View Full Version : Propecia and facial/body hair

06-03-2012, 11:48 AM
A question regarding Propecia for those who have taken it--
Will it decrease the amount of facial hair and body hair that I have?? Lighten it?? I've read about a decrease in body hair, but I wasn't sure about facial hair. I'd hate to lose my beard in an attempt to regrow the hair on my head...


25 going on 65
06-03-2012, 11:56 AM
Some people report this. I personally have noticed no change in body or beard hair after almost 2 years.
Maybe if you lose your beard and regrow your scalp, you can transplant from your head to your face. :p
But seriously, the chances of losing noticeable amounts of hair below the scalp are too slim for you to be worrying about.

06-03-2012, 12:33 PM
I could afford to lose body hair but I love my facial hair. It's one of those cruel ironic things where I'm hairy everywhere but my head.

Thanks again

06-03-2012, 06:39 PM
the hair on the back of my neck does not seem to grow as fast or maybe less of it

Dr. Glenn Charles
06-04-2012, 06:13 PM
I have had a few patients over the years report a reduction in body hair including the back which is a good thing, but never a decrease in beard hair or density.

06-04-2012, 07:44 PM
I had a very slight reduction in leg hair when I used it but hardly if at all noticeable, and no less facial hair

06-04-2012, 09:59 PM
Well I shave my facial hair completely clean off so this would be a pretty good side effect if it was true. But no, I have not noticed any decrease in facial or body hair. Actually I went from having to shave every once a week, to now I pretty much have to shave every 3 days, but I can get a bit lazy and just let it ride out for the whole week regardless.

06-05-2012, 06:14 AM
I have finer and a bit lighter hair on my legs now than I did before I started taking propecia. No change in facial hair what so ever.

06-05-2012, 10:17 PM
How long were you guys taking it before you started seeing the changes?

06-05-2012, 10:18 PM
Double post