To many people, eyebrows don’t seem that big of a deal; after all, they’re simply small areas of hair on our faces, right?
However, even though hair loss and what may be causing it are important issues, eyebrows are more crucial than you may think. They frame our faces and are integral in helping us convey our emotions. When we start noticing hair loss in our eyebrows, it can change how we look, as well as how we perceive ourselves, and while hair loss from the head is more talked about, there are many people around the globe dealing with losing their hair from their eyebrows, too.
What Are the Causes?
Hair loss of any kind doesn’t just happen; there are many reasons that you may experience losing hair from any part of your body, from how you treat your hair, to simply aging.
Before seeking treatment, it’s important to understand the reason that you are losing hair from your eyebrows in particular. If the loss is gradual, there may be steps that you can take to reduce how much hair you are losing and not require any further treatment. However, if you are noticing a drastic reduction in the amount of hair that makes up your eyebrows, you may have a more serious underlying problem.
In recent years, more and more people have been suffering with eyebrow hair loss due to overplucking their brows. Brow plucking is something that is always in the limelight when it comes to fashion and beauty, and trends change rapidly – in the early 2000’s, it was seen as attractive to have the thinnest eyebrows possible; now, we’re seeing the return of fuller, more natural looking brows.
While the trend of fuller brows means that we’re seeing less people overpluck their brows, the damage done from previous years can become apparent very quickly if the brows have been incessantly plucked for a long period of time.
As we age, our hair becomes thinner due to the strands of hair becoming smaller and lighter in colour, and our follicles don’t produce as many hairs. This is why we notice hair loss more as we get older, and while many people think that this is only associated with the head, it can happen to hair on other areas of the body, too.
Lack of Nutrition
The food that you eat can severely impact on how susceptible to hair loss you are. Hair needs various nutrients to be able to grow well, and if you are not getting enough of these in your diet, then you may start to see a decline in the health of your hair, sometimes resulting in hair loss.
It’s not just your diet that can affect the health of your hair, some health conditions can contribute to eyebrow hair loss, too.
Whether it’s a result of chemotherapy when treating for cancer, suffering from alopecia areata, Hansen’s disease, atopic dermatitis or even hypothyroidism, all these conditions can affect the strength of your hair and the subsequent hair follicles, too.
There are even conditions where people compulsively pull out their own hair, leading to scarring of the hair follicles, and leaving the sufferer with the same results as over plucking. Trichotillomania is one such condition where the sufferer compulsively pull hair from their bodies, which can lead to drastic, and sometimes permanent, hair loss.
Treatment will vary depending on a variety of aspects, such as the reason why you are losing your hair, how extensive the damage is and whether the treatment that we can offer will work for you long term.
At DHI Manchester, we have a dedicated eyebrow restoration procedure that allows for natural, full results. Our specialist eyebrow restoration clinic in the heart of Manchester allows our expert team to provide our DHI Medical Group-developed eyebrow restoration treatment to clients who have tried other home methods of reducing hair loss.
Depending on your circumstances, we will choose the perfect treatment option for you. We offer DHI Direct Hair Implantation and DHI Micropigmentation for eyebrow restoration.
The treatment works very similarly to how we help people who lose hair from their head, but on a much smaller scale. Our doctors will define the symmetry of the eyebrow, and shapes it to the clients liking. They will then count the number of hairs that will be required for the implantation process, and assess the follicle grafts that will need to be used for the most natural look and thickness – this will typically be from the back of the head.
This hair will then be extracted and implanted into the eyebrow region, where they are hoped to grow for a lifetime!
If you are concerned about your hair loss in your eyebrows and don’t know where to turn, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us here at DHI Manchester; we will be more than happy to chat with you about your options at a free, no-obligation consultation.