Eyebrows are an important feature of your face, giving it the necessary framing and symmetry needed. The most expressive element of the face is your brows. Traditionally, eyebrows have served as a focal point for the face, framing the upper eyelid and lateral cheek area.
Getting that perfect brow contour does not come easy. Eyebrow thinning and loss can be a challenge. There are varied options for eyebrow growth therapies, and the benefits usually last as long depending on the therapy or treatment you use.
Many cosmetic attempts are primarily temporary. Threading, waxing, brushes, and eyebrow pencils only offer those few minutes of comfort till wet tissues touch your face.
Though micro-blading has become a common way to shape and add some “volume” to your brows, it is only a semi-permanent solution. In addition, it also has a risk of infection or allergy and can result in permanent scarring or deformity if not done correctly.
If you are tired of numerous hours of work mapping out your brows, you may want to consider eyebrow replacement. If you have started noticing any eyebrow loss or thinning, book an appointment with Pure Dermatology Cosmetic & Hair Center and get the best advice on treatment.
What Is An Eyebrow Transplant?
An eyebrow replacement is a cosmetic surgical treatment that involves transferring hair grafts to the brow region, similar to a hair transplant. The procedure involves harvesting donor hair from the scalp and transplanting it to the brows to develop a fuller brow.
The Eyebrow Transplant Procedure
The treatment is identical to a typical hair transplant in terms of results. One of the significant advantages of an eyebrow transplant is that you walk in and out of the clinic on the same day. Surgeons do the procedure as an outpatient surgery with local anesthetic and oral sedation.
The transplantation of eyebrow hair is a sensitive operation. There are two methods your surgeon can consider when performing the brow replacement procedure. These are:
- Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) – Your dermatologist removes a strip of skin from the back of your scalp and implants it in the bald parts of your head using micro-incisions. This ensures that new hairs grow in your brows after the ones that were transplanted fall out. In addition, the implanted portions exhibit natural-looking hair growth after healing.
- Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a popular hair replacement method used in eyebrow restoration. Surgeons obtain hair grafts for the brows from the back of the head or above the ears. The surgeon transfers the hair follicles, as well as individual hairs. The surgeon inserts the donor’s hairs in small incision sites only large enough to receive the hair follicle within the desired eyebrow region.
Both Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) have advantages and disadvantages. Contact us today and discuss which procedure is best for your eyebrow transplant.
What Is The Recovery Procedure After Undergoing An Eyebrow Transplant?
Patients should have a pretty straightforward healing period following the surgery. Tenderness on the scalp is a normal side effect after surgery. Swelling, discomfort, or pain will also be present.
The surgeon may leave the area open after the procedure, and a crust forms around the newly restored follicles. This is quite normal and is a natural component of the healing process and should disappear within a few days.
When it comes to the healing process, one important post-op tip to remember is to avoid getting your new brows wet. Your doctor may also advise that you keep the bandages on for two to three days.
In addition, your physician may prescribe anti-inflammatory medications, antibiotics, and pain relievers to deal with any infection or the risk of infection. You should be able to resume your normal schedule in three to five days.
Patients should expect the shafts of the transplanted hairs to fall out around the three-week mark. Regrowth generally begins four to six months following the surgery. Results start appearing after around six to eight months.
Is Eyebrow Transplant Permanent?
Eyebrow replacement is a permanent solution to your brow contours and volume. Most people experience the best outcomes within the first two years after the eyebrow restoration.
The fact is that the restored eyebrows continue to flourish and grow perfectly. The most significant challenge following eyebrow restoration is the need to trim the brows every week, as the transplanted hair will most likely grow at the same rate and to the same length as it did in its original position on your body.
Who Is Eligible For An Eyebrow Transplant?
The majority of individuals are suitable candidates for an eyebrow transplant. However, if you have certain medical conditions, you may be more susceptible to complications if you get an eyebrow transplant surgery. These conditions include trichotillomania, bleeding disorders, among others.
Always consult with your physician if you have any underlying conditions or have any concerns about the procedure. To reduce the risk of complications, you need to undergo further examination to ensure you are up for the procedure.
How Much Does It Cost To Get An Eyebrow Transplant?
Eyebrow transplants are by far the most reliable of the recommended eyebrow augmentation methods, more than popular alternatives like permanent cosmetics and micro-blading.
The cost of a brow transplant varies according to a few factors:
- How many grafts will be required?
- The surgery’s specifics
- Your location
- Whether or not your insurance covers all or part of the procedure
If you are thinking of having a permanent solution to your eyebrows, then eyebrow restoration surgery might be the way to go. The procedure is a low-risk treatment that you are guaranteed excellent results in the end.
Always consult with a physician first before deciding to undertake any medical procedures, including eyebrow replacement therapy.
If you have any questions about the procedure, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.