Eyebrow Transplantation

EYEBROW TRANSPLANTATION

OVERVIEW

An eyebrow transplant is an aesthetic procedure designed to transfer your hair grafts (plugs) to your eyebrow region, giving a fuller and charismatic look in only a single session. 

At WIH International Hospital, our highly-experienced and skilled specialists in the eyebrow transplantation field are dedicated to personalizing the newly transplanted eyebrows just for you, considering your overall facial features, specific concerns and desires.

WHY EYEBROW TRANSPLANTATION?

Similar to the hair on your head, eyebrows can thin out or just stop growing due to various factors, including infection, drugs, trauma, pregnancy and genetics. For some women and men of all ages, eyebrow loss, or thin eyebrows, is a major issue which greatly affects their self-confidence, self-image and society engagement. 

Thus, eyebrow transplantation is an effective and sustainable option that can lift up your personality, empowering your confidence and self-image to the fullest with permanent natural-looking results.

EYEBROW TRANSPLANTATION TECHNIQUES

By incorporating state-of-the-art follicular unit hair transplantation techniques with the wisdom of aesthetics, WIH eyebrow transplant specialists are ready to deliver comprehensive personalized eyebrow transplantation solutions that cater to each individual’s desires by utilizing one of the following techniques:

Follicular unit transplantation (FUT)

FUT, known as the strip procedure, is where a strip of your scalp tissue is harvested from the permanent zone using linear open technique, and then prepared under specialized microscope to prevent hair follicle damage before being placed via minimal incisions made on your eyebrow region (recipient area). This leaves a linear scar but delivers the most natural-looking results that help unlock the eyebrow you desire. 

Follicular unit extraction (FUE)

FUE is a minimally invasive bladeless technique to harvest a single hair follicle directly from the donor site using pioneering punching technique. This will leave no linear donor scar with no suturing required.

Non-shaven follicular unit extraction (Non-shaven FUE)

Non-shaven FUE is another step developed from FUE for more comfortable and quicker outcomes. You are not required to shave your hair. So, the donor site of your ordinary long hair will be transplanted to your eyebrow region with no visible scarring as your unshaven hair will conceal it.

DETAILS EYEBROW TRANSPLANTATION

Before procedure:    Local anesthesia is applied to both donor area and eyebrow region

Procedure Time:      2 - 3 hours depending on how many grafts to be transplanted

After procedure:     You can return home immediately and follow the aftercare instruction.

EYEBROW TRANSPLANTATION AFTERCARE

  1. Keep the head elevated with two pillows for 48 hours after the procedure. Try not to sleep on your sides as the grafts may rub on the pillow.
  2. Take medications as prescribed by your specialist to help with common redness, swelling and pain as well as prevent infection.
  3. You may start washing your eyebrows 24 hours following the procedure or as advised. Gently rinse off with a bowl of water or a gentle stream of water from the shower.
  4. Pat your eyebrows gently with a towel without rubbing the grafts to dry.
  5. Transplanted hairs may develop tiny crusts but will gradually heal through time and may fall out in 2 weeks after the procedure, which is normal. The hair will grow back in about 3 months and will grow normally.
  6. After 7 days, you can begin to lightly rub the grafted area from medial to lateral to help remove crust.
  7. After 14 days, you should be able to wash normally.

FAQs

1.   How many grafts to do eyebrow transplantation?

The number of grafts depends on the size and features of your brows and your desires. Typically, 200 - 300 single hair grafts are transplanted on each side (approximately 400 - 600 grafts on both).

2.   Do I need to trim my eyebrows?

Since the hair transplanted to your eyebrows will gradually grow over 6 to 12 months, trimming will be required to maintain your desired look and shape of eyebrows.

3.   How noticeable will the scarring be?

For FUT candidates, the scarring depends on the extent of transplantation. Normally, follicular unit grafting, especially FUT, needs an incision to the donor area, and scarring may be invisible to the eye if not many grafts are required. There will be a scar at the donor area on the back of your scalp, which should be hidden behind the existing hair if your hair is long enough.