Hair and eyebrow loss are one of the problems that many people face these days. Most of us think that these problems are only specific to elderly people. This idea is of course not true! Hair and eyebrow loss can be a problem in both men and women even at a young age. Because aging is not the only factor that can cause this problem. As you might be aware of, although hair loss is a common problem; but there are many different hair treatment techniques such as PRP, mesotherapy and different methods of hair transplantation to cure it. We have talked about the various techniques of hair loss treatment on our website before; and today, we will introduce ways of eyebrow transplant. So, be with us!
Due to today’s fast-paced life and the tendency of people to eat unhealthy food as well as busy and stressful lives, drooping eyebrows has become a common problem among even young people and many of them are looking for a solution. On the other hand, some diseases such as autoimmune diseases or cancer can be the cause of hair loss and eyebrows.
Undoubtedly, eyebrows are one of the most important elements in facial beauty. For this reason, various methods have been developed to prevent drooping eyebrows and compensate for lost eyebrows. Eyebrow implants are one of the most popular and effective methods that help people to have completely natural and well-shaped eyebrows.
Many women think that tattoos are the best way to fill in and shape their eyebrows. This is usually due to insufficient knowledge of each of the beauty methods and their advantages and disadvantages. You should know that methods like tattooing the brow are temporary and do not give a natural look to a person’s eyebrows. Tattoo and hatch colors are chemical and different from natural eyebrow hair. Ans also you need to renew them once a while. Each time you renew, you have to endure the pain and wounds caused by it; and in the end, you may not achieve the desired result.
In contrast to tattooing eyebrows or filling them with make up and hachure, eyebrow transplant is a method that will permanently give a natural look to you. In the eyebrow implantation process, the specialist will remove the hair from the area around the head or the sides of the ear and implant them in the eyebrow area. For this reason, they will have completely natural results.
The different methods of eyebrow transplantation are almost the same as the hair transplantation methods; so we can consider an eyebrow implantation as a type of hair transplantation but in the eyebrow area. In this process, the specialist surgeon will also transfer small organs that produce the materials needed for hair growth in addition to the hair. This is what makes the results of eyebrow implants last forever and give you natural eyebrows even better than the first day. Implanted hair is quite similar to natural hair and grows; therefore, you will need to trim and shorten your eyebrows after implantation.
Finding the cause of drooping eyebrows is one of the most important steps in choosing the right implant method. Before implanting the eyebrows, you must treat the cause of their drooping. Note that the hairs used in the eyebrow implant process are completely natural and their growth process is no different from natural hair; therefore, any reason that causes eyebrows to fall out can also affect the implanted hair. You might not be able to treat some of these reasons such as hereditary causes; but perhaps you can controll them in some way.
Some of the most common reasons of drooping eyebrows are:
However, the cause of thinning and eyebrow hair loss, whichever is the above, the best way to have thick eyebrows is eyebrow implants. Techniques such as tattoos, eyebrow pencil and other similar methods can improve the appearance of your eyebrows to some extent, but they are not able to create thick and natural eyebrows.
And also the chemicals used for tattoos can cause cause drooping eyebrows. Especially if the number of renewals of these methods has been very high. So tattooing might be a good option at first but it can affect your remained brows!
Ever since scientists introduced eyebrow implantation as a way to thicken eyebrows and solve the problem of their drooping, various methods developed afterwards. The important point in all eyebrow implant methods is that in the pre-implantation consultation sessions. In these sessions, according to the composition of your face, the specialist will design the most suitable eyebrow. But first we have to answer to a question. “What is the latest method of eyebrow implantation and which method will be more effective?”.
No one can point to a specific method and introduce it as the best method; because the effectiveness of methods change from patient to patient due to their situation. But of course there are some methods that were more effective and patients got a satisfying result with them. In the rest of this article we will introduce them to you. And please keep in mind that no one can choose an eyebrow transplant for you better than a specialist.
