Men and women who experience eyebrow loss may want to consider eyebrow hair transplants to restore their natural eyebrow line. Eyebrow restoration, which follows the same procedure as hair restoration, can make an important difference in restoring your appearance and self-confidence.
Why Do Eyebrows Fall Out?
What happens with eyebrows is similar to hair loss. As we age, eyebrows get thinner and may result in hair loss. Just like hair loss, women and men of almost any age may be susceptible to eyebrow hair loss. Like hair loss on the scalp, eyebrow loss can have a significant impact on a person’s physical appearance.
In addition to the natural aging process and genetics, eyebrow loss may also be caused by:
- Excessive plucking, grooming, and/or shaping (which are among the most common causes)
- Vigorous application of eyebrow pencil
- Medical conditions like anemia, thyroid disease, and others
- Skin conditions like eczema
- Traumatic injuries, including lacerations and burns, in the eyebrow area
- Nutrient deficiency
- Alopecia areata (an autoimmune condition which may cause hair loss)
- Telogen effluvium (a temporary condition which results in excessive hair loss)
Eyebrow Loss Solutions
Eyebrow transplants rely on the same techniques and procedures as regular hair transplants. They relocate a person’s hair from his or her scalp, usually from the sides or back, to the eyebrow line.
But there are steps that you can and should take before proceeding with surgery. For instance, as noted earlier, eyebrow loss may be related to nutrient deficiency. A strategy for learning if this is your problem is to take daily vitamin supplements, especially supplements which contain high levels of protein and vitamins A and E. Such nutrients support the growth of hair, including eyebrows.
Another step is to apply a topical treatment with minoxidil (more popularly known as Rogaine) to your eyebrow line area. There is a chance that such treatment can extend the life of eyebrow hair follicles. With a cotton swab, apply the treatment to the eyebrow line twice per day. If hair growth begins, reduce the application to once or twice per week.
If neither of these solutions work, and eyebrow hair loss is severe, a next step may be to consider eyebrow transplant surgery. Keep in mind that strong candidates for this procedure should have an adequate supply of hair on the back and sides of their heads for transplantation. The surgery will graft each individual strand with meticulous attention to direction, shape, and angle, so that eyebrows will look perfectly natural.
If you are considering an eyebrow transplant, please contact your Bala Cynwyd hair restoration expert for a consultation.
Arocha Hair Restoration and Transplant Center