Getting the Eyebrows You Want
- Posted on: Jul 15 2018
If you have thin, virtually non-existent eyebrows, the daily hassle of penciling them in is a drag. But getting tattooed eyebrows doesn’t appeal to you. So, you just live with them and wish they were different.
Dr. Amirlak can perform eyebrow transplantation to give you thick, healthy eyebrows. Transplantation involves removing individual hair follicles from the back of the scalp and transplanting them to fill out your eyebrows with real, growing hair.
What is eyebrow transplantation?
Dr. Amirlak uses individual hairs, up to 400 hairs per eyebrow, to replace eyebrow hair that has diminished from long-term plucking, natural hair loss with aging, or was never there in the first place. The transplanted hairs grow naturally and are dense and attractive. If you’ve always had thin, lifeless eyebrows, you’ll be thrilled. They actually will grow so well you’ll have to trim them every couple of weeks!
How is eyebrow transplantation done?
Dr. Amirlak works with you to design the initial shape and look of your eyebrows. The outer margins are drawn on your brows, based on your direction and goals.
We then provide you with an oral sedative and we also numb the area on the back of the scalp where we will be taking the donor hairs. This is usually on the middle area of the back of the scalp. Sometimes, we may take a spot lower on the scalp where the hairs are somewhat finer. Obviously, you need to have adequate hair in the area.
Dr. Amirlak uses the follicular unit extraction (FUE) method. For extraction, individual follicles are removed from the donor area on the back of the head. Our FUE tool extracts these hairs, which consist of 1-4 hairs per follicle, with a gentle pneumatic process that ensures the hairs will have a better chance of being successfully transplanted.
Once the appropriate number of hairs has been harvested (this number is based on what you want to accomplish with your new eyebrows), we transplant the hair into the design sketched for your new eyebrows using the “no touch” implantation method. This method doesn’t use a scalpel to create donor sites. Instead, our FUE tool makes the holes at the optimum depth, and then the hairs are inserted into these holes. When we have the density desired, the procedure is complete.
When will I see my new hair?
For the first two to three weeks, your eyebrows will be dense and full, but then all of the implanted hairs will fall out. What?! This is simply the hair responding to the trauma of transplantation. In around 3-4 months the follicles settle down and return to the growth phase. They really start growing, so much so that you’ll need to trim them every 10-14 days. After years of thin, lifeless eyebrows, you’ll appreciate the opportunity to have to actually trim your new eyebrows.
Interested in throwing away your eyebrow pencil? Call Dr. Amirlak at (214) 974-4948 and ask about eyebrow transplantation.
Posted in: Eyebrow Restoration