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What Causes Thinning Eyebrows?

Eyebrows play a very important role in how a person looks because they frame one’s face. While most men do not worry about how their eyebrows look, women spend time grooming their eyebrows to maximize their beauty, thus very thin or sparse eyebrows can cause embarrassment for women. The first step toward remedying sparse eyebrows is to determine the cause. When the cause is determined, the appropriate treatment can be determined as well.

A major cause of thin eyebrows is over-plucking or constant waxing. Over-plucking can result in temporary and, eventually, permanent hair loss (traction alopecia) as hair falls out on its own.

A vitamin overdose or the wrong diet may also result in eyebrow hair loss. For example, a lack or excess amount of iodine in one’s diet can lead to thin eyebrows. A balanced diet rich in nutrients and minerals can promote hair health, and luckily regrowth of lost hair from temporary eyebrow hair loss.

“How Does Eyebrow Restoration Work? – Dr Suddleson”

Another cause of thin eyebrows is more serious in nature, and that is hypothyroidism. People who suffer from an overproducing or under-producing thyroid, also referred to as hyper and hypothyroidism, can experience hair loss and thinning. As the thyroid begins to revert to producing normal levels of thyroid hormones with the help of medication, hair loss should begin to slow down and halt. Hair regrowth should occur as the body begins to repair.

There are other causes associated with thinning eyebrows, such as scars and genetics, but luckily for most, treatment is available. Eyebrow restoration is an excellent way to replace eyebrows or touch up small areas of hair loss. Eyebrow restoration uses the same technique used in other Bosley procedures, in which a small amount of hair from just above the ear area is transplanted to the eyebrow region. The procedure is performed by a qualified Bosley physician and takes only 2-3 hours.

Eyebrow restoration is a highly artistic procedure in which a brow is individually designed based on your facial type, your features, and the results you personally desire. An experienced physician considers the arch shape, appropriate thickness of hair, space between brows, and brow length.

Unlike tattooing, dying, or other attempts to enhance the brow, eyebrow restoration uses state-of-the-art follicular unit transplantation to create a truly natural look—because it uses your own natural hair. Restoration is virtually undetectable with the transplanted hairs blending right in with the existing brow. Because of the incredible results and reasonable procedure cost, brow restoration is increasingly in high demand.

Learn More:
Bosley’s Eyebrow Restoration Procedure
Eyebrow Restoration Before and After Results
Hair Transplantation Costs

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