This method is one of the oldest eyebrow implant methods and surgeons used to use it a lot in past. This method is still one of the most popular methods for hair transplantation; but based on the experiences of different people, we can not consider it as a good option for eyebrow implants. The eyebrows implanted in this way did not have a natural effect and became wavy and combed. Even with the great care of the specialist, in the end the growth of the eyebrows was not in the right direction and the angle of hair growth was slightly different from the normal eyebrow hair. Also, the FUT method requires incisions and stitches. And for this reason it’s recovery period is long; and this is something that counts as an important factor for some patients.
In the FUT method, the surgeon will usually remove the hair from behind the corners or on the head. In fact, they’ll make a strip cut in the desired area to remove the hair; and after the hair removal, the incision is sutured. The FUT method for eyebrow implants is exactly the same as the hair transplant method.
In this method, the extracted tracheal micrograft is carefully implanted in the desired area using special needles so that there is no difference between sleeping eyebrows and hair growth angle with normal hair. After stabilizing the implant results, you can trim your eyebrows as before.
Another method of eyebrow implantation is FUE or “non-surgical and non-striped impression”. Both women and men can use this method and is one of the most painless eyebrow implant methods. The hair strands are also removed from the back of the head in this method. And the hair is denser in this area; also, due to the smaller diameter, the hair will be much more similar to natural eyebrow hair. In addition, the fineness of the hair makes your eyebrows more natural and the implantation is done more carefully.
The surgery performed in this method is much lighter than other methods and therefore has a much shorter recovery period. After eyebrow implantation with this method, no scar remains on the eyebrows. And due to the lack of need for rest, you can resume your daily activities after implantation.
In the FUE method, to maintain the health of the hair and it’s follicles, the medical staff will remove one follicle in each transfer and then implant at the desired angle in the desired location; therefore, this method does not require cutting and stitching. This makes FUE one of the least invasive surgeries. It also is a very popular hair transplant method due to the absence of wounds, bleeding and naturally less pain. Of course, with the advancement of science and the emergence of newer methods, surgeons no longer use this method for eyebrow implants.
Today, these methods are popular for implanting eyebrows. FIT, SUT, Micro FIT and Super FUE methods are common eyebrow implant methods, all of which are based on follicle extraction. In these procedures, the surgeon uses different techniques to remove the follicle and transplant the hair; but they are all without cuts, wounds or bleeding. In addition, the results of these methods are very natural and last a lifetime. For this reason, these methods are one of the most popular methods for implanting eyebrows.
We can say that the days before the eyebrow implant are more important than the day of implantation! Because it is in these days, that you will determine everything you expect from your implantation. And on the day of surgery, everything will be done based on the results of preoperative counseling sessions. For this reason, it is better not to compliment your surgeon in these sessions and ask all the questions that have occupied your mind and talk to them about your expectations. In these sessions also check your general health and let your surgeon know if you need to take medication or do any special activities.
One of the most important things to do in pre-eyebrow counseling sessions is eyebrow morphology. Morphology refers to the precise identification of eyebrow features. In the morphological process, the current state of the eyebrow and it’s final state are completely determined. Also the appropriate angle for hair transplantation and the appropriate place for their removal are also determined. Now, why is morphology so important before eyebrow implants? In the following, we will explain the answer to this question.
Unlike scalp hairs, which all grow in the same direction, the hairs in different parts of the eyebrows have different orientations. For this reason, it is very important to determine the right angle for hair transplantation. If you look closely at your eyebrows, you will notice that the eyebrow hairs on the head, trunk and tail of the eyebrows have different angles; and this, creates the shape of the eyebrows. In addition to hair color, the length and thickness of these parts are also different from each other. For this reason, the hair should be removed from a suitable part according to the place of implantation.
Scalp hair grows only vertically and is not supposed to grow in a definite, dormant form; but eyebrow hair should sleep on the face and should not be far from the face. Because of this, their angle to the main follicle is very different. Paying attention to this feature helps the specialist to choose the best place for hair removal.
Usually eyebrow hairs do not grow larger than a certain size. This is because their hair growth cycle is much shorter than the scalp hair. This can be a problem for eyebrow implants. If the specialist does not have enough expertise to identify the right area to remove the follicle, the implanted hairs will grow faster than normal eyebrow hairs; and therefore you’ll need to shorten or trim them at very short intervals.
