Q. What is the treatment for weak eyebrow hair?

Answered by Dr. Hari Hara Sudhan and medically reviewed by Dr. Nithila A


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Hello doctor,

My eyebrow hair root is very weak. After washing my face with water, and after wiping it with cotton cloth, I find 5 to 10 eyebrows are falling daily. Please suggest me treatment (medicine or capsules or oil) for firm eyebrow root.

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Dr. Hari Hara Sudhan
Dermatology, Venereology


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand that your problem could be disconcerting and it can be resolved. Do you have dandruff or any other issues over the scalp or your eyebrows? If so, treatment should be directed at that. Also, please attach a photo of the same taken in bright light and sharp focus. We can decide on the appropriate treatment based on the above.


Thank you doctor,

When I was 16 years old, I shaved and plucked my eyebrow unknowingly near the (up) nose. But the remaining eyebrow root is very weak. I want to make eyebrow root strong for the future. I had never plucked the remaining eyebrows. Yes, dandruff is seen, and it increases during the winter season. Please suggest me medicine, oil, shampoo or tablet.


Dr. Hari Hara Sudhan
Dermatology, Venereology


Welcome back to icliniq.com.

If you have dandruff, I would suggest you start using Ketoconazole shampoo weekly once over the scalp and eyebrows. Leave it for 10 minutes and wash it off. Slight thinning of the eyebrows seen from your photograph appears normal for me (attachmenet removed to protect patient identity). If you are too concerned, you can apply Minoxidil 3 % solution daily night over the eyebrows alone. It could cause good growth of hair in a month.

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