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If you want a smooth and youthful appearance you may not have given much thought to the upkeep of your eyebrows, yet these are a very telling indicator of a person’s true age. As we get older, our eyebrows can thin naturally but it can also occur due to other reasons such as scarring or illness. This means that only having a sparse covering can prematurely age both men and women even if the rest of the face is wrinkle-free and fresh-looking.
The good news is that it’s possible to have eyebrow replacement surgery which can be as subtle or dramatic as you choose. The end result is natural looking eyebrows which look healthy and full whilst helping to create a younger-looking appearance. Eyebrow restoration is a very simple process and because the surgery is so subtle, it’s often hard for others to know exactly what has changed. All they will notice is that you look younger, healthy and radiant.
Although the recovery and healing from eyebrow transplant surgery are remarkably quick, to get the best results it’s essential to have a surgeon who is experienced. Here at the Hair Repair Clinic, we have vast experience in both full and partial eyebrow transplant surgery and use the latest technology to provide natural-looking results.
Not everyone is blessed with naturally full eyebrows so you may just want a transplant in order to top up what you already have. This might particularly be the case for individuals with lighter eyebrow hair. However, there is a number of other reasons which could lead to full or partial eyebrow loss causing either overall scarcity or patchiness. Some of the most common reasons facial hair transplant is undertaken (excluding age and hereditary eyebrow pattern) includes: over-plucking radiotherapy or chemotherapy treatment scarring or skin trauma (such as piercings, burns or tattoos) trichotillomania (self-harming behaviour which includes tugging and pulling at the eyebrow) systemic disease Deciding whether to have an eyebrow hair transplant is a very personal decision. Opting to undergo eyebrow restoration doesn’t mean you will end up with big bushy eyebrows; the end result is what you choose. What it will mean is that your eyebrows will be beautifully shaped with no bare patches, luxurious, glossy and youthful looking.
Although the procedure is relatively simple, requiring only a local anaesthetic and no lengthy stay in the hospital, the surgeon must be able to work with exact precision and accuracy to get good results. Each eyebrow typically needs between 250 and 400 hairs to create a natural and healthy appearance; the actual number will vary depending on the size and appearance of the existing eyebrow as well as the desired result. Every single hair must be transplanted in the right position, following the direction of other hairs in the eyebrow and lying very flat against the skin. The hairs must also be spaced very closely together in order to create a full and smooth appearance. The donor hair follicles are removed using very tiny needles ensuring no scarring is left either on the head or on the implanted eyebrow. A typical site for hair donation is from behind the ears. Each hair is implanted individually, a painstaking process using needles just a few millimetres wide. During the process, the patient will have a local anaesthetic so they won’t be aware of any discomfort and can comfortably relax. Once the procedure is complete, they won’t need to stay in the clinic and can go home to recover.
In order to create a brow that is full and smooth, around 100-200 hairs will be required for a partial graft and 200-400 grafts required for a full brow.
Recovery from the procedure is fast and painless, although you may experience some bruising and swelling for a temporary period.
The results from either a full or partial brow graft are permanent but it will take a while for the full effect to be realised. Immediately after the surgery, the shape and density of the brow can be seen, but many of these hairs will fall out within a fortnight.
This is entirely normal and no cause for alarm. This shedding is part of the recovery process and new hair will continue to grow in its place. It can take up to 12 months for the full results to be seen.
If you think having a fuller eyebrow shape could improve your look, you can expect to pay between £3000-4000. The price will vary depending on the number of grafts required.
The Hair Repair Clinic has the expertise to help you achieve the eyebrow shape you have always wanted, creating a fuller, smooth outline and glossy sleek hairs.
The hairs will continue to grow after implant which means that in order to maintain the shape of the brow, they will need to be clipped or trimmed typically around once a month. This maintenance will be required on an on-going basis as the hairs will continue to grow if left unchecked.