“While it is commonly thought that those undergoing eyebrow transplantation are mostly women, it is also a preferred and highly pleasing procedure for men.”
Eyebrow loss refers to the loss of hair in the eyebrows, altering a person’s facial expressions. Eyebrow transplantation involves transplanting hair follicles, which can be extracted from any available donor area, mainly from the back of the head, to the areas where eyebrow loss has occurred.
When a person experiences permanent eyebrow loss (permanently losing eyebrow follicles), they may opt for an eyebrow transplantation. Eyebrow loss can be caused by various factors. Often, eyebrow hair loss occurs due to constant (obsessive) plucking of hair from the same areas. However, eyebrow loss can also result from permanent makeup or other serious conditions such as chemotherapy for cancer or skin diseases (usually alopecia areata).
When the decision for transplantation is made, it is asymmetrically planned in a way that does not disturb the integrity of the hairline and the face before transplantation. Utilizing the FUE-Sapphire technique, channels are horizontally opened at a 45° angle without disrupting the natural structure of the eyebrow. For eyebrow transplantation, grafts with thinner tips are used, and only a single follicular unit (hair strands) is used.
It is the most permanent way to add meaning to appearance. Also, individuals with burns, scars, diseases, congenital inability, and eyebrow loss due to obsessive plucking are suitable for an eyebrow transplantation.
Eyebrow transplants are among the most meticulous and demanding of all hair transplantation procedures. Achieving a natural-looking appearance is crucial in eyebrow transplants. For this, the angle and direction of the transplanted grafts must be controlled with a steady, trained eye to match the natural direction and arch of the original eyebrow.
Aesthetic concerns are our top priority in an eyebrow transplantation. This requires developing a customized surgical plan based on the unique needs of the patient.
An eyebrow transplantation is a simple, uncomplicated procedure performed on an outpatient basis and usually takes between 3 to 5 hours, depending on the number of grafts needed.
The Four Steps of Eyebrow Transplantation
- Consultation and Planning
- Harvesting of Grafts (Hair Follicles)
- Transplantation of Grafts
CONSULTATION AND PLANNING
Since only about 200-300 grafts are typically needed for an eyebrow transplant, the procedure usually takes around 2 to a maximum of 5 hours.
During a physical examination, the shaping of the eyebrow is determined. In this phase, the doctor will create a surgical plan, taking into account the patient’s facial features and individual needs. The doctor assesses both the receiving area and the hair from the donor area.
HARVESTING OF GRAFTS:
This is the first phase of the actual treatment.
Harvesting grafts requires only a small area at the back of the head to be shaved. The shaved area where the grafts will be removed will not be visible to others. During the extraction of hair follicles, only a few hairs are harvested. For eyebrows, only a few hairs can give a natural aesthetic appearance. Local anesthesia is administered in the donor area before the extraction process.
TRANSPLANTATION OF GRAFTS
Subsequently, the receiving area (the eyebrows) is also locally anesthetized. Using the ultra-thin implant pen, hair follicles are transplanted, taking into account the correct angle and direction of hair growth. This process requires experience and is important to achieve an aesthetically appealing appearance.
On the day after the procedure, a bandage is applied to ensure that the hair follicles are sufficiently anchored in the skin tissue and to prevent any other medical complications. We will advise you on how to properly care for the newly transplanted hair and provide a timeline for any habits or behaviors to follow in the weeks or months that follow. (Such as avoiding direct sunlight on the area for two months and avoiding trimming or intense friction for the first month.)
RESULTS AFTER EYEBROW TRANSPLANTATION
The growth process of newly transplanted eyebrows is the same as a hair transplant procedure. Within 15 days of the procedure, the patient may experience a temporary condition called shock loss, where the hairs temporarily fall out, which is entirely normal. Afterward, they will permanently continue to grow. In the next 3 months, the patient will notice visible hair growth, and in the next 6 to a maximum of 12 months after the procedure, complete results will be achieved.