About Eyebrow Transplants
If you have lost eyebrows through over-plucking, aging, trauma or other reasons, or you simply would like the full eyebrows that you were born with, eyebrow transplantation may be a solution. The scalp hair is used for donor hair and provides a very good texture match. The hairs on the eyebrows and face tend to grow more sparse than scalp hair and are typically single hairs so the grafts are dissected and planted to provide the best cosmetic match to these hair bearing areas.
Eyebrow Transplant Recovery
Post op care of the eyebrows differs slightly from scalp transplants. The donor area is much smaller so the recovery is not as painful, but swelling and bruising of the eyelids is quite common. Triple antibiotic ointment (Neosporin) or Vaseline are used during the initial healing phase. Later, we recommend “training” your eyebrows as they start to grow in. Although meticulous care is taken as each hair is placed, the transplanted hair can have a mind of its own and may initially grow a little out of place. Using a firm gel as you groom your new eyebrows can help.
Because of the nature of the eyebrows and the attention we give to the arch, the angle, and curve of each hair, eyebrow cases are also slower than scalp. It can take up to 6 hours for the eyebrow transplant procedure. Like scalp hair, the hairs will go through the usual shedding phase (dormant phase) and then regrow around month 3-6. Many patients will choose to have a touch up procedure between month 6 and 12 in order to achieve full volume desired.
Facial Hair Transplants
This technique can also be used to recreate lost eyebrows, beards and mustaches. Contact our office in San Antonio, Texas to learn more!
Scalp scars from surgery, radiation, trauma, or other cosmetic procedures can also be improved or camouflaged with transplanted hairs.