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Is it safe to use Roots m10 for facial hair growth?

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Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia

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Posted on Tue, 12 Aug 2014 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Hello doctor!
My age is 23. But I m not getting proper beard grown. It only grows under the chin just above the adam's apple (above beside) and a little under lips. One of my friend is suggesting to use Roots m10. He had similar case as mine and he continued to use it for over a year and he has grown almost 70 percent of facial hair.

I just wanted to know that will it be safe to use?
or there is any other more effective alternative?

And yes, everybody in my family has full beard and mustaches, so it can not be genetic or so.
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Answered by Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Basically genetic condition of less hair growth

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Welcome and thanks for posting your query to the forum.

I can understand your concern for less hair on beard area. It is sometimes really distressing for young men like you for the improper hair growth as per your age.

Let me first reassure and counsel you that most of the times your kind of problem is totally normal condition which we very commonly see in day to day practice. Young men like you who do not have properly grown beard and mustaches are quite concerned and anxious to grow them fully by any means.

Let you understand some medical facts regarding hair growth: The growth of beard and mustaches is totally dependent upon our genetics, it means whatever genes we are carrying for the growth- from our mother and father's side are responsible for that pattern of hair growth and other of features such health, height and everything.

Now you must be wondering that why you have specifically less hair over beard location then. It is due to simple fact of the genes you are carrying. You may say that your father and brother have normal hair and why less in yourself then.

It does not mean that we should be totally alike our parents but it means whatever the pattern was present in our forefathers for up to 64 generations, the same pattern will be exhibited in ourselves also.

It is due to the fact that you are not carrying exactly the same genes which your father or brother are carrying. We carry our genes from our forefather and forefather of our forefathers.

In yourself you carry a gene with less hair growth on beard area due to less hair roots and accordingly you have less hair. We usually see this kind of pattern of less mustaches and beard in Asiatic people especially from Chinese origin and people from some Caucasian families.

I very often consult young men like you very anxious to grow hair on any cost. Even they take or apply one or the other medicines. But I see a lot of side effects and ultimately getting some serious problems. So I personally suggest you to not to get fascinated by one or other ads related to it.

Rootz M10 contains Minoxidil in it and helps in increasing the blood supply to hair root thereby may or may not increase hair growth depending individually according to person’s response. It is actually very high percentage and should be used under dermatological supervision. I suggest you to met e good dermatologist and check for any sensitivity for Minoxidil. I again guide you that this is quite high percentage and therefore can cause irritation so do not self apply the lotion.

I hope these information will help you. I will be glad to reply any further queries.

With regards,
Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia
MD- Dermatology & Sexually transmitted diseases
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia 20 minutes later
I got your point but what should I do then?
as you said that the genes of forefathers being carried in us and are responsible for beard and hair growth, as per my knowledge my grand father and his father and grand father also had very full beard and mustaches too.

I want to know that what should I add in my dieat and under what medications I should go to get faster growth in beard?

I fully understand the reasons of less beard and have read a number of articles on it. but my question is still open, what is the solution?

Is hair transplant last option? well, please tell me that how much cost it might incur for different kind of treatments?
what you had done if you were at my place?
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Answered by Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia 40 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Hair transplantation ooks quite unnatural.

Detailed Answer:
Hello young buddy,

Welcome back and thanks a lot for your swift follow up.

I totally understand your concern and am quite empathetic to same.

If you read my last mail then you can get that we carry our genes from our both parent's side for up to 64 generations. So if you have seen your great grandfathers you may not have seen the full 64 generation of either side.

You may be carrying the gene from anyone in last 64 generations from your parents' side. So do not get confused with just 3-4 generations.

I am telling you all these scientific and medical facts because I have so often seen young men like you dying to grow hair by any means.

But young man, nine ladies can not give birth to a baby in one month- and so is hair growth.

I may be a bad doctor for you as I am trying to provide you the harsh fact that nothing in this world can grow normal natural kind of beard growth. But I am here to provide you the best professional knowledge to you!!!

For hair transplantation too- it looks quite unnatural in most of the persons. I personally do not prefer it.

Frankly speaking if I were at your position then would have rally enjoyed the condition. You know females like clean shaved men than the men with stubble!!! I am some times so much troubled with daily hair growth of coarse hair that I had gone for laser hair reduction to reduce the growth!!!

So do not worry, do not waste your money and if at all want to use anything then must consult a dermatologist personally.

I hope these information will help you. I will be glad to reply any further queries.

With regards,
Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia
MD- Dermatology & Sexually transmitted diseases
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia 25 minutes later
Hello Doctor,

I appreciate your words. But perhaps I forgot to tel you that I want to grow beard and don't want to live with childish face any more.

Being an XXXXXXX you must be knowing that it feels like a question of manhood. having no beard looks like immature person and I personally feel sort of less confident in front of others. My younger brother has full beard at age of 18 and he looks elder than me.

I am not thinking you as a bad doctor but I think there is some mismatch between our point of views. Visiting a dermatologist is a good option I think. I wanted to know if you have any reference of any good dermatologist in XXXXXXX (UP). Do you have any idea what he may suggest to do and what tests I may require and how much it may cost?

please, tell me what ever I can do. tell me do's and don't s.


Thank you!

waiting for your response.
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Answered by Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
Kinldy tell me ceratin important points

Detailed Answer:
Hello young man,

Welcome back and thanks a lot for your further follow up.

We are sailing in the same boat dear buddy!!! I am towards your side only...as a guide and as an elder brother....

There is no mismatch between our points just the difference of what you want from your side and what I can suggest you (safest enough) from my side.

As an expert it is my duty to give best and safest possible suggestions.

Other than the normal pattern, sometimes it can be due to certain other reasons also.

Let me know form your side that :

- do you have proper hair growth on arm pit and pubic areas.

- do you feel any abnormality in your sexual desire

- Do you feel proper tumescence of penile area or any erection problem or are you sexually active.

Hope to hear soon form your side.

- "With good health wishes"

Dr Sanjay Kumar Kanodia

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