About 4 million people each year face the reality that their eyebrow hair is thinning. As a result they have bald spots in their brows. For many women, drawing on their eyebrows becomes a burdensome morning ritual. Hair loss is a confidence killer regardless if it’s your receding hairline or your disappearing or non-existent eyebrows which is why people turn to different forms of eyebrow restoration.
When eyebrow hair loss becomes a beauty flaw, eyebrow transplants are the most natural, low maintenance solution available to both women and men. It may come as a surprise, but anyone can have “bald spots” in their eyebrows. Eyebrow hair loss does not gender discriminate. While the eyebrow hair transplant is a common procedure with women, more and more men are having them.
The most common cause of eyebrow hair loss in women is over-plucking which over a period of time permanently damages the hair follicle creating scar tissue and complete loss of hair growth. Another cause is the natural aging process where patients in their 50’s and 60’s begin to experience hair thinning even in their eyebrow area. While some patients are looking to have eyebrow transplant surgery just to enhance their facial features, others are seeking reconstructive eyebrow replacement for eyebrow bald spots caused by trauma from childhood accidents or sports-related injuries as well as burns and hair loss caused by medical treatments like radiation and chemotherapy.
For others, eyebrow hair loss may be genetic and the eyebrows are very thin, have small bald spots throughout and/or the eyebrows are non-existent. Loss of eyebrow hair can also be associated with Alopecia Areata and other systemic diseases such as thyroid disorders. Eyebrow replacement surgery is often performed to soften the flat and stark appearance of tattooed eyebrows, restoring the natural three dimensional appearances of your eyebrows and reanimating the face.
Eyebrow Transplantation is done under local anaesthesia and the operation lasts for approx. 3 hours. After Eyebrow Transplant, tiny crusts may appear but they will heal in one week. Hair transplanted in eyebrow area will begin to grow very quickly at the beginning, so regular trimming is needed. Over time the growth rate will slow down.
Within 5 weeks the transplanted hairs will fall out. In 3 months the hairs will grow again. When the first 6 months are done, you will have thick, full and well-shaped eyebrows.