Eyebrow transplants are designed to restore growing hair to eyebrows that are either missing, overly thin or scarred. The complete absence of eyebrow hair can be due to a number of factors, including genetics, prior laser hair removal, hormonal abnormalities, over-plucking or trauma from a previous accident.
The donor hairs for eyebrow transplants come directly from the patient’s scalp, which continue to grow for a lifetime once they are implanted into the eyebrow. This means that they will need to be trimmed regularly, generally about once a month, to keep them from becoming too long or unruly on the face.
In order to provide an appearance that is as natural as possible, the hairs are primarily transplanted one at a time, but never more than two at once. The procedure mimics the natural way that eyebrows grow. The hairs require precise placement into tiny incisions that are no more than half a millimeter wide.
An eyebrow transplant procedure typically involves anywhere from 50 to 325 hairs being placed into each eyebrow, depending entirely on the hair that already exists as well as the patient’s desired size and density. The procedure itself typically lasts around two hours, with an essentially painless recovery period after it is completed.
After about three to five days after the procedure, the patient can return to normal activities without any sign that a surgery took place. Any pinkness or tiny crusts that have formed around the transplanted hairs will be gone, with the hairs now starting to grow in to give the eyebrows a naturally full look.
If you are interested in professional hair replacement surgery, or learning more about the eyebrow transplant procedure, be sure to schedule an appointment with Marotta Hair Restoration today!