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What causes less facial hair growth in men?

I am a 35 yr old male who has difficulty in growing a full beard. I can grow a moustache and a vague goatee but the rest of my face, especially my neck and cheeks are bare. I have gone months without shaving to see the extent of my problem. I did have an operation as a toddler to drain a hyrdocele and had my foreskin removed a few months after that. My dad and younger brother can grow complete beards which frustrates me. They say be thankful that i don`t have to shave as often as them. I always get people saying i look young and when i ask them how old do they think i am they usually get it wrong by 5-10 years. I can see a few positives from not having to shave daily but i would like to look/feel more masculine
Mon, 10 Nov 2014
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I am sorry to hear that you are having problems growing a beard. Unfortunately this is your genetic make up. There is nothing you can do that will promote facial hair growth.

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