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Does facial hair growth rate stay the same throughout life for males? Or does it change or fluctuate for any reason?

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Dr. Melissa Young
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Varies

Facial hair growth will change with time.
It can sometimes also change as health changes, and certain medications can alter hair growth, as will changes in nutrition.

In brief: Varies

Facial hair growth will change with time.
It can sometimes also change as health changes, and certain medications can alter hair growth, as will changes in nutrition.
Dr. Melissa Young
Dr. Melissa Young
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In brief: Hair growth

Male facial hair goes through changes in growth rate over life.
The first is hormone-related at puberty. Amount of facial hair is genetically determined. Facial hair stays in its active growth phase anywhere from 4-14 weeks (growing about 0.4mm per day) before individual hairs are shed with a new hair growing in behind it. This continues for the most part through life but can slow as we age.

In brief: Hair growth

Male facial hair goes through changes in growth rate over life.
The first is hormone-related at puberty. Amount of facial hair is genetically determined. Facial hair stays in its active growth phase anywhere from 4-14 weeks (growing about 0.4mm per day) before individual hairs are shed with a new hair growing in behind it. This continues for the most part through life but can slow as we age.
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