Eyebrow transplant is a small surgical procedure performed where the eyebrow hair is scarce or completely lost. The causes of eyebrows loss may include excessive deformation (plucking) during brow design, facial injuries, malnutrition or chemotherapy.
Before deciding oneyebrow transplantation, the causes of loss in the eyebrow area should be determined and prevented. There is no methodological difference between eyebrow transplant and hair transplant operations. In eyebrow transplantation with the FUE technique, the grafts harvested from the donor area of the nape are transferred to the recipient area.
Follicles from the donor area grow differently after being transferred to the recipient area. Hair on the scalp grows in groups of 1-4 follicular units. However, the eyebrow hair grows as a single unit of hair. Therefore, the collected follicular units should be separated from the donor area before being transferred to the eyebrow area.
The required number of grafts in an eyebrow transplant operation depends on the degree of hair loss in the eyebrow area and the density of natural eyebrows.
Eyebrow transplant operations take approximately 2 hours and are performed under local anesthesia. Natural appearance is achieved when performed by a specialist doctor and an experienced team.
Frequently Asked Questions
Some patients experience hair loss at a young age. These patients should seek medication-assisted treatment to stop the hair loss before hair transplantation. PRP and Mesotherapy are applied for this purpose. These procedures may prevent hair loss and hair transplantation may not be necessary. If hair transplantation is performed without the application of this method, it may not be possible to achieve desired hair density as hair loss still continues. Therefore, hair transplant operation and postoperative results may not be satisfactory. To achieve best results, diagnosis and treatment must be performed by a specialist doctor.
Hair transplantation is performed under local anesthesia. The administration of local anesthesia can be a little painful. However, you will not feel any pain during the operation. In our clinic, the anesthesiologist decides on medications to be used and the type of anesthesia before the operation considering the patient’s age, health status, medical history, and operative time and performs the most appropriate anesthetic.
After hair transplantation, a slightly reddish crust may form in the recipient area. These crusts usually disappear about 7-10 days after surgery. Redness reduces and completely fades in 2 to 4 weeks.
It has already been scientifically proven that smoking can cause hair loss due to decreased blood flow. Decreased blood flow will accordingly slow down the healing process. For this reason, we recommend you to quit smoking to avoid negative side effects.
First of all, it is very important to determine the factors that cause hair loss in the patient. If there are hormonal reasons, women will not benefit from hair transplantation. Moreover, if the patient has been diagnosed with diffuse hair loss, the operation is not suitable. Otherwise, the donor area is also affected. This is an undesirable condition. Therefore, the exact cause of hair loss should be examined in women and treatment should be based on the diagnosis.