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How to Stop Hair Growth on the Chin

Updated February 21, 2017

Over 40 million women in the United States suffer from unwanted facial hair growth, according to MenopauseRX. Hair growth on the chin and neck is often the direct result of a hormonal imbalance, sometimes resulting during the early stages of menopause when the body's hormone levels fluctuate. Unattractive chin hair growth may make you feel self conscious, but shaving it could only make it worse. There are things you can do to limit or stop the growth of unsightly chin hair.

Apply a hair growth inhibitor cream, like Vaniqa or Reductase-5 on a regular basis. The ingredients in these creams start by reducing the appearance of unwanted chin hair, and over time can stop it from appearing at all. You will need a doctor's prescription in order to obtain hair growth inhibitor creams, as there are no over-the-counter products available at this time.

Try hormone treatments. Make an appointment and talk to your doctor about balancing your hormones. In some instances, they may have you try taking birth control pills to help balance hormone fluctuation, and in extreme cases when that doesn't work, your doctor may prescribe anti-androgen medications.

Have laser hair removal treatments done. Laser hair removal can, in some cases, limit hair regrowth, or stop it from regrowing altogether. There is a danger for potential scarring or skin discolouration in people who have very pale or very dark skin.

Wax or tweeze the hair. If the hair on your chin is fine, get a professional waxing at your local salon. Waxing and tweezing, which tears hair out at the roots, may damage the hair follicles, making it difficult for unwanted hair to grow back.

Visit a registered electrolysis practitioner and undergo electrolysis treatments. Electrolysis is often considered a permanent hair-removal method, but in some rare cases, new hair follicles may become active, resulting in future hair growth.

Things You'll Need

  • Hair growth inhibitor cream
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About the Author

Jennifer Hudock is an author, editor and freelancer from Pennsylvania. She has upcoming work appearing in two Library of the Living Dead Press anthologies and has been published in numerous print and online journals, including eMuse, Real TV Addict and Strange Horizons. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English/creative writing from Bloomsburg University.