What causes facial hair on women?

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.

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What causes facial hair in women? I'm 21 & hair is growing on chin & jaw area. I'm devastated. : (i had 1 chin hair at 18 now recently I have a lot.

Facial hair. This often is a hormonal imbalance and you need to see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. Treatment is usually very helpful, so do not wait. Read more...

What causes acne & facial hair in women in their 30's? Too many hormones or not enough and what to do about it?

Masculinization. Hair pattern is at times hereditary. There could also be hormonal imbalances from normal tissues or abnormal production. You should see your doctor and voice these concerns so it can be diagnosed and corrected. Read more...

What causes facial hair to grow in women?

Androgens. Facial hair in women means they are producing more male hormones and it is direct result of that.Over production of testosterone or adrenal hormones it is called hisutism most common causes are 1polysystic ovarian syndrome 2adrenal tumors. Read more...

What are the causes of a woman to have facial hair?

Many things... Often it is hormonal related. For instance, overweight women store estrogen in their fat cells. This is converted to testosterone and can cause excessive hair growth. Thyroid disorders, sugar problems, menopausal hormone changes can lead to hair growth as well. Best way to be sure as to what causes it in you is to see your doctor for further evaluation. Read more...

Why do men have facial hair, and women don't? What causes this?

Genetics. Facial hair growth is one of the secondary sexual characteristics males encounter when they mature, as is breast development in women. It is largely a result of the specific biologic differences between men and women. For men, the facial hair is sensitive to the effects of increased testosterone which makes it grow and thicken. Read more...

What can cause women to have a beard/facial hair?

Hirsutism. Causes of hirsutism in a female could include use of some medications, Polycystic ovary syndrome, Cogenital adrenal hyperplasia, Cushing's syndrome etc. Read more...

Does sweet almond oil cause an increase in facial hair for women??

Not likely. But there are better things to use on your face. The purveyors of this got trapped making claims to increase their sales. The want some people to use on the face and others to use as a hair stimulant and even claim it grows a healthier beard. Just because they make sales pitches does not make it true. It ain't necessarily so. Read more...
Unknown. There is no good clinical evidence on its use as an oral medicine. It is used in multiple skin care products and appears to be safe. See the references & article in the "Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database Consumer Version:" here: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-59-sweet%20almond.aspx?activeingredientid=59&activeingredientname=sweet%20almond. Read more...

What causes women to have facial hair? How can they get rid of it?

Hereditary/ Hormonal. Two Major reasons - 1. Hereditary 2. Hormone based Laser hair removal will be one of the best ways to reduce the hair (Make sure there is no Hormone problems). Also, you have to find the right laser for you. Read more...

How do I permanently get rid of facial hair caused by minoxidil in women.

Facial hair. your best bet is to see a dermatologist who does laser facial treatments. Read more...
First it is impor- tant to make sure topical minoxidil is only applied to scalp. laser permanently gets rid of hair growth, but continued use of minoxidil may lead to more facial hair. I would see dermatologist for other possible treatments for hair growth. Electrolysis typically leads to some element of scarring while laser done in doctor office (where doc is fellow of american society of laser medicine and surger. Read more...