An eyebrow transplant performed by a qualified plastic surgeon or dermatologist is addressed to people who suffer from congenital absence of the eyebrows, who wish to cover scars from accidents or burns, or who have excessively thinned eyebrows due to waxing, chemical peeling or ageing.
In earlier times there was a trend to thin the eyebrows for aesthetic reasons, either by pulling out the hairs (e.g. with tweezers) or with more permanent techniques, such as laser depilation.
In recent years, this trend has reversed as increasingly more young and middle-aged women wish to gain more dense and youthful eyebrows. In some cases the thickening of the naturally sparse eyebrows is what is needed. In other cases, in which hair removal has eventually led to a permanent thinning of the eyebrows, partial or total restoration of the missing eyebrows is necessary.
Restoration of eyebrows can also be performed in cases where alopecia areata has affected the eyebrows, provided that the damage is localised and has been stable for a period of at least one year. Eyebrow transplantation can further serve as permanent restoration of the eyebrows’ density in pathological conditions such as e.g. hypothyroidism.
FUE Eyebrow Transplant
FUE eyebrow transplantation can be used to treat both men and women of all ages, although most eyebrow restorations concern women aged 30-50. Eyebrow transplantation, performed with FUE technique, is the method of choice in these cases; this minimally invasive method can be performed with microtools in order to avoid the removal of tissue and the subsequent scarring of the skin, as opposed to FUT or Strip technique, a technique that requires the removal of a strip of skin from the donor site of the scalp, thus creating a permanent scar.
FUE is the most suitable method because it is practically painless and does not leave any marks or linear scars. The new hairs begin to appear immediately after the completion of the implant session and the final results appear relatively early, within 4-6 months, thanks to the rich blood supply of the area. The growth of new hairs continues even up to 12 months after the eyebrow transplant.