In the past, the traditional treatment for sparse or thin eyebrows was make-up products to fill in the eyebrow hair, and with the development of cosmetic techniques, there has been an increasing interest in finding a permanent and comfortable solution to this problem, so the eyebrow transplantation started.
While the procedure sounds easy and straightforward, there are several aspects to consider, from cost to risks and side effects, what to expect from an eyebrow transplant and deciding whether or not this surgery is right for you.
The Process of Eyebrow Transplant
Eyebrow transplantation is a cosmetic procedure in which hair follicles are transplanted to the eyebrow area, actually it is a procedure similar to the traditional hair transplant process, and the aim of this procedure here is that new hair will grow from these implanted grafts to have natural eyebrows.
In this operation, new follicles are transplanted in the same mechanisms of hair transplantation: “The fine hair is extracted from the back of the head using FUT technique, or from both sides of the head above the ears, then it is prepared under a microscope to extract the follicular units. The doctor uses also the hair follicles, as this helps to ensure that new hairs are able to grow in the eyebrows once the primary transferred hairs have fallen out.
Then the doctor determines the locations of the hairs accurately and estimates the appropriate angle for hair to grow in a proper direction. After that, the donor hairs are inserted into the thin areas of the eyebrows, or around the entire eyebrow area to create a natural looking using a hypodermic needle.
There is no need for scalpels and no need for stitches. The procedure is 100% microsurgical. Patients will regain their natural eyebrow growth without any side effects.
This process is done under general or local anesthetic depending on the case, the whole process takes about 2 to 3 hours.