Your eyebrows are an important feature of your face - they are responsible for framing your face and bringing symmetry to it. This fact can be attributed to everyone’s obsession with having the perfect eyebrows. Some even go into treatments like brow lamination and microblading to thicken, shape or modify arches of natural brows. One of the trendy eyebrow treatments that have come to light, and is a little bit on the intense side, is an eyebrow transplant. Chances are you already have some idea about what this treatment might be, but we are here to fill you in on the missing details that need to be considered before opting for one...
- 01. What is an eyebrow transplant and what are its benefits?
- 02. What to expect during an eyebrow transplant treatment?
01. What is an eyebrow transplant and what are its benefits?
As the name suggests, an eyebrow transplant is a procedure that fills in sparse or non-existent eyebrows with hair from the scalp moved to the eyebrow area. The restorative treatment is often opted by people who have suffered hair loss in the eyebrows because of some kind of trauma to the region. However, it does prove less than useful in cases of hair loss caused by alopecia areata. The reason why we are talking about it today is because eyebrow transplants have started to be used for eyebrows that have been overtweezed or are thinning because of genetics and ageing. Some of the benefits of eyebrow transplants are -
1. Once transplanted, the eyebrow hair continues to grow naturally
2. It gives a more natural look as compared to eyebrow tattoos or microblading, which can show separation lines in the final result.
3. It is highly customisable in nature and can be done in any shape that you desire.
4. It is a permanent, one time solution for thin and shapeless brows as it does not need touch ups like other eyebrow treatments.
02. What to expect during an eyebrow transplant treatment?
So what exactly goes down in an eyebrow transplant treatment session? The procedure involves transferring skin grafts to your eyebrow area but placing the hair in a much more slanted and tapered way to make it look natural. They are placed at a sharp angle in order to sweep their length across the forehead to make it look like an actual eyebrow. Some medical techniques also transplant singular eyebrow hair and it depends on your consultation on what kind of approach works for you.
As far as prep and aftercare is concerned, there is little preparation needed for an eyebrow treatment session. It is recommended to avoid anticoagulants like aspirin before the surgery. Also, make sure you keep a safe distance between any usage of chemical and irritating cosmetic products in the area and your appointment. Post-procedure, you can expect some swelling but this is usually not painful and goes down in a couple of days. It is imperative to keep the surgery region dry and out of the sun for 5 to 7 days. Make sure to follow your dermatologist's recommendations in order to go through the recovery process smoothly. The results usually show up between 5 to 10 months.
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