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An_207958 posted:
HELP! I have recently noticed lots of changes in my face in the past year. I am an 18 year old female and I have combination, sensitive skin. I have stubborn acne, along with small white bumps along my face. I have also noticed my face is suddenly very hairy around my cheeks. I have tried every product on the market. What's going on?
blueembers responded:
I am hairy to lol, but its a fine white very pale hair, it is most common in hormone changes. like if you have recently started taking birthcontrol or other hormone related pills, or changed you diet. or you can just be a late bloomer. i have found it best to get a face trimmer and cut it down but not all the way for say with a razor, due to skin irritations or break outs, but if you do want it gone all the way use a hair removal creme' they work best for faces (females that is) i hope this helps
Susan Evans, MD responded:
I am so sorry to hear about your challenges with acne.Acne can be devastating .There is definitely a hormonal component with acne that can influence abnormal hair growth. Make sure that your Physician is checking a metabolic panel and hormonal levels.
Dr Evans
tina_rose responded:
Are you taking the supplement DHEA? I have found that it causes what you are describing. DHEA deals with hormones and increases the ones you put out when you are young. You probably just have an increase in certain hormone levels. I agree with the doc... have your hormone levels checked. I use Retin A to keep my acne under control because i use DHEA. Without the Retin A i couldnt take the DHEA...and without the DHEA i feel OLD...and tired and foggy cognitively. See if Retin A is for you. The long term benifits are a lack of wrinkles.... which i love since i am 52 ... and look 35 :)

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