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What causes fewer facial hair in men?

Yes I m trying to find out what kind of oil or herb I can use to make my facial hair grow. It seems stagnant. My goe t is long but the sides of my face is very little hairs where u can tell that it will even out later in life. I ve never shaved in my life an I m 42 years of age an these hairs on the side of my face look like if I was 18 years old. My goe t is OK I jus want my sides to grow. Can u help me?
Thu, 19 Nov 2015
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi,
Thanks for posting in HCM.
I understand your concern.
Fewer facial hair growth is mainly due to improper development of secondary sexual characters from lack of testosterone hormone.
Instead of applying oils or hearbs, get hormone testosterone levels checked along with follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) levels.
Kindly consult Andrologist with the report for further evaluation and management.
Hope the information provided would be helpful.
All the best.
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