Eyebrow Hair Transplant
We perform eyebrow transplantation for both men and women. Most commonly, in the case of the men, there is a lack of eyebrow hairs in the outer half simply due to heredity. For women, the problem with the missing hairs is usually caused by over-zealous “plucking” or electrolysis treatments.
Even if you have eyebrow tattoos, the hair tranplant can be done over the tatoo. To give you the most natural look, we are very precise in the direction in which we place the eyebrow hairs.
Around half of our patients come only once for transplanting and half come a second time for greater density. Complications are quite unusual, with the commonest ones being perhaps a small area of purplish discoloration under the eyelids for a week or so, or some mild swelling for a couple of days.
The donor hair for the eyebrow transplants is obtained from the scalp, usually in the middle of the back of the head. Obviously, this hair will continue to grow, as it does on the scalp, and will have to be trimmed once a week by the patient for the rest of his or her life.
The donor hairs are trimmed a little long, at around 1/4 inch in length so that the curl is seen, and, after they are placed, you can immediately see the effect that the transplants will have on your appearance. Just as in scalp hair transplantation, most of those hairs will then fall out for a period of “telogen” (hibernation) and will then begin growing around 3-4 months later.
Over that first year the hairs also get larger in caliber also. If someone comes twice, the second session is generally scheduled around 8-12 months after the first one.
The procedure takes around 5-7 hours to perform and is done entirely under local anesthesia with the patient wide awake. We place between 100-300 grafts in each eyebrow generally, according to the plan of what is required with the shape of eyebrow the patient wants.
For 4-5 days after the surgery there will be tiny scabs which appear like dots of sand on the skin, and then these fall off, leaving the eyebrow looking pretty much like it did before the surgery. Most people have the procedure done on a Thursday or Friday, and are back to work on Monday.
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