Eyebrow transplants are a relatively new type of hair restoration procedure, but they’re already becoming a popular option for those who feel their brows aren’t as full or defined as they would like.
In the same way that beard transplants have become more accessible and popular in recent years, the demand for eyebrow transplants continues to grow, especially with the current beauty trend for full or feathery face-framing brows.
There are a number of reasons to consider eyebrow transplants. It may be that your existing brows have thinned over time or as a result of over-plucking. Or you may have a medical or health condition that results in hair loss or thinning. Or it may just be that your natural eyebrow fullness or shape doesn’t give you the facial aesthetic you’d love.
Whatever the reasons for considering an eyebrow transplant, one of the first things to consider is how long the results will last. So, here is a quick guide to what’s involved in eyebrow transplant surgery, as well as the short-term and long-term results you can expect.
The Eyebrow Transplant Procedure
An eyebrow transplant uses the same principles and procedure as traditional hair transplant surgery, i.e. taking existing hair follicles from a donor area and then surgically implanting these grafts into the new area.
Like all hair transplant surgery, it is a precise and meticulous process, as the surgeon is working with tiny individual grafts and hair follicles. They also must ensure that the new hairs are positioned close together and in the right direction for new hair growth.
The length of time it takes to complete for the surgery will vary, depending on the size and appearance of the existing brows, as well as the look and shape that the surgeon is aiming to achieve. However, it’s usually a day procedure, even if a full brow transplant is required, and it’s done using only a local anaesthetic.
Following the procedure, the newly grafted hairs will give your eyebrows a fuller and more defined look. However, these new hairs will gradually fall out in the short-term, and this is a perfectly natural part of the process. The transplanted hairs will eventually be replaced with new, natural growth from the implanted hair follicles.
It is important during this period to follow certain aftercare procedures, such as keeping the area dry and practising careful maintenance. Your surgeon or clinic will provide you with all the information you need to take excellent care of your new brows to ensure the best possible results.
After the transplanted hairs have fallen out in the weeks following the procedure, the new hair growth will begin to come through and the results will be permanent.
You can expect to see the long-term results within a couple of months of the transplant, though it can take up to a year for the final effect to be fully established.
Thanks to modern technology and medical advances used in the leading specialised hair transplant clinics, an eyebrow transplant is a simple, straightforward procedure, with minimal recovery time and permanent results.
This is great news for anyone who would love to enhance or improve their brows for a fuller or more defined look. Though you may need to adopt some new maintenance habits, such as regular trimming or shaping, this increasingly accessible procedure may provide the solution to fine, thinning or patchy brows and offer you beautiful face-framing results – that last.