Written by Dr. Halaas
New York Eyebrow Transplants
With bigger, fuller eyebrows trending, Eyebrow Hair Transplants are becoming more and more popular for men and women. Many people lack the amount of eyebrow hair to achieve the look they desire. Some people may have naturally thin eyebrows and others may over pluck their eyebrows, which can damage the hair follicle and prevent regrowth. Either way, there is a noticeable increase in the number of patients seeking natural-looking, permanent results.
In order to conduct an eyebrow hair transplant, a donor area must first be designated (commonly the area behind the ears). Using the follicular unit graft (FUG) technique, the hair is carefully removed with a strip, leaving a small fine line scar. The hair may also be removed using the FUE technique, which removes each hair individually. However, the FUG technique is most commonly used. The hair is then transplanted to the transplant area, or eyebrows. The procedure is performed under local anesthetic to alleviate any pain from hair removal and transplant.
The results of the eyebrow hair transplant are immediate and continue to develop for the following 12 months. It is completely normal to notice shedding, as there are three growth stages. Hair growth varies from person to person, but just as the hair follicle grew in the donor area, the follicle will continue to grow on the eyebrow. It is important to know that after an eyebrow hair transplant, more vigorous grooming will be required than before the transplant.
There is none! There is very minimal aftercare and downtime required following your eyebrow transplant. The first few weeks you should avoid exercise, or sweating, in order to reduce the possibility of infection. Dr. Halaas will provide full aftercare instructions.