i am 18 year boy how can I grow a beard on my face - what's the treatment?

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Beard hair is a genetic trait similar to the color of your eyes and hair. Some people are born with genes for little or no faci

Beard hair is a genetic trait similar to the color of your eyes and hair.  Some people are born with genes for little or no facial hair.


Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Beard Growth and Age it Begins to Grow

Many men do not have a beard till early 30's. Look at the men (your father and maternal uncles) in your family and find out when their beard began to grow. 

Brian Goertz, MD
Seattle Hair Restoration Surgeon
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18 year old wants beard

Many young men want to accelerate their beard growth and ask about it. It takes age (genetic triggers which occur in family lines) so if you want to find out when your beard will grow out, you need to find out when your father or grandfather started to grow their beard. Hormones should have kicked in nicely by the time a man reaches 18 but he must wait out his genetics as hormone alone are not responsible for the onset of beard grown. Beard transplants can be done when the young man is a bit older (over 25) if the beard has not grown in yet

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Beard

it is best to ask your father and grandfather what age their beard hair started growing. Typically between the ages of 18-25 you will get the growth you are expected to get, unless for some reason your father grew his beard later in life. You can also have a consultation with a hair restoration surgeon who performs facial hair transplant to see if you are a candidate or if you should wait a few years. 

Rae Lynne Kinler, MD
Chicago Physician

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