Why does my facial hair grow with patches of baldness?

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.

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When I was younger I took Accutane now my facial hair has bald patches is this due to accutane?

Hard to tell. Hair thinning and loss is listed as one of the side effects. Whether this is your case or not, it is hard to tell. Another possibility is that you may not grow hair on the areas of your face that have acne scars, or it may just be the hair distribution pattern you have, as some men don't have a continuous hair growth pattern on their face. You may need to get a consult from a dermatologist on that. Read more...
Bald from acne scars. As just stated in a separate response, i wonder if the scarring from acne, the indication for Accutane (to prevent new scarring acne lesions from occurring) caused the hair loss not the accutane. Read more...

5 months ago I discovered a 1/2"x 1/2" bald patch in my facial hair growth. It went away. 3 month ago I appeared in my r temple. Is this normal?

Maybe. A temporary bald patch which regrows on its own can be due to skin irritation, stress, a fungal infection on the skin, or many other things. If this new patch regrows and doesn't otherwise bother you (no itching, flaking, pain, other symptoms), it's fine to just watch and do nothing, but if you start having any other symptoms or if the patches get bigger or don't go away, check with dermatologist. 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.)

He may have. Believed that thick chest hair is a sign of higher testosterone levels, which can accellerate balding -- however chest hair is more genetic than hormonal. Read more...
Back hair also. Just look around where older guys aren't wearing shirts, ball caps or wigs. You'll see a close correlation. Read more...