Eyebrow Transplantation is applied to people who have lost their eyebrows for various reasons. Eyebrows and eyelashes are the most important structures that reveal the beauty of the look. The main reasons of eyebrow loss are:
- Excessive and repetitive hair removal is the most common cause
- Genetically weak eyebrows
- Scarring due to wounds, burns, or tattoos
- Medical treatments using cytostatic medication, or radiation
Eyebrow transplantation is a procedure that needs care already at the planning stage. The procedure itself is divided into three parts as inner, middle and external because the arrangement of the eyebrows displays many differences. It is extremely important to make and design the sequencing correctly.
Eyebrow transplantation is done under local anesthesia. Similarly to the FUE technique, hair roots can be collected and even body hair can be used if it will be of a more suitable size, depending on the structure of the eyebrow.
In fact, the collection of hair from near the nape area can be preferred if they are finer than the nape area hair. Hair is collected using a micro-motor FUE or manual FUE depending on the technical fineness of the hair.
Since implantation with thin slit incisions will not be easy in the skin of the area and its underlying hard fibrous tissues, transplantation with Choi implanters will be more appropriate.
Already quite thin, the graft roots need to be transferred to the eyebrow area without being traumatized. This transfer must conform fairly horizontally to the eyebrow’s own natural structure.
The new planted eyebrows will show a tendency to grow like the hair in its place of origin and they will need to be trimmed. Before the procedure, we have a discussion with our patients about the shape and thickness of the new eyebrows. Subsequently, we determine a small area on the nape which is shaved to collect the follicles.
This is an area which you can camouflage with your hair very easily. The number of grafts to be taken varies between 50-500, depending on the need. The most important issue in eyebrow transplantation is the eyebrow design.
There are different sequence characters in the beginning, middle and outer areas of the eyebrow. It takes about 4-6 months for the eyebrows to start growing after the transplantation.
Eyebrows can be plucked 1.5-2 months after the procedure. However, since eyebrows are only planted where they are wanted, there is not much call for plucking. It takes about one year for the eyebrows to mature in full.