Eyebrow hair transplant is a safe procedure and can create natural results for people who lost hair in the eyebrow or have scar in their eyebrows.
This transplant is an effective treatment for both partial and full loss of eyebrow hair. US Hair Restoration offers CONSULTATION FORM for eyebrow hair transplants in its offices in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and Orange County.
Causes of eyebrow hair loss
Main causes for eyebrow hair loss in men and women are:
- Congenital inability of growing eyebrow hair. This condition is seen in many members of a family and is easily treated by eyebrow hair transplantation.
- Physical trauma such as burn, accidental injuries. or over-plucking or reshaping of eyebrows. Hair transplant can effectively restore partial or total eyebrow hair loss in these conditions.
- Medical disorders such as thyroid diseases. Hair transplant need to be considered when the underlying medical condition is under control.
- Autoimmune disorders such as alopecia areata or lupus.
- Psychological obsessive disorders causing self-inflicted obsessive plucking of eyebrows and eyelashes. In this condition that falls under category of trichotillomania, hair transplant cannot be used unless the psychological condition is completely treated and is under control.
Eyebrow transplant procedure
Eyebrow transplant is done through harvesting scalp hair from the back of the scalp, known as the donor area. The removed skin is dissected with microscopic magnification to follicular units. Hair can be harvested with conventional strip techniques or FUE. US Hair Restoration offers both techniques for harvesting donor hair for eyebrow hair transplant in its Los Angeles, California hair restoration clinics.
The area is prepared and very small incisions are made in the eyebrow area. Tiny incisions produce a tight grip for the single hair grafts that are already harvested. In order to create the best natural results, making the normal looking direction and distribution is very important.
The growth of transplanted hair in eyebrow follows the pattern of scalp hair growth. Transplanted eyebrow hairs are permanent and grow constantly needing to be trimmed more often than normal eyebrow hair. Patients may need 40 to 300 follicular hair grafts for each eyebrow. The number of hair grafts may vary based on patient's sex and ethnic background and eventually individual facial features.
The procedure is performed using local anesthesia. Complications after this procedure are minimal. Redness, swelling and scabbing can be seen during the first few days after eyebrow surgery, but usually go away in 3 to 5 days. Daily washings will minimize scabbing and facilitate healing of implanted hair grafts. Newly transplanted hair to the eyebrow area usually falls out in the first 2 weeks, but new hair grow from those follicles in about 3 to 6 months. Full results are expected in about 6 months.