Treating Thinning Eyebrows
Eyebrows are a sign of vitality and health, and in the cosmetic world, they tend to thrive on fashionable trends. In the 80’s they were thick, fuller, and untamed – I consider Brooke Shields as the poster girl of 80’s eyebrows. And then along came the 90’s and Kate Moss was rocking the ‘skinny minnie’ brows. It seems that in every decade the brows have gone through fashionable metamorphosis. They’ve been overgrown, plucked, and ‘fleeked’ and now we’re adhered to the full and textured look.
Women who suffer from thinning eyebrows are up against numerous factors. One factor, is simply genetics. Over-plucking the eyebrows can cause diminished hair follicle growth, and overtime, a stick-thin structure. But an abrupt onset eyebrow hair loss can be attributed to thyroid problems and autoimmune diseases. To achieve eyebrow thickness and texture, women are resorting to microblading and cosmetic products. Some patients have gone for more long-term solutions such as eyebrow hair transplantation and microblading. I cannot stress enough how important it is to consider an experienced technician. When it comes to your face, you wouldn’t want to risk chance of any failed- and permanent- procedures, would you?
For a natural approach, I recommend supplemented hair growth. This can be achieved with a simple Latisse product – yes, it’s used for more than just eyelashes!- or even going the route of PRP treatment. Latisse is an Allergan product that stimulates follicle growth from inactive to active phase and it also keeps the follicle in growth phase for longer period of time. This is why patients who use Latisse find not only enhanced lash/brow thickness, but also longer hair lengths. Results are seen after a few months, but visible changes are seen as early as 6-8 weeks! Another approach is a Platelet Rich Plasma injection (platelets from your drawn blood) into the browline for growth factor stimulation. The rich platelets give stimulation to natural hair growth and can improve your brow’s overall hair density. Though PRP may be needed in a series of treatments, visible improvements are seen as early as 4 weeks!
The biggest positive of our approach techniques is that, obviously, it’s natural. Your hair follicles are stimulated to grow in at their natural angles and coloration. Patients who subject themselves to transplantation, tattooing, and microblading are at risk of getting eyebrows that don’t have the same coloration or ‘hair quality’ that feels natural to themselves.