Look no further than your favourite 90s series to see how dramatically the eyebrow trend has changed over the years. From light pencil arch to thick eyebrows, the “ideal” brow continues to develop. In recent years, complete but preserved eyebrow aesthetics have emerged, and temporary and semi-permanent treatments such as brow lamination and microblading have emerged to add volume and shape. But what if you are looking for a more permanent solution to improve your eyebrow shape and size? Then eyebrow transplant will help you.
The eyebrow hair transplant procedure is becoming increasingly popular, but some people don’t fully understand the process. Today we are going to cover the entire eyebrow transplant process from pre-treatment to post-treatment and everything in between.
At Hair sure Clinic, we want you to understand our procedures before you decide to proceed wholly.
What is an eyebrow transplant?
An eyebrow transplant is a procedure similar to a hair transplant that is used to restore your eyebrows. The process works by taking donor hair from the scalp and grafting it into the eyebrows to make them fuller. There are two hair restoration methods you can choose from:
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE): With this option, individual hairs are transplanted from the donor site using manual punching, or robotic techniques. Benefits include less linear scarring and more comfortable recovery, although longer removal times and shorter hair can affect transplant quality.
Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT): A piece of hair (usually from the back of the head) is cut, and a hair follicle is transplanted to create a new and better brow shape. The cutting process is faster than FUE, and the collected hair is longer, which can aid in planting (the length allows you to see curls). However, it should be noted that this technique produces linear scars and usually longer recovery times. The decision between FUT and FUE, as per certified plastic surgeon at Hairsure Clinic is that it depends on the case.
What Are the Stages of Eyebrow Transplantation?
Another significant aspect of brow transplants is stages of the operation. If you are going to have this surgery and you want to have beautiful and well-shaped eyebrows, you should choose a hair transplant clinic or centre that is fully equipped and has the necessary certificates. It would help if you did not make concessions about this matter as it is essential for your health.
Stages of Eyebrow Transplant Operation:
This requires developing a customized operation plan based on the unique needs of the patient. Eyebrow transplantation operation consists of 4 stages.
- Consultation and Planning
- Extraction of Grafts
- Transplanting the grafts
Four steps of eyebrow transplant:
Since an average of 200 to 300 grafts is required for an eyebrow transplant, the procedure usually takes about 2-3 hours. These are the three steps to take on the day and the next one the day after the operation. Below is a brief description of these steps:
Consultation and planning: The design of the eyebrows is determined during the physical examination. In this phase, the doctor develops an operation plan that takes into account the facial features and individual needs of the patient. The doctor will assess the recipient area and hair from the donor area.
Graft Extraction: This is the first phase of surgery. You can take donor grafts using the unshaved method usually used on people with long hair. The small number of grafts required also makes this procedure easy to perform. Graft harvesting using the unshaven method only requires shaving a small area on the back of the head. (So the “unshaved” part of the term refers to the fact that the rest of your hair covers a small shaved area. The shaved area where the graft was extracted is not visible to others.) When removing hair follicles. Only individual hair is removed while other transplant procedures prioritize multiple hair transplants. With eyebrows, only individual hair can achieve a natural aesthetic appearance. A local anaesthetic is applied to the donor area before the extraction process.
The transplant begins: The receiving area (eyebrows) is then also anaesthetized locally. The Implant Pen is used for transplanting hair follicles, taking into account the proper angle and direction of hair growth. This process is also essential for achieving an aesthetic appearance.
Recovery and follow up care: A bandage is applied the day after the procedure to ensure that the hair follicles are correctly attached to the skin tissue and to avoid other medical complications. We will notify you of the proper care for your newly transplanted hair and make a schedule for any habits or behaviours you need to observe in the coming weeks or months. (For example, avoid direct sunlight on the area for two months and avoid cutting or rubbing excessively for the first month.)
Monitoring results after brow transplant
The process of growing newly grafted eyebrows is the same as for a hair transplant procedure. Within 15 days of the procedure, the patient may experience a temporary condition called loss of shock. Over the next three months, the patient will notice noticeable hair growth. Results can be observed for the next 8-12 months after the procedure.
Eyebrow transplants provide a permanent way to refill and reshape eyebrows. As with traditional head hair transplants, this form of hair restoration involves removing individual follicles or strips from the donor area to be transplanted into the eyebrows. Most people who seek an eyebrow transplant have thinner arches due to heredity, trauma, or disease. Ideally, patients must have donor hair that matches their current brow hair, and routine maintenance should be there, as transplanted hair grows faster than natural brows.
If you are considering an eyebrow transplant and need more information, you can contact our experienced surgeon. You can order a private consultation at our Hairsure clinic in Hyderabad or order a telephone consultation. Don’t hesitate to contact us at +91-40- 42 02 02 02.