For some time now, you've been losing your eyebrow hair without knowing why. You are now noticing small patches in your eyebrows. You may have eyebrow alopecia.
Alopecia is the loss of hair and can occur on any part of the body. In such cases, eyebrow alopecia can be a discomforting psychological factor and a source of many insecurities for both men and women.
Eyebrow alopecia - what is it?
Alopecia is the loss of hair or body hair. There are different degrees of alopecia. Alopecia can consist of hair loss and in some cases it can even turn into baldness. If you have non-scarring alopecia, your hair follicles are still alive and the hair can grow back. In the case of scarring alopecia, the hair follicles are no longer actively growing therefore, the hair does not grow back.
Eyebrow alopecia is the loss of hair on the eyebrows. It is often sudden and generally causes some aesthetic discomfort, especially in women. For example, many women with eyebrow alopecia use cosmetic surgery to restore their physical and moral well-being.
What are the causes of eyebrow alopecia?
Eyebrow alopecia has many causes and it is difficult to determine the cause of alopecia in both men and women. Nevertheless, the most common causes of eyebrow alopecia are:
- A dietary deficiency, particularly in iron or vitamin B
- An emotional shock such as severe stress or strong emotion
- A thyroid disorder that leads to a decrease in thyroid hormones in the blood
- Alopecia areata, a dermatological disease characterized by hair loss on a specific area.
- Some diseases such as autoimmune disease or atopic dermatitis.
Eyebrow alopecia can occur in both men and women. It can cause discomfort on both sides, hence the use, in some cases, of eyebrow transplants.
Eyebrow alopecia: how to address the issue
Nowadays, thick eyebrows are in style however, when a woman has eyebrow alopecia, this can be a difficult thing to live with. In men, too, this alopecia can be embarrassing therefore, in some cases, an eyebrow transplant may be the ideal and a permanent solution to eyebrow alopecia.
An eyebrow transplant is actually a hair implant placement on the eyebrows. These implants will make it possible to thicken the eyebrows and redraw them. The surgeon then uses the FUE technique without any scarring. Samples are taken from the top of the neck, where the hair is thinnest.
In this way eyebrow transplants can be a good alternative for women and men who do not wish to use permanent make-up. It offers a definitive result for patients.