After sharing his alopecia journey for the past year, Louis Theroux has now disclosed that he has shaved his brows.
The British journalist, 53, originally informed his fans of his illness earlier this year and asked for guidance on how to deal with the ailment on social media.
Alopecia is a disorder that causes hair loss in numerous regions of the body, although it most commonly affects the scalp, head, or face.
Some types of the disorder, such as alopecia areata, are autoimmune, and sufferers may require specialised therapy to alleviate symptoms.
Louis explored after abruptly losing some facial hair and discovered he actually have the ailment, and he has now taken the next stage in his quest.
To combat patchy spots of hair loss, the documentarian has decided to shave them off completely, saying ‘no eyebrows is better than patchy eyebrows’.
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After posting a gallery and an additional video on Instagram, he said: ‘Can you tell what’s different? I’ve shaved off my eyebrows!’
He then replied to fellow alopecia patients who had encouraged him to pursue a surgery known as microblading, which was designed to alleviate symptoms.
‘I’m also thinking about getting microblading soon. In the meanwhile, I figure no eyebrows is better than patchy eyebrows. Do you agree?’
This latest development comes less than a month after he questioned followers if his career could survive without his brows.
‘I’d like to know how I’m supposed to continue a career based largely on raising and lowering different eyebrows without any eyebrows!’ he posted.
Describing his potential next steps, he said: ‘Alopecia. I’m seriously thinking of getting them tattooed back on but it feels like a big step! Thoughts?’
And it appears that Louis’ remedy for the time being has been to shave them entirely off – the Weird Weekends founder then posed for some amusing selfies.
Louis admitted in July of this year that the issue was ‘out of his control,’ as the alopecia has fast spread to multiple different areas of his face.
Gail Porter, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Glee actor Lea Michele, Jesy Nelson, and Ricki Lake are among the other celebrities that live with alopecia.
Source My Celebrity Life.