It is often said that our eyes reveal our feelings and thoughts, because they are one of the most important ways of expressing ourselves. However, our eyes are not the only way to express ourselves, but eyebrows serve an important social function as they help people to express themselves. With the help of our eyebrows, we can tell people that when we frame our faces and reflect our emotions, we are excited, confused, compassionate or bored. While we all think that there are women and men who look charming without hair, unfortunately not everyone will look so good.
Eyebrows play an important role in determining whether or not a person looks good. Men and women with more dense eyebrows are generally considered better looking than those with thin, sparse eyebrows. Is eyebrow transplantation a viable option for people suffering from significant or partial eyebrow loss and suffering from deformation of the eyebrows?
For the procedure, special hair transplant doctors use follicular unit grafts removed from the neck mouth. Hair grows thinner in this area and shows slower growth than other parts of the head. That's why they are the perfect match for eyebrow transplantation. The method used in eyebrow transplantation is follicular unit extraction (FUE), which requires the removal of follicular unit grafts from the donor site before transplantation. Each hair follicle is carefully implanted one at a time in the same angle and direction as the existing eyebrow hairs. Approximately 8 months after the operation, a natural looking eyebrow will be obtained. Eyebrow transplant is designed for both men and women.
If one or both eyebrows are examining, it may be infection, skin conditions, hormonal changes or an overactive immune system. Nutritional deficiencies, physical trauma or emotional stress can also cause decreased eyebrows. By narrowing the cause, you and your doctor can find the right treatment to prevent, reverse or minimize hair loss.
Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease. The immune system accidentally recognizes part of your body as an enemy and attacks it. Alopecia areata targets hair follicles where individual hairs grow, slowing or stopping hair production.
There are several types of alopecia:
Alopecia areata causes random hair loss.
Alopecia universalis is the complete loss of all hair.
Frontal fibrous alopecia causes scalp injury with hair loss and eyebrow loss.
According to the National Alopecia Areata Foundation, doctors aren't sure what triggers a portion, but when the disease is inactive, the hair can come and go. Alopecia can also affect nails and toenails.
The human body needs nutrients including energy sources (carbohydrates, proteins, fats), amino and fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. Some of them maintain and affect hair growth, so any deficiency in any one can cause hair loss.
A deficiency of vitamin A or zinc can slow down cellular growth and hinder production. Other more specific deficiencies that may affect hair loss are:
Vitamin C (collagen development)
Vitamins E, B-12 and D
Omega-3 fatty acids
Eczema is an inflammation of the skin that causes itching, redness, oozing and irritation. It is desired by a hypersensitive immune system and may occur as a one-time exacerbation or an ongoing condition.
Since hair follicles are embedded in the skin, eczema can prevent proper hair growth.
Psoriasis is an autoimmune disorder that causes skin cells to proliferate so fast, to produce red, thick, scaly and painful spots, blockage of hair follicles, and stagnation of growth.
Contact dermatitis is caused by contact with an allergen or toxic irritant. You may feel itchy or experience a burning sensation. If the area near your eyebrows is affected, inflammation may interfere with hair growth.
Seborrheic dermatitis is usually an ongoing condition. Scientists believe this is due to a fungus or excessive oil production in the skin. Seborrheic dermatitis causes dandruff even in the eyebrows.
Tinea capitis, also known as ringworm, is also a fungus. It produces red, itchy, fluffy, ring-like patches with leaks and blisters. When these patches appear on the eyebrows, the hair is usually shed and leaves a bald patch.
Thyroid disease is a common cause of eyebrow hair loss. Your thyroid gland produces hormones that regulate metabolism.
When this gland produces too much or too little hormone, your body remains unstable and disrupts a number of normal processes. This includes hair growth.
While hypothyroidism can cause fatigue, weight gain and brain fog, people with hyperthyroidism often have heart palpitations, bulging eyes and weight loss.
Hansen’s disease (leprosy) is caused by bacteria and is seen as scars all over the skin. It is common in many countries but not common in the United States. Lepromatous leprosy includes lesions all over the body and hair loss, numbness and limb weakness.
Excessive stress and anxiety can cause physiological changes to the hair follicles, including less oxygen and fluctuating hormone levels.
Pregnancy and childbirth
Pregnancy and birth can send your hormones and other aspects of your body's biochemistry to a starting point. These wild fluctuations can disrupt your hair growth cycles and cause hair loss.
Telogen effluvium (TE) is an abnormal hair loss that occurs when the normal hair growth cycle is interrupted by hormonal or other changes in the body.
As estrogen in women and testosterone levels decrease in men, both men and women begin to experience hair loss in their 40s.
Squeezing your eyebrows creates minor trauma and eventually the hair can stop growing at this point. Hard makeup can cause similar damage when used for a long time.
To combat cancer, chemotherapy is designed to pursue rapidly dividing cells. This includes hair follicles. Therefore, when people enter this treatment, the hair falls in clusters.