PRP for Thinning Eyebrows
Many people don’t realise, but the very same PRP treatment used for thinning hair on the scalp can also be utilised for thinning eyebrows. This article discusses the possible causes and Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy as a novel approach to address this common concern.
Why PRP for Eyebrows?
At Derma Revive Skin Clinic, we know that thinning eyebrows, as is the case with most changes in appearance, can cause varying amounts of distress to the sufferer. Thinning eyebrows may be affecting not just your looks but also your self-assurance.
Why Might Your Eyebrows be Thinning?
Eyebrow thinning could stem from quite a few possible causes. Skin conditions, infections, an overreactive immune system, physical or emotional trauma, and nutritional deficiencies all play potential roles in this issue. As may over-plucking and the general ageing process. Recognising the underlying causes is important within the process of seeking appropriate treatment options.
Autoimmune disorders are a significant factor in eyebrow hair loss. Conditions like psoriasis may accelerate skin cell growth, leading to scaly patches that obstruct hair follicles and hinder growth. Similarly, alopecia in its various forms – areata, universalis, and frontal fibrosing – can lead to patchy or complete hair loss, including in the eyebrow area.
Thyroid imbalances, both underactive (hypothyroidism) and overactive (hyperthyroidism), often triggered by autoimmune diseases like Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, can also cause eyebrow thinning. This type of hair loss is usually reversible with appropriate medication to regulate thyroid levels.
Nutritional deficiencies are another key aspect affecting hair health. A lack of essential nutrients like vitamins A, C, E, B-7 (Biotin), B-12, and D, zinc, iron, cysteine, and omega-3 fatty acids can contribute to hair loss. A balanced diet enriched with these nutrients, often supplemented by vitamins upon a specialist’s advice, can help alleviate the issue.
Eczema can also affect eyebrow hair growth. This skin condition, characterised by inflammation, itching, and redness, can disrupt the normal functioning of hair follicles. Other possible causes of eyebrow thinning include hormonal changes during pregnancy or post-childbirth, stress-related conditions like telogen effluvium, which may also impact eyebrows, and other skin conditions such as contact dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, and tinea capitis. Even age-related changes can contribute to thinning eyebrows.
How Can PRP Help with Thinning Eyebrows?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, offered at Derma Revive Skin Clinic, harnesses the healing potential of a patient’s own blood. This treatment concentrates platelets, cells known for their role in tissue repair, and administers them to the targeted area. PRP’s efficacy spans various medical applications, gaining recognition for its regenerative properties in hair, skin, and other body parts.
The PRP Procedure
The PRP procedure at Derma Revive Skin Clinic begins with drawing a small sample of the patient’s blood. This sample undergoes a centrifuge process to enrich the platelets. These concentrated platelets are then precisely injected into the eyebrow region. The treatment typically requires several sessions, scheduled 4 to 6 weeks apart, for optimal results.
Benefits of PRP for Eyebrow Regrowth
PRP treatment for eyebrows can improve hair growth and increase brow density. This method is often preferred over alternatives like microblading or hair transplants due to its natural approach and minimal invasiveness.
Patient Suitability and Safety
PRP treatment is most effective for individuals experiencing natural eyebrow thinning or hair loss. Using the patient’s blood in the procedure minimises side effects, making it a safe option for many. However, it is unsuitable for those with certain blood disorders or medical conditions. A thorough assessment is conducted to ensure patient suitability.
What to Expect: Results and Recovery
Results from PRP treatments can typically be seen within a few months, with ongoing improvements over time. Recovery is swift, with minimal downtime required. Patients are advised to avoid strenuous activities for a short period post-treatment.
Thinning Eyebrow Treatments For You
If you would like to know how PRP can thicken your thinning eyebrows please get in touch. We are always happy to advise. If you are ready, call us to book in for a consultation at our Cannon st Clinic.