The quest for fuller eyebrows can be fulfilled by eyebrows transplant. It is the surgical restoration of the eyebrows.
- The follicles are extracted from the back of the head and transplanted into the brow area.
- What causes eyebrow hair loss
- • Voluntary plucking
- • Alopecia areata
- • Genetic
- • Traumatic
- • Hypothyroidism
The best donor site is the midoccipital area of the scalp as the hairs in this area have best texture and curl and are least likely to turn into grey. The other donor area which can be used are the legs. The grafts are extracted by using FUE method.
Fine one–haired grafts are placed at the “feathering zones” and at the periphery. Two–haired grafts are placed at the central areas. After implantation they are evaluated again with the patients for any adjustments to be made in symmetry and overall appearance.
Post operative care
The eyebrows should be kept dry for 5 days. The implanted hairs will fall out in 2–3 weeks and the regrowth starts in about 3 months. If scalp is used as the donor area, bi-weekly trimming is required.
What is Micropigmentation?
Micro Pigmentation is an alternative which can be used in patients where eyebrow transplantation cannot be done.
Micropigmentation, also referred as semi permanent make-up or dermal-pigmentation, is a process whereby completely natural inorganic pigments are implanted beneath the epidermis (top layer of skin), into the dermal layer (second layer of skin), by needle micro insertion. This technique has been medically developed and specifically designed for a safe semi permanent application. Permanent cosmetics is a safe and natural-looking alternative to the expense and daily routine of applying makeup upon waking in the morning and often times throughout the day. It is a state-of-the-art technique of applying long lasting makeup via intradermal micropigmentation. The results will be more natural and realistic in appearance as compared to conventional cosmetics. The medical grade pigments used have been specially formulated for this kind of procedure.