I don't get why I don't get facial hair

Facial hair growth in men

Many men express concerns about facial hair, most concerns about why they don't have more. "I don't get why I don't get more facial hair!!!" is a common sigh. 


Two things are important for young men to know about facial hair growth:

1. Facial hair growth is strongly genetic. Some men, especially those of Mediteranean, Middle Eastern and men of the Indian subcontinent are more likely to grow thicker facial hair and have more hair compared to men of Northern European background. There are exceptions of course.

2. Facial hair density and growth increases throughout the 20s and even into the 30s for some men. So the amount of facial hair you have at 18 is likely not the density you'll have at 28.


Hair transplantation is an option for men to increase facial hair density - a trend that is increasingly popular.


Dr. Jeff Donovan is a Canadian and US board certified dermatologist specializing exclusively in hair loss. To schedule a consultation, please call the Whistler office at 604.283.1887

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