Are Eyebrow Transplant Results Permanent?
As one of the most defining features of your face, the eyebrows are incredibly important when it comes to your overall beauty. Many men and women can experience hair loss in their eyebrows for a variety of reasons, such as alopecia, age, and trauma. While some solutions, such as microblading, are temporary and utilize artificial methods, an eyebrow transplant is a procedure that can remedy this situation by utilizing your own hair for long-term results. The board-certified doctors at Aesthetic Scalp are highly experienced in performing eyebrow transplants for our patients in Chicago, IL.
What Is an Eyebrow Transplant?
An eyebrow transplant is a long-term solution to the issue of eyebrow thinning or loss. Constantly penciling in your eyebrows or having them touched up with microblading may help in the short term, but that can quickly grow annoying in the long term due to the persistent maintenance they require. However, with an eyebrow transplant, patients are able to create the eyebrow shape and volume they've always wanted without the need for consistent upkeep.
Ideal candidates for eyebrow transplants:
- Have thinning, balding, or minimal hair on the eyebrows
- Are in good general health
- Possess straight or slightly wavy hair
- Have lost eyebrow hair due to genetics, overplucking, or trauma
How Does an Eyebrow Transplant Work?
An eyebrow transplant is performed in-office at Aesthetic Scalp as an outpatient procedure. Our patients in Chicago, IL will be given both oral sedation and local anesthesia in order to ensure an experience that is just as comfortable as it is virtually painless. At this point, one of our doctors will use your face to plan out the exact size and shape your new eyebrows should be. Once the anesthesia has taken effect and your eyebrows have been mapped out, we will begin to extract hair follicles from the back of your scalp using a technique known as FUE. Depending on a number of factors, this could take anywhere from 100 – 300 hairs per eyebrow. These extracted hairs are then deposited into tiny incision sites made in and around the eyebrow.
What Happens After an Eyebrow Transplant?
Patients are free to return home immediately following the conclusion of the procedure. Some small scabs may appear on the treated area in the days afterward. In some cases, this may even be accompanied by redness, bruising, or swelling. However, these side effects should subside without the need for additional treatment within about a week.
After around 2 – 3 weeks, the newly transplanted hairs should begin to fall out in order to make room for newer, stronger hairs. This is entirely expected and nothing to worry about. The new hair follicles should begin growing in within roughly 3 – 4 months, but the maximum benefits are usually not visible until the 6 – 8-month mark.
Don't let thin eyebrows ruin your confidence. Allow the talented team at Aesthetic Scalp to renew your spirit by performing an eyebrow transplant at our practice in Chicago, IL. Schedule an appointment with one of our doctors today to discuss any questions, concerns, and goals to ensure the best possible results during your brow restoration.