What Causes Sparse Eyebrows and How You Can Reclaim a Thicker Look With Microblading
Have you noticed that your eyebrows are starting to thin and look sparse? You’re not alone, and there are several reasons why this might be happening to you, from medical conditions to over plucking.
It’s something we come across often at The Beauty Medics, so we’re going to share with you the reasons why your eyebrows may be sparse and how you can bring the thickness back with microblading.
Lifestyle changes can affect the thickness of your eyebrows
Sometimes hair loss is caused by over plucking your eyebrows. While tweezing might seem like a safe way to remove excess eyebrow hair, the results can last a long time with it taking six weeks to regrow each hair. Over plucking your eyebrows can also cause ingrown hairs, infections, and follicle damage lasting to permanent eyebrow loss.
It’s especially important to have a nutritious diet as you get older, as aging is another cause of thinning and brittle hair, along with a diet lacking in nutrients. Essential vitamins and minerals that are involved in the growth and strength of your hair are:
- vitamin B7 and B12
- vitamin D
- Iron and zinc
- omega-3 fatty acids
When these are absent from your diet, the result can be weak and dry hair both on your scalp and elsewhere, like those eyebrows.
There are a few medical conditions that can cause your eyebrows to be thin
Having hypothyroidism is a common cause for eyebrow loss. The thyroid gland produces hormones that control various functions in your body, and one of these is hair growth. When you’re suffering from hypothyroidism, those hormones aren’t produced in large enough quantities, and so you may lose hairs from your head and eyebrows as a result.
Alopecia areata, also known as spot baldness, is an autoimmune disease in which large spots of hair can be lost from various areas on the body. While it’s most common to see noticeable bald spots on the scalp, it can affect your eyebrows, too. While this is an uncommon condition, it could be causing your eyebrows to thin and become sparse.
Microblading is an effective solution for eyebrow hair loss
You may be using gels and pencils to enhance the shape and add some fullness, but for a semi-permanent solution to eyebrow loss, you should consider microblading here with us at The Beauty Medics.
Microblading is a semi-permanent tattoo that’s used to fill in sparse, thin spaces within your eyebrows. Unlike a regular and permanent tattoo, the pigment doesn’t go so deep with microblading and can last from anywhere between one and three years without further touch-ups.
Using mineral-based pigments is a fantastic way to enhance your natural eyebrows, and in a way that looks entirely natural thanks to the pigment’s shape being able to stimulate your actual hair.
Each hair is drawn on one by one using a super-fine pen-like tool that uses needles to apply the pigment to your brows. This process may take a few hours to complete, but with the results lasting for a year before fading, it is certainly worth the time and effort.
Microblading is a fantastic option for having thick and full eyebrows without the need for makeup
When you have better things to be doing in the morning than filling in your eyebrows with makeup, microblading is an excellent option. As microblading fills in the sparse areas, it works great if you’ve over-plucked your eyebrows, need full reconstruction from more significant hair loss, or are simply looking for a greater definition to the natural shape of your brows.
To discover more about microblading and if it’s the right solution for your eyebrow loss, schedule your consultation with The Beauty Medics today by clicking the ‘Request Appointment’ button now, or giving us a call at 951-231-1373.