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Eyebrow Hair Transplant

Eyebrows are a central part of a person’s face, which is why they are so important. Here is some basic information and frequently asked questions about eyebrow transplant.

1. How does eyebrow transplant work? 

Eyebrow transplant involves the placement of hair follicles extracted from your scalp and then transplanted to the thinned or bald eyebrow areas.

There are two approaches in performing an eyebrow hair transplant these are the follicular unit extraction (FUE) and the Strip Harvest methods. Please click here to learn about the two different methods available.

2. Am I a good candidate for eyebrow hair transplant? 

The best candidates for eyebrow hair transplant are those who have a good amount of donor hair (hair on the scalp) and who have lost their eyebrows permanently due to medical reasons, scars, or due to genetics.

3. Where is the hair donor taken from? 

The donor hair can be taken from the scalp or the chest. Your hair transplant surgeon will determined if the donor hair is appropriate for the eyebrows.

4. How many grafts/hair will I need? 

The number of grafts varies for every person because this will depend on the extent of hair thinning and the demand of the patient. However, this will be approximated and determined by the hair transplant surgeon during consultation.

5. Does the eyebrow transplant procedure hurt?

The procedure does not cause pain because local anesthesia is used to numb the area. There may be some discomfort once the anesthesia wears off, but this is tolerable and can be relieved by analgesics. Patients have reposted pain scaled at a two out of 10.

6. How long does hair transplantation procedure take?

The procedure can take about two to three hours. Just like hair transplant performed on the head, eyebrow hair transplants are also performed in a very meticulous fashion. They have to be placed in the right direction using customized tools, at a very definite angle, and with proper distribution. Dr. Kahen has extensive experience and achieves natural looking results.

7. When will my new eyebrow hair start to grow? 

One can enjoy the results of eyebrow hair transplant within few months. They don’t have to grow that much, therefore the coverage can be observed early on. You don’t have to worry about hairs growing longer especially if it comes from the scalp because once the graft is transplanted it adapts to it its new environment.

8. Are the results permanent? 

Yes. Eyebrow hair transplant results will grow permanently. Transplanted hair, however, is also susceptible to shedding just like other normal hair strands, but will eventually grow back.