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Why Do Eyebrows Grow Longer When Older
Just because: For the same reason hair starts growing in some of the most unusual places, like the ears and the nose. Actually, eyelashes become shorter, and that is why some people try to make them grow longer with the same medication that is used to treat glaucoma. So, just tweeze your eye brows, but be careful you do not stick yourself in the eye with the tweezer. Read more
How long for eyebrow to grow back after shaved by razor by surgeon to suture wound for 4 year old boy as it is now 45 days after injury no growth?
Expect a long wait: This may take months or a year or more. As a rule I never shave brows for this reason. Skin in this area can be prepared adequately and heal well without removing the brow. Read more
My 14 year old has one white eyelash and 1 white eyebrow hair - same eye. Both grow longer than the normal hairs. Should we be concerned?
Usually OK: An occasional grey or white hair in a young person is usually not a problem. Conditions that can lead to premature gray/white hairs include genetic disposition, vitamin B12 deficiency, thyroid problems, and other rare disorders that usually have other symptoms (vitiligo, neurofibromatosis, tuberous sclerosis, Waardenburg syndrome, ...). Your doctor may want to screen for B12 & thyroid levels, CBC. Read more
Months: Eyebrow hair grows slowly and it can take months to grow back after shaving. Read more
Why do my eyebrows fall out and not grow back? Or grow really slow. They used to grow back fast now they take a long time is something wrong?
Need more info: It would help to be able to see you, take a detailed history, physical examination, and may be lab tests to assess the condition. Thyroid deficiency can cause abnormal hair growth. It would be prudent to see your doctor. Read more
My eyebrows used to be very long and thick 3 years ago. Now they don't grow as much and when I let them grow out, they're still short. What can grow th?
Changes in hair?: If you are having changes in our hair including your brow, it may be thyroid related. Have it checked out! Read more
Variable: Eyebrows are frequently the last to go with hair damaging chemo. Re-growth is the rule although frequently not as thick as the originals. Your body has to rid itself of the chemo which can take several weeks and then the brows, eyelashes and head hair have a chance at recovery. Be patient but it may take up to six months to know where you will be. Read more
Days to weeks: The eyebrows grow pretty quickly like other hair follicles. However there have been case reports of the eyebrows never growing back after shaving. I would advise you not to do that again. Read more
Brow hair comeback: Eyebrows like hair on head can be affected by many things. Why did the hair initially fall out in first place? Drugs can be stopped but variable time to clear from system. Simply shaved about 6-8 weeks. Read more
Depends on your norm: Al eyebrow hair growth cycle and your rate of hair turnover. So, if your eyebrow hair growth is normal, you can expect to see it grow back in a week or two. If your hair is slow growing it may take 3 weeks. So go with YOUR norm, and it should be no problem. Overall, facial hair tends to grow back the fastest. Read more
It's been a month since I plucked my eyebrow for the first time and it still hasn't started growing. How long till it starts to grow back? Answer me!?
Depend How much you: It depends how frequent and extensive plucking was done. Because it take out the hair follicle when you pluck it. If you do it occasionally, usually should grow with 2 -3 weeks. It may take a much longer (months) time to grow back if it was done very frequent and too much. Try to rub some baby oil in to your eyebrows after shower it may help for early growth of hairs in this area. Read more
Different follicles: Eyebrow hair thicker roots, & better anchored. Compared to scalp hair it also stops gowing at a certain length. Follicles are much thicker than other air thus the hair is coarse. Read more
2months: Two months is a typical timing for the brows and lashes to start growing again. Sometimes a little longer. A few unfortunately never grow back. Read more
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