What are Eyebrow Transplants?
Thinning eyebrow hair is a very common problem amongst men and women. Patients often complain of balding spots, thinning or complete absence of all or part of the eyebrow. Eyebrow thinning can be source of anxiety and low self confidence; this is why millions of pounds are spent each year on makeup or semi-permanent solutions to enhance the eyebrows and correct thinning, asymmetry or bald spots.
Eyebrow hair transplantation at Skin and Follicle is the only permanent solution to eyebrow thinning. It is the most natural, low maintenance and long term way of treating this problem. Eyebrow transplant is most commonly requested by women to correct thinning, bald spots or asymmetry. It is also becoming more common in men too, to improve the shape and help to cover eyebrow scars and bald spots.
What causes eyebrow hair loss?
Eyebrow hair loss is most commonly caused by over-plucking. However, other factors may also be involved such as advancing age, family hair loss and hormonal changes. We often see patients at Skin and Follicle with Eyebrow hair loss following burns, surgery and scars from trauma. Eyebrow transplant offers a fantastic solution to permanent and natural correction of these problems. Eyebrow hair loss and problems of alopecia following chemotherapy and radiotherapy are often seen by team of plastic surgeons at Skin and Follicle. Hair transplantation for these conditions is extremely effective not just for restoring the eyebrows but also for helping with the psychological recovery following these difficult conditions. Whatever your reasons may be, eyebrow hair transplants can restore the natural appearance and balance of your eyebrows and face.
Apart from their natural function of providing a natural protection for your eyes, eyebrows are an extremely important aesthetic feature of your face. Eyebrows give a balance to the face and frame the eyes to accentuate their natural beauty.
Our team of plastic and hair transplant surgeons at Skin and Follicle will carry out a full assessment of your concerns and work with you to design eyebrow shape that suits your face and accentuate the natural shape and beauty of your eyes as well as the symmetry and balance of your face. Our plastic and transplant surgeons combine their meticulous surgical skills with artistic flair and passion for hair transplantation and aesthetics to design and sculpt the right eyebrow for your face.
How are eyebrow transplants performed?
Skin and Follicle perform eyebrow hair restoration using a combination of techniques. Eyebrow hair transplant can be performed by Long Hair transplantation for immediate results. Other options include Robotic Hair transplantation, standard Follicular unit Extraction (FUE) and Follicular unit Transplantation (FUT). More information on each technique is available on our website. If you require any more information, please do not hesitate to contact us or book a consultation with one of our expert transplant surgeons.
The procedure begins with harvesting of the hair, which can come from the back of the head, leaving no noticeable hair thinning or scarring at the donor site. The donor hair is prepared under the microscope and prepared for implantation. The final eyebrow shape and position are designed and the recipient hair sites are made.The donor eyebrow hair is typically left at a length that is suitable for the future eyebrow. In this way, the result is immediate and there is minimal downtime. The donor hair is implanted by our transplant experts maintaining the natural shape, direction and density of the perfect eyebrow. Typically around 200-300 hairs are required to recreate the eyebrow. The whole procedure is performed under local anaesthesia and is typically painless. By the end of the procedure, you will be able to appreciate your newly created and perfectly formed permanent eyebrows.
What will happen after the procedure?
You will be able to return home on the same day after your procedure. You should expect a little irritation for a few days. Most patients are able to return to their normal activities after 3-4 days.
As with all hair transplant procedures, the transplanted hair will fall out over the next few weeks so you may experience some thinning as the hairs enter their resting (telogen) phase. After four months, the eyebrow follicle wake up and enter their growth (anagen) phase and start to grow back.
Book your appointment now to discuss eyebrow transplants
An eyebrow makeover with permanent eyebrow transplantation can dramatically enhance your appearance and transform self confidence. Get in touch today to schedule your eyebrow hair restoration consultation now.