It’s been said that the “eyes are the windows of the soul.” If that’s true, then what’s immediately above your eyes must be pretty important, too. That’s why you shouldn’t give up on thinning or damaged eyebrows; you can do something about it!
Your eyebrows may be thin due to a number of problems. They can be over-tweezed. They can be unevenly tweezed (and trying to even them up can only make matters worse). They can lose thickness because of an injury to the face. Or they may be caused by an underlying health condition. But whatever the cause, eyebrow hair grows slowly, and you may need a little help to get it growing again. So if you’re noticing some gaps in your brows, don’t panic; there are solutions! Here are three things you can do to start your journey back to full brows:
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Grafting has become a very popular—and successful—technique for eyebrow replacement in recent years. Technically a form of a hair transplant, it involves the extraction of hair follicles taken from another part of the head, usually the back of the head where your hair’s the fullest. It’s a relatively simple procedure, done under light local anesthesia which numbs the donor areas and the places where they’re implanted. The re-located follicles then “take root” in their new location, where they’ll start growing again. As the new growth begins naturally, the brows gradually become thicker. The process is so refined now, that even if there is some light scarring, which is unlikely, it’ll be well concealed by the new hair growth. Nobody will ever know that you’ve had it done! Grafting techniques have been perfected down to a fine art over the couple of decades and aren’t nearly as invasive as traditional hair transplants once were.
Eyebrow hair loss may be associated with some type of alopecia or other skin condition. It may even be an autoimmune disease, thyroid disease or as a consequence of cancer treatment, such as chemotherapy. Stress can also worsen a case of alopecia areata affecting the eyebrows, beard and head.
In women over 50 years of age, frontal fibrosing alopecia can cause hair loss in the forehead area, sides of the head and eyebrows, so medical treatment is essential to stop hair loss and mitigate the damage caused by hormonal changes due to menopause.
In any case, seeing a specialist in clinical dermatology is the first line of action to identify the cause of eyebrow hair loss and thus, to follow the required medical treatment. A dermatologist will indicate the appropriate treatment, which may be the use of medications to stimulate growth, or to treat skin diseases associated with hair loss.
If you don’t think your thinning brow is serious enough to justify grafts—or if you just aren’t that excited about having the procedure—then you might consider treating the affected area with certain oils to stimulate growth. It’s quick and easy to add to your daily cleansing routine, it’s completely natural, and it’s good for the skin, too. Popular choices of essential oils include rosemary, lavender, evening primrose, and peppermint.
Whatever therapies you choose, keep a few things in mind: First, remember that all hair grows slowly, so be patient. Also consider that the techniques mentioned above are not mutually exclusive—you might try two or three of them together for maximum effect. And it’s extremely important to be consistent in following up on your treatment, as any gaps in between may limit the results. Finally, relax; hair grows best when we’re not stressed out, so just sit back and watch it happen.
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If you decide that grafts are going to be your best bet, you’ll obviously need the help of qualified hair loss medical professionals who can work with you on that. Go to the best: hair loss doctor in Tijuana, just minutes away from San Diego, is your go-to source for all your hair needs. HairFix’s internationally trained, bilingual physicians and their staff will give you the best of care before, during, and after your procedure in their fully-equipped facility at the famous New City Medical Center. Experts in stem cell therapy for hair loss in Tijuana and beard implantation in Mexico as well, HairFix offers first-rate care but at a cost far less than what you’d expect to pay in the United States. Contact us today for a free online consultation of hair restoration cost in Mexico!