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Eyelash and eyebrow loss

At Pilopeptan, we have developed solutions that regulate growth factors and act against eyelash and eyebrow loss.

Eyelash and eyebrow loss in women and men (known as madarosis) is a common occurrence and can have multiple causes.

Causes of hair loss in eyebrows and eyelashes

Although it may appear to be an innocuous and purely aesthetic clinical symptom, madarosis may be the manifestation of a number of underlying health conditions.

Some of the causes of eyebrow and eyelash loss may be due to skin irritation, generalised alopecia areata, or seborrheic dermatitis. The causes of eyelash and eyebrow loss in women may also include situations that are influenced by hormonal changes, such as pregnancy, postpartum, or menopause.

Eyebrow or eyelash alopecia can also be due to irritation when eyebrows and eyelashes are plucked too often (especially eyebrow shaping, or as a result of bad habits such as trichotillomania), and their ability to grow back can be affected. Stress may also be an influencing factor behind this condition.

The use of inappropriate cosmetics and make-up, as well as poor hygiene and make-up removal habits are also triggers for madarosis.



This is a type of compulsive behaviour that leads people to constantly pluck their hair, eyebrows, and eyelashes.



Stress can cause changes in our bodies, causing different types of alopecia, including in the eyebrows and eyelashes.


Other types of alopecia

Androgenic, areata, scarring, or frontal fibrosing alopecia can also affect areas other than the scalp, especially the eyebrows.


Incorrect application and removal of make-up

These procedures, which many people perform on a daily basis, must be carried out with care, to ensure that you don’t damage the hair in the area through irritation or inflammation.


Pregnancy, postpartum, and menopause

These periods of significant hormonal change can affect the normal growth of eyelash and eyebrow hair.


Scar lesions

Scars and burns can destroy the hair follicles, leaving bare patches that are difficult to restore.

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Symptoms of eyebrow and eyelash alopecia

In the case of eyelashes, this condition can cause you to lose between 1 and 5 eyelashes a day. Both in this case and in the case of eyebrow loss, if we notice that they seem to come off more easily than they should when we rub our eyes, or we notice hair loss in these areas, then we may be dealing with a case of eyebrow or eyelash alopecia.

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How to treat eyebrow and eyelash loss

To stimulate growth in short or weak eyelashes, or eyebrows that have hairless areas, it is crucial to stop every process or procedure that may be affecting their correct formation, or causing them to fall out. It is possible to stimulate their growth with the help of products that help them to appear thicker and regain their normal thickness.

Frequently asked questions about eyebrow and eyelash loss

We recommend that you see a doctor for a proper diagnosis to determine the causes of eyebrow or eyelash loss, as well as to rule out possible underlying illnesses or conditions. Ingredients such as Vitamin E, panthenol and Biotin help to strengthen them. You can consult our Pilopeptan Woman Eyelash and Eyebrow Enhancer Serum product sheet to find out more.

It is possible that, due to hormonal changes, postpartum may cause a greater than normal loss in eyebrow density.

This is true, as alopecia, in general, can be caused by pharmacological treatments that combat other conditions but which, at the same time, can cause hair, eyebrow, and eyelash loss as a side effect.

In most cases they do, as long as there is no scarring damage to the hair follicle. As with hair, eyebrows and eyelashes also have a follicular cycle, although the duration of each phase is different from that of hair. Using an enhancer that stimulates growth will help to stop hair loss in these areas and restore their density.

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