In the past, if you suffered from sparse eyebrows, you had two primary
options. The first was to use a make-up pencil to fill in thinned-out areas. Then and now, that requires daily applications or after every shower. You also could have a tattoo artist give you eyebrows – sort of. The first option is an inexpensive, very temporary fix at best. Eyebrow tattooing may be permanent, but neither solution yields natural-looking results.
So, what’s the answer? An eyebrow transplant – a permanent, natural-looking solution that delivers amazing results.
What is an eyebrow transplant?
Simply put, it’s a cosmetic procedure performed by a surgeon during which hair grafts are taken from a donor site (typically from the area above one’s ears) and transplanted into the brow area. By transferring hairs and follicles alike, new eyebrow hairs will grow once the transplanted hairs fall out.
In many ways, the procedure is like a traditional hair transplant. The patient is given a general anesthetic. The surgeon then makes a small incision at the donor site and the recipient site. The entire procedure takes about 3 hours and recovery is relatively quick, you should begin to see the transplanted hairs fall out after a few weeks, with new hairs growing in over the next few months. You may be advised to avoid vigorous activities for up to 3 weeks post-surgery.
Is it right for me?
As with any surgical procedure, you should consult your doctor to discuss risks associated with the surgery and any possible complications. Be sure to fully disclose underlying health conditions you have now or have experienced in the past, as well as any medications and supplements you may be taking.
While generally very safe, an eyebrow transplant may not be a viable option if you have any of the following:
- A history of complications related to cosmetic surgery.
- A bleeding disorder.
- Alopecia areata – a skin disorder characterized by bald spots in various parts of the body.
- Trichotillomania – a mental disorder that involves recurrent, irresistible urges to pull out hair from one’s body.
Eyebrow transplants are part of our total package of hair restoration solutions for men and women alike. To learn more, request your free consultation today.