The thickness of eyebrows for aesthetic purposes is something that changes through the decades. While thin eyebrows were in fashion for a while, more women are sporting thicker brows now than before. Other women may have thinned their eyebrows excessively, leading to permanent thinning. At Premier Image Cosmetic and Laser Surgery in Sandy Springs of the greater Atlanta area, Dr. Daraei & his experienced staff can help you restore eyebrow fullness through hair restoration techniques such as an eyebrow transplant.
What is Eyebrow Transplant Surgery?
Eyebrow transplant surgery is a procedure to transfer hair grafts to the brow area. The hair follicles are taken from donor sites on the scalp and positioned in a way that provides natural thickness.
Since the donor hair comes from head hair that is unlikely to stop growing, the eyebrow transplant provides a permanent solution.
Who Benefits from Eyebrow Restoration?
There are many reasons to consider thickening your eyebrows. Candidates for such a procedure range from those looking to enhance their appearance to those looking for convenience:
Those who either genetically have thinner brows or have damaged their follicles with excessive tweezing will benefit from the added thickness a transplant provides.
Self-confidence is an important aspect of your personality. If something in your appearance brings you down, improving it can be life-changing. By thickening your brows, you’ll no longer have to feel as if people are focusing above your eyes.
Need to Boost Expressiveness
The intensity of your facial expressions adds an intangible quality to your interpersonal relations. Having expressive eyebrows can boost the effectiveness of your interactions with others. Thicker eyebrows accentuate your smile and make your raised brows a piercing statement.
Save Time and Money
Women with thin eyebrows that want to thicken them up before a social event often spend a considerable amount of time doing so. Drawing in perfect brows for your evening can be a hassle. It can also add to your monthly beauty expenditures. Since an eyebrow transplant is a permanent solution, the time you save is a convenience you’ll enjoy for years to come.
Preferring a Natural, Long-lasting Result
Even if you enjoy drawing in eyebrows, the products that you use cannot provide a completely natural result. With a transplant, the implanted hair is indistinguishable from the strands that are already there. Women that strive for a natural look but have thin eyebrows will benefit greatly from the procedure.
Looking to Hide a Scar
The brow area is a common spot for scars or burns. Whether from falling off your bicycle at a young age or from a nasty spill during an outdoor workout session, cuts and scars are not all that rare. A properly performed eyebrow transplant can cover up an old blemish or stitch marks.
An eyebrow transplant consultation at our Premier Image Cosmetic and Laser Surgery clinic in Atlanta with Dr. Daraei will put you at ease with regards to the procedure. You can ask any questions you have on your mind regarding the procedure.
Additionally, we will discuss your medical history in detail. We will use computer imaging to give you a good look at what you will look like after the transplant. This will give you the ability to be confident in your choice and the result.
The Eyebrow Transplant Procedure
An eyebrow transplant is very similar to head hair transplants. The surgeon takes grafts from the area above the ears complete with the follicles. You receive an anesthetic and the doctor makes small incisions at the donor area.
The surgeon also makes small incisions in your brows at the follicle placement site. The procedure takes approximately two to three hours.
Recovering from eyebrow transplant surgery is a quick process. There will be some scabbing in the area for the first few days and you mustn’t pick or scratch them.
You should also refrain from intense exercise for as long as three weeks post-surgery. This may vary depending on your progress and your surgeon will advise you accordingly. In the case that you notice swelling, bleeding, or pus in the area of the transplant, contact the surgeon.
In the final stages of your recovery, you will notice that the transplanted hairs will fall out. This is not a cause for alarm. It is a sign that the follicles have been accepted at the donor site and that they should grow back in over the next few months.
Eyebrow Transplant Aftercare
Your surgeon will advise you not to touch or wash your eyebrows for anywhere from a week to 10 days. You can wash and care for your face after the transplant but you must allow your brows to heal.
After that, you can gradually get back into your daily routine. You will be able to shower and even do some mild exercise.
After you begin to wash the area again, tiny scab-like crusts will appear. If enough time has passed as per your surgeon, you can gently remove them with a rubbing motion.
In the case of any bleeding or discomfort, stop and try again after two days. If the area takes on a pink appearance after these crusts are removed, don’t be alarmed as it is natural.
Frequently Asked Questions
Eyebrow transplants fall out after the procedure as a normal consequence of how transplanted hair works. The hairs subsequently grow back in over the weeks and months to come and are permanent.
Depending on how many grafts you need and the thickness you are trying to achieve, the cost of eyebrow transplants varies. Eyebrow transplants are considered nonmedical procedures and therefore do not receive insurance coverage.
Having said that, if you need an eyebrow transplant due to an accident or underlying medical condition, you may be able to have it covered. In any case, an eyebrow transplant tends to cost in the low to mid four digits.
It should be noted that the quality and safety of an eyebrow transplant depends on trusting a competent and experienced surgeon. You should be wary of institutes that offer cheap eyebrow transplants through flashy marketing and limited-time deals.
Alternatives to eyebrow transplants include micropigmentation and non-surgical methods like makeup.
Micropigmentation is a special tattoo that aims to give your eyebrows a fuller look.
Microblading is a type of micropigmentation for eyebrows. It is performed with a small tool that has several needles. These needles add semi-permanent pigment to the brow in small strokes that resemble hairs.
Choosing between the two methods comes from weighing your goals.
If you want a permanent solution for your thin eyebrows, only a transplant will achieve this. Microblading is a temporary solution that also offers you the ability to vary the way your eyebrows look if you choose to do so.
If you want your eyebrows to have a different shape in the future, microblading gives you that flexibility. However, it’s important to keep in mind that the pigment used in microblading tends to fade with time. You’ll need to have the procedure done every one to three years to maintain the result.
Contact Premier Image Today
Scheduling an eyebrow transplant consultation at Premier Image Cosmetic and Laser Surgery clinic in Atlanta with Dr. Daraei is hassle-free. By calling our location in Sandy Springs at 770-457-6303, our staff will arrange an appointment at your convenience. Those interested in eyebrow transplant surgery can also fill out our contact form.