Berkeley Parents Network >
Beauty & Fitness >
Am fifty something and my once bushy brows have been
thinning the past few years but now down 50% and am not
looking forward to this continued trend. Doctor has ruled
out thyroid as a cause. Am post menopause and am wondering
if this is to be expected. Am trying Latisse with
minimal results. Has anyone else found a way to revive
thinning brows? Alternatively, does anyone have recommendations on
can take diy ''eyebrow'' drawing lessons.
Signed, Browless (and not liking it)
I've recently been diagnosed by my Dermotologist with something
called Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia, maybe something you'd like to
look into. One eyebrow has basically disappeared in the past
year or so and I have some hair loss right on my forehead
hairline. Not fun and I'm very self conscious. I'm looking
into getting permannet make up for my brow(s).
Good luck! browless too
I think it looks nicest when you just brush your eyebrows with a
dry mascara brush and not too dark. ''Drawn'' eyes always look
weird up close. Sorry I am clueless about how to stop the hair
Good wishes to you!
You can tattoo your eyebrows. I did this a couple of years ago
(but not in the Bay Area) and it made a huge difference to me.
In fact I would like to touch mine up, but haven't started to
search for a technician in the area. I paid $150 which I've
heard is inexpensive for the procedure. I love not having to
pencil them in every morning and most people don't know that
they are tattooed. There is also permanent eye liner but it
looked too painful for me, however, the eyebrow area was
tolerable......if you find someone, please post it here.
Looking for people who have used Latisse and their
experiences with it and if they recommend it. I'd like to
try it on my eyebrows, which were once quite bushy and have
now dwindled away. Latisse sounds easy enough to use but
wonder if there are any side effects to worry about.
I've used Latisse on my eyelashes for several months with
great results. For that use, the possible side effects are
irritation, allergic reaction, darkening of the skin and
iris, and undesired hair growth (doesn't happen to
everyone). My eyelids itch sometimes, but not too badly. As
you may know, the drug is used to treat glaucoma, so it
decreases eye pressure, but that is not really a problem. I
wasn't aware that it is being used to increase eyebrow
growth--Latisse is only FDA approved for the upper lashes;
but an internet search shows that it is used ''off-label'' for
eyebrows--but you may not get a physician to recommend this.
I would suspect that the side effects for this use would be
irritation, allergy, hyperpigmentation, and hair growth in
undesired locations. And since the drug is not marketed for
eyebrows, there may be other side effects that we don't know
about since they haven't been reported. Also, I've seen
recommendations for Rogaine use to encourage eyebrow growth.
Love my eyelashes
This drug was originally developed to treat glaucoma; it
turned out to have the side effect of making your lashes
thicker. My mother, who has glaucoma, uses it. I asked her
what she thought about the thicker lashes, and she said: ''I
consider this side effect a plague. Some of the new or
longer eyelashes apparently grow in the wrong direction and
cause me much discomfort. I have to keep plucking out
eyelashes until I succeed in removing the ones that are
My eyelashes may not be thick, but at least they don't grow into my eyes
I would say go for it. You are very unlikely to have
problems with it. It has an excellent track record as
Lumigan, a glaucoma treatment, when it is instilled in the
eye. Lumigan uses the same active ingredient as Latisse.
Latisse as an eyelash treatment is brushed on the eyelid and
has minimal side effects, mostly redness and irritation for
some people. Some people are freaked out about the
medicine's ability to possibly change eye pigment, but
generally those people do not seem very knowledgeable about
the science behind the drug and the research and exaggerate
that side effect. You won't even be applying it close to the
eyeball (relatively) but on the brow.
I have been using it for my eyelashes, not brows. My side
effects have been limited to a little redness and
irritation. Since the drug is applied at night no one sees
the redness, and the irritation is so minor. My lashes look
great. I'm thrilled with it. My only complaint is that it's
Wondering if anyone has experienced their eyebrows thinning and any suggestions to
stop the thinning and regrow hair. I'm still nursing a 13 month old and so I guess
hormones may be playing a part but it seems odd to me.
This is my mom's idea & I've used it too, albeit to remove tension around
eyebrows area when I get headaches. But I think it will work to promote hair
growth in the eyebrow area. Do massage with coconut oil (dab a little coconut
oil on your finger tips & massage softly in horizontal directions (10 - 20
Coconut oil is NOT harmful but do avoid contact with eyes.
Because at room temperature it's liquid & solidifies at cold temperatures. So
when it's liquid, it can trickle down to your eyes. You can get it easily in
small sizes at any Indian grocery stores (my recommended brand is Parachute
company). Indians have long been using coconut oil for massaging scalp, and
hair treatment to promote hair growth and since it is completely natural
there are no fears of side effects.
this page was last updated: May 28, 2012
BPN is now a 501(c)(3) non-profit and we are transitioning to a new website during
The opinions and statements expressed on this website
are those of parents who subscribe to the
Berkeley Parents Network.
Disclaimer & Usage for
information about using content on this website.
Copyright © 1996-2015 Berkeley Parents Network