Real Questions – Can you stimulate facial hair growth?

Real Questions – Can you stimulate facial hair growth?

October 9, 2019 100 By Ewald Bahringer


My name is Ryan, from Massachusetts. I was wondering, can you stimulate facial hair growth? The quick answer to that, Ryan, is yes. But currently there are no FDA-approved medications to do so yet. So, your hair follicles naturally progress through three cycles. The first one is known as antigen, and that’s the growth phase, and that can last anywhere from 2 to 7 years. The next phase is called catagen. That’s a short transitional phase, maybe lasts about two weeks, and then the third and final stage is the telogen phase, or resting phase, and that’s normally when hairs will fall out, and that can last anywhere from 1 to 3 months. And each hair follicle will go through this cycle about 10 to 20 times per lifetime. Now at any given time, you may have 85% to 90% of your hairs in that growth phase and about 10% to 14% of the hairs in that resting phase. So to answer your question if you can somehow stimulate those hairs in the resting phase to move over to the growth phase and stay there, then yes. You temporarily can stimulate facial hair growth, but currently there are no FDA-approved medications to do so.