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What Causes Bald Spots In Facial Hair
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
Alopecia areata: Alopecia aerata can cause smooth bald spots on the head. This is an inflammation which cause the hair to stop growing underneath the skin. This can occur after an emotional upset and is treatable with small injections of dilute cortisone to stimulate hair growth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alopecia Areata: Alopecia areata is a condition that causes round patches of hair loss, and can lead to total hair loss. Causes, incidence, and risk factors the cause of alopecia areata is unknown. About a fifth of people with this condition have a family history of alopecia. Alopecia areata is thought to be an autoimmune condition. This occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys hair follicles. ...Read more
Lower estrogen level: There can be several things but the most common in a 40 yo is lower estrogen as one approaches menopause, or the mildly elevated androgen production that one sees around menopause. However one must consider an endocrine tumor. The physician should ask other questions such as change in voice, change in periods, hair growth in other areas, medications, muscle hypertrophy, etc. ? Endocrine w/u. ...Read more
Alopecia Areata: This may be due to a medical condition called alopecia areata. This can cause patch like hair loss along the bearded area due to autoimmune reaction. This can be treatable by a dermatologist with low dose steroid injections. There can be other less common causes of patchy hair loss which may need to be evaluated by a dermatologist. ...Read more
I sometimes find these really thick hairs on my face where around my chin from my facial hair. Why do grow these "mega hair's" form my facial hair?
Hirsutism: Hi, these are the unwanted, male pattern hair, they can grow on chin, above lip, chest, nipples, abdomen, inner thighs, mots of the time no reason can be found for it and therefore it's called idiopathic Hirsutism, some treatable causes include: Polycystic Ovarian syndrome, Cushing's syndrome, Adrenal hyperplasia, some Adrenal and Ovarian tumors, you can see ur PMD for evaluation, if no cause ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Shaved my head for summer.I see 6-7 small(eg:0.25cm) white scars/patches. Missing few hairs on sides of forehead(soft skin).Is it alopecia. Any remedy?
It may be: It may be an old scar where hair did not grow and as long as it is only in that area and when your hair grow that area is covered you need not do anything for it .If you feel you need to do anything more consult a dermatologist who can tell you after exam if you will ever grow hair in that area. ...Read more
Is there something i can eat/home remedy to get rid off facial hairs?What causes large/visible black facial hairs? Especially on upper lips
Home remedy: I think the remedy which is available at home is to be using commercially available material to discolor them or waxing them. Sometimes if they are prominent there might be hormonal imbalance that needs to be checked by your physician. If there is no hormonal issue, then laser therapy also is a temporary option. ...Read more
What causes a painful scalp at the point of growth of unusual coarse, thick, black hairs (i'm caucasian, brown hair)? I have some dandruff, thick hair
You: You may have perifollicutis.Get a more detailed answer ›
Scaly skin, sparse pubic hair, patchy mustache, and underarm hair loss, generalized diffuse hair loss on scalp, slow hair growth, and normal tsh? How?
Why do older men lose the hair on their heads but start growing lots of nose hair, ear hair and facial hair?
Yes: It can certainly cause hair to good in to its resting phase called telophase. It could take up to 6 months to return to the active growth phases. ...Read more
A dr. Said the more thick chest hair is, the more likely you'll go bald. Does this include other body hair? (legs, arms, facial hair, etc.)
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