Eyebrow alopecia is a fairly common condition that affects both men and women. There are many potential causes for a receding eyebrow line: repeated eyebrow waxing, anemia, hyperthyroidism, aging, scarring, burning, or facial hair alopecia. Nowadays, hair grafts are the most effective way to fight hair loss in the eyebrows. The results are natural and definitive.
The advantages of eyebrow grafts
Naturally recreates or thickens eyebrow hair with results that cannot be detected by the naked eye.
Suitable for both men and women
Immediate and lasting effects
What is an eyebrow transplant?
An eyebrow transplant is a cosmetic surgery procedure that involves removing hair from the scalp and then implanting it on the brow bone of the face.
The objective is to implant these grafts one by one in order to completely restore the eyebrow line or to fill in the loss of hair on the eyebrows.
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Who can undergo an eyebrow transplant?
An eyebrow transplant is indicated for patients who suffer from the loss or thinning of their eyebrows. This cosmetic surgery procedure is also recommended for those who want to thicken their eyebrows.
What are the results?
The progress made in hair surgery over the last few decades has made it possible to achieve results that are undetectable to the naked eye. Grafting allows the natural, harmonious and definitive restoration or thickening of eyebrows. It can be considered as a complement or an alternative to dermopigmentation.
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What happens during the procedure?
1st step: diagnosis
An eyebrow transplantation is a surgical procedure that requires great skill and precision for the result to be natural. In addition, a thorough examination is needed before the session, during which the surgeon will examine the following points:
What is the original shape of the eyebrow?
How does it fit on the face?
How are the hairs distributed?
How are they oriented?
What are the patient’s (reasonable) expectations?
Step 2: hair extraction
The procedure is performed under local anesthesia and is painless. The doctor first extracts the hair follicles – between 150 and 300 per eyebrow. The hair is removed from the top of the back of the neck because this is where the thinnest hair is located.
Similar to hair transplants, the surgeon can extract the hair follicles using either the long hair FUT technique (FUL) or the FUE technique with shaving.
The surgeon removes the implants one by one from a mini strip (FUT) or with a circular micro-punch (FUE), whichever option is chosen.
Step 3: hair grafting
The surgeon then uses a “choï implanter” to insert the hairs, hair by hair, on the the eyebrow line. The surgeon ensures that the orientation of the perforation is oblique, that the curvature of the transplanted hair is well aligned with the skin, and that the hair follows the eyebrow line to achieve a perfectly natural result.
The procedure is performed by a specialized surgeon and lasts between one and a half to three hours.
Rates depend on the technique used and the area requiring implants.
You can get a quote for the number of implants as well as an estimate by filling out the form below:
Eyebrow Transplants FAQ
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Can eyebrows be fully restored?
YES – Eyebrow transplants can be used to completely restore eyebrows, even thick ones. It’s a natural and definitive alternative.
Are the effects of eyebrow transplants definitive?
YES – Eyebrow transplants are permanent, since the hairs removed come from areas spared by alopecia. Please note, however, that you must wait three months before you can appreciate the final results. Implanted grafts will fall out after ten days and then grow back again.
NO – It’s the patient’s own hairs that are implanted on the brow bone. Therefore, there is no risk of rejection.
Are you removing a large number of hair follicles?
NO – It only takes between 150 and 300 “hair by hair” grafts to completely restore eyebrows. For comparison, a hair transplant can require up to 4,000 grafts.
Is grafting painful?
NO – An eyebrow transplant is done under local anesthesia. After the procedure, some people experience some itching, but this does not last for more than a few days.
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Will I be able to resume a normal life immediately?
YES – You will be able to work and have a social life immediately after the intervention. However, please note that swelling may occur for two to three days and your eyelids may look swollen for two to four days. Small crusts will develop on each graft and will fall off after 7 to 10 days.
Are there any pre-operative instructions?
YES – You must start an antibiotic treatment prescribed by your doctor the day before the procedure. In the morning, your surgeon will prescribe you an antiseptic shampoo.
YES – Your new eyebrows will grow about one centimeter per month because the implants often consist of hair. You will therefore need to cut them every two to four weeks.
Are there any contraindications to eyebrow transplants?
YES – We do not recommend an eyebrow transplant in the following cases: skin and scalp diseases, allergies, cancer, infectious diseases.
YES – Eyebrow transplants is a particularly complex procedure. This is why you should seek a specialized surgeon who is experienced in this type of procedure.