Woman inspects her chin looking for unwanted hairs
Can You Actually Prevent Chin Hairs?
A study noted that women who live with unwanted facial hair report high levels of anxiety and depression, with 40% of them feeling uncomfortable in social situations. According to dermatologist Dr. Joel L. Cohen, this “is perfectly normal” and while hair growth can be affected by hormonal shifts and genetics, it may also signal a medical condition that requires treatment.
Apart from the effect of genetics and age, varying testosterone levels in different ethnicities as well as hormonal changes like menopause can result in more or less facial and body hair. Excessive facial hair growth can also be triggered by hormonal imbalance or another underlying health condition or possible side effects of medications.
To stop the growth of chin hair, you can try temporary hair removal methods like threading, waxing or sugaring, tweezing, shaving, bleaching, and using depilatory creams, or trying semi-permanent, but expensive, methods like laser hair removal or electrolysis. If your hair growth seems excessive, don’t hesitate to contact your doctor.