Eyebrow styles have changed many times over the years, but if you suffer from eyebrow loss, it can be difficult to keep up with current trends. Here are some causes that contribute to eyebrow hair loss, and some available treatment options that can restore hair growth.
Eyebrow Hair Loss Causes
Many conditions can cause eyebrow hair loss, including infection, skin conditions and even hormonal changes.
Alopecia is an autoimmune disease that attacks hair follicles, causing them to decrease hair production. Alopecia can affect random hair follicles, or, as in the case of alopecia universalis, can attack all hair follicles, leading to total hair loss.
Hair follicles rely on nutrients to stay healthy, and if your body is lacking in key nutrients, you can experience hair loss. These nutrients include biotin, or vitamin B-7, iron, vitamins C, B-12, D and omega-3 fatty acids.
Several skin conditions, including eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis, can lead to hair follicles becoming blocked, prohibiting hair growth. Ringworm is a skin condition caused by fungal infection that can lead to ringlike patches. If these patches occur on the eyebrow, the hair can fall out.
Perhaps one of the most common causes of eyebrow hair loss is thyroid disease. The thyroid gland produces hormones that regulate the body’s metabolism. If the thyroid is diseased, hormone levels are affected, leading to eyebrow hair loss, most notably the outer third of each eyebrow.
If you experience high levels of stress, your body produces an excess of cortisol, which can affect hair follicle function. High stress levels can also deplete the amount of oxygen available to cells, effectively starving hair follicles.
Over-plucking can damage the hair follicle, which can cause the follicle to stop producing hair.
Eyebrow Loss Treatments
If you are experiencing eyebrow hair loss, some treatments have been shown to both slow down loss and promote new growth. Minoxidil is available in an over-the-counter topical treatment. Users can see improvement over the course of a few months if used regularly. If the cause is a skin condition, corticosteroids can prove effective. Replacing dietary nutrients can also have a positive effect on eyebrow hair growth.
Eyebrow Hair Restoration at Kalos Hair Restoration
Dr. Stong and the team at Kalos Hair Restoration offer eyebrow treatments that can restore not only your brows, but your confidence as well. Contact our office today and schedule a consultation to ask about the FUE technique and the NeoGraft system. Your eyebrows are an important part of your overall look. Fuller brows are possible at Kalos Hair Restoration.
Posted on behalf of Kalos Hair Restoration
5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd NE, #910
Atlanta, GA 30342