Eyebrows Restoration :
Eyebrow transplantation is one of the most aesthetically challenging procedures to perform, but when done by experts, can provide an impressive result. This procedure can be done by both the FUE or the FUG/strip technique, but most importantly requires the careful making of recipient sites for the hairs that will determine the direction and angulation of growth, as well as the aesthetic designing of what should be natural appearing eyebrows that complement the rest of the patient’s facial features.
Though one may not notice when he/she has full and well-shaped eyebrows, it’s very easy to identify if your eyebrows have become too thin or are practically absent. When this occurs, the appearance of your face may affect your self-esteem and reduce your confidence. Due to developments in hair transplantation techniques over the past 10 years, eyebrow transplantation is possible and when performed properly, can provide beautiful results Whether you’ve gone through permanent hair loss in the area or are starting to experience thinning due to over-plucking or genetic issues, an eyebrow transplant can restore your eyebrows.
Eyebrow Transplantation Procedure :
One of the best aspects of an eyebrow transplantation is that the procedure to have it done is rather straightforward. Depending on the extent of what you want done, whether a small amount of restoration in order to cover a scar or a full restoration to thick eyebrows, the procedure can involve the transplanting of anywhere from 50 to as many as 400 grafts per eyebrow, with each graft containing typically one or two hairs. The first step is the designing of the eyebrows, done in conjunction with your feedback, with our doctor making sure the design is aesthetic and natural appearing. Most patients take some oral sedation, and once the anesthesia is injected there is essentially no discomfort.
The donor hairs are typically removed from the back of the head, using the FUE technique. Depending on how you wear your hair, your ethnicity, and your goals and concerns. Sometimes hairs will be taken from lower down in the back of the head as indicated in order to obtain finer hairs. While the grafts are prepared under microscopes by our specialized eyebrow team (who have on average assisted on over 500 eyebrow transplant procedures), the doctor will make all of the recipient sites, which will then determine the direction and angulations of growth.
The grafts will then be placed one at a time into each recipient sites, a process supervised by your surgeon while our assistants are the experts in performing this step. Several hours later, with most of the hairs transplanted, the eyebrows will be checked (and re-checked as many times as necessary) to make sure that both the patient and doctor are happy with the shape and density. The procedure is not completed until the very best eyebrows possible are created. Depending on how many hairs are transplanted, the procedure typically takes four hours. Patients can leave the office, expecting little discomfort of the donor area. Tiny crusts around each transplanted hair and some redness is to be expected for the first five days or so, after which typically there is lessening pinkness which can be concealed with makeup. The occasional patient will have rather significant bruising and swelling around the eyes for the first three days, but most have only mild amounts. If used in the donor area will dissolve at several weeks, leaving if done by FUE, no linear scar at all and no need for sutures.
The transplanted hairs will fall out at around two to three week, then these hairs should start to regrow at four months. During the second and third week, the eyebrows actually look quite nice, given that the hairs have not yet fallen out. Over the next six months, the eyebrows will typically get more and more dense. Because the donor hairs come from the scalp most commonly, they require trimming usually every 10 to 14 days, and sometimes a bit of grooming is required as well.
There are very few risks, but they can include prolonged pinkness, poor growth of the transplanted hairs, and widening of a strip donor site. The occasional patient chooses to undergo a second procedure a year or more later to achieve greater density.