Many women lose their eyebrow hair, especially in the outer half, as they age. The most common reasons for this include aggressive plucking, age, laser hair removal, and trauma. The majority of women pencil in their eyebrows with make-up or they have permanent make-up (or micropigmentation) done to treat this. Many patients are unhappy with these procedures because their eyebrows look fake and artificial. Another problem is that permanent make-up fades over months to years, so it does not look like natural hair color.
Dr. Agarwal is now performing a procedure called hair transplantation to the eyebrows. The procedure has been described before, but its popularity waned because of the technique that was originally used. We are now able to use microscopes to cut these fine grafts, and this really has resulted in far more natural results.
The procedure is performed as follows: A strip of hair-bearing skin from the back of the head is removed and the donor area is closed with sutures. This strip is then sectioned under a microscope into individual single hair grafts. Microscopic recipient incisions are then made in the area of missing eyebrow hair at the appropriate angulation and direction. The individual single hair grafts are then meticulously inserted into these recipient openings. The process takes about 3 to 4 hours, but the patient is awake in the office. Some of the transplanted hairs start to grow immediately, but full growth is seen by one year post-operatively.
This is by far the most natural and long lasting way to restore eyebrows. Even patients who may have had a traumatic laceration with accompanying loss of eyebrow hair, etc.. could benefit. The hairs that are transplanted last for the rest of your life and all that is required is trimming their length periodically. Please call 239-594-9100 to find out more.
The before and after photos demonstrate a sampling of the results of Drs. Agarwal and Maloney, and are for illustrative purposes only. Individual results may vary. Consult your physician about all treatment options, as well as the risks and benefits, prior to undergoing any procedure.