Hi doctor, I see that you mention that a thyroid condition may cause balding. I’ve read that one of the symptoms of a thyroid conditions is thin eyebrows. If I’ve always had thin eyebrows since I was a kid (especially on the outer edge), does that mean I have a thyroid condition – or that I just had naturally thin eyebrows?
Thin eyebrows just means you have thin eyebrows, especially since you report having this as a child. It doesn’t necessarily mean you have a thyroid issue. If you think you have a thyroid condition, then you should see your primary care doctor. It is a simple blood test.
If you want thicker eyebrows, you can always consider an eyebrow transplant, which takes hair from the back of the scalp. We’ve successfully transplanted eyebrows for many patients with great results, but the patient has to remember to trim their new eyebrows regularly since the hairs will continue to grow like it would on the scalp.