Eyebrow transplants

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Until relatively recently, the only alternative for people with thin or sparse eyebrows was to turn to makeup. That way, they could “fill in” bald spots in the eyebrows with an optical trick, creating the illusion of greater density and definition. Now, though, there is growing interest in a definitive solution to improving eyebrow appearance.

With an eyebrow transplant, follicular units from the patient’s own skin are transferred to the areas of the eyebrows to be filled in. It’s a simple procedure that offers very natural, permanent results, restoring the face’s expressiveness.

What is an eyebrow transplant?

An eyebrow transplant is a procedure by which follicular units are transferred from the back of the scalp to bald areas in the eyebrows. The goal is to encourage new hair growth, thereby creating the appearance of greater density. Eyebrow transplants are undoubtedly the definitive, most effective, and safest solution to restore the natural shape of the eyebrows and correct areas possibly affected by alopecia in the area. We take different approaches depending on the cause of the hair loss, and we can even recommend medical treatments along with surgery. An eyebrow transplant procedure has a set of particularities that are worth considering, such as the follicular units’ angle of implantation and the number of hairs that each follicular unit must have.

Correcting areas of alopecia and the natural shape

In our Insparya Group clinics, we consider each patient’s specific case. Thus, in addition to helping improve the eyebrow’s aesthetic appearance through a transplant, we also improve its role as a form of protection against external aggressions.

Eyebrow transplantation with the Insparya Method, a more effective variant of the FUE technique,  makes it possible to partially or completely repopulate the eyebrows and obtain a natural, rejuvenating result.

Why do I have bald patches in my eyebrows?

It’s normal to lose and regenerate eyebrow hair as part of their natural cycle. The norm is to have no more than 100 eyelashes and 300 eyebrow hairs fall out each year. However, there are causes behind these figures increasing, such as improper eyebrow styling or excessive hair removal, which can damage the follicular units to the point of them dying. This causes the eyebrow hair not to grow back.

What is good to combat losing eyebrow hairs?

Daily eyebrow care is important to prevent them from falling out. Deficiencies in vitamins such as A, B, C, and E impact hair loss. Mind your diet and keep an eye on your intake of these vitamins, and your hair health will thank you.

Having a hygiene routine is also essential. Eyebrows and eyelashes should be taken care of and cleaned with products specifically for those areas. You should also avoid harsh makeup remover. Don’t forget to clean morning and night; this should be done delicately and with products that are specifically formulated for these areas. Don’t use harsh makeup removal or excessive waxing. There are special makeup removers for eyes that not only treat the surrounding skin but also provide support for the eyebrow hairs and eyelashes.

What are the causes of eyebrow loss?

Improper styling is one of the main causes, but this is not always the cause of bald patches in the eyebrows: there are internal factors that can affect its shape.

Some diseases lead to hair loss in the eyebrows; these include total alopecia, universal alopecia, and alopecia areata, where the body attacks follicular units. In some cases, hair loss in the eyebrow area may be an early sign of frontal fibrosing alopecia. A transplant is not indicated in these situations.

Other conditions, such as thyroid imbalances, can also lead to hair loss in different parts of the body, as can poor diet, stress, and scarring alopecia.

Ageing also plays a significant role: just as the hair on the head thins with age, the eyebrows also start to decline. This is related to the slow changes in the hair cycle, where the hairs no longer have a strong growth phase, making it difficult for them to grow back completely.

What is the procedure for an eyebrow transplant like?

Thanks to the Insparya technique for eyebrow transplants, it is possible to extract follicular units from the back part of the scalp and implant them in the eyebrows to ensure a permanent solution.

The transplanted follicular units are individual ones, and they normally grow faster than eyebrow hair. This technique offers the best results and is recommended as a definitive treatment of alopecia and for reconstructing hair transplants or other poorly executed procedures.

Depending on the cause of the alopecia, we will take a specific approach for each procedure; we can also recommend medical treatments along with the surgery itself. Sometimes, eyebrow transplantation can be added to a transplant for hair on the scalp, which is particularly common in cases of lichen planopilaris (in its form as frontal fibrosing alopecia).

It is necessary to shave very small areas of the donor region (the back of the scalp), and it will always require smaller zones than for a hair transplant.

The exact number of follicular units to be extracted will be determined in a consultation prior to carrying out the eyebrow transplant. This is because every individual’s eyebrows have a unique shape and thickness.

How long does the procedure last?

It is an outpatient procedure, and hospitalisation is not necessary. The procedure lasts between three and four hours, and local anaesthesia is used, making it a painless process.

How do I take care of my eyebrows after a transplant?

It is important to take care of your eyebrows after the treatment to get the best results and prevent any problems.

For starters, you have to avoid touching them with your hands or rubbing them with your clothes in order to reduce the risk of infection. During the first day, you should spray your eyebrows with saline solution to promote healing.

After 24 hours, you can gently wash your face and eyebrows with a special shampoo and dry them with gentle strokes. Always remember that it is very important not to rub the transplants during this time.

About 3-7 days after the process, the scabs that appear in the area of the transplant will begin to fall off. You may notice slight redness after the scabs fall off, and this will disappear on its own. After 2-3 weeks, the transplanted hairs will fall out. This is a totally normal phase of the process.

It is also important to stay out of the sun for the first month after an eyebrow transplant. It is therefore advisable to wear a hat or cap when going out to keep the eyebrows shaded.

Learn more about eyebrow transplants

Eyebrows play an important role in framing the face and its features. Genetics can influence their appearance and thickness. This means that some people are born with thick, abundant eyebrows, while others have thin, sparse hair in the region.

But eyebrows don’t just play an aesthetic role. They also have a physiological task: they protect the eyes from moisture, sweat, and dirt.

How much does an eyebrow transplant cost?

The exact cost of an eyebrow transplant will depend on the patient’s individual needs, and they vary based on the number of follicular units transplanted. You can contact Insparya, and we will fill you in without any commitments.

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    IMPORTANT INFORMATION
    • How long does the eyebrow transplant procedure take?
      3 to 4 h on average.
    • Where is the hair extracted from?

      Usually, to perform an eyebrow micro-transplant, it is necessary to shave very small donor areas (back of the scalp), smaller than those used for a scalp hair transplant. Therefore, it is easier than a follicular unit micro-transplant in the scalp. The exact number of follicular units will be determined at the individual appointment prior to the eyebrow transplant, since eyebrows’ shape and thickness differ from one person to another.

    • What is the postoperative stage like?
      In general, it is simple and similar to the scalp process. During the procedure, we administer local anesthesia, mainly composed of sodium chloride, which causes swelling. In general, this swelling is reduced until it disappears completely between 5 and 10 days after the procedure. Recovery depends on how strictly the patient follows the recommendations of the medical team, which are adapted to each clinical condition and also to the eating and drinking habits of each individual.
    • When the hair has already grown, what is the necessary care?

      At the beginning, hair will be disorganized. Applying some wax can help it grow in the desired direction. With successive renewal cycles, more hair with the characteristics of eyebrows will grow. Additionally, you have to trim your eyebrows to be about 8-10 mm long, so that they have a natural look and shape.

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