The SkinnyEyebrow Transplant
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About the Procedure
Eyebrow Transplants are a permanent solution to hair loss or poor density/distribution of hair in the brow area. Undesirable eyebrow appearance may result from overplucking, trauma (like laser treatments or scarring), or medical conditions like alopecia or hypothyroidism. Eyebrow Transplants can be performed via standard surgical hair transplant methods like Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) or Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT). FUE involves small areas of donor hair scalp harvesting whereas FUT uses one large donor scalp strip leading to more follicles but also more scarring. An important component of an Eyebrow Transplant is the required ongoing maintenance. Harvested hair follicles will continue to grow like scalp hair. This means the brow hair will require significant regular maintenance most likely with the assistance of an expert to maintain the desired aesthetic two to three times a month.
The goal of an eyebrow transplant Eyebrow is to permanently restore or enhance the brow by hair follicle harvesting from the scalp for re-implantation in the brow area.
What to Expect
An eyebrow transplant is a surgical hair restoration procedure. Here is a quick guide for what to expect before, during, and after an eyebrow transplant procedure:
- Stop taking blood thinning medications two weeks prior to surgery. Blood thinners may include Advil, Tylenol, Aspirin, and prescription anticoagulants
- Stop smoking one week prior to the procedure and continue cessation for one week post op
- Do not drink alcohol three days prior to the procedure
- Donor section of scalp is shaved, cleansed, and local anesthesia is administered
- During FUT, strip of scalp is removed, hair follicles harvested, and threaded into the brow area
- During FUE, individual hairs extracted from the scalp, and hairs are threaded into the brow area
The average recovery following an Eyebrow Transplant is about one week. Eyebrows will be red, tender, and swollen for a few days. The harvested areas of the scalp will also be swollen and tender. In the case of FUT, sutures will be present on the scalp in the donor area for five days. Patients will need to take care to not excessively manipulate the transplanted areas.
The ideal candidate for an Eyebrow Transplant has hair loss in the eyebrows and is looking for a permanent enhancement to brow volume, density, and distribution.
Not Recommended For
Eyebrow Transplants are not recommended for those with poor donor sites, those unable to commit to regular brow maintenance following the procedure, or those with hair loss due to medication, medical treatments, or stress.
Possible side effects of an Eyebrow Transplants include bleeding, infection, itching, scar formation, swelling, and telogen effluvium (thinning or shedding of hair).