Everything you need to know about having an eyebrow transplant

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There has never been a period in time where eyebrows were of so much value in terms of fashion as in this era. Albeit their evolutionary purpose, eyebrows help define our facial features, indicate our age, and as of late a fashion trendHence, when eyebrows begin to thin or when they stop growing due to trauma, it leaves people in distress. But regardless of the reason behind a patient’s interest to enhance on their eyebrows, there’s only one procedure that can reverse eyebrow damage: eyebrow transplant. Be it for increasing brow thickness or for restoring lost hair, it’s a one size fits all type of procedure. 

Why do eyebrows become thin? 

 

A number of elements trigger eyebrow thinning, but the most widespread causes are: age, cosmetic routines, alopecia, and trauma. It is fortunate that eyebrow transplant can reverse eyebrow hair loss . In cases of alopecia, all cases are treatable with the exception of alopecia totalis and alopecia universalis.

 

What is an eyebrow transplant?

Eyebrow transplant is a procedure the incorporates the standard follicular unit extraction (FUE) technique to enhance eyebrow shape. The general FUE process overview is: extracting follicular units from donor regions, opening channels for implantations, implanting grafts. With that, eyebrows do not need to be shaved for this procedure. Following this is the extraction process. Extraction consists of harvesting grafts from donor regions such as the scalp or behind ears without jeopardizing the area. Next comes channel-opening. Channel opening is the process of preparing recipient sites for implantation by making incisions using micro sized blades . We advise patients to opt for sapphire FUE instead of the standard FUE method to completely eliminate scarring. Doctors will then implant the extracted grafts in the incisions made earlier.

How hair transplantation works? 

 

It is best to extract donor hairs from behind the ears. This is because this hair best matches the texture of eyebrow hair. Once extracted, the next step is to implant the grafts. To prepare the recipient sites, surgeons will first create incisions with micro sized blades to avoid scarring. The next and final step is to carefully insert the grafts in the direction of natural hair growth.

The consultation process

Consultation is an important step before any surgical procedure. It gives patients the chance to discuss their aesthetics goals, in terms of eyebrow shape and thickness, and voice their concerns. In this session, patients should also thoroughly discuss their medical history with their surgeons. According to their medical data, their eligibility will be determined.

After the surgery

Following this surgery, you may experience some slight swelling or bruising, but this is usually short-lived and can be treated with pain medication. The full effect of the eyebrow transplant may take months to be seen. Do not  panic when the transplanted hairs fall out after a few weeks, as this is completely normal. What is shedding off is the hair and not the root. Therefore, hair will continue to grow.

In short

An eyebrow transplant utilizes the standard FUE method to increase brow thickness or restore lost hair. It is a very immaculate process that does not leave any traces behind. The end results are natural looking and permanent.

To learn more about FUE and eyebrow transplant, either read our guide to hair transplant or contact us at Vera Clinic.

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