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Why Is Hair Growing On My Chin
I am a 37 yesr old female who has hair growing on my chin and underneath. It started in my mid 20's & is getting worse now; 3-6 hairs every few days.?
Hairy women: Increased hair growth is called hirsuitism. N it is a reaction of certain hair follicle to more circulating androgens in your body either from the ovaries, testosterone. Or from the adrenal glands dhea-s. Or both androstenedione. The most common cause is poly cystic ovarian syndrome. There are many other serious causes, best to see your physician who can work your condition up. ...Read more
Hi doctors I have hair growing on my chin, and I use twister to pluck is it right to do so and what do I need to stop hair growth. Thanks?
Several options: You can have electrolysis, laser hair removal, or use a cream called vaniqa to stop unwanted hair growth. ...Read more
I am a female, but I have excess hair growing on my chin, on my neck and around my nipples. Anything to stop that? Please help its Embarassing
Hirsutism: Do you also have acne break outs and may be over weight? If you are not genetically prone to hirsutism, you may have Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and should have your doctor perform blood hormone levels and abdominal ultrasound to confirm diagnosis. If confirmed, you will start on antiandrogen treatment, if not, you can seek permanent LASER Hair Reduction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am a 16 year old female and I have recently found hair growing on my chin, stomach and chest. Why could that be?
See below: This can be caused by many things. First, are you overweight or obese? If so or you eat a lot of meat (esp red meat), your body is making more steroid hormones than it needs to, particularly testosterone (women need this too) - that will cause excess hair on the face and chest. Second, are your periods regular - if not, see your gynecologist for an evaluation. Third, it may be partly genetic. ...Read more
I'm female and I seem to be growing a beard. I have thick dark hairs growing on my chin and down my neck. What can I do?
Hirsutism: You should see your GP to be evaluated for endocrine problems. Ovarian or adrenal dysfunction can cause hair growth you describe, or it could be normal. If no problem is found you can consider having the hair removed by cosmetic means. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Hair growth: Hair follows a specific growth cycle with three distinct and concurrent phases: anagen, catagen, and telogen phases. Each phase has specific characteristics that determine the length of the hair. All three phases occur simultaneously; one strand of hair may be in the anagen phase, while another is in the telogen phase. ...Read more
Rogaine, (minoxidil) Propecia: The only two hair growth products currently on the market with real clinical data to support their use are rogaine (minoxidil) (topical) and Propecia (oral). They work by different mechanisms, so I have my patients use both. Rogaine (minoxidil) is otc, Propecia requires a prescription. The downside is that insurance seldom pays for either one; but Propecia is about to go generic, which should lower the price. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
SHAVE HEAD GROW HAIR: Shaving your head will not help to make your hair grow out fuller. If that were true, almost everyone in the world would be shaving his and her hair! Every hour. . ...Read more
Depends on cause...: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, finasteride, hair transplants, . ..). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. ...Read more
I have shaven my head, is there anything I can do which will make my hair grow smooth and silky? I had thick and friz hair before
Conditioner: Conditioner and avoidance of damage, i.e. Excessive sun, heat thru hair dryer, over treating your hair will all help. There are also some shampoos specifically designed to reduce frizz such as acai ant-frizz shampoo. ...Read more
I'm a female, 27 if I shave my head would it grow back? My hair is so damaged all the way from root to tip I don't see any other options
Shaving head: Yes it will grow backGet a more detailed answer ›
Can putting a headband on a baby from one week old up cause any problems such as creasing their head or causing their hair not to grow properly?
Headband: This really depends on how tight the headband is. Anyway why would you want to put a headband on a new born -? ...Read more
No: Your hair follicles don't care how short you cut your hair :) as long as you don't shave your hair so close that the tips of the remaining hair shafts curl into the skin surface, causing razor bumps, you won't notice any changes in how your hair grows back. ...Read more
See Dermatologist: It could be hereditary. But, there could be underlying cause. So, first > you should see a dermatologist --- he/she will examine you and get blood tests. Then he/she will advise you. ...Read more
Pcos: It means that she has high testosterone state in her body. One of the most common causes of that is polycystic ovarian syndrome. It is associated with irregular periods. There are multiple treatment options for it. The specialists that deal with it are the gynecologist and sometimes the dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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