Eyebrow transplant information
Eyebrow transplants are pretty popular among diverse groups of people. Men and women tend to get them for aesthetic, or medical reasons. Chrissy Teigen, an American model, has not been shy about her eyebrow hair transplantation.
Despite this, the procedure tends to be far too niche for many countries to have institutions offering transplants like these. What’s more, the cost is often prohibitive for many. So if you are looking for an eyebrow transplant, you may be out of luck in the EU or the US.
But before we get into all of that, let’s discuss what an eyebrow transplant is.
What is an eyebrow transplant?
The eyebrow transplant is on the way to becoming a popular alternative to makeup. If a person has thin eyebrows, they’ve often spent hours on makeup or trichopigmentation to fix the problem. The results are not the same as having actual hair though. The eyebrow transplant solves this issue.
Performed by a cosmetic or plastic surgeon specializing in hair transplants, is a rather permanent solution to the issue. The procedure is very similar to an FUE transplant. The surgeon takes donor hairs (and the hair follicles) from above the ears and transfers them into the eyebrow area. Once implanted, root and stem, the hairs adapt and start growing just as normal eyebrows would.
The areas are of course under local anesthesia, so the patient doesn’t feel any pain.
But who are eyebrow transplants for?
There are no limits on who can get an eyebrow transplant. Although, patients that we see most often come from three backgrounds:
- Those who have overplucked their eyebrows in the past now wish for thicker and wider eyebrows. The pursuit of beauty can be a cruel road, no decision as simple as overplucking eyebrows should limit your ability to remain beautiful.
- Those who have suffered from trichotillomania. Trichotillomania is the condition where a persona tends to absent-mindedly pluck at their eyebrows all the time. This can be caused by anxiety, excitement, or other emotional states. In any of these, eyebrow transplants are an easy solution, if you can afford one.
- Those who have experienced the traumatic loss of eyebrow hair. This can be caused by an accident, a burn, or any number of reasons. Alternatively, it may also be caused by stress, or even a surgical operation has gone awry (not an eyebrow transplant). In cases like these, an eyebrow transplant is a great way to reinstate a feeling of normalcy in a person.
The best way to determine whether you need an eyebrow hair transplantation is to consult a doctor. Contacting a professional before getting surgery is a great way to ensure you are not doing something you don’t need to do.
So how does an eyebrow transplant work?
As explained above, an eyebrow transplant is much like any other hair transplant. Hair is usually harvested from the back of the head or from above the ears, depending on which has a higher density. The hair follicle is then examined, to ensure it is healthy, and implanted in the destination area.
While this might seem like a simple procedure, it is important to know that it takes a lot of work. Identifying a donor area, as well as individual hair grafts as healthy, takes a lot of work and knowledge. This is why it is usually done by a team of experienced surgeons and nurses.
What happens after an eyebrow transplant
Just like with a hair transplant, the results of an eyebrow transplant are not immediately visible. For the first four days after the transplant, the doctor will ask you to be careful – do not get the eyebrows wet! The reason is simple: the hairs are still getting fully adjusted to their new place. Pouring water over them may cause the grafts to fall out, as well as increase the risk of infection.
Four days after, the hair has fully established itself in the new area. Now the eyebrows can be interacted with normally. But, you will not start seeing the results immediately. It may take several months for the hair to regrow properly. If you want to learn more about hair transplants in general and why hair takes time to regrow, read our article.
Dangers of eyebrow transplants
Often people ask if there are dangers associated with the process. Some even ask if those who get eyebrow transplants regret it later. The thing is, this depends on the situation. The vast majority of eyebrow transplants are satisfied with their results. But there are individual cases, where the patient does not care for their eyebrows properly after, or the surgeon was not qualified. In either case, the situation is usually salvageable.
There are many pros to eyebrow transplants:
- Regain volume and width
- Natural look thanks to using own hair
- No need to use makeup to make eyebrows seem thicker or otherwise augmented
- The speed at which they can be done
But of course, some also have complaints about eyebrow transplants
- The cost of the procedure may not be as affordable
- Takes a while to see the result
- Small chance follicles won’t produce new hair
But with even these cons, the procedure is worth considering. After all, beauty is worth pursuing.
Cost of eyebrow transplant in Georgia
As mentioned before, the cost of an eyebrow transplant may be prohibitive for many. The good news is that prices are often regionally defined. Just like a hair transplant costs less in Georgia than anywhere else in the world, while providing high quality, so does an eyebrow transplant cost less in Georgia.
Determining the exact price can be complicated. Usually, it is highly unique to each case and requires a consultation to be determined. If you want to learn about how our hair transplant prices are generally determined, you can read about it in our article on the subject. Otherwise, you can try getting in touch with us and we’ll see if an eyebrow transplant is something we can organize for you.