The eyes are the windows to the soul, but it is how the eyebrows frame them that truly helps define the face. For thin and patchy eyebrows, an eyebrow hair transplant at Elite Vein and Hair Restoration may be the procedure that not only brings your brows to their best and fullest but restores your confidence.
The procedure is straightforward and has several benefits not available with other eyebrow restoration options like makeup or tattooing. Here’s what to expect from an eyebrow hair transplantation.
The Benefits Of An Eyebrow Hair Transplant
There are several options available for anybody wanting to add more fullness to their brows, from temporary options such as powdering or penciling them in, to more long-term options like microblading. One of the primary benefits of eyebrow transplantation, besides an increase in confidence, is being able to achieve a natural, permanent result using your own hair. A virtually painless procedure that takes about four hours, an eyebrow transplant is a beneficial option for those with naturally sparse growth, over-plucked or misshapen brows or scars.
What To Know Before An Eyebrow Hair Transplant Procedure
The first step in an eyebrow hair transplant is a consultation to determine the ideal shape of your new brows and the best type of process to achieve it. Depending on the type and look of transplantation, each eyebrow may need between 50 and 400 grafts. The rate of regrowth for the transplanted hair tends to be high, though some patients have a second procedure later to reach more density.
The Eyebrow Hair Transplantation Procedure Process
The donor hairs for the procedure are typically taken from the back of the head while the patient is sedated, either via FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant) or FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction). No matter what process is used, the donor hairs then are separated and readied to be transplanted to the brows. The hair grafts are placed one at a time into each recipient site, following the plan decided during the consultation. As the procedure nears the end, the progress is checked between the doctor and patient to ensure the best possible brow is being created.
What To Expect After The Procedure
Whether the brows were partially or fully transplanted, it takes about a week to recover from the procedure. After that, it’s a matter of waiting for the natural hair growth cycle to settle in, with the transplanted hairs falling out after two to three weeks and eyebrows reaching their final density in about six months.
Because the donor hair comes from the scalp, they can require some grooming to acclimatize them to their new location, but some patients have found it only takes a few months to “train” them into place. The hair continues growing and will need trimming periodically. However, there will not be any further need to pencil them in or tattoo lacking areas!
If you’re curious for more information about the procedure for transplanting eyebrow hair or feeling ready to schedule an initial consultation, contact the experts at Elite Vein and Hair Restoration in Royal Oak, MI.