question-icon

What causes black hair on chin area?

default
Posted on Tue, 10 May 2016
Question: Good afternoon! I would like to know the reasons why black hair appear on my chin. Is there any good way to avoid of them?
doctor
Answered by Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Black hair appear due to testosterone. Laser could be done.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Welcome and thanks for posting your query to the forum.

I can understand your concern for the back hair on your chin area.

After analyzing your query let me guide you that the most common cause of black hair on chain area is due to hormones. In all of us there is the presence of hormones. Specifically it is testosterone which causes coarsening and darkening of the fine hairs. In females it is prest in negligible amount so that it causes coarse hair only over axilla and genital area.

In certain females there could be more testosterone or more sensitivity of the hair over facial area causing dark back hairs.

It requires a proper analysis by a dermatologist to give a medical treatment. For immediate management I prefer to do LASER hair reduction. You can take guidance from a dermatologist.

I hope this helps.

With regards,

Dr Sanjay Kanodia
MD - Dermatology
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia

Dermatologist

Practicing since :2002

Answered : 4165 Questions

premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on

Get personalised answers from verified doctor in minutes across 80+ specialties

123 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM Blog Questions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction
What causes black hair on chin area?

Brief Answer: Black hair appear due to testosterone. Laser could be done. Detailed Answer: Hello, Welcome and thanks for posting your query to the forum. I can understand your concern for the back hair on your chin area. After analyzing your query let me guide you that the most common cause of black hair on chain area is due to hormones. In all of us there is the presence of hormones. Specifically it is testosterone which causes coarsening and darkening of the fine hairs. In females it is prest in negligible amount so that it causes coarse hair only over axilla and genital area. In certain females there could be more testosterone or more sensitivity of the hair over facial area causing dark back hairs. It requires a proper analysis by a dermatologist to give a medical treatment. For immediate management I prefer to do LASER hair reduction. You can take guidance from a dermatologist. I hope this helps. With regards, Dr Sanjay Kanodia MD - Dermatology