Last week I had an eyebrow transplant patient who flew in from Dallas for her procedure. She had lost her eyebrows after a laser treatment gone awry that removed most of her existing eyebrow hair. Her story was featured on the local news and you can watch it from the link below. In the video she is approximately one week post procedure but you can already see the dramatic change.
Here is a link to a piece that aired today on Good Morning America featuring Eyebrow Transplants, that had me discussing the procedure, and 2 of my patients discussing their experiences undergoing the procedure.
Today I want to show a video of an eyebrow transplant patient of mine who describes her experience undergoing the procedure and her results and how her eyebrow transplant has changed her life for the better.
Here is a link to a recent article from the UK press about a woman who underwent an eyebrow and eyelash transplant. Eyebrow transplants have recently become much more common as more people have discovered this procedure exists. Eyelash transplants are much more uncommon. Because the hair is taken from the scalp it will grow longer and need to be trimmed. This poses 2 problems for eyelash transplants. Firstly the hair can grow into the eye, thus scratching the cornea. Secondly, because you will need to trim the eyelash hairs every few weeks there is a high risk of injury to the eye. In addition, because the eyelid is so thin, and has so many muscles and nerves in a small area, there is a very high incidence of complications in eyelash procedures. It is for all these reason that I do not perform eyelash transplant procedures.
On the other hand, Eyebrow transplant procedures in the hands of an experienced eyebrow transplant surgeon can be very successful and I have been performing these procedures for over 10 years. In the patient highlighted in this article, she has a tremendous amount of eyebrow pencil makeup on her eyebrows in the “after” photo, thus not really giving an accurate image of what her transplanted eyebrows really look like.
Please feel free to click through my eyebrow transplant photos or go to my eyebrow transplant website www.EyebrowTransplantMD.com for more information.
Here is a patient I just performed an eyebrow transplant on. eyebrow transplant patient photos are shown 2 weeks after the procedure. Some of the grafts have already fallen out as the grafts begin to shed after about 7 days. The grafts all begin to regrow at 8-12 weeks and by 6 months about 60% of the new hairs are growing. As you can see from the photos there is very little redness or crusting present. This patient received approximately 350 grafts to each eyebrow in this eyebrow transplant procedure.
Here is a patient of mine who received approximately 300 eyebrow transplant grafts to each eyebrow. The results are shown after 1 year. As you can see the patient had very few eyebrow hairs prior to the procedure, secondary to over plucking and genetically thin eyebrows. The patient also has very fine, light colored hair.
Here is a patient of mine who I performed an eyebrow transplant on 7 months ago. Here are her results. She is extremely happy and we will be performing a secondary “touch up” procedure to increase the density slightly and fill in a few spots. These results are typical with my special technique for eyebrow transplantation.