Most people these days have heard of hair transplants. Lots of people are doing them to replace hairs they have lost on their head. But did you know there is such a thing as an eyebrow transplant? Here is everything you need to know about this new high-tech procedure.
What is an eyebrow transplant?
An eyebrow transplant is the same as a hair transplant done on top of the head. Instead, as you have probably guessed, hair is transplanted where the eyebrows are situated. It’s done to replace hairs that have been permanently lost for any reason. The procedure can help to reconstruct eyebrows, which are an important but sometimes overlooked feature on your face that helps you to look better.
How is it done?
The transplant is done by removing healthy hair follicles from the head initially. These are follicles which are growing hair already. These follicles are placed at the brow area where they will grow hair that will become part of your eyebrow.
Hair is taken from inconspicuous places on your head so you won’t notice any bald patches left behind. One thing to keep in mind is that the follicles will grow hair as if it were on your head. Therefore, a low maintenance approach is not the best often as the hairs will continue to grow longer. You will need to do some occasional trimming to make sure they stay at typical brow length.
Does it hurt?
Like many cosmetic procedures, there is a small amount of discomfort to be expected. This is mainly from the initial injection to numb the area. An eyebrow transplant is carried out under a local anaesthetic, so you won’t need to be put to sleep for it. Once the area is numb, however, you should not feel any pain.
Healing time is quick and you should be out of your surgeon’s office and back home in no time, without any issues.
How long does it last?
A brow transplant is a permanent procedure. Unlike microblading, which fades over time, a transplant will give you a real hair from your own follicle which should last a lifetime. Another benefit to this over microblading is that you get a more realistic, 3D effect and healthier-looking brows.
How much does it cost?
The cost of an eyebrow transplant varies. However, it’s worth emphasising that you should always pick a practitioner who is an expert at these kinds of procedures. This may mean paying more than you would elsewhere, but it will be worth it for peace of mind and for the best chance of a permanent and expert result.
An eyebrow transplant can be such a subtle change to your appearance that most people may not even notice you’ve had it done. However, fuller and thicker brows give you a younger appearance so expect to receive some compliments once it’s completed!