- Posted on: May 11 2017
Eyebrow restoration uses a surgical procedure to permanently restore and customize the appearance of the eyebrows. Some individuals may suffer from the loss of hair in all or part of their eyebrows. Hair loss in this area may alter a patient’s appearance and affect their self-esteem. Individuals may experience thinning or the loss of eyebrow hair due to many reasons that may include:
- Side effects of medication such as chemotherapy drugs
- Thyroid conditions
Temporary measures to restore the appearance of the eyebrows, such as cosmetics or tattoos, often produce unrealistic results and cannot be completely customized for each individual patient. Medication is sometimes prescribed to treat hair loss, but the success rate of these medications is relatively low.
The most effective form of eyebrow restoration is an eyebrow transplant in which hair is taken from the back of the head and transplanted into the eyebrow area. Performed under a local anesthetic in the surgeon’s office, the eyebrow transplant procedure typically takes approximately three hours. The hair that is selected for harvesting is taken from a discreet area on the back or side of the head, chosen not only for the viability of the follicles but also to be as similar as possible to existing eyebrow hair, to optimize its blending in within the eyebrows. Each hair graft is individually placed to ensure the most natural looking, attractive eyebrows.
The results of the eyebrow transplant procedure are usually visible approximately three to six months after treatment. Depending on the extent of hair loss and the patient’s needs, multiple treatment sessions may be required. Individuals may need to routinely trim the new eyebrows since hair taken from the head tends to grow more quickly and longer than the original eyebrow hair.
An eyebrow transplant is a surgical option of eyebrow restoration that is used to recreate natural-looking eyebrows for patients seeking fuller and more distinct eyebrows.