How to Care for Your New Eyebrows After an Eyebrow Transplant

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Eyebrows are one of our most notable features. Thinning brows may cause you to feel less than happy with your appearance, however. Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Anil Shah and board-certified physician Dr. Sameea Chughtai can perform an eyebrow transplant in Chicago, IL to improve your eyebrows and give you a more natural look.

At Aesthetic Scalp, we understand that an eyebrow transplant is an important step. This is why our team does our best to inform patients about the details of surgery and recovery. If you are bothered by thin or overly plucked brows and want to learn about eyebrow transplantation, speak with a member of our team. We can review the surgery and recovery instructions together.

Who should get an eyebrow transplant?

Some people have naturally thin hair on their eyebrows, or wax and pluck them so often that the hair follicles do not grow back in full. Just like we can perform a hair transplant for the top of your head, Aesthetic Scalp can also offer an eyebrow transplant. Surgery is useful for men and women who are missing part or all of their eyebrow hair.

While an eyebrow transplant is considered a safe procedure, patients should still attend a consultation to make sure they are qualified. We will check to make sure you are in good overall health and do not have any conditions preventing you from a successful procedure. Individuals with alopecia areata, some thyroid disorders, and trichotillomania are qualified for surgery, as well as people who had microblading (eyebrow tattooing) done in the past.

How is an eyebrow transplant performed?

An eyebrow transplant is a delicate procedure. Aesthetic Scalp begins by mapping out an eyebrow shape that suits your face. We then use a follicular unit extraction (FUE) technique in Chicago, IL to transplant about 100 – 300 hairs per eyebrow based on the degree of hair loss involved. Our trained staff will provide you with detailed post-operative instructions to make sure the transplant is as successful as possible.

What happens after my eyebrow transplant?

To get great results, it is important to take care of your eyebrows after follicular unit extraction. You may notice redness and swelling in the treatment area, along with tiny scabs that will form over the following several days. These are normal, and the scabs should fall away after about a week. The transplanted hairs will also fall out in 2 – 3 weeks as the follicles make way for newer and stronger hair.

How do I comb and trim my eyebrow hair?

Aesthetic Scalp can provide you with personalized instructions for taking care of your eyebrow hair shortly after your FUE procedure. We may ask you to avoid rubbing or pressing down on the follicles for several weeks. Transplanted hair can eventually be combed and trimmed like normal hair, and all you need is a simple comb and a pair of scissors. Check with our team before plucking your eyebrows, however.

Improve your eyebrow hair with FUE

Overplucking or waxing your eyebrows may have led to balding spots on the most prominent areas of your face. Dr. Anil Shah and Dr. Sameea Chughtai can improve your appearance with a simple procedure in our Chicago, IL, office. Discover the many advantages of follicular unit extraction during an eyebrow transplant by scheduling a consultation with Aesthetic Scalp. We can help you feel confident about your eyebrow hair again.