Eyebrow transplantation is one of the most preferred treatment methods especially among women. Since women regularly pluck, wax or thread their eyebrows, eyebrow hair may stop growing back. Eyebrows lose their appearance and volume that they owned in young ages. It is possible to obtain volume and thickness in the eyebrows with eyebrow transplantation. Eyebrow hair loss can also occur due to trauma, burns, and accidents. Eyebrow transplantation can successfully be performed in these patients, too.
How is eyebrow transplantation performed?
Eyebrow transplantation is performed using the FUE hair transplantation method. The procedure is performed after administering local anesthesia to the patient and it lasts for 3-4 hours. Hair follicles harvested from the nape of the patient are transferred to the selected eyebrow region. These hair follicles should be placed at a certain angle and direction in the area to be transplanted.
The hair follicles come out of the skin at an angle of 45 degrees. Eyebrows are very different. The skin releases the eyebrow hair strands at a 10-15-degree angle. The hair is aligned in an upward direction in the inner parts of the eyebrow; they come out of the skin parallel to the ground in the middle parts, and they take a slightly downward direction in the outer parts. For this reason, meticulous care must be exercised during the transplantation. Otherwise, the eyebrow hair may come out at different directions and angles when it is inappropriately transplanted. Therefore, eyebrow transplantation should be performed by a qualified physician.
What are the points to be considered after the treatment?
You are going to possibly see very small, pinhead-sized crusts in the area of transplantation during the following week. However, these crusts do not prevent patients from returning to daily lives and work because they will be shed quickly. Individuals undergoing eyebrow transplantation are advised not to swim in the sea or swimming pools; they should avoid exposure to intense sunlight or solarium, and they should not engage in strenuous workouts for two weeks after the procedure.
Does transplantation help shaping the eyebrows?
This method allows reshaping the eyebrows as the individual wishes. The transplantation process allows reshaping the pointed eyebrows to have blunt edges or a thick head or to give a straight shape to a curved eyebrow.
When will eyebrow hair grow after the transplantation?
The eyebrow hair will start growing after 3 months following the transplantation. Eyebrows will take their final shapes at the end of a period of about 7-8 months. After 15 days following the procedure, the eyebrow hair will start to fall out just like the hair transplanted into the scalp. Eyebrow hair loss will continue for 3 months but it will no longer be a concern after this period.
As the hair follicles to be transplanted to the eyebrow area are harvested from the nape, they grow as fast as the hair in the scalp does. For this reason, it is a useful practice to trim the hair ends at 15-day intervals. At the end of one year, the transplanted eyebrow hair will adapt to the area of transplantation and their growth rate will slow down. This will reduce the need for trimming.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I feel pain during eyebrow transplantation?
Since local anesthesia will be administered during the eyebrow transplantation, it is appropriate to say that it is a painless procedure.
Will there be any scar marks left?
Eyebrow transplantation is performed using the FUE technique, which requires harvesting the hair follicles one by one. Therefore, no scar marks will be left after the procedure.
Who can undergo the eyebrow transplantation procedure?
Women apply most commonly for eyebrow transplantation. Individuals; who have eyebrow loss due to trauma and who wish to reshape their eyebrows are the candidates for eyebrow transplantation.
How are eyebrows reshaped?
The patient and the doctor will decide together about how the new shape of eyebrows will be. The new eyebrow shape is determined in accordance to the anatomical structure in the eyebrow area.
Will the eyebrows look natural after the transplantation?
Eyebrow transplantation in normally unnoticeable as long as it is performed by a team of experts. It is important that the intervention is performed by an experienced plastic surgeon.
Are the results permanent? Will a repeat intervention be needed?
There is going to be no eyebrow loss after the transplantation.
Is the procedure completed in one session?
If there are no special concerns, eyebrow transplantation is completed in one session.
Where should the procedure be performed?
Eyebrow transplantation may seem as an easy procedure but it should be performed in a hospital environment by a qualified plastic surgeon assisted by experienced nurses.