I Have Very Patchy Facial Hair (with Photo)

I’ve got some horrific facial hair coverage. From the jawline up it’s just atrocious, very thin coverage of hair, and it’s very patchy. however from the jawline down, I’ve always thought I had really nice thick coverage. Not that I’m really thrilled about it, I’m not too fond of the “amish beard” look. Is there any way to fix patchyness in facial hair? And what would cause this to happen? I didn’t have any injuries to this area as a child (no scarring or burns or anything that i remember that might prevent hair from growing there). I have attached a photo which you may use on your site. I’m 25 years old. Thanks

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Some people have uneven facial hair distribution and others are delayed in their beard growth, which may develop well into their 30s with more uniformity. You should wait and see what grows out as your beard matures.

Alternatively, you may consider transplanting hair from your head to the beard area, assuming the caliber of the hair is similar (it must be close to the same texture). If it is not, then you might have two types of hair which may be obvious and another type of problem. Even though beard to beard transplants would work, I would not recommend this approach, because it would thin out the beard you have in other areas (where you are happy with it) — unless you take the hair from below the chin where it is not easy to see. This may be a bit extreme and costly, but it would work beautifully. Although the transplantation may be an option, I actually think that this may be overkill and would ask you to wait until you fully grow out your beard. If it continues into your 30s and you still want to do it, then go for it. I will take you on as a patient.

Here’s the photo that the email included (with permission to post it here):


Tags: facial hair, hairloss, hair loss, bald spot, baldspot, beard, neck

7 thoughts on “I Have Very Patchy Facial Hair (with Photo)

  1. This has just started happening to me! I am 28 years old and have very strong/thick growth, over the past year two quite large patches have appeared on my neck, the only thing that I can think that might have cause it is an ulcer on my tooth which has been coming and going for quite a while but I’m just guessing at that!

  2. Hello Dr. My name is Jay I am a 32 year old male who has recentley loss a patch of hair on his head, and patches around his chin area,, I have never had this before and its freakin me out,,I have been under a world of stress latley and i dont have health insurance here in N.J where i live and im not sure what to do,,please any information would be so great.

    Thank you
    Jay M

  3. I have noticed a very small (about half of a dime) hairloss patch on my chin. I was wondering if anyone else has seen this and if so did it grow back?

  4. hi dr my name is lee iam 24 yrs old and iam 4ft/11 and slim build i have a strange facial hair problem as approx a month ago all my facial hair has been growing evenley and fine untill 2 weeks ago after i had a shave as my beard and facial hair was growing back i noticed bold patches starting to appear from my under chin and 2 smaller patches on my neck and iam abit worried about this ? please could you advise me on whats the best solution to treat this patchyness as iam not feeling very comfortable with myself right now. thankyou very much.

  5. I am 20 years old born pre mature & my facial hair comes in patchy I get most of it on my sides & neck do i have a chance of getting a full beard

  6. I am 39 and about a year ago i noticed a two bald spots in my beard under my chin. I did not pay it much attention until i got another one on the side of my head. now ther is two more appearing under my chin. it dosent bother me asthestically because i had a shaved head and close shaved beard before. My worry is tha iit is indictive of a bigger problem. I also have to shave more often than i like to hide it as best as possibble. I thought the culpret could be stress, medical problem, medications, male beauty products, even electric shaver i have been using so on and so forth. It just drives me nuts not knowing. its been awhile now and i still am stumped. even the doctor dosent know.

  7. Hello. This is Kashif here. I used to trim my beard every week. But about two months ago, i used my trimmer but its battery was low. Since I was in hurry, I used it as such and it did not cut my hair from chin evenly. In fact, it plucked the hair from certain big patches. Now, I have no hair on those parts. And if I leave those areas for a long time, white hair come out instead. But the rest of the parts have very very thick black hair. Please help me in that matter.

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