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What Is Eyebrow Transplant?


What Is Eyebrow Transplant?

Eyebrow transplant, like hair transplants, use existing hair from one area of your body to grow new hair on another. There are two kinds of eyebrow transplants:

  1. Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT): FUT involves the removal of a four-inch-wide slice of scalp from the back of the head. From there, hair is dissected. FUT leaves a scar, although it’s noticeable only if you have a shaved head.
  2. FUE: Involves the use of a machine to suck hair from the scalp. This method doesn’t leave a scar, although it has a lower success rate.

The process itself is composed of removing the hair (either through FUT or FUE); making small incisions in the eyebrows; and planting the follicles. The whole procedure is painless, thanks to local anesthesia.

The healing process is different, however. Most patients look fine three days later, and within eight days the eyebrows look great. However, new hairs take six months to grow, and maximum fullness will only be achieved in a year.

Some general complications maybe occur after surgery like all Aesthetic surgeries.

Are eyebrow transplants effective?

There’s no assurance that 100% of all the follicles will take. Most of the patients note that they had about 90% of regrowth. They also said that the hairs grow differently.

As with all cosmetic procedures, the key to getting a natural-looking result is to fully research the surgeon you choose and to view before-and-after pictures to get a good sense of the doctor’s skill. It is important patients do their homework and make sure the doctor has done many eyebrow transplants—if not done properly, the results are truly problematic.

How to decide if eyebrow transplants are for you? ask yourself two questions: Should I try to work the best with what I have, and are there other possible solutions that don’t involve going under the knife?