Eyebrow Hair Transplantation
Occasionally patients present for loss of thinning eyebrows. Eyebrows can be easily transplanted using hairs from the donor scalp. The major difference is that the eyebrows grow for only three months, compared to several years for scalp follicles. Thus for transplanted eyebrows to remain short, they must be trimmed every few weeks!
Eyebrow hair loss can occur for several reasons, and is most commonly associated with the following:
- Physical trauma.
- Systemic or local disease.
- Excessive plucking, typically to reshape the eyebrow.
- Trichotillomania (TTM), or self-inflicted obsessive compulsive plucking.
- Medical or surgical treatments like radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or the surgical removal of a tumor.
The procedure for restoring eyebrows involves the individual placement of single hairs in the natural growth pattern of your previous eyebrow hair. The meticulous placement of as many as several hundred hairs can restore eyebrows to their most natural appearance.
This is a young woman who developed progressive thinning of her lateral eyebrows. She had microbladed them but was unhappy to still have insufficient hair growth. Dr. Rogers transplanted her eyebrows using 150-200 1-2 hair follicular unit grafts from the back of the scalp. Her results before and 1 year after surgery are shown here.