I Have Microbladed Brows. Can I Still Get An Eyebrow Transplant?

Eyebrow Transplant

Eyebrows are one of our most prominent features. They accentuate our eyes and communicate our emotions. Over time, many people are surprised to discover thinning eyebrows due to age. Overplucking and certain cosmetic products can also cause your brows to lose density over time. Eyebrow transplant surgery at Aesthetic Scalp has given men and women the opportunity to add volume and create thicker brows.

The good news is that most people are candidates for an eyebrow hair transplant in Chicago, even if you had them microbladed in the past. Compare microblading and eyebrow restoration by meeting with double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Anil Shah and experienced board-certified physician Dr. Sameea Chughtai. We can help you reach your eyebrow goals and more!

What is microblading?

Not everyone is born with perfectly shaped eyebrows. Some resort to plucking or penciling in hair to achieve a pleasing look. Others turn to a more robust solution in the form of microblading. Microblading creates the illusion of hair through a tattoo technique. It is usually performed using specialized handheld tools. While microblading does not last as long as a traditional tattoo, it has become popular among people who want thicker brows without re-creating them every day.

How eyebrow restoration works

An eyebrow hair transplant in Chicago involves a process called follicular unit extraction (FUE), where the hair is taken from a donor site and then implanted into the treatment area. The first step is to determine the size and shape of your desired brows. We pay close attention to make sure the brows balance your individual facial features. Anyone who has thinning or balding eyebrow hair is a strong candidate for this procedure, as long as they are in good overall health. Patients with previously microbladed brows can also get treatment.

How treatment is performed

Dr. Shah and Dr. Chughtai perform eyebrow restoration as an easy in-office procedure. During your initial consultation, we can review instructions or guidelines that need to be followed prior to FUE. Once we map out your perfect eyebrow shape, we work to extract the number of hairs needed for the transplant. This may range between 100 – 300 hairs per eyebrow. This number may change based on your facial features and degree of hair loss.

Eyebrow restoration results

Patients should understand it takes time for the transplanted hairs to become viable in their new location. You may experience some redness and bruising, which is temporary. We recommend sleeping upright to alleviate any swelling at night. Small scabs will also show up for a few days, and then the transplanted hair may fall out 2 – 3 weeks after treatment. This is normal and a strong sign that the system is working. The follicles underneath should make way for stronger and thicker hairs shortly afterward.

Want naturally thicker brows?

Hair transplant techniques like FUE make it possible to enjoy fuller and thicker brows using your own hair, no microblading needed. If you struggle with thin or overplucked brows and want to make a difference in your appearance, meet with Dr. Anil Shah and Dr. Sameea Chughtai at Aesthetic Scalp. Our advanced eyebrow hair transplant in Chicago has helped countless men and women have natural-looking results.