Eyebrow transplants are devised to recover growing hair to exceedingly thin, completely absent or scarred eyebrows. This nonappearance of eyebrow hair may be caused by past electrolysis, surgical trauma, genetics, accidents, thyroid abnormalities, hormonal anomalies, burns, or laser hair removal.
What You Need To Understand About Eyebrow Hair Transplants
Hairs come from donor regions of the body, such as the scalp. When transplanted to the eyebrow region they will keep growing over a lifetime and will as such require monthly trimming for maintenance. For a natural look, there is a transfer of the hairs one or two follicles at a time, which is the manner in which there is the natural growth of eyebrow hair. The procedure is quite straightforward. The magnitude of the procedure you want to be done can vary between a full eyebrow restoration to give them more volume to a minute restoration amount to hide a scar. It can go from 50-400 grafts per brow.
First things first the brow is designed with the doctor relying heavily on the patient’s feedback seeing as it should be according to their liking and also ensuring the design is pleasing to the eye and looks as natural as possible. Sedation is administered either orally or via injection after which there will be no unpleasantness.
There is the removal of donor hairs from the back of the head either via follicular unit extraction technique or the strip method. You and the doctor can choose which of the two methods you will want to be done depending on the patient’s ethnicity, their aims and interests, and how they wear their hair. Sometimes in a bid to get finer hairs, they will be gotten from lower down the back of the head. Grafts will be arranged beneath microscopes after which the doctor will prepare the recipient sites which will ascertain the growth inclination and order.
There will be graft placement of the hair follicles, one at a time, in the respective recipient sites. After a few hours, a majority of the hairs will have been transplanted; the eyebrows will undergo checking as many times as required to ensure both parties (the doctor and the patient) are contented with the thickness and shape. The entire process takes roughly 4 hours with just a bit of discomfort experienced in the donor region by the patient in question.
For the first 5 days or so, there is some expected redness followed by formation around each transplanted hair of tiny crusts whereby there will be less pinkness afterward. This can, however, be hidden with makeup. This will fade and start looking more natural over the next few weeks. For some patients, there will be some mild swelling and be bruising around the eyes. The eyebrows become better and better within the following 6 months and will require regular grooming and a trim roughly every fortnight.
Few risks are involved, such as poor growth of the transplanted donor hairs, broadening of a strip donor site and extended period of pinkness in the area. However, the procedure will not affect your day-to-day activity and you can go about your daily business up to 7 days after the procedure if not less, depending on how long the signs take to disappear.