Eyebrow hair restoration represents the highest art form in the practice of delicate hair restoration. When performing an eyebrow hair transplantation, Dr. Darling pays meticulous attention to technical detail combined with an artistic eye. The flat hair angle, natural curl, and flare-to-fishbone design pattern of the eyebrow are all integral to the creation of an attractive and full eyebrow contour. Finer hairs from the back of the head are used, and for individuals with truly fine hair Dr. Darling may occasionally use 2-hair grafts for the inner portion of the eyebrow.
The flat hair angle, natural curl, and flare-to-fishbone design pattern of the eyebrow are all integral to the creation of an attractive and full eyebrow contour.
Eyebrow Hair Loss
Eyebrow hair loss occurs for a variety of reasons. Certain diseases (e.g. low thyroid condition) can predispose an individual to eyebrow hair loss. Other’s may benefit from eyebrow transplantation due to overplucking or overtweazing the eyebrow areas. Over plucking or tweaking can lead to a partial or total absence of eyebrow hair over time. In addition, trauma or accidents can cause eyebrow hair loss or alternatively surgically related hair loss from skin cancer operations in this area. Finally, some individuals are simply born with thin eyebrows and would like to have thicker eyebrows to frame their eyes. Oftentimes, tattooing the eyebrow can provide an inadequately natural result that appears painted on despite the most artistic attempts at fashioning an eyebrow. Thus, eyebrow hair transplantation is the best option for achieving natural-looking eyebrows.
Eyebrow Hair Loss Treatment
The solution to eyebrow hair loss for whatever reason is surgical hair transplantation in which hairs are carefully chosen from the finest hairs in the back of the head and placed with precision in the areas of hair loss in the eyebrow region. It is very important to place the angles of the eyebrow hairs correctly to ensure a natural result, more specifically the angles must be very very flat along the skin, have a radiating club shape toward the nose, and a “fish-tail” appearance, i.e., cross hatching, as the end is approached. Transplanted eyebrow hairs do grow at the rate of the donor scalp hair but over time can begin to slow down in speed, especially after the first year or two to the natural rate of eyebrow hairs owing to the influence of the skin in the eyebrow region to the overall growth of these transplanted hairs (a condition known as recipient dominance).
Eyebrow Hair Transplant Recovery
It generally takes less than 24 hours to recover from eyebrow transplant surgery. By the day after your surgery, you should be able to resume most daily activities, although it is recommended that you hold off on strenuous activities for about a week to prevent any accidental injury and reduce the risk of bleeding.