(Closed) Embarrassing black patches of hair on my face

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Don’t do laser.  It’ll make it worse on the face/neck.  Do electrolysis. It’s worth it. 

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

What about waxing?  It takes hair longer to grow back.  Otherwise, maybe your doctor can test you to see if you’re over-producing testosterone? 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

i have a full face waxing done once a week. It’s only gotten worse as I get older. It runs in my family. My older sisters and mom have given up and embrace their chin hairs-but I refuse to give it.

Look at it this way-when everyone else’s eyebrows are thinning to the point of extinction-me and you might have normal ones by then ๐Ÿ˜‰

I think for some of us, this is just life.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

If this is a problem that has recently become worse, it might be worth bringing it up to your primary care doctor or women’s health provider… sometimes it can be exacerbated by a hormone problem (which is medically treatable!).

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@MissFireFlower:  Lol.  I’ve thought that way, too, in regards to others’ hair thinning out and us finally being normal.  

It sucks being the hairy Armenian.  But that’s just life.  I do electrolysis (the only thing that can legally be claimed as permanent) on my face and it does wonders.  Takes a long time, but I’m patient and it’s working. ๐Ÿ™‚  Waxing/threading/plucking facial hair actually makes the hair worse according to my electrologist.  And I’ve noticed it, too, when I pluck a stray dark one and that area gets a little worse.  The “pulling” of it triggers the hair cycle, blah blah blah.. whatever the science is behind it. lol  There are many, many hair cycles and everyone is different.  

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Are you persian by any chance? I know my 2 best persian friends have this issue. Nothing is wrong with you! It’s just genetics!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’ve got this too, and I’m not even of middle eastern descent, I’m mostly German. My OB noticed and told me that it’s called hirustism. I’ve  had my hormone levels tested and I’m on the low end of normal for testosterone. I just pluck them out with tweezers as the neck and chin hairs don’t really hurt at all. It usually lasts about 2 weeks.

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Curly W: I get my face waxed, some parts need doing more/less often than others. In between i have to use my tweezers on the odd hair on my neck. It isn’t nice seeing hair growth on your face but you’re not alone.

Post # 12
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Newbee

definitely talk to a gynecologist about it. I have a little too much testosterone and take a “stronger” pill because of it. I’ve been told it can be pretty bad for your fertility, especially if left untreated.

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I understand how you feel, if you haven’t alreayd I would for sure make a drs appointment, facial hair is one of the most common signs of PCOS , and it’s pretty horrible if it gets out of control!

Post # 15
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Helper bee

A little invasive but do you have regular periods??  My sister and I both have PCOS and she has patches of hair on her face and I have the horrible periods.  They are both symptoms of PCOS that birth control or progesterone might help.  Either way, definitely talk to a doctor because something is going on internally (most likely hormonally) that is causing this.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

You may have PCOS, you may not. Definitely go to the dr. Ask the dr. about Vaniqa – they usually prescribe it to people who have PCOS and hair growth is a symptom. Vaniqa requires a prescription and stops hair growth.

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