SD Eyelash Eyebrow DermatologistAre you unhappy with your eyelashes or eyebrows? Are they weak or damaged from over plucking? Are your lashes or brows missing, sparse, or short? If you answered yes to any of the above, then you probably want thicker, longer lashes. But how to get an eyelash enhancement or fuller eyebrows? With all the ads on TV or in beauty magazines, how do you know which growth serum or treatment is best for you?

Talk to the cosmetic and medical skin care experts at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego. Their world-class skin experts are proud to offer various types of safe, effective treatments that result in eyelash and eyebrow growth.  For more information on which eyelash enhancement or eyebrow treatment might be right for your unique needs, contact us online or call (858) 943-2113 today.

The Functions of Eyelashes and Eyebrows

Why do we put so much time and effort into eyelash or eyebrow enhancement? In addition to enhancing your overall beauty, eyelashes and eyebrows also have more protective functions.

Eyelashes

Alluring, long eyelashes add beauty and youth to your eye. They provide aesthetic symmetry to the face, which people are wired to appreciate. However, their function is more than cosmetic; eyelashes also protect the eye from dust, debris, and dust mites. If your lashes are thin or inadequate, eyelash enhancement therapy in Del Mar might be what you need to prevent eye irritation.

Eyebrows

Eyebrows also offer aesthetic and practical functions. Cosmetically, they provide symmetry to the face and enhance your eyes and face. Their preventative qualities include blocking sweat, water, dirt, and other debris from falling into the eye socket and/or eye itself.

Nearly as important are the functions of eyebrows in communication and self-expression, as without your eyebrows, you wouldn’t be able to communicate well non-verbally. While it is possible to apply eyebrows with makeup, eyebrow enhancement therapy can help restore the natural look at feel of full eyebrows.

Why You Should Consider Lash / Brow Enhancement

Have you ever wondered why your eyebrows or eyelashes are thinning? Let’s take a look at common non-medical and medical causes.

Non-Medical Causes

Over-Plucking

You probably tweeze your eyebrows because it’s a faster, longer-lasting way to groom your eyebrows. However, you should know that one hair of eyebrow growth could take six weeks to grow back. As such, over-plucking is a very common cause of eyebrow hair loss. Other possible side effects of frequent plucking are ingrown hairs, the risk of infection, and damage to your follicles. So, pluck carefully.

Nutrient Deficiency

If your diet is not generally made up of nutritious foods, this can limit your eyebrow or eyelash growth. Be sure to eat foods that are high in zinc, iron, protein, vitamin D, vitamin B12, and vitamin B7, all of which are known to activate hair growth, repair hair and hair cells, and strengthen and hydrate hair, which includes eyelashes and eyebrows.

Aging

Just as it affects the hair on your head, getting older affects your eyebrow and eyelash growth. Prevent the signs of aging in your eyebrows by going easy on eyebrow makeup, avoiding excess heat, reducing your stress, and keeping your skin hydrated.

Medical Causes

Hypothyroidism

Commonly caused by iodine deficiency, hypothyroidism means that your thyroid is not producing enough hormones to regulate various functions in your body. One effect of this is losing hair, even in your eyebrows and eyelashes.

Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)

Atopic dermatitis, or eczema, is an inflammation of your skin that could hinder eyelash or eyebrow growth. If you notice the skin around your brows is red, or if you start having persistent itchiness, consult a dermatologist at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology.

Alopecia Areata

A rare autoimmune condition that causes partial or total hair loss on parts or all of your entire body, this doesn’t often cause eyebrow or eyelash hair loss, but if you notice sudden bald spots on your scalp, see your specialist. Visit WebMD.com to learn more about alopecia areata.

Eyebrow/Eyelash Enhancement Treatment Options

Whether for practical or cosmetic reasons, you should consider eyebrow and/or eyelash enhancement therapy in Del Mar for a variety of reasons.

  • Protects your eyes from dust, dirt, debris, etc.
  • Enhances facial beauty
  • Keeps facial symmetry
  • Boosts self-esteem and self-confidence

Hair Growth Serum Treatments

Latisse brings about significant, noticeable eyelash growth after about a month of daily use, though the new hairs are finer than original hairs and results are only temporary – hair grows only during eyelash enhancement treatment.

Rogaine, specifically strengthened with 5% Minoxidil, is designed to prevent hair loss. If you apply it twice a day, you get noticeable results in approximately six months.

Aside from the above common, well-known eyebrow and eyelash enhancement serums, there are other products on the market that work well. These use a combination of peptides, vitamins, minerals, and botanical extracts to promote the growth of healthy hair and hydrate your eyebrow and eyelash follicles. See your Cosmetic Laser Dermatology specialist for more information about which of these growth serums might work best for your eyebrow and eyelash enhancement needs.

Other Brow or Eyelash Enhancement Procedures

Transplant surgery, or grafting, is a safe, effective method to permanently restore eyelashes that grow on their own. An outpatient procedure that takes hairs from the back of your scalp and transplants them into the eyelid, you get beautiful, noticeable results.

This eyelash enhancement procedure comes with minimal risks, such as swelling around the eyes for the first 24-72 hours. During the procedure, you might feel a stinging or tingling sensation when the numbing agent is applied. Downtime is virtually nothing, although, in addition to swelling, you might experience scabbing at the follicle site of your eyebrow or eyelash that could last a week. You could also feel a mild itching or burning on the back of your scalp or neck where the hairs were taken, as if it were a mild sunburn, which you can easily manage with topical creams or lotions.

Contact Cosmetic Laser Dermatology Today

If your thinning lashes or brows are causing you to consider eyebrow enhancement or eyelash enhancement, contact Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego by calling 858.943.2113 or scheduling an eyebrow or eyelash enhancement session online today.

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