Eyebrow transplants are a new option for people who aren't satisfied with their current look. Unlike other areas of the body, you can't cover your eyebrows with clothing, though makeup can provide some support. When eyebrow shaping products such as powders and pencils just don't cut it, you may want to consider eyebrow transplants, which, like other forms of hair transplants, use donor hair taken from elsewhere on your body. Typically, donor eyebrow hair comes from the patient's scalp.
Because the hair on your head is different than your natural eyebrow, it may require more maintenance than usual. However, if you're willing to put in the effort in regards to grooming, the treatment can deliver exceptionally lush and natural results.
Here are three reasons you might consider an eyebrow transplant:
1. Scars or skin damage
Men and women with heavy scar damage to their brows should consider getting an eyebrow transplant. A professional facial plastic surgeon can assess the scarred area and determine how best to fill in the area with transplanted hair. The procedure is very precise. In fact, the transplanted hairs are inserted into extremely small incisions, often only half a millimeter wide. This creates a natural, attractive look.
2. Bald spots from over-plucking
According to Allure Magazine, one of the top reasons women get eyebrow transplants is because of overzealous plucking in their youth, which has lead to bald spots. Too much plucking throughout life can lead to overly thin brows, which may be difficult to bulk up with over-the-counter products. If you've tried other remedies for thin brows but just aren't satisfied, it's time to make a consultation with an expert to look at your options.
3. Regain your confidence
Having to pencil in thin eyebrows every morning can be very demoralizing. Ashley Wilkins, writing for Refinery29, explained how her extremely thin eyebrows caused her constant confidence issues. When she made the leap and received an eyebrow transplant, she reported feeling much happier and self-confident.
The recovery process for an eyebrow transplant takes only a few days, and the operation itself is nearly painless.
Dr. Marotta is a dual board certified facial plastic surgeon. He is committed to delivering the best experience possible to his clients. Schedule a consultation today to see how Dr. Marotta and his team can help you decide if an eyebrow transplant is right for you.