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.
I have been performing eyebrow transplants for over 10 years and was one of the first physicians to focus on this aspect of hair transplantation. The creative component to eyebrow transplants is very different than transplanting hair on the scalp. In many cases we need to fit hundred of hair follicles into a very tiny space, all with a very particular angle and orientation and all to create a completely natural shape which is very visible on the face. It is for this reason that the best eyebrow transplant results typically come from physicians that are performing many of these cases and have a very high artistic component to their work.
More often recently I am getting inquiries from men asking for eyebrow transplants. In the past it was traditionally women who inquired about this procedure, but as more people find out about it, men are opting for the procedure as well. In this particular case the male patient had very weak eyebrows from birth and had an eyebrow tattoo performed to create the illusion of eyebrows. Most people are very dissatisfied with eyebrow tattoos and this patient was no exception. He did not like the shape of the tattoo (he felt the arch was too feminine) and it was very unnatural looking overall. He presented to me to create a more masculine shape (flatter) and to create natural looking eyebrows over the existing tattoo. The results below are shown 6 months after the patient received his eyebrow transplant. He should see a little more growth over the next 3-6 months, but he is already very happy with the current results.
All the best,
Marc Dauer, M.D.
Eyebrow Transplant over pre existing tattoo in male patient.
Here is a new video I just edited that demonstrates my approach to eyebrow transplants and eyebrow restoration. In the video I demonstrate the shape and angulation of the hairs in the eyebrow which are all crucial to the most natural final result.
Today I would like to present the results of an eyebrow transplant I performed on a patient with Ulerythema Ophryogenes. This patient is a young man in his early 20’s who experienced the loss of the outer half of both his eyebrows. He was treated by Dermatology with a variety of topical medications which helped with the redness but did not grow back and of the eyebrow hair. I performed an eyebrow transplant placing approximately 250 grafts in each eyebrow and the results are shown below 12 months after the procedure. The patient is so happy with his results and states that this procedure has changed his life for the better. The lack of eyebrow hair was really affecting his self confidence and since the eyebrow transplant procedure he feels much better and more self confident.