I am now ready to try my last eyebrow option– FDA approved hair growing serums. To date I have tried a celebrity eyebrow expert, brow make-up ( gels, roll-ons and powders) and brow tints. Next on my brow to-do list was brow enhancement. Very much like lash enhancements with individual hairs, Build- A -Brow adds individual hairs to the brows. Its expensive and short lived, but I felt compelled to explore it.
At the Blink Bar at Saks Fifth Avenue full brow enhancement costs $170 and lasts for two weeks. Its something that they recommend for special occasions like weddings and reunions. The first time it is done, a patch test is required 24 hours before the appointment. Some people are sensitive to the glue used to attach the hairs to the brows, and nobody wants an allergic reaction near the eyes. Once you have passed the patch test, hair filaments are attached to existing brow hairs. If you have hairless areas, especially if you have lost the “tail” of the brow, this technique is not for you. Brow enhancement can widen existing browsbrows to make them look fuller, but will not help my brow bald spots. Adding this to potential allergy and limited results made Build A Brow not a good option for me.
Eyebrow Rescue with Rogaine
My last remaining option is the use of Rogaine, the FDA approved hair growth serum. Once available only by prescription, it is now available at drugstore shelves at less than $30 for a three month supply. I will be using male strength (4%) Rogaine twice a day on my brows and will post monthly before and after photos. Rogaine is in the form of a foam and I will apply it with a cotton swab to avoid getting it on other areas of my face. The last thing I need is to sprout random facial hair. In the morning I will spread it on my brows after applying other make-up. At night I will apply it at least two hours before bedtime to avoid transfer to my pillow and then to my face. It will take up to three months to see real results. Let the growing season begin.