Hi, I am 29 and recently noticed (about 2 months ago) some oval bald spots on the back of my head and in my beard. After doing a little bit of research, I am pretty sure that I have alopecia areata. As the spots are getting bigger I’m starring to worry that I might not lose not only my hair but my beard too.

This got me thinking that my brother had his facial hair greatly increased following an anabolic steroids cycle (for bodybuilding purpose). It got me wondering if taking anabolic steroids would help me regrow my beard even if I suffered from AA.

Thanks

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So you diagnosed yourself with alopecia areata and then decided to ask me if anabolic steroids would help regrow your facial hair? First of all, you should get a physician’s diagnosis to see if perhaps it isn’t alopecia areata. Maybe you have an allergy or stress (both of which can also cause spots like that).

Secondly, while some people have reported faster facial hair growth while using anabolic steroids, the steroids are more likely to cause further hair loss if you have the genetics for male pattern baldness. You don’t want to end up doing harm to your scalp hair while chasing down a facial hair loss solution.

And most importantly, there is no cure for alopecia areata (if that is indeed what you have) but there are treatments that can reverse it… and I’m not going to suggest anabolic steroids is something you should try. See the National Alopecia Areata Foundation for more.

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