Not everyone is lucky enough to have mega-thick eyebrows. On one hand, there are people who were just born that way and there’s nothing short of an eyebrows hair transplant that they can do, while on the other hand, there are those who suffer from thinning eyebrows for one reason or another.
The good news is that there are ways one can stop his/her eyebrows from thinning, and gain back the thickness, according to Dr Ahsen Farooque, Hair Transplant Surgeon at Dubai Cosmetic Surgery clinic in Abu Dhabi.
As we get older, our hair tends to thin out naturally, which also happens to the eyebrows. This occurs when some of the eyebrow hair follicles decide to rest, and keep on resting more and more as the years go by. This type of eyebrow hair loss can be caused by genetics, diet, or some underlying disorder, but a drop in hormones is the biggest culprit because it affects the hair growth cycle. To manage eyebrows thinning due to aging, one will have to change their nutritional intake to one that supports healthy metabolism of estrogen in their body, or seek hormone therapy.
Telogen Effluvium (TE)
TE is a temporary form of hair loss that causes hair to fall rather quickly. It is one of the most common forms of hair loss, which goes on to affect the eyebrows as well in its most chronic phase. Hair thinning due to TE happens whenever there is a change in the normal hair growth cycle, which can come about due to certain medications, stress, or some health conditions. The best way to stop losing your eyebrows due to TE would be to find out the root cause of it by visiting a qualified dermatologist or trichologist.
The popular saying about us being what we eat, also applies to the eyebrows. If you are eating an unbalanced diet, or missing out on some nutritional powerhouses, then some of the after-effects you might notice include hair thinning, which also happens to the eyebrows. To curb this, you need to add essential fatty acids and vitamins to your diet. You might want to include plenty of nutrients like omega 3 fatty acids, iron, zinc and vitamin D, which will put your brows back on fleek.
Also known as female or male pattern baldness, this condition is not restricted to the scalp hair only; because it attacks eyebrows as well. It causes the eyebrows to have patchy baldness; and in extreme cases, it leads to the loss of the entire brow hairs. This condition is characterized by some mild irritation, burning, itching and redness on these hairless patches, and an auto immune disease is thought to be the main cause. Eyebrows thinning or loss due to Alopecia Areata can always grow again after the auto immune disease has been treated. This is simply because when the hair falls off these patches, the follicles remain alive and are able to grow new hair in a few months after treatment.
It’s a given we all want some well-shaped eyebrows or the so-called brows on fleek. Plucking or tweezing is one of the most popular ways of achieving this fleek because it lasts longer. But what you don’t realize when tweezing is that you can easily damage the follicle which can lead to permanent loss of hair on the brows. If you want to save your brows, avoid over-plucking your brows. On the other hand, if it’s already too late for your eyebrows, and you are tired of drawing on them, there’s always the option of eyebrows hair transplant, which is available at Dubai Cosmetic Surgery in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi branches.
To get your brow game strong you can visit Dubai Cosmetic Surgery Clinic Al Wasl Road, Umm Sequim, Villa 927A – Dubai, NMC Royal Hospital Khalifa City – Abu Dhabi, Bright Point Royal Women’s Hospital – Abu Dhabi