Eyebrow Transplantation

FUE Hair Transplantation is a state-of-the-art hair transplantation method preferred by many doctors and centers that started to be applied after 2003. In FUE hair transplantation operations, hair follicles are taken one by one from the back of the hair, which is called the donor area, and kept in a special solution. Hair follicle removal procedures are performed with a special pen called a micro motor, very sensitively and in a way that does not damage the roots. In the FUE hair transplant method, there is no need for any surgical intervention while taking the root.

In FUE hair transplantation operations, a maximum of 4000 to 5000 grafts can be transferred according to the opening area of the candidates. There is absolutely no need for stitches after the procedure. In FUE hair transplantation, it is very important to determine the root density to be applied to the baldness area according to cm² in terms of natural appearance and success after the operation. Since hair transplantation operations are performed under local anesthesia, candidates do not experience pain during and after the procedure. The FUE procedure is a procedure that must be performed in a fully equipped and sterile hospital environment.

Eyebrow Transplantation

Candidates who need eyebrow transplantation are generally women. Our eyebrows, which are one of the most important elements of our eyes and face, can be lost for certain reasons. The most common form of loss in our candidates who applied to our clinic for eyebrow transplantation was due to accident or burn.

Eyebrow transplantation is generally the process of filling the missing areas in the eyebrow area in such cases. Another simple definition is eyebrow transplantation; It is the transfer of hair follicles taken from the nape area by drawing a certain line to the area where the deficiency is experienced, as in hair transplant or beard transplant procedures.

Eyebrow transplant operations are more sensitive than hair transplant operations. Although it may seem easy in general terms, the success of the job definitely depends on the expertise of the doctor and the team. The dimensions of the channels opened in eyebrow transplantation are very important, since swelling under the skin cannot be performed as in hair transplantation. Taken roots should be transplanted at equal intervals. During the operation, the roots taken from the donor area are transplanted without waiting too long. Since there is no waiting process in the solution, the roots taken do not suffer any loss or tissue death. This is one of the important factors that determine the quality of the process.

Another factor to be considered in the eyebrow transplant operation is the placement angle of the transplanted roots. Roots should be planted one by one at the same intervals between 20 and 30 degrees. The importance of the angle here is not that the growing eyebrows rise upright, but that they rise horizontally in the right direction, like their natural structure. We witnessed that most of the candidates who applied to our center and requested correction were the victims of eyebrow transplant operation with the wrong angle. Performing the procedure in the right methods and angles definitely requires expertise.

Eyebrow transplantation is a surgical procedure that involves transplanting hair follicles from a donor area (usually the scalp) to the eyebrows to enhance their shape, density, or fill in areas of hair loss. This procedure is typically performed for individuals who have thin, sparse, or absent eyebrows due to genetics, over-plucking, trauma, or medical conditions.

Here are some key points about eyebrow transplantation:

Donor Hair Selection: The hair follicles for transplantation are usually taken from the back of the scalp, as this area typically has hair that closely matches the texture and growth pattern of eyebrows