqa: You can use vaniqa cream twice a day on the affected area. Laser hair removal also works. ...Read more

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How can I stimuate facial hair growth?

How can I stimuate facial hair growth?

You really can't: Some men, especially those of us who are naturally smooth, simply won't be able to grow a thick beard. There's nothing you can do about this, many (most?) women prefer it, and you are unlikely to become bald as you get older. The one thing over which you have total control is your level of fitness, which is 95% of looks for a man. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Could lifestyle affect facial hair growth?

Could lifestyle affect facial hair growth?

Basically no: Whether you're male or female. One exception -- obesity and lack of exercise can exacerbate some (not all) of the hormonal problems that may cause this in a young woman. ...Read more

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Tips for more facial hair growth and help?

Tips for more facial hair growth and help?

Don't know a way: To specifically target facial hair. For healthy hair growth: Get adequate sleep, avoid excess sugar & fat in diet, v carbonated beverages, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Biotin helps (but don't over do it). Insure you have adequate Iron (think kale & other dark green leafies), Omega 3 fatty acids (think walnuts) and vitamin E (fruits & vegetables). ...Read more

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What can I take to reduce facial hair growth?

Facial Hair: Eflornithine (vaniqua) is used to slow the growth of unwanted hair on the face in women, usually around the lips or under the chin. Eflornithine works by blocking a natural substance that is needed for hair to grow and is located in your hair follicle (the sac where each hair grows). This medication is by prescription. There is also laser hair removal for black or brown hair. ...Read more

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How can I encourage facial hair growth at 15?

Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more

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Are there any ways to boost facial hair growth?

Are there any ways to boost facial hair growth?

Facial Hair: If your facial hair comes in slower than you would like or if you are trying to give the appearance of more facial hair, there are a few options that are worth a try. Whether you choose testosterone treatments or over-the-counter applications, results vary from person to person---and some individuals may ultimately find it impossible to grow facial hair or increase the rate at which it grows. ...Read more

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Tell me some medicine for fastest facial hair growth?

Puberty and Genes: Facial hair growth is a secondary sexual characteristic, meaning it is part of the passage through puberty. Some men develop robust growth as early as their teen years; some men never achieve a full beard.
Your ethnic background and genetic propensity determine your likelihood of growing facial hair. There are no accepted medications to speed or increase facial hair growth. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I can stimuate facial hair growth?

Can you tell me how I can stimuate facial hair growth?

You can't: If you're normally masculinized by your hormones, how thick your beard is reflects your genetic heritage. Thick-bearded, hairy-chested guys go bald faster than other guys -- just look around you. Justin bieber can't grow a beard but this doesn't seem to bother him. Many women prefer a less scratchy man. Embrace and enjoy whatever mother nature gave you. ...Read more

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Why has my facial hair growth slowed down as I've aged?

Why has my facial hair growth slowed down as I've aged?

Low T: It is possible that you are experiencing a newly discussed topic male menopause. We are finding that as men age their testosterone (free and bound) lowers. This decreases sex drive, lessens erections and slows hair growth face, legs etc. Get a simple blood test for free and bound testosterone if low you can supplement with injections, gels or patches. Its an easy fix but has risks talk to doctor ...Read more

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What are home remedies can be used for facial hair growth?

What are home remedies can be used for facial hair growth?

None: Laser hair removal best, most effective and permanent. Nothing at home will improve, and may worsen. ...Read more

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Is weight reduction a good way to reduce facial hair growth?

Facial Hair -Obesity: Hirsute is common with patients suffering from obesity, it is thought to be due to imbalances in hormones yielding masculine effects in women. Though weight loss would not be thought of as the first treatment for this condition it would likely be helpful both for extra hairiness as well many of the other co-morbidities of overweight. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Facial hair growth?

Facial hair growth: Hairs are strands that grow from the epidermis and are composed of Keratin. Facial hair growth is usually found on the chin, cheeks & above the upper lip in men. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a person's lifestyle affects facial hair growth?

Can you tell me if a person's lifestyle affects facial hair growth?

Not really: Facial hair grows according to your testosterone level and your genetics. If dad had a thin beard you may too. That said if you engage in behaviors that alter testosterone then yes you can change beard growth but under average conditions no ...Read more

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Have noticed a marked slowdown in the rate of my facial hair growth. Is this a normal part of aging?

NO: You are still thirty three years young, this is definitely not part of "aging" your age, please see your doctor for a more thorough assessment. ...Read more

Men (Definition)

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Excessive Facial Hair Growth In A Man (Definition)

Facial hair growth is a clinical finding in which a person, either normally or abnormally, has growth of hair on his face. ...Read more