Eyebrow restoration procedure is done to permanently restore or to enhance the shape of your eyebrow tattoo. It is a surgical procedure. This treatment is usually for patients who have lost their eyebrow hair due to burns or for those whose eyebrow hair does not grow due to various illnesses or health reasons. Nowadays it has become a cosmetic procedure for many women who want to have the most perfect and beautiful eyebrows.
An eyebrow transplantation should only be done by certified surgeons who are specialized in this field. It can also be performed by traditional hair restoration specialists. The eyebrow restoration surgery involves the removal of hair from the back of the head where there is permanent hair growth. These donor hair follicles are removed and attached to the area where baldness has occurred. This technique is called: follicular unit transplantation. There are no signs of visible scaring where the hair is removed and will soon grow back.
An eyebrow restoration procedure is done when the eyebrows are very scarce, thin or absolutely missing. Reasons to want an eyebrow procedure are: over plucking, thyroid and hormonal abnormalities, trauma caused due to surgery, laser hair removal, etc.
The hair that is taken from donor follicles tend to grow through out life time. So they should be trimmed once in a month. To get the natural look, eyebrow hair is transplanted one by one similar to the natural eyebrow hair. This procedure is very delicate as each hair follicle should be perfectly placed in small incisions made. These incisions are also made in such a way that they resemble natural growth of eyebrows. The procedure involves the transplantation of 50 to 350 small hair follicles. This number depends on the desired quantity of eyebrow hair, density, and the desired size.
The procedure usually takes around 2 hours and the recovery process is painless. Mild pinkness may be noticed in the eyebrow area but this gradually disappears. Patients are allowed to do their normal activities without any rest. The sutures that are done on the donor area are also removed after one week time. At first the transplanted hair falls after two or three weeks, but later they grow back and remain to go grow for lifetime.
An alternative for eyebrow transplantation is tattooing eyebrows. One big plus about this method is the cost. Have a eyebrow restoration will cost you about $3000, having your eyebrows tattooed onto your face will cost you far less. One negative about this alternative is that the result may fade after a couple of years and become less beautiful.