Some people may think that eyebrow loss is a trivial issue. After all, don’t you usually take them for granted? Well, that may be the case until they start thinning out.
So, what causes eyebrow loss and how can you stop it in its tracks before it becomes too late? When should you consider eyebrow restoration and what options are available to you? Here are some things that you may find helpful.
Eyebrow Loss 101 – Causes and Treatment
Eyebrow loss or superciliary madarosis may be caused by a variety of reasons which include the following:
- Aging. Hair naturally thins out as we age – eyebrows included.
- Excessive plucking. This can damage the hair follicles and may result to eyebrow loss over time.
- Nutrient deficiencies. Consuming less than the required amount of vitamins A, B6, B12, C and E, biotin, copper, folic acid, iron and zinc may eventually lead to hair and eyebrow loss.
- Medical conditions. Eyebrow loss may be caused by atopic dermatitis, an underactive thyroid gland, an infiltrating cancer and subsequent chemotherapy treatments, infectious conditions (fungal infections, Hansen’s disease or leprosy and syphilis) and medications (anti-hypertensives, antidepressants and seizure medications). It may also be caused by autoimmune disorders such as lupus erythematosus and alopecia areata.
While the proper identification and treatment of the underlying condition can stop eyebrow loss in its track and promote hair regrowth along this area, there are some cases wherein this may not be possible. Under such conditions, you may need to consider undergoing gene therapy or have an eyebrow transplant instead.
Gene therapy is one of the most recent developments in the field of cosmetic surgery. It involves the injection of mRNA to promote the growth of new hair in the eyebrow area. This eyebrow restoration procedure is guaranteed to be fast, safe and effective. In fact, the number of hair cells in your eyebrow area will increase exponentially after undergoing just a few sessions. Alternatively, your hair doctor may recommend that you undergo an eyebrow transplant procedure instead to correct the condition.
For more information about finding the best eyebrow restoration specialist, arrange for a free professional consultation with the DiStefano Hair Restoration Center.
DiStefano Hair Restoration Center is committed to helping men and women take charge of their appearance and self-esteem through hair restoration options. For more than 16 years, DiStefano has been at the forefront of the hair transplantation industry, and has performed more than 5,000 successful hair transplant procedures.