So far you have found that morphology is one of the most important reasons for needing pre-eyebrow counseling sessions. Another important task that should be done in the sessions before the operation and of course after the morphology of the eyebrows is to determine the eyebrow design. This determines exactly where the removed follicles should be located and what their angle should be. They determine eyebrow design according to aesthetic principles and based on the current state of the eyebrows and the person’s face.
The most important point in determining the eyebrow design is that the new design should be in harmony with the whole face and especially the shape of the eyes. In this process, the starting point of the eyebrows must be specified. Determining the starting point ensures that the implanted eyebrows are not too close together and not too far apart. In addition to the starting point, the end point must also be specified.
Usually at this stage you’ll draw the shape of your desired eyebrow. The surgeon then beautifies the design by examining your desired design and various measurements. Then they will try to maintain symmetry between the eyebrows.
For eyebrow implants, the area behind the head, behind the ear or lower neck is usually used as a hair bank or donor area. The hairs on the back of the head are thick, long, and usually numerous; but the hairs behind the ear or down are thinner and shorter. For men who have thicker eyebrows, the area behind the head and behind the ears is usually popular to be used; and the area behind the ears and lower neck for women, due to having thinner eyebrows.
After extracting the grafts, the medical staff prepare the grafts for implantation and presents the product of their work to the surgeon. The specialist surgeon completely anesthetizes the eyebrow area with local anesthesia before starting the hair transplant. Then, by using the same very fine blades (which are between 0.5 and 0.7 mm in diameter), make holes in the predetermined design of the eyebrows and insert the grafts into it. At this stage, care must be taken with the direction of hair growth as well as their angle to the skin. If the surgeon does not have enough experience and skill in implanting grafts, the result of eyebrow implantation will be abnormal and undesirable.
Yes, this is theoretically possible. However, specialists won’t recommend using body hair for eyebrow implants; because generally less of the grafts that you extract from the body grow in new places. And it is also possible for the hair to curl! For this reason, specialists won’t use body hair for eyebrows.
Improper care of newly transplanted hair can damage it and may cause hair follicles to fall out; therefore, after eyebrow implantation, be sure to observe the following points:
The most common complications after eyebrow implantation are redness, swelling, inflammation, itching and bruising of the implant area. These side effects are completely normal and will go away completely after a few days. The important thing is that you should not manipulate your eyebrows or use different drugs arbitrarily. Because doing these things will damage the implanted hair.
Implantation in invalid centers will cause asymmetry in the eyebrows, improper hair growth, differences in the color of the implanted hair with normal hair, lack of growth of grafts or not reaching the desired state. In such cases, the grafts may become infected or sore. These sores usually last for a long time and after that their place in the eyebrows is quite recognizable.
Yes, not only is this possible, but many surgeons recommend tattooing your eyebrows before implantation. Tattooing eyebrows which is done with the micro-pigmentation technique, is used commonly to beautify the results of eyebrow implants. The reason for this recommendation is that in eyebrow implants, the surgeon will implant a large number of small grafts very tightly together. Sometimes the blood supply to the eyebrow skin is not such that all the grafts survive; So some of them are lost.
This causes small gaps between the eyebrow hairs. These gaps are usually not large enough that you need to replant and eyebrow pencils can perfectly cover them. If you have tattooed your eyebrows before implantation, these gaps are well covered and will not be visible at all.
The general method of eyebrow implantation is the same for all people; but the technique chosen by the surgeon will vary according to the circumstances of the individual. Naturally, due to the differences between the eyebrows of men and women, the technique of eyebrow implantation is also different.
Men’s eyebrows are usually thicker and the same thickness in all parts of the eyebrows. In men, the eyebrows are usually more prominent and fuller, have a darker color, and the eyebrow hairs are longer.
However, in women, the hair density in the end area of the eyebrows is less and the hair in this area is usually thinner. The length and thickness of the hair is also less. These differences make the technique needed for eyebrow implantation different in men and women.
Would you consider doing an eyebrow transplant or you like your natural looking eyebrows even with low density? And which one you think is better: Tattooing your eyebrow or having an implantation? Comment your opinion!