Eyebrows evolved to keep rain and sweat out of the eyes. They also perform an important role in non-verbal communication.
Eyebrows can become overly thin from years of over plucking, genetics, trauma or hormonal problems. An eyebrow transplant refers to a hair transplant procedure that involves harvesting hair from a “donor” site and transplanting it in the eyebrow region (the reception site).
The donor site is usually the scalp which will give the 40-400 hairs needed for an eyebrow replacement. They are placed one at a time diagonally mimicking the real life positioning of hairs in the eyebrow. This requires precision and takes about 2 hours.
WHAT TO EXPECT
After the 2 hour procedure the eyebrow will feel delicate. 2 to 5 days later a crust forms at the base of each follicle and there may be some very mild erythema (superficial reddening of the skin) for the first two to four days after the procedure, and tiny crusts form around each transplanted hair. The hairs will fall out completely after 2 weeks and may not begin to grow back for up to 3 months. When they grow back they keep growing as normal head hairs would so will require regular trimming.
The procedure replaces eyebrows entirely and looks natural. It can be done in an afternoon.
The period after the transplant and the regrowth leaves the client bereft of any eyebrows for 3 months.