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Common Causes of Eyebrow Hair Loss

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You may be surprised to learn that there are many common causes of eyebrow hair loss. While eyebrows may grow back once the issue has been resolved, some causes are permanent or lead to long-lasting hair loss.

Alopecia Areata

There are several forms of alopecia and the type you have will determine where you experience hair loss. Alopecia areata is quite random and you may notice hair loss in several places, including the eyebrows. Alopecia Universalis affects all hair on the body.

Nutrient Deficiencies

We develop nutrient deficiencies for many reasons. It could be due to another health condition, something lacking in our diet or simply how our body works. Some deficiencies are diagnosed by their symptoms and not necessarily through medical testing. One symptom could be eyebrow hair loss.

Skin Conditions

Many skin conditions can affect your eyebrows as well as other areas. Contact dermatitis, caused by coming into contact with an irritant, may cause a temporary loss of hair. Conditions like eczema and psoriasis may lead to more permanent hair loss.

Thyroid Issues

The thyroid gland is responsible for producing hormones that regulate many processes in your body. One of them is hair growth. Your thyroid can be out of balance, producing too much or too little of these hormones, for many reasons and can cause other symptoms such as fatigue and weight gain.


In addition to thyroid hormones, others can affect hair loss, including the eyebrows. During pregnancy or after menopause, some women may experience thinning eyebrows and start using eyebrow pencils to help fill them in.


As we get older, we naturally experience hair thinning or hair loss. While not everyone sees dramatic eyebrow hair loss, it is possible and there are ways to correct it.

Eyebrow Shaping & Cosmetics

Many women experience eyebrow hair loss after years of over-plucking or waxing their eyebrows. The use of some types of skincare and cosmetic products can also affect the eyebrows. Over time, using cosmetics to fill in the eyebrow shape may not be effective on its own.

Thankfully, there are treatments for eyebrow hair loss. To learn more about the options for regrowing or thickening your eyebrows, call Kalos Hair Restoration today at (404) 963-0871.

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Atlanta, GA 30342
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