Thin or missing eyebrows are conditions observed in many people. This appearance can be partially or completely fixed by external interventions. Although there are permanent make-up, tattooing and similar methods, eyebrow transplant is more preferred method for better results. When the face is subjected to an overall assessment, each element changes its expression and appearance with its characteristics. Eyebrow is also important in the integrity of the expression. Thin or absent eyebrows can cause serious negativity in facial expression.
As much as genetic structure, hair transplant can be considered in situations like eyebrow loss and reduction. Continuous trimming or removal of the eyebrow sometimes causes permanent losses.
Due to the change in beauty and fashion sense, there may be demands to change the eyebrow structure. While thin eyebrows were used in the old period, the use of thick and bushy eyebrows has become more popular today. Therefore, permanent make-up poses a kind of risk. The most natural solution can said to be eyebrow transplantation.
The development of hair transplantation has enabled hair transfer in many areas. Beginning with hair transplantation, the new procedures gave birth to beard and eyebrow transplantation, offering limitless potentials for people to do for themselves.
How is Eyebrows Transplant Done?
The FUT method used in hair transplantation is not used for hair and beard transplantation. The most successful and healthy results are obtained by the FUE method applied since 2003. The biggest problem in this field is the lack of training of the FUE method and the experts having to learn and develop this technique on their own.
The hairs to be planted for the eyebrow are taken from the nape. An area of 1 cm or less on the nape is trimmed by shaving. In this area, hair roots are taken one by one so as not to be bigger than 0,6-0,7mm. The purpose of these tips being thin is that to leave no trace.
The hairs from the neck should be planted ASAP. In the FUE method, this process is repeated several times.
Another issue to be paid attention in the transplant is the angle. Unlike hair and beard, eyebrow hairs are more parallel to the face. Therefore, they should be planted at 25-30 degree angles. If the grafts are not transplanted in this way, serious defects in the eyebrow structure, hairs in upright condition and overall deformity will occur.
What Are the Risks?
The biggest risk in this regard is the lack of knowledge of the physician who will perform the application. As the procedure is not a training process, the physician will proceed with his own knowledge. Therefore, the decision to do this with people with little experience can cause serious problems.
There is no risk before, during and after the transaction. Eyebrow transplantation performed correctly in a sterile environment will finish without any problems.
Who May Undergo This Procedure?
Age is of no importance in this operation.
- People who experience eyebrows loss due to genetic illness,
- Naturally thin eyebrows due to hereditary reasons,
- Hair loss due to wounds, scalds or traumatic factors and deformity in muscles,
- Hair loss due to frequent trimming of eyebrows.
Things to Know After Eyebrow Transplant
The process usually takes 2 – 15 hours. Since it is performed with local anesthesia, the patient does not feel any discomfort. The patient is immediately discharged after the operation.
Tiny crusts occur for 1 week after the procedure. This process has no discomfort.
Activities such as swimming in the sea, sauna, solarium, hot sun and bathing should be avoided for 15 days.
Complete growth of eyebrows can usually take between 8 months and a year. Excess hair should be cut in intervals during this period.
When Does It Start to Grow?
The roots start to take hold after 1 week after the first operation. The planted hair can be observed between 4-6 weeks. This is normal. The shedding hair is only at the ends of the strands. Since the roots are in place, there is no to worry.
After 4 to 6 months, hairs begin to grow from the roots. It may take up to a year for the hairs to grow fully and the difference being visible. The newly grown hairs are to be trimmed with 15-day intervals. This allows them to strengthen and adjust to their new home. The best look in terms of structure can be observed after a year.