Is There Anything Than Can Promote Facial Hair Growth?

I'm 23 about to turn 24, and I have a baby face which I can't stand. I do not look my age, and I probably look 5 or 6 years younger. I always get those baby face comments which I'm tired of. I really can't grow any facial hair, and if I do, after a week, I look all scruffy. Meaning, I can't grow a goatee, or even a beard which would really make me feel better about myself. Is there anything than can help me grow facial hair?

Doctor Answers 23

Increasing facial hair growth.

Increasing facial hair growth is not possible except with time some men will get more bears by the time they reach 30. Be happy that shaving is not a problem for you.


Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Is There Anything Than Can Promote Facial Hair Growth

Facial hair pattern is a fixed & specific to races & families. I think hair transplant is the only best option in this regard.

M. Khawar Nazir, MBBS, MS(Derm)
Pakistan Dermatologist
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Hormonal Evaluation or Beard Transplant

You might want to evaluate your hormones to see if there is anything going on.  In addition, as has been mentioned, a hair transplant procedure maybe your best option.

Sam Lam, MD, FACS
Dallas Facial Plastic Surgeon
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What are the treatment options for Beard hair loss?

This is all about the genetics. it may take some poeple longer than others to grow facial hair and that is their inherit genetic structure.  Beard hair transplant can be a viable option. It is a good idea to see a experienced hair transplant physician for a consultation.  Now that you are a bit older if you still have thin facial hair, you can consider hair transplant as an option. Medical hair loss treatment options have not proven to be beneficial. Beard or facial transplant in the hands of a skilled doctor is very successful.

Michael Meshkin, MD
Newport Beach Hair Restoration Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 27 reviews

Increasing Facial Hair Growth

Very little can be done about your problem...facial hair is totally determined by genetics.  Even products such as rogaine can cause minimal facial hair growth.

Jack Fisher, MD
Nashville Plastic Surgeon
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Options for Increasing Facial Hair

This may or may not be a permanent condition.  I suggest you use minoxidil (Rogaine) 5% once a day for a few months and see how well it works. A facial hair transplant can always be an option as well. It is important that you consults with a plastic surgeon that specializes in these procedures.

Jeffrey Epstein, MD, FACS
Miami Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 122 reviews

Facial Hair

Facial hair pattern, like most other hair-related issues, are mostly to due with genetics. The facial hair you have at this age is most likely the permanent pattern that you will have. While topical and medicinal options are limited, surgical transplant is a great option. We've done many cases and clients find the procedure very satisfying.

Amir Yazdan, MD
Irvine Hair Restoration Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 22 reviews

Either time or Hair transplant will help

Dear Fez,

we all develop facial hair at different times. Genetics have a lot to do with this. In my experience, hair transplants have worked on patients that have your same problem. That is your best option if you don't have the genetic predisposition to grow a beard. I hope you find a solution to your concerns and get a consultation to evaluate your options.

Best of lucks

William Yates, MD
Buffalo Grove Hair Restoration Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 15 reviews

Increasing facial hair growth

The best option for your case is a beard transplant ,which is permanent . Skilled and experienced surgeon hands on you can achieve a pretty natural and  good result .

All the best 

Ilker Apaydin, MD
Turkey Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

There is only one solution...

Weak, sparse or missing facial hair can be restored using a beard transplant. It is the best and most permanent hair loss solution.

Robert Jones, MD
Mississauga Hair Restoration Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

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