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Eyebrow Restoration – The Process Of An Eyebrow Transplant

Updated on January 24, 2011

If you have decided that you would like to get an eyebrow transplant you should find out as much as you can so that you know what to expect. The whole process will mean that you need to invest time and money but the end results will definitely be worth it.

If you are still trying to make up your mind whether this solution is the right thing for you, you may want to look at the options of choosing between an eyebrow hair transplant and an eyebrow tattoo. This could help you with your decision.

There are several reasons why people decide to opt for an eyebrow hair transplant. If you know that this will make a significant difference to your well being, go for it. The following stages are what you can expect to go through to get brand eyebrows.

The Consultation

You will need to find a surgeon.  Do an online search to find a doctor in your area and make your appointment.  The first step will be a consultation where you will find out all about the whole process of eyebrow restoration.  The doctor will want to ensure that you are a suitable candidate.  This will be determined from information garnered from your medical history as well as looking at the reasons why you do not have much hair growing in the affected area.  Once the doctor is satisfied that you are suitable for this surgery, the brow will be evaluated to see where the new hair needs to be implanted.

Get beautiful eyebrows like Beyonce
Get beautiful eyebrows like Beyonce

Hair Extraction And Hair Grafting

The hair that grows from the eyebrow is of a much finer quality than most of the hair on our heads, so it is important to use hair that is similar in texture and is the best match. Hair for eyebrow transplants is usually taken from behind the ear or on the upper thigh area, where the hair tends to be much finer.

Individual hair follicles are extracted from the area and are implanted one by one along the brow line. This can be a lengthy process. 50 – 100 separate hair follicles are implanted depending on the shape of the brow and how much area has to be covered.

Once the procedure has been completed, there may be a little bruising and swelling around the eye area. This will depend on the skins’ sensitivity. The recovery period is quite quick and you can be back to your normal routine in no time at all.

New Hair Regeneration

You will notice that after about a month, the newly transplanted hair will start to fall out and the brow area will look as it did before. This is perfectly normal. What is happening is that the hair has reached the end of its life cycle but because the doctor implanted the follicles beneath the eyebrow surface, new hair will be generated and over the next couple of weeks you will see new hair sprouting through. 

The new growth will take time so you have to be patient.  People usually see new hair growing within a period of three months.

Angelina Jolie shows how stunning eyebrows can frame the face
Angelina Jolie shows how stunning eyebrows can frame the face

Time Investment Is Required

The whole procedure of eyebrow restoration will take between 6 – 9 months. The hair follicle has to get used to its new surroundings and adapt to the conditions of the eyebrow.

New Eyebrows Will Need Extra Attention

During the first few cycles of hair growth, you will need to trim your brows regularly as they will be growing at a faster rate than normal. The hair on our head grows faster than on any other part of the body. Once the hair adjusts to its new home, growth will slow down and will be at the normal speed.

If The Hair Transplant Fails, Help Is At Hand

There are occasions when eyebrow hair transplants have not provided the expected results.  Sometimes the hair follicles do not work and are rejected. A surgeon will then have to repeat the procedure.  This doesn’t happen too often but if it does, the problem can usually be resolved with a second appointment.

If you feel that you have valid reasons to get an eyebrow hair transplant you need to understand that it takes dedication and patience. It can take up to a year until you get the desired outcome. The hair has to get used to growing in a new place. You may have to endure some discomfort but the end result will be truly amazing and could give your face a whole new look.

If you know that eyebrow restoration is for you, do some research now and compare and contrast prices. You could be on your way to having perfectly crafted eyebrows.


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    manhatten145 6 years ago

    Sounds alittle weird to me to implant hair for an eyebrow since I have been drawing them in for years like old school 50 or 60s. But a brow lift I would definately be interested in.Can you be a guiney pig for plastic surgery, of course with a real surgen, looking forward to a yes sir re bob answer:)