Acne and Facial Hair in Women: Common Causes

Patient

Q: My daughter has moderate acne and facial hair around her chin and neck area. Could this be a hormone balance issue? Could medication help?

Doctor

A:   Yes, it is possible that your daughter has a mild hormonal imbalance. Sometimes hormonal imbalances are related to stress and lifestyle preferences. However, some women normally have sparse facial hair on the chin area. To be sure, have her checked by a doctor as a complete physical exam coupled with blood tests and other procedures can determine if she really has a hormone imbalance. Once a diagnosis is made, appropriate interventions can be started. I do hope this helps. Take care always.

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