What Is Eyebrow Transplantation?

Eyebrow transplant operation, which can be applied to individuals who experience eyebrow loss due to various reasons, is gaining more recognition with each day. Successful results are yielded with this quick operation, which provides the individual with the desired healthy and natural eyebrows in a short time. Eyebrow transplantation is performed using hair follicles that can be taken from all donor sites, primarily the back of the head. It is usually performed using the DHI method.

Among the causes of eyebrow hair loss are conditions such as consistent eyebrow plucking from the same area, skin diseases such as alopecia, permanent makeup, and chemotherapy. The lost eyebrow hairs may grow back later. In the case that they do not grow back, an eyebrow transplant operation can be performed.

Eyebrow transplant operations require great care and attention, as it is very important to achieve a natural and realistic appearance after these procedures. To achieve this natural appearance, the angle and direction hair follicles (grafts) are transplanted at must look natural and the eyebrow line must be carefully designed.

The implantation technique used in eyebrow transplant operations is Direct Hair Implantation as the puncturing process performed in the FUE technique can damage the existing hair follicles.

Steps of Eyebrow Transplantation:

1. Consultation and Planning

The transplantation site and eyebrow design are determined at the consultation. At this stage, a plan is formulated by the doctor in accordance with the person’s facial features and wishes.

2. Harvesting Hair Follicles

This process is performed with the DHI method, which is generally known as a no-shave method. The small number of grafts needed makes this procedure easy to perform.

In this process, only a very small area in the nape of the individual’s neck, which is the donor area, is shaved, which can be covered by surrounding hairs. In this way the hair follicles can be better harvested.

Only follicles with a single hair shaft in them are collected as single hair follicles provide a better cosmetic appearance in the eyebrow. In this procedure, local anesthesia is applied to the area hair follicles are harvested from.

3. Transplantation of Hair Follicles

In eyebrow transplant operations performed with the DHI technique, local anesthesia is also applied to the transplantation area. Hair follicles are transplanted with Choi Implanter pens at appropriate angles and directions.

The DHI method offers the chance to plant directly without the need for canals. Thus, the process is completed quickly and the tissue in the treatment area is preserved better.

How Many Grafts Should Be Transplanted?

200 to 300 grafts are generally sufficient for eyebrow transplantation.

What Happens After the Procedure?

There are certain points to be taken into consideration after an eyebrow transplant. For a healthy and natural-looking result, the period after the operation is as important as the operation itself. If the recommendations of the doctor and patient representatives are followed in the post-operative period, no adverse events are expected to occur.

A dressing is applied the day after the operation to prevent complications. At the same time, it is checked whether the transplanted hair follicles have attached to the surrounding skin.

Shock hair loss can occur within 15 days after transplantation.

In the next 3 months, a satisfactory appearance is achieved.

Final results are seen in the following 8 to 12 months.

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