Question: In some places, my beard grows irregularly. I can stimulate growth?
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Irregular growth of beard is no need to complete shave. Many current Beard Styles conceal Bart gaps inconspicuously

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Our answer:

Do not give up hope too quickly: Many young men suffer from irregular growth of beard. If you are still under the age 20 years, the odds are even quite well that an increased facial hair yet established. For the first hairs that begin to sprout in puberty, are very thin. Some gap in Bart still closes with the Stronger Will of hairs at the end of puberty early 20th
Tip: Shave the first thin beard hairs often. No, frequent shaving does not accelerate the growth of facial hair, and the hair grow no thicker after. Because when shaving you do not come up with the hair root, which is responsible for growth and quality of the beard hair in contact. But the middle off hairs not walk to fransig-pointed and are rougher and stronger. This allows you to at least erschummeln a little more beard density. Very important: Do not play with whiskers around, do not pull it. This will irritate the root, the worst sets the hair production. In this way you breed itself Bart gaps.

Beard turbo testosterone
The fluctuations of the "Men hormone" testosterone in our blood can still change the intensity of the beard growth throughout life. Because testosterone levels also affects hair growth in men from - for better or for worse. In youth he once increases and often has not yet been reached with the end of puberty its peak. While an increase of testosterone negatively affected the roots of the scalp hair and can lead to hair loss, it causes the same time increased body hair and thus a stronger beard growth, the smaller gaps well hidden beyond a certain length.
to increase your testosterone levels the beard sake artificial way, is not a good idea. Because first hormone supplements can affect only the beard hair strength, and not the number and distribution of hair follicles. And second, you must consider the fact that a hormone surge may also consider an increased hair loss on the head by itself.

Promising therapies for circular Bart gaps
"The most common reasons why men seek with uneven beard growth or even genuine gaps in the beard area our special practice for hair disorders are the circular hair loss (alopecia areata barbae) or a congenital dwarfism the beard," says dermatologist and hair specialist Dr. Frank Matthias Schaart from Hamburg. About 1 to 2 times a month looking men with gaps in the beard area its special practice with a request for diagnosis or therapeutic help. These therapies specialist can give hope to those affected, at least in a circular Barth Aarau case:

  • High doses of zinc treatments;
  • Topical immunotherapy by a topical application of cortisone injections or the hairless areas with cortisone crystal suspensions;
  • Treatment with the fractional laser. Schaart: "This occurs in about 50% of cases after 15 to 18 weeks into a complete offspring of the fallen hairs."

However: "Against plant-specific, so inherited gaps in the beard is no cure usually, as in this case the hair roots are missing or not even created," said the expert, "In rare cases, infection of the beard hair roots by bacteria or fungi or connective tissue disease may be the cause of hair loss in the beard area."

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Beard hair transplantation
Is there the possibility of a beard hair transplant similar to a head hair transplant? "Corrections in the upper lip area and cheeks are possible"Says Ursula Halsner, hair surgeon from Munich. (Diameter about 0.9 mm) are simple terms transplanted the face with hair roots from the head during surgery smallest skin particles. "It is important that the head hair is strong enough to be suitable as a replacement beard. For thin hair is not suitable."
The surgery takes about sixty to ninety minutes depending on the size of the grafts. "The healing time is only about ten days, an association is not necessary." After twelve weeks, the new facial hair from the transplanted roots begin to grow. Make an appointment with a hair surgeon or send him determine if the operation is carried out to a photo.

Nutritional tips for a fuller beard
Before you opt for such drastic methods, you should first try to offer your facial hair naturally the optimal growing conditions: how the nutrients biotin and silica demonstrably healthy hair growth. Preparations there are favorable in drugstores. Specific beard growth means such as "Beard Active" (there's example on amazon for about 40 euros) usually also contain biotin, silica, L-Cytein and B vitamins in combination with other minerals and vitamins. With a healthy diet this issue you can save, however. Healthy, protein-rich foods such as vegetables, fruits, oatmeal, eggs and cheese should have fixed places on your menu. By the way: rub the skin with hot mustard or garlic to stimulate hair roots idle production, unfortunately, does not work and belongs to the realm of myths beard.

Hair restorer
Some men try to help their facial hair on the jumps with hair restorer for the head. Reputable studies show, for example, the effectiveness of the active ingredient minoxidil and finasteride in hereditary hair loss (as a preparation are as Rogaine) - on the head. Whether Minoxidil or Rogaine is also at the beard region is controversial: "Finasteride in tablet form does not help against irregular hair growth of beard rule. Unlike in the field of head hair, where the analgebedingten hair loss of the man, some sensational results achieved, "says hair expert Schaart," If anything can be a trial of minoxidil (5%) make containing solution, to 2 times a day to the affected areas massaged. A securities is this is not certain. "

Beard is Trend, no question. If you have gaps in the beard and this use extreme interfere with or burden, you should find out about different beard styles. Bart hairstyles that are compatible with an irregular growth of beard, are as Fu Manchu or again very trendy Mustache. More inspiration can be found in our beard hairstyles gallery.

  • 06/01/2016
  • Christine Naefeke
  • Men&# 039; s Health

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