This procedure can also be simply used to thicken existing eyebrows or lengthen existing eyelashes enhance their appearance. Eyebrow transplantation also known as eyebrow restoration is a procedure designed to restore hair growth when the eyebrows are too thin, scarred, or completely missing.
The absence of hair can be due to genetics, prior electrolysis, laser hair removal, previous tattoos, thyroid or other hormonal abnormalities or trauma due to surgery, burns or other accidents. Some patients want their eyebrows are thick and full, others seek a subtle thickening and others want to have a less visible scar.
Patients feel no pain or discomfort during the procedure and a local anesthetic is used. The whole procedure takes a few hours and usually requires a single session. This is a very delicate procedure requiring perfect placement of the grafts in small incisions (half a millimeter) according to the correct angle and direction. Using all grafts microscopically dissected allows placement in smaller incisions possible to minimize scarring and to prevent damage to existing hair.
The number of grafts needed for this treatment ranges from 50 to 325 depending eyebrow hair density and the desired size. Sutures in the donor area are soluble. After 2 weeks the transplanted hair falls before starting to grow again at 3 months and continue to grow throughout their lives.