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Topic: Eyebrow serum

Forum: Chemotherapy - Before, During, and After —

Regimens, side effects, and support from others going through chemo.

Posted on: Sep 19, 2020 11:50PM

Racy wrote:

Hi, I had TAC chemo nine years ago and my hair has never grown back as thickly as prior to chemo.

I have one eyebrow that has an extended bare patch. Occasionally, hairs regrow there but they fall out quickly.

I note there are many eyebrow growth serums on the market. I'm wondering if anyone can recommend a product that is sure to work. I've used Minoxidil a bit but it comes in a bottle and is awkward to apply.

Thanks for any recommendations. R.

Dx 2010, ILC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/22 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Sep 20, 2020 07:42AM MountainMia wrote:

Hi Racy. I'm sorry you have this scanty eyebrow! Mine aren't quite as thick and dark as they used to be, which is disappointing.

I don't have any advice about serums. However, when my eyebrows were completely gone, I bought and used an eyebrow powder. The brand name is Benefit in the US. Looks like it might be the same in Australia. I could draw on my eyebrows and they looked real! Unless someone was very close to me (and we don't need to worry about that these days!) it wasn't possible to tell. Now I used it to darken and fill in the brows, on the few days I'm using makeup.

Benefit was expensive (to this person who only buys drugstore makeup) but it was worth it to me, and when it is gone, I expect I'll get another. Hope this helps.

The rain comes and the rain goes, but the mountain remains. I am the mountain.
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Sep 23, 2020 09:36PM Szmom4 wrote:

Hi Racy,

I am just starting treatment, so I'm not sure how it works after the hair is gone, but I was told to use Latisse from my MS. She said that it may help not lose eyelashes and eyebrows during chemo. Not sure if it will work or not, but I can tell you that I am using it and my eyelashes and eyebrows have grown like crazy in just a week.

Dx 8/12/2020, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 9/18/2020 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Sep 24, 2020 08:50PM MinusTwo wrote:

I did use Latisse during chemo. While my eyebrows thinned, I never lost them. I did loose all the hair on my head, but I could wear a wig or a scarf. To me the eyebrows were critical to make me feel normal.

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014
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Sep 25, 2020 06:55PM Olma61 wrote:

you can use Latisse on brows? I didn’t know that. Maybe I’ll try it.

There’s also a procedure called microblading , sort of like temporary tattooing, I think it lasts about a year.

I was going to do microblading before chemo but the timeline was not good, I was too close to starting and the risk of infection was there, so I passed.

But, since my already over-plucked brows are now sparser than before, I’m considering microblading again.

I do quite well with brow makeup, Wonder Brow is great for withstanding sweat and even swimming, but Im craving a remedy that’s a little more permanent lately

10/30/2017 Xgeva for bone mets 5/31/2018 Taxol finished! "If one just keeps on walking, everything will be all right” - Kierkegaard Dx 8/3/2017, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Targeted Therapy 10/28/2017 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 10/28/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 10/29/2017 Taxol (paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy 5/14/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 5/29/2019 External: Bone
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Sep 25, 2020 07:07PM MinusTwo wrote:

Olma - I used Latisse before & during chemo. Not sure how it could work after the eyebrows are already gone.

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014

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