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CJG_NYC posted this problem:

So, too keep this short, I have an “alopecia-spot” in my beard, along my jawline, that is SUPER annoying.

I have very dark, coarse, facial hair – and the REAL problem is that even when clean shaven you can still notice the area that is completely hairless. Its for this reason that I am most annoyed with this situation, because if not I’d just stay clean shaven all the time and that would be that – but thats not a real remedy unfortunately.

Basically I was wondering if [you have] had experience with this? I’ve been getting some sort of steroid injection in my face, but theres been only a very little change.

Patches on the beard where no hair grows is quite common on men and to be honest there aren’t any comprehensive ‘cures’. Most, like steroid injections, might stimulate the growth of vellous hairs (or peach fuzz) for as long as you use them but they won’t mature into beard hair that will consistently grow.

Don’t be tempted to use hair growth products like Rogaine on your face because you’ll most likely end up with a massive list of complications.

If the gap is small you could try growing in a light beard and then filling in the patch with a beard corrector. If it’s any larger you can either try to grow out the beard or invest in a good shaving regimen to keep your shave nice and clean.

As I mentioned in my hair loss post, there could be another reason for you having a patchy beard such as stress or mineral deficiency so have that checked out with your doctor.

 

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