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What causes delay in facial hair growth?

Dec 2013
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Why beard is not coming on my face at the age of 29?It really feels embarrassing in social life and am depressed.Looking for any homeopathic solution. My height is 5 feet and 6 inch and weight is 65 Kgs.
Posted Sat, 1 Feb 2014 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia 26 minutes later
Brief Answer: Mostly normal process; Give me more information Detailed Answer: Hi, 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. It does not mean that we should be totally alike our parents but it means whatever the pattern was present in our forefathers, the same pattern will be exhibited in ourselves also. 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. Other than the normal pattern, sometimes it can be due to less male hormones or endocrinologist problem in a person. Let me know form your side that : - do you have hair growth on arm pit and pubic areas. - do you feel any abnormality in your sexual desire or tumescence of penile area or any erection problem any time in last 25 years or are you sexually active. - how is your family pattern- hair in other male members. It would be best to send few good resolution pictures of the area yourself so that it can be analyzed best. You have a feature to upload images by yourself at the right side of the query page, please utilize that so that I can answer your queries better. Or else, you can send as an attachment to YYYY@YYYY with the subject as "Attn: Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia). To differentiate between the two let me know above information from your side. I hope these information are helpful. If you have any further queries I will be happy to help. "With good health wishes" Dr Sanjay Kumar Kanodia MD- Dermatology
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Follow-up: What causes delay in facial hair growth? 21 minutes later
Thanks Dr. XXXXXXX for your response .Plz find below the answers : - do you have hair growth on arm pit and pubic areas. Yes, I do have hair growth on arm pit and pubic areas. hair growth is there in thighs,legs,arms and chest also. - do you feel any abnormality in your sexual desire or tumescence of penile area or any erection problem any time in last 25 years or are you sexually active. No. I dont feel any abnormailty in my sexual desire. I am still unmarried, and used to mastuburate very often when exited.But, now I am trying to quit this habit. From last 2 months I have stopped it. But, when stopped masturnating, I do get night falls once every fortnight or in months or so. Is it Ok? Planning to get married by this year end. - how is your family pattern- hair in other male members. Hair growth is good in my father and my elder brother also. They both have good beard. The only problem is there with hair at beard location. can you please suggest some homeopathic medicine for hairgrowth in beard area.If you want some test to be conducted do let me know. Thanks a lot..
Answered by Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia 10 hours later
Brief Answer: Basically genetical condition of less hair growth Detailed Answer: Hello young man, Thanks for your follow up and providing all teh important inforamtions. Now after getting thse informations and analyzing them with diligence, the most important part is that your condition is simple condition related to genetics rather then hormonal problem. It is quite important to differentiate the normal gentical condition from the endocrinological condition. As you have totally normal of all other of your sexual functions with normal hair growth on other side of body which rules out any possibility of less testosterone (hormone responsible for hair growth). 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 bother have normal hair and why less in yourself then. 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 accrdinlgy you have less hair. There is no need of any investigation in your condition and so do not waste your precious money in same. As you got that this is not a disease and accordingly there is no treatment for same. I very often cosult 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. There is no such homeopathic or ayurvedic or any other XXXXXXX of drug which can help in growing hair. None of any of these drugs can grow hair roots which are not present. recently there is one prcedure of hair grafting been done, but in my experience it gives bit un-natural look, so do not recommend the same in you. I shoud rather say that you are lucky enough to get less hair as now a days we dermatologist are seeing more number of for removal of hair growth from beard area. So relieve all your tensions and stress regarding your present looks. All my best wishes for your future marriage (females more adore those males with clean shave rather than with stubble!!!). I hope these informations will help you. I will be glad to reply any further queries or if not then can close the query and rate the answer. With regards, Dr Sanjay Kumar Kanodia MD- Dermatology
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