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What Would Cause My Eyebrows to Fall Out?

Hair loss is a condition that can affect any area of the body, including the eyebrows. Approximately three million Americans experience brow hair thinning and loss. Trauma, grooming habits, disease, and genetic predisposition all can contribute to this concern. Our experienced hair restoration surgeons at Leonard Hair Transplant Associates, Dr. Robert Leonard and Dr. Matthew Lopresti, often see individuals with eyebrow hair loss for which they offer a comprehensive selection of restorative options that can help you address this problem.

One of the most frequent causes of eyebrow hair loss is over plucking, waxing, or shaping. After years of performing these behaviors, the affected follicles can become permanently damaged and stop growing hair. Also rubbing or pulling the eyebrows often or using eyebrow pencils too roughly can lead to this result.

In addition to eyebrow shaping, trauma can impair hair growth in this area. A car crash, forceful hit, or another type of injury to the brows could harm the follicles and reduce output. If you develop a deep cut on or near your eyebrows, hair will not grow in the scar tissue when it heals.

Another cause of eyebrow hair loss is genetic predisposition. Many patients naturally have thinner eyebrows that run in their family. This is one of the biggest reasons patients seek our services. Medical conditions such as hypothyroidism, eczema, and alopecia areata (spot baldness) can also lead to brow hair falling out. It’s important to determine the cause of your condition to find an effective treatment.

Drs. Leonard and Lopresti have extensive experience addressing hair loss of all kinds. At Leonard Hair Transplant Associates, we offer a wide range of non-surgical and surgical restoration options, including medical treatments, eyebrow transplant surgery, and camouflage techniques.

For more information about eyebrow hair loss, or if you would like to schedule a complimentary consultation, please contact our office today.

Dr. Robert Leonard
Founder and Chief Surgeon