Eyebrows comprise a person’s critical facial feature that defines the way he or she looks, but it is ironic that thick, shapely and well-formed eyebrows often go unnoticed, but thin or absent brows get attention more than any other feature on the face.
Many people don’t have enough eyebrow hair to help them achieve the appearance they want. From over-plucking to genetics and ageing, there are many reasons for not having thicker and fuller eyebrows. Systematic diseases and infections may also cause eyebrow loss. Another realistic reason behind having thin eyebrows is alopecia areata – an autoimmune disease that attacks hair follicles, preventing hair from growing. Like the hair on your scalp, eyebrow hair can also fall prey to alopecia, leaving you with thin or no eyebrows.
Whatever the reason may be, eyebrow loss is not considered as a natural process like the loss of hair from one’s head and is, therefore, not cosmetically acceptable. That said, there are a number of surgical and non-surgical treatment options available to help you restore lost eyebrow hair or enhance the size and shape of brows. But the most popular and the most demanded among all of them is FUE Hair Transplant.
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Hair Transplant is a surgical hair restoration process, primarily used to help regrow hair on the alopecia affected areas of the scalp. The procedure involves extracting hair follicles from the bald resistant donor areas of the patient’s scalp (typically the back and sides of the head), and implanting them on the balding areas.
FUE eyebrow hair transplant is a surgical procedure in which a small amount of hair from the area directly behind the ears are extracted and then transplanted to the brow region. It is an excellent way to treat permanent hair loss in the brow area or touch up small areas of hair loss resulting from burns, scars, tattoos and/or over-plucking. FUE brow restoration is similar to the hair transplant procedures performed on the scalp and the transplanted hair is permanent.
The first step of eyebrow restoration is the preparation of the donor area for the extraction of hair follicles. Hair follicles for FUE eyebrow transplant are taken typically from just above the ear area. The hair follicles are extracted one by one and are stored in an artificial medium to keep them alive outside the human body.
Usually, 200 to 300 grafts are transplanted on one set of female eyebrows. Once the required number of grafts are extracted, the surgery proceeds with site creation and plantation phase. Eyebrow restoration surgery is performed under local anesthesia, both with and without sedation, depending on the patient’s preference.
It is a highly artistic procedure in which a cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist will individually design your brows based on your facial type, features, and your aesthetic goals. Besides, the physician will also consider the arch shape, appropriate thickness and length of brows as well as space between the brows.