Eyebrow transplant and restoration are conducted in a manner that is comparable to hair transplants on the scalp. The procedure calls for an elevated level of artistic ability and experience to obtain aesthetically pleasing results. Dr. Ronan will remove as small a strip of scalp as possible to fulfill the aims of the procedure. In almost all cases, the strip of skin will contain from two to 15 hair follicles, but depending on your particular case, you might need more follicles to achieve your desired look.
Eyebrow transplant and restoration is a minimally invasive process and can be done as an outpatient procedure. A single day is all that is needed to complete it. It provides unnoticeable and long-lasting results.
Eyebrow Anatomy and Physiology
Eyebrow length, arch height, and thickness are all factors that can affect appearance. However, it is important to remember that there are also several other factors at play. Cultural background, gender, and the location and proportions of the other facial features can also contribute to brow aesthetics.
Generally, for women, the optimal eyebrow is above the superior orbital rim and thins laterally. The peak of its arch is in line with the lateral limbus of the eye.
For men, the optimal brow is typically more horizontal than arched. It is also generally thicker. Its placement is lower than that of the female brow.
Because everyone’s aesthetic needs and goals are different, we will work with you to create your ideal eyebrow.
Am I a Good Candidate for an Eyebrow Transplant?
An eyebrow transplant is an excellent option for both men and women who want to restore their eyebrows. You have the option of choosing between a complete or partial brow transplant to fill in sparse regions. The option you choose will depend on the severity of your hair loss, as well as your aesthetic goals.
What Happens During the Consultation?
Before performing eyebrow restoration, our team of experts will meet with you for a consultation. He will look over your medical history to ensure that there are no conditions that would prevent you from undergoing the treatment. Dr. Ronan will make certain that there are no underlying health concerns that could affect the results of the treatment.
Dr. Ronan will also discuss any possible side effects that could occur so that you are fully informed regarding the procedure. This will include asking you about any medications that you currently take. Also, in most cases, the procedure is done under general anesthetic, so he will go over all aspects of that process, including the risks involved. You’ll most likely need stitches, so he will discuss how to care for them after the procedure and how long you’ll need to wear bandages, among other details.
Prior to the eyebrow transplant and restoration, the specific goal shape of your eyebrow will be determined and drawn in so that it may be replicated exactly. You will collaborate with our team to achieve the ideal browline for your unique head shape and the characteristics of your face that have developed over time.
Eyebrow Transplant Techniques
In most cases, the eyebrow transplant and restoration procedure takes between three and five hours. This surgery is conducted in our private surgery center under local anesthetic to ensure that patients do not experience any pain or discomfort. Patients will not require a general anesthetic for this procedure.
Dr. Ronan will either use the strip harvesting or Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) method to harvest the hair follicles for eyebrow transplant and restoration. No matter which procedure is employed, the patient can expect Dr. Ronan to specifically choose fine hairs because finer hair is more like real eyebrow hair.
In strip harvesting, also known as FUT or Follicular Unit Transplant, a thin strip of skin and hair is extracted from the back of the head and used for eyebrow transplant and restoration. The excised area will be carefully stitched back together to reduce the chance of surgical marks.
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) requires tiny holes to be made around each hair follicle on the back of the head and removed one by one. The hair follicles are then made ready to be moved. There are no incisions or stitches needed.
What Is the Recovery Process Following the Procedure?
Eyebrow transplant is a same-day procedure, so you’ll be able to go home after the anesthesia wears off. However, each patient’s recovery after an eyebrow transplant varies.
Temporary edema (swelling) is common in this sensitive location. Some patients can suffer redness, puffiness, and swelling around their eyes for many days after surgery. Most people don’t find healing uncomfortable and can manage pain with OTC drugs as recommended by Dr. Ronan. Cold compresses reduce pain and edema.
Dr. Ronan will suggest waiting at least 24 hours before resuming normal activities. It will be necessary to avoid excessive exercise for one week to limit the risk of bleeding and harm to the donor and recipient sites. Patients can return to work the next day, but they may take a few days off if they experience redness or swelling around the eyes and scabbing of the grafted follicles.
Other normal precautions apply: no strenuous activity for six weeks, taking pain medications properly, and making necessary follow-up appointments.
It’s also completely normal for the transplanted hair to fall out, which is known as shedding. It shows that your body is healing the right way. New hair will grow in its place. You should also bear in mind that the transplanted hair will continue to grow as if it were still on your head.
When scabbing occurs, keep them bandaged, and above all, do not pick at them. That can even undo a stitch and require a trip back to Dr. Ronan. Be aware of unusual bleeding, swelling, or leaking of pus. If any of these occur, please contact us or your family doctor right away.
Cosmetic Results of an Eyebrow Transplant
The transplanted hairs will begin to fall out within two or three weeks following eyebrow restoration. A few months after the treatment, new hair follicles will begin to grow.
Within six to nine months of surgery, the majority of patients have about 60% hair regrowth. Complete hair restoration takes between 12 and 18 months after the eyebrow transplant and restoration procedure.
The transplanted hairs will grow faster than natural eyebrow hairs because they will grow at the same pace as they did in the donor area. As a temporary fix, patients can trim their brow hairs to give them a more groomed look. Patients will feel better about their appearance as a result of this.
The Cost of Eyebrow Transplant and Restoration
The price of an eyebrow transplant and restoration procedure varies from person to person. Cost is determined by a variety of aspects, such as the required number of grafts, the size of the replacement area, and the desired thickness of the eyebrows.
Contact Us to Learn More
Get in touch with Blackhawk Hair Restoration to set up a consultation if you are thinking about eyebrow transplant and restoration in the Bay Area.
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