Eyebrow or eyelash transplants are aesthetic procedures that are increasingly sought after by women.
- Warning : the cause for sparseness of eyebrows should be assessed first (genetic problem, disease, compulsive picking habits - trichotillomania, over epilation), before planning a transplantation.
- FUE technique (or possibly STRIP) can be used for harvesting donor hairs (from the scalp or from the body).
- After selecting single hair follicles, the surgeon places them into the eyebrow area with similar caliber, angles and directions than the original.
- A medium sized transplant for both eyebrows usually requires 300-500 grafts, and 800-1000 grafts for a total restoration.
- Large framed eyeglasses can be used to hide the transplanted area, for two weeks, until eyebrows will begin to surface. The final outcome should be visible within one year.
- Eyebrows might require trimming and contouring (mascara, gel or wax).
- Hairs are only grafted onto the upper eyelid.
- Each single hair is introduced into the eyelid in a curved incision (same orientation as the original eyelash) and it is then cut to the right length.
- Generally 25 to 30 hairs are transferred per eyelid.
- In restoring the eyelashes, complications are to be expected (itches, scratching of eyes) and prevented (goggles and medication).
- The grafted hairs need to be trimmed once a week and curled using an eyelash curler.
- Not all patients are good candidates for this procedure.
Have a look at our selection of clinics offering eyebrows restoration in Europe
Have a look at our selection of clinics offering eyelashes restoration in Europe