Dear doctor, I am 30 years old and development of my secondary sex characteristics was always far behind persons of same age. My beard is still not fully developed, I have hairs around my chin and under nose, but almost nothing on cheeks and around ears. I have first noticed starting hairloss about the age of 28 and I started with finasteride treatment. Could this drug affect my beard developing and slow down this process yet more?
Finasteride does not affect beard hair. I wouldn’t expect you to finally start growing a beard at 30 years old (with or without finasteride). Some men just have patchy facial hair, and that is your genetics.
You can consider doing a hair transplant to your face where the beard is not present if it’s bothering you that much.