What Is An Eyebrow Transplant?
Thin or sparse eyebrows are a woman’s nightmare because it is a cosmetic problem that will disturb how beautiful a face looks. Some women have very light-colored eyebrows, and some cause damage to their eyebrows using harsh chemicals or plucking them so often. Because eyebrows emphasize the eyes and give a person deep-looking eyes, every woman would like to have perfect eyebrows.
Most people correct their eyebrows by cosmetic filling products and make-up tricks but it is just time-consuming as you will have to repeat the same thing over and over again. There is another method gaining popularity day by day: eyebrow transplant. Eyebrow transplant seems just perfect as it provides you with permanent results but there are also things to consider before deciding to have it: advantages, disadvantages, and risks of the procedure.
How Is An Eyebrow Transplant Procedure Performed?
Eyebrow transplant is more or less performed like a hair transplant. Your doctor will first take the grafts out from the donor area and then transfer them into the recipient area.
The donor area is usually the neck because the hair follicles in this area are resistant to shedding caused by hormonal and genetic factors. Your doctor then opens channels in the areas of implantation. The number of channels and the number of grafts should be equal.
The best technique is FUE for an eyebrow transplant procedure. FUE technique is a modern and advanced hair transplant technique with high success rates if applied by a skilled and experienced surgeon. This technique is painless as well as allows the patient to recover in a short time. DHI technique can also be used in eyebrow transplantation. The DHI technique is a variation of FUE, providing a few more advantages. In DHI, the hair follicles taken from the donor area are placed in the transplantation area without the need to open channels first. In FUE, the hair follicles collected from the donor area are kept in the solution for a few hours while your doctor opens the channels. Then the hair follicles are transplanted into the channels. In DHI, the hair follicles are directly transplanted into the recipient area with a tool named Choi implanter pen. So your doctor can open channels and implant the hair follicles at the same time thanks to the Choi implanter pen.
Advantages Of An Eyebrow Transplant Surgery
Eyebrow transplant surgery will give you permanent eyebrows with a natural look. The proponents of this procedure will emphasize the natural-looking eyebrows. The procedure will not cause pain as your doctor will use a local anesthetic. Thanks to the permanent results, you will not have to dye your eyebrows and no longer need eyebrow make-up.
Disadvantages of an eyebrow transplant surgery
There are some disadvantages to this procedure. It is a bit expensive. You will also have to wait at least a few months until the newly transplanted hair follicles grow. However, for most people, the advantages of an eyebrow transplant outweigh its disadvantages. So it is worth a try if you are so fed up with eyebrow make-up every morning.
Side Effects And Risks Of An Eyebrow Transplant
The eyebrow transplant procedure is generally safe like a standard hair transplant procedure. However, it also has some risks because it is a medical procedure. Here are the risks and side effects of an eyebrow transplant procedure:
- Your eyebrows may not look natural
- The newly transplanted hair follicles may not hold onto the recipient area
- There is a slight risk of infection and bleeding as your doctor will have to make small incisions to open channels
- Small incisions may cause nerve damage
Most patients do not experience those risks. However, you should practice good hygiene and do not use blood thinners before and after the procedure to minimize the risk of such side effects.
Eyebrow Transplant Aftercare
You will go home the same day after the eyebrow transplant procedure; however, you will need some time to fully recover from the surgery. Your doctor will first put a bandage over the area of surgery to avoid damage to the newly transplanted hair follicles. Eyebrow transplant does not need special aftercare but you should still protect your eyebrows from damage during the recovery period.
You should also avoid heavy exercise for about a week after the surgery to avoid damage to your eyebrows. Crusts will from on your eyebrows in a few days following your surgery but they will shed in a short time so you do not need to worry. Your eyebrows may shed in a few weeks after the surgery but it is normal and they will regrow in a few months. Plus, it will take several months for your eyebrows to grow completely.