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Chesbro99

571d

I'm growing more and more facial hair as a woman.... what birth control should I go on to help?

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    • Linnylou

      300d

      @Kmlb5464 oh wow for me the dr put me on spironolactone to help with the thinning of hair.

    • Kmlb5464

      335d

      My dr prescribed me spironolactone. It is a diuretic, but one of the side effects is hair thinning.

      • Linnylou

        300d

        @Kmlb5464 oh wow for me the dr put me on spironolactone to help with the thinning of hair.

    • Bonn22

      486d

      I’m on cerzette/ the mini pill which tends to help me

    • Linnylou

      556d

      I have PCOS and I have done laser hair removal on my neck chest and part of my face a little over a year and I cannot tell you how much it has helped.

      • aldrwytch

        490d

        @Linnylou just want to chime in—I tried laser for chin/face hair. The hair is thinner from the 4-5 or so sessions I did complete, but I was unable to finish the course due to a combination of pain and my skin taking on color from the sun despite using SPF 90 and over sunscreen all the time. Living in Florida, I just couldn’t keep from tanning, and I got sent home from scheduled appointments. It was all really frustrating and, even with numbing cream, got pretty painful as they increase laser strength each session. I know people who have had great success, so this isn’t to say it might not work for you! This was also quite some time ago, so it’s possible they’re now better able to handle things like tanning, I wouldn’t know. Just worth being aware of potential factors/challenges!

      • inertplanetary

        495d

        @Linnylou With laser hair removal how many sessions did it take for the hair to stop growing back?

        • Linnylou

          300d

          @inertplanetary I ended up having 9 or 10 treatments all together and I can tell a big difference. I still see a little bit that grows back but I had a lot of dark almost black hairs and I do see a few of those still but after the fifth or sixth treatment is probably when I notice it not growing back as much.

      • Wanderprone

        556d

        @Linnylou do you mind if I ask if any hair growth has returned? Or any new hair growth in the same spot?

        • Linnylou

          496d

          @Wanderprone no I don’t minds at all. I do notice a little bit but it is so much better then it use to be. I was having to shave everyday or every other day now I really never shave if I do it is here and there w hen I would have to. and where I have gotten mine done they said since I have pcos I would have to get come in and do a treatment here and there unlike someone who comes in who doesn’t have pcos would not have to.

    • Ameerahcal

      563d

      I've been through all the medications. Waxing and laser removal are the most comfortable atp for me. Shaving irritates my skin and creates ingrown hairs and break outs on my face.

      • Chesbro99

        562d

        @Ameerahcal yeah my chin looks really bad. I want to look into laser when I have the money

    • Vee40

      566d

      I'm 40 and have hair from head to toe..I shave my face arms chest legs stomach and back. Never heard of anything that helps. This disease has ruined my life

      • porky84

        490d

        @Vee40 am the same I hate it an not a thing helps

    • http.sunflower

      567d

      I’m not sure tbh. I’m on birth control right now and I have more facial hair than regular so I don’t think that it’s helping. It’s mainly helping me regulate my period

    • Neuco

      571d

      To be honest, none of them have helped me with the facial hair. The only thing that's worked for me has been finesteride. However, Spironalactone is apparently supposed to have a similar effect according to a study my doctor showed me.

      • proudcloud

        570d

        @Neuco my dermatologist prescribed me spironolactone for my acne and I heard the same thing about it!

        • Chesbro99

          567d

          @proudcloud did it work for hair?

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