Chin Hair in Females: Causes, Treatment and More

Chin Hair in Females

Facial hair growth in women is normal. Having fine hair, peach fuzz and some extra hairs on the upper lips are something you can easily remove by threading. But many women also have hair on chin and neck areas. Read on to find out why this happens and the different ways of removing chin hair growth.

What Causes Hair On Chin In Women?

There are two main types of hair present in our bodies. The first is the finer hair generally present on our face, also known as vellus hair. The second is the thicker, longer type of hair that is generally rooted deep in our follicles, known as terminal hair. Vellus hair is commonly present on the chin and neck area however when these turn into terminal hair is when things become alarming. Here are a few reasons why this might occur:

1. Excess Testosterone

Androgen or testosterone is a hormone responsible for hair growth. It is widely present in the male body and sparsely in the female body. Sometimes, due to age and genetics, women can have a rise in testosterone or androgen which can lead to excessive hair growth or hair growth in unexpected areas like the neck, chin, back etc. This condition of excess hair growth is called Hirutism.

2. Medication Side Effects

Some medications like minoxidil, progestins, cyclosporin, danazol etc can cause side effects like Hirsutism or excessive hair growth.


PCOS or Polycystic Overy Syndrome is a common condition in which ovaries become enlarged with cysts forming inside them. These cysts can cause infertility, weight fluctuations, mood swings and unwanted hair growing on the chins and necks of women.

4. Menopause

Menopause marks the end of menstrual cycles in women at the average age of 40-50. In this biological process, the female body stops producing estrogen however, the body continues to produce androgen which is also a reason why women going through menopause see hair growing on chin.

Reasons for Hair Growth on Chin in Females

1. Threading

One of the most popular ways of removing facial hair on chin, threading only requires a long cotton thread which is twisted multiple times and used to remove unwanted hair precisely and quickly.

2. Tweezing

You can’t possibly tweeze a huge patch of hair out, but minimal hairs that stand out can be easily tweezed right from their roots with this method.

3. Depilatory Creams

Hair removal creams for the face and other sensitive areas can help you get rid of unwanted facial hair on chin in no time. These creams are also painless, however, if you have extremely sensitive skin, the chemicals in these creams could be harmful to you.

4. Laser Hair Reduction

Laser hair reduction uses a high-intensity laser to target the hair follicles on your skin. This permanently reduces the hair growth on your face and gives you a hair-free look. Except for the areas around your eyes which are too sensitive, laser works wonders on all body hair including your face, chin and neck!

Should You See A Doctor?

Unwanted hair on chin can be scary. You might need a doctor to diagnose you and understand the causes of hair on your chin. Here’s when you should make an appointment:

  • When you begin to notice unnatural hair growth
  • When normal hair removal methods do not work for you
  • When hair growth on your skin begins to thicken and darken

How Much Does Chin Hair Removal Cost?

  • Threading costs anywhere between Rs. 30-100 and lasts a few weeks
  • Tweezing only requires you to buy a tweezer once and lasts a few weeks
  • Hair removal creams for the face can cost from Rs.200-500 and last a few weeks
  • 1 session of Laser Hair Reduction can cost anywhere between Rs. 1,500-4,000 and lasts permanently and you can opt for chin laser hair removal. Interested in removing your unwanted facial hair permanently? Check out makeO skin (formely skinnsi) affordable EMI plans for laser hair reduction starting at Rs.2,300 only!


- What causes chin hair on a woman?

Chin hair can appear on women when they have an excess of androgen or testosterone in their bodies. PCOS, Menopause, Hirsutism and some medications also cause this kind of unnatural growth.

- Why am I getting black hairs on my chin?

You may be getting hair on your chin due to hormonal imbalances in your body. A rise in testosterone is known to give rise to unwanted hair in unexpected regions of the female body.

- Should I pluck chin hairs?

You can tweeze your chin hair, however, this can cause pain, irritation and bumps too. For a more permanented and painless solution, choose makeO skin (formely skinnsi) laser hair reduction!

- How can I remove chin hair permanently?

You can easily remove your chin hair permanently by choosing makeO skin (formely skinnsi) laser hair reduction procedure. In only 3-4 settings you can have at leas 90% of hair permanently reduced!

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