I’ve been hearing a lot of about eyelash hair transplants in the news but I never hear about people having an eyebrow hair transplant. My eyebrows are very sparse from years of plucking. I am forced to basically draw them on now but would love to have an eyebrow transplant if possible. Do all hair transplant doctors do this type of procedure or do I have to find someone who specializes in it? And where do I look? Also can I send digital pictures to your organization for an evaluation?
Thank you for your help.
Having an eyebrow transplant is a very good option for those interested in restoring lost eyebrow hair, but remember, the patient has to be very careful when choosing a hair transplant surgeon for this very specialized procedure.
The absence of eyebrow hair is not uncommon and can be due to many factors including, genetics, over plucking, trauma from an accident or surgery, thyroid and hormonal conditions as well as burns.
Like a conventional hair transplant the donor hair is removed from the back of the scalp to be transplanted into the area that needs to be restored. Since the hair that is being transplanted comes form the scalp, it is genetically programmed to grow like scalp hair and will need to be trimmed on a regular basis.
An eyebrow hair transplant is an extremely delicate procedure that takes a significant amount of skill and experience to perform properly. To provide a completely natural appearance the hair transplant surgeon has to place each individual hair with painstaking precision in order mimic the exact angle and direction of naturally occurring eyebrow growth.
Between 50 to as many as 325 individual hairs are painstakingly placed in each eyebrow depending on the level of restoration needed. In most cases the desired result can be achieved after only one procedure.
An eyebrow transplant is usually performed using a mild oral sedative and can take around 2 hours to complete. Most patents report that the procedure is virtually painless and the recovery period is relatively short.
During the first week of recovery the patient will experience the formation of tiny crusts around each transplanted hair. During this period the crusts will fall leaving a slightly pinkish appearance to the eyebrow which usually fades by the end of the first week leaving the patient with a completely normal appearance. The sutures that were placed in the donor area on the back of the scalp are removed at the end of the first week as well.
After about two weeks the transplanted hair falls out and begins to regrow within three months. Once the newly transplanted hairs begin to grow they should continue to grow for a lifetime.
Again, when considering this procedure only consult with a hair transplant surgeon that has extensive experience with eyebrow hair transplantation. Avoid the large chain hair transplant clinics that advertise on TV since experts agree that quality control in these clinics is usually below acceptable standards.
To find an experienced hair transplant surgeon who specializes in eyebrow transplants consult with The American Hair loss Association or contact The International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons. Once you decide on who you would like to consult with you can always forward on digital images of yourself to be evaluated prior to a face to face consultation.