Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps

144 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Have less beard and moustache growth. Is there any treatment?

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Sudarshan

Dermatologist

Practicing since :2005

Answered : 1391 Questions

default
Posted on Mon, 10 Dec 2012 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Hi,
I am 24 years old. I am facing problems for my facial hair. The growth rate of my mustache and beard is very little . I know it's my genetical disorder but i dont want to suffer this type of problems. Please help me.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Sudarshan 2 hours later

Hi XXXXXXX
thanks for writing in.
Growth of mustache and beard hair is under genetic and hormonal control.
Facial hair growth is mainly dependent on testesterone levels .
Testesterone or the MALE hormone causes beard growth.
If your father and grandfather had a slow or scanty facial hair growth it is likely that you will have the same rate and pattern of growth.

If you still want to go for treatment ,your testesterone and dihydrotestesterone levels will have to be tested.After this you can be given injections of testesterone to increase the hair growth.There are no specific drugs to increase the facial hair growth.Hormonal treatment is the only option.


Hope this helps.

I would be available for follow up.

Regards
DrSudarshan
MD
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Sudarshan 13 hours later
Thanks Doctor for your prompt response.

As there is the only solution to my problem is to test testesterone levels please suggest me where I can perform these tests. I am currently living in kolkata and how I can proceed further to cure myself and contact you for injections to increase my facial hair growth.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Sudarshan 7 minutes later
Hi again,

You can test your levels at any standard pathology lab.Only one blood sample would be needed to estimate Total testesterone ,free testesterone ,DHEAS levels.
It will be good to consult a good dermatologist in kolkatta first, as I am based at ahmedabad.
DrKaushik lahiri is a qualified doctor and you can consult him.
He is available at "48/1F XXXXXXX XXXXXXX XXXXXXX Gariahat
Kolkata"
Then we can determine the need for hormonal therapy.

Hope this helps.
Regards
DrSudarshan
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Sudarshan 42 hours later
Hi,

I have decided to go through the tests suggested by you. But there is a question that if I ll take help of any medicine available in market (saw in internet ) which will help to increase my testorene level naturally are those going to help me.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Sudarshan 14 hours later
Hi again XXXXXXX

My advise to you would be to visit a dermatologist or endocrinologist before taking any online products.The products are costly and may have side effects.

A proper consultation would be required for starting medications.

Hope this clears your doubt.

Regards
DrSudarshan


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Drug/Medication
Treatment/Therapy

Recent questions on  Testosterone

doctor1 MD

Hormones

Test Name : Serum Testosterone Result : 411.7

MALES (YEAR) Unit ng / dl

0 - 4 10 - 160
4 - 12 10 - 290
12 - 16 10 - 560
16 - 20 260 - 730
20 - 49 270 - 1734
> 50 212 - 755
FEMALE (YEAR) Unit ng / dl

12 years upto 20
Ovulating 63 120
Postmenopausal 49 113


CLINICAL CHEMISTRY

Tests Normal Value Result

FSH UNIT:mlU/ml 46.72
FEMALE:
Follicular-phase:3.9-10.0
Mid-cycle: 6.6-29.0
Luteal-phase:2.3-8.0
Post-menopause:26.5-139.0
MALE:1.7-11.0
CHILDREN:0.5-3.3
LH UNIT:mlU/ml 46.72
FEMALE:
Follicular-phase:2.6-12.7
Mid-cycle: 9.4-27.9
Luteal-phase:1.8-16.7
Post-menopause:13.1-50.1
MALE:1.6-7.8
CHILDREN:0.7-3.8

doctor1 MD

I was recently told I have empty sella found on a MRI. Also found low testosterone. I feel very fatiuged and can't handle stress very well. This has been going on for 3 to 5 years. Could I have a pituitary problem affecting other hormones such as cortisol. Thanks Jim C.

doctor1 MD

Sir, I am experiencing continuing hair loss (thinning to scalp area) approximately three months after discontinuing the use of Androgel for low testosterone. I am 53 y/o and had a full head of hair before using Androgel for two months. What can I do to stop/reverse hair loss? Thank You.

doctor1 MD

I'm 28 years old and feel like I am thinking through cotton wool. 6 years ago I had my T checked and it was low then (I was having Erection issues) but the doctor said it was within normal ranges.

I also find energy severely lacking in the afternoons and general motivation very difficult to muster. My latest results of total test were 9.8 nmol/L

I also had an undescended testes as a baby (surgically brought down).

I went on modafinil thinking I had adhd because of my inability to focus, poor memory and energy though it may not be the case.

How much does a healthy difference in testosterone levels make?

doctor1 MD

I have high blood pressure(165/110) and was put on Lisinoprin 3 weeks ago and it has come down about 30 points...however i have head aches and have shortness of breath . I wake up at night and feel like i'm not getting enough oxygen . I weigh 260...

doctor1 MD

My total testosterone level is 735, with my free test level being 71, with a range of 50 to 180 for free test according to the doctor. Is my free test low or normal. I am 55 at 5' 9, 189lbs I cant find a chart that shows my free test levels...

doctor1 MD

can aplastic anemia be treated with testosterone therapy . the are quite a number of tests (from XXXXXXX XXXXXXX to lesser known medical schools) involving hundreds of 65 plus males who where given testosterone treatments over a period of time and...