Why does chin hair grow back so fast?

Please help! What is the reason that chin hair grows back so freakishly fast, even after removing it with an epilator which is supposed to keep hair away up to 4 weeks! The epilator does a great job at keeping the hair at bay on both the legs and arms and most facial hair, except for the chin! Why is this happening and what can one suffering from coarse wild chin hair do? 

Doctor Answers 3

Chin Hair Problems For Women

A series of laser hair removal treatments may help by making the hair finer as well as controlling the rapid growth even to the point of no return. Everyone's situation is different and results may vary. You should also seek advice from you primary care physician as this may be due to a hormonal imbalance. He/She can suggest what may need to be done in order to figure out why this is happening.


New York Dermatologist
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Laser Hair Removal -- Seek an Expert

I suggest consulting with your physician to have a hormone panel test done, as facial hair in women is commonly a hormonal imbalance. Laser hair removal will improve this area and rid the hair on your chin in a series of treatments. Please consult with an expert. Best, Dr. Emer

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Try laser hair removal and hormonal evaluation

Facial hair on women tends to be hormonaly regulated. If you have excessive hair, ask your doctor to rule out polycystic ovary, a hormonal condition causing excess facial hair. Also, you can ask for proscription of spirnolactone, a prisciption drug used in these settings. In addition, opt for a series of laser hair removal treatment to get the growth under control. Best of luck!

Neda Vanden Bosch, MD
West Palm Beach Physician
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