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Eyebrow Transplant in Washington, DC

Eyebrow hair disappears for a variety of reasons ranging from health-related to grooming causes.  If your eyebrows are almost non-existent, too thin, or give you a stern look that you want to soften, an eyebrow transplant can help you get the look you want.  Located in Vienna, Younger Image Hair Transplant Clinic offers eyebrow transplants for men and women who live in and around Washington, DC, and Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Patients who have sparse eyebrows due to aging, over plucking, too much waxing, androgenic alopecia, thyroid disease, accidents, or from other causes, no longer have to resort to artificial-looking pencil or tattoos to cover their bald spots.  Eyebrow transplants, performed with similar techniques as hair transplants, can help patients look and feel more attractive.  The procedure is relatively painless and fast.  Best of all, the results are permanent.

What is Eyebrow Transplantation?

An eyebrow transplant is a procedure similar to a hair transplant that restores thickness to sparse eyebrows.  Strip extraction or follicular unit extraction techniques used for hair transplants for the scalp are also used for eyebrow transplants to move hair from a donor site to the eyebrows.  Because eyebrows are smaller than the scalp, the placement location and angle of hair placement is even more critical to achieving natural looking results.  Additionally, an experienced hair specialist must also take into consideration the arch shape, brow length, space between the brows, and hair density.

Although both men and women are candidates for eyebrow transplants, women are more likely to request the procedure. Too much plucking, waxing, and grooming can permanently damage hair follicles and leave sparse or even no eyebrows.  The procedure is also helpful to patients who lose their eyebrows due to medical or genetic conditions.

Why Have Eyebrow Transplantation?

Thanks to cosmetic counters and tattoos, numerous tools are available to make eyebrows appear fuller.  While makeup and tattoos are good options for some people, they are not the solution for all.  Some people are dismayed because as much as they try, alternatives often look artificial and do not last.  Because eyebrow transplants use patients’ own hair, the results look natural and are permanent.

Most patients find that eyebrow surgery is virtually painless and has a fast recovery period, regardless of how much restoration work occurs.  Although some patients opt to have a second procedure to gain additional volume, most patients are pleased with the regrowth and result from their transplanted hairs.

Are You A Candidate for Eyebrow Transplantation?

Most patients are usually good candidates for eyebrow transplantation.  However, the procedure typically works best on patients who have lost their eyebrow hair due to genetics, over-plucking, or trauma.  The surgery may or may not be effective in patients who lose their eyebrow hair due to autoimmune diseases, frontal fibrosing alopecia, hormonal changes or some other condition. Like hair transplants, eyebrow transplants work best on patients with predictable patterns of hair loss and those whose eyebrow hair loss has plateaued.

To determine whether an eyebrow transplant would be beneficial to you, your hair restoration specialist at the Younger Image Hair Clinic may recommend a biopsy.  The lab results will confirm the cause of your hair loss and help determine whether an eyebrow transplant will offer the results you are seeking.

Candidates must keep in mind that eyebrow transplants will significantly improve the density and appearance of their eyebrows; however, perfection is not realistic.

Eyebrow Transplantation Procedure

Surgeons perform eyebrow transplants the same way they perform hair transplants.  First, donor hair is removed from the back of the scalp.  Healthy hair follicles are then harvested, and the hair is inserted into the recipient site. The transplanted hair is genetically programmed to grow like the hair on your scalp.  Once your eyebrow hair begins to grow, you need to trim it on a regular basis.

The process seems simple; however, the procedure takes skill, experience, and an artistic eye to produce aesthetically pleasing results.  During the process, approximately 50 to 325 individual hairs are placed individually to mimic the exact direction and angle of your hairs’ natural growth.

Usually, patients who undergo an eyebrow transplant take a mild oral sedative before the procedure.  Local anesthetic is also used.  Although the surgery takes two to five hours depending upon the extent of work necessary, most patients report that they do not experience pain.

Recovery following eyebrow surgery is fairly short.  During the first week, tiny scabs form around each transplanted hair.  The scabs then fall off, leaving the eyebrow area slightly pink.  The color usually fades by the end of the first week.  Sutures placed at the back of the scalp where the donor hair was used for transplantation are removed by the end of the first week.  In approximately two to three weeks following the surgery, the transplanted hairs fall out and begin to grow again in four months.  Over the next six to eight months, the hair will grow longer and thicker until your final result appears.

How Long Does The Procedure Last?

Hair transplant surgery ranges from two to five hours depending upon the extent of the hair loss and the number of grafts required.  Each hair must be extracted from the donor graft, one-by-one, and placed precisely in the right place on the eyebrow.  Your hair restoration specialist at the Younger Image Hair Transplant Clinic will give you a realistic estimate of how long your procedure will take during your consultation.

What Can I Expect After The Procedure?

Although you will most likely feel fine after the procedure, it takes about five to seven days to heal.  During the first week, small scabs will be present around each hair, leaving pink areas when they fall off.  Over the next few weeks, the pink fades and nobody will be able to tell that you had work done.

How Soon Can I Return To Work?

Most patients return to work and other routine activities three days after the surgery.  Some people prefer to wait five to seven days after the procedure to ensure that the majority of scabbing or bruising is gone.

Located in Vienna, Younger Image Hair Transplant Clinic offers eyebrow transplants for men and women who live in and around Washington, DC, and Gaithersburg, Maryland. Contact us today to schedule your hair restoration consultation.