Eyebrow Transplantation Procedure

About 4 million people each year face the reality that their eyebrow hair is thinning. It tends to happen with age but there can be many reasons for why we lose part or all of our eyebrow hair; stress, anxiety, hormones. As a result bald spots appear in the brows. It may come as a surprise, but anyone can have “bald spots” in their eyebrows. Eyebrow hair loss does not gender discriminate. While the eyebrow hair transplant is a common procedure with women, more and more men are having them.

For many women, drawing on their eyebrows becomes a burdensome morning ritual. Hair loss is a confidence killer regardless if it’s your receding hairline or your disappearing or non-existent eyebrows which is why people turn to different forms of eyebrow restoration. There are semi-permanent solutions in the market like micro-blading that do create a thicker look but nothing gives you the realness of thick brows like a transplant. When eyebrow hair loss becomes a beauty flaw, eyebrow transplants are the most natural, low maintenance solution available to both women and men.

Women and eyebrow transplant

It’s certainly no secret that eyebrow transplants are more popular with women, than men. There are many reasons as to why women may be concerned with the look of their brows. Whether it natural thinning as a result of getting older, or one of the social explanations stated above, many women are concerned by eyebrow hair loss or their naturally thin brows.

Moreover, this comes as no surprise when considering the social pressures placed upon women to constantly look their best. With celebrities such as Cara Delevingne and Jessica Alba lauded for their full looking brows, it’s no surprise that women believe healthy eyebrows to be a sign of beauty.

What is quite disheartening is that many of the preliminary measures women take to cover up their thinning brows can actually cause more hair loss! The constant application of makeup can be really damaging for your eyebrow hair.

How does Eyebrow Transplantation Work?

Every patient’s needs are unique. This is why the first step of any hair transplant procedure is a one-on-one consultation. During the consultation, the donor and recipient areas will be evaluated according to each patient’s specific course of treatment. Specifically, the doctor will assess the shape of the eyebrow, the number of grafts required, as well as any specific needs or requests. Once the consultation is complete and a course of eyebrow restoration has been set, it is time to begin the procedure.

An eyebrow transplant begins with the removal of hair follicles from the donor area. To begin this procedure the donor area is first shaved; though only a very small part of the head is used, the donor area is easily masked by the remaining hair and is not visible to others. Secondly, a local anaesthetic is applied to the donor area to ensure comfort throughout the procedure.

Next, the hair follicles are extracted. Whereas most DHI hair restoration procedures prioritise grafts with multiple hair follicles, during eyebrow restoration only individual follicles are extracted. This provides a much more natural final result.

Once all of the grafts have been removed transplantation can begin. Again, the first step is to apply a local anaesthetic to the recipient area. After this, the extracted hair follicles are implanted directly into the recipient area using a Choi implanter pen. During this process, great care is taken to ensure that the grafts are placed in alignment with the direction and angle of the natural eyebrow.

The Four Stages of Eyebrow Transplant

Step 01
Punch Incision Around Hair Follicles

Eyebrow hair transplant will be conducted once the surgeon will apply the local anesthesia on the donor area. Hair follicles will be extracted from the donor area using a specialized instrument micromotor with micro punches by the size of 0,6 – 0,7 – 0,8 diameters.

Step 02
Extraction Of Follicular Unit

Hair follicles will be extracted one by one from the donor area.

Step 03
Loading The Hair Graft Into The Implanter Pen

After Placing the extracted follicles in a nourishing environment, the grafts will be load it into the needle of Choi Pen.

Step 04
Implantation Of The Grafts

The grafts will be implanted by the surgeon on the recipient area at an appropriate angle, depth and direction to give you natural results. The follicles will be implanted carefully one by one for better results.

What separates an eyebrow transplant from a typical hair transplant procedure?

Other than area on the head, the key difference between an eyebrow, and hair transplant is the area from which the donor hair is taken from. Whilst a typical hair transplant looks to take donor hair from the back of the scalp, eyebrow transplants often takes hair from the side of the head (near the ear). Typically, hair from this area is shorter than head hair or body hair and it is better suited to match your existing eyebrow hairs.

Why Have an Eyebrow Transplant?

  • There are a number of explanations as to why many of our patients come to us requiring an eyebrow transplant. Whilst it is often difficult to avoid the problem of hereditary hair loss, damaged or thin eyebrows can often occur as a direct result of environmental and social influences. Here are some of the explanations as to why many of our patients require an eyebrow transplant:

    • Compulsive Plucking – this is where hair loss, or thinning, occurs as a direct result of over plucking the hairs in your eyebrow area.
    • Scar Coverage – Many patients often want an eyebrow transplant as a means of covering facial injury sustained in events such as: physical assault, car crashes, or thermal and chemical burns
    • Nutrient Deficiencies – believe it or not, eyebrow hair loss can sometimes occur as a result of not getting enough vitamins into your diet. Vitamins A, E, and Zinc all play an important role in producing natural oils for your hair.
    • Medical Treatments – Many medical treatments (especially cancer treatments, such as: Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy) can often lead to hair loss all over the body.

Advantages of Eyebrow Transplantation

  • Thicker and fuller eyebrows leads to better face expressions and self confidence
  • A permanent solution for your eyebrows, so no more brow makeup
  • Minimally invasive, less scars with unique DHI CHOI pen treatment
  • Extremely natural looking results

Eyebrow Transplant Aftercare

Make sure not to touch your eyebrows for up to at least 8 to 10 days

Keep away from alcohol, garlic concentrated or spicy foods which can lead you to blood thinning

Feel free to get in touch with us if your donor or recipient site is feeling a little bit sour. We’re happy to help!

In the following weeks and months, it is natural to see your new hairs outgrow the eyebrows that are already there. As the implanted hair follicles have come from your scalp, where they grow quicker and longer, they may need a little bit of extra training. Make sure you give them a good trim and curl in order to have them follow your brow’s natural arch.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Eyebrow transplants are a permanent solution that can last a lifetime. Using the DHI technique, you will start to see noticeable growth at three to six months after the surgery. The final result will be visible at around 10 months.
On the day of your eyebrow transplant, be sure to take the afternoon off work or come during the weekend. The full surgery will take between 3 and 5 hours. As you will be given local anaesthetic during the procedure, you’ll be able to drive and there is no need to stay overnight.
To make your brow look full and natural, between 200 and 500 donor hairs may be required. These hair follicles/grafts will be extracted and re-implanted individually.
It is generally believed that eyebrow transplants will keep growing in much the same way as hair on the back of the scalp. This means that while most eyebrows will stop growing when they are about a half inch long or shorter, transplanted hair may continue to grow.
During an eyebrow transplant procedure, local anaesthesia will be used to minimise pain and discomfort. Medication can be used to help manage any discomfort, and many patients report only minimal discomfort during the procedure. Some patients may choose to sleep, listen to music, or watch television during the procedure.
Eyebrow transplants work for both men and women as well as for those transitioning genders.
Yes! When your eyebrows have had enough time to grow and settle in, you can shape them however you like.
While it’s safe to shape your new brows, avoid overplucking them to prevent permanent eyebrow hair loss.

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