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Thin brows

Thin arched brows were certainly a trend in the 90s. However, most people prefer to have thicker and fuller brows at present. Brows are one of the most important and highlighting features of the face, elevating it to a next level. Most women who have thin eye brows use an eyebrow pencil to make it look thicker and create a bold brow look. If you notice sparse or thin eyebrows, they come under a condition known as eyebrow hypotrichosis. Individuals with balding or hair loss condition, known as alopecia, at times experience the thinning or falling out of eyebrow hairs. Thinning of eyebrows as we age is totally common; a greater number of ladies see tremendous changes in eyebrow thickness over the long haul.

All things considered, healthy eyebrows falling and recovering about like every 6 weeks is typical. In any case, when they start to thin or fall out at a higher rate than ordinary, you must be a little concerned. Also, assuming that the hair follicles were likewise harmed, the eyebrows probably won't recover and grow back due to various reasons. To treat this, there are various treatment options that can bring back the lush growth of eyebrows. 


Every eyebrow has a development cycle that incorporates three stages:

  • Anagen phase
  • Catagen phase
  • Telogen phase

Here are some of the signs and symptoms that you may notice happening to your thin eye brows;

  • The growth of the brow becomes slow
  • Loss of hair on the brows suddenly
  • Inflammation or irritation on the brow region with sudden loss of hair 


Here are a few reasons why your eyebrows could thin:

Hereditary reasons - A few hereditary illnesses, for example, cryptophthalmos and Ehlers-Danlos disorder could make your eyebrows fall out or become thin

Tweezing and over plucking the eyebrows- Over plucking or tweezing your eyebrows often can harm your hair follicles and lead to a very weak and poor hair development

Improper makeup routine - Leaving brow cosmetics on, or utilising other makeup products could harm the hair follicles of the eyebrow 

Allergic reactions - An unfavourably susceptible response to makeup items and other creams could cause loss or thinning of eyebrow 

Ageing - As a part of the ageing process, most people experience a naturally thinning or fall out of their eyebrows

Pregnancy and childbirth - Pregnancy and labour can likewise send the hormones and different parts of your body's natural chemistry into a spiral. These extreme changes might disrupt the hair development cycles and cause thin eyebrows

Telogen effluvium - Telogen effluvium (TE) is an unusual loss of hair that happens when the typical hair development cycle gets hindered by hormonal or different changes in the body

Trichotillomania - Trichotillomania is a condition where a person tends to pull out their own eyebrows or any other hair as a routine, due to psychological or emotional distress 

Medical Conditions - An ailment like eczema, psoriasis, ringworm, seborrheic dermatitis and other skin diseases could make eyebrows to thin out

Certain Medications - A few prescriptions may get the eyebrows to fall out or thin as an aftereffect, for instance chemotherapy drugs

Some of the most uncommon reasons for generally having thinning or loss of eyebrows include:

  • Stress and anxiety
  • Dietary inadequacies like lack of Vitamin D, Biotin, etc;
  • Thyroid imbalance/Hyperthyroidism
  • Chemotherapy and radiation treatments

Treatment options 

In case you’re wondering how to fix thin eyebrows, there are specific procedures that will help the eyebrows grow back thicker or fuller, just the way you want. The treatment technique for getting rid of a thin eyebrows will be based on the kind and extent of the issue. There is also no single methodology that is suitable for repairing every type of eyebrow. They are all accessible for patients who wish to adjust the look and growth of the eyebrows for facial amicability;

  • Topicals

Topicals like bimatoprost, minoxidil, or corticosteroids etc are used to stimulate the hair regrowth of the eyebrows by developing thicker eyebrows and reducing any inflammation that hinders the hair growth. Topical bimatoprost comes under a class of drugs called prostaglandin analogs. It works by expanding the quantity of eyebrow hairs that develop and how much time they take to develop. It might require somewhere around a month before you see any advantage from topical treatments and as long as about four months to see the full impact of the treatment. Keep on using the bimatoprost topical regardless of whether you have already seen the result. 

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