Eyebrow Transplantation can be used to restore living and growing eyebrows.
What happened to my eyebrows? Eyebrow loss can occur in both men and women, and is most commonly due to injury/trauma resulting in scars, hormone imbalance, over-plucking/over-tweezing, heredity, and-or aging. Eyebrow can occur slowly over time or happen quickly. Eyebrow pencils, ‘permanent’ makeup tattoos and microblading offer only two-dimensional eyebrow restoration and are not permanent, so many patients with thinning or lost eyebrows seek an eyebrow transplant.
Eyebrows provide the natural symmetrical aesthetic frame to the upper face and eye area. Eyebrows are used for communication, especially emotional expression. Years ago, eyebrow “trends” were thinner. Today, the fashion trend is thicker, fuller eyebrows. If you have an eyebrow scar, this can disrupt the natural aesthetic symmetry of the face. Eyebrow transplantation offers an adjunctive and permanent restoration of a living and growing eyebrow using comfortable, modern microsurgical techniques. For women, aesthetic beauty of the eye area is incomplete without eyebrows. For men, thick full healthy eyebrows are a masculine sign of youth and vitality.
An eyebrow transplantation procedure always starts with a consultation with Dr. Sefrioui to determine the status of the eyebrow area and establish attainable goals that can be best achieved through an eyebrow transplant. Careful, meticulous artistic design of the eyebrows are critical to the success of the procedure. Once the design is “set,” the eyebrow transplant procedure may proceed.
Under comfortable local anesthesia (using the FDA-approved “Ouchless Needle” and Dr. Sefrioui’s “Ouchless Protocol”), scalp hair follicles are moved one-at-a-time into the eyebrow area. It bears repeating that careful artistic planning and meticulous angulation of each hair is critical to the naturalness of the final result. After several days of healing and crusting, the eyebrow skin returns to normal and the transplanted follicles are dormant. Hair will begin to appear first as stubble, starting approximately 6-12 weeks later growing longer and denser as the weeks go by. The final ‘result’ of an eyebrow transplant takes 8-10 months to grow in. The transplanted hairs will need to be routinely trimmed. Eyebrow transplants by Dr. Tawfik Sefrioui are now be performed with the no-scalpel/no-stitch, no-linear-scar harvesting technique using Smartgraft FUE for quicker and more comfortable recovery. Depending on the desired degree of coverage some patients typically require one or two procedures. Dr. T has performed eyebrow transplantation as a routine part of his full-time hair restoration practice.
Some pain following the procedure is expected. It should subside within a week. No recovery time is required, though excessive exercise should be avoided for a week. Some scarring can be expected where the fat has been removed.
You won’t be able to drive yourself home following the procedure because of the effects of the local anesthesia.
Eyebrow transplantation produces living and growing eyebrows in the transplanted brow area that last as long as your natural growing hair.
An eyebrow transplant procedure typically takes several hours to perform.
Eyebrow transplants typically take about 7-10 days to completely heal. Scabbing and crusting in the eyebrow area flake off at that time and the skin returns to normal appearance. Bruising and swelling during that time is rare, and can take several days to resolve. Transplanted hair will begin to grow in the brow at 6-12 weeks following your procedure.
Thankfully, no. Eyebrow transplants are performed under comfortable local anesthesia using Dr. Tawfik’s “Ouchless” techniques and equipment.
Eyebrow transplants must be routinely groomed (i.e., trimmed) as the transplanted hairs grow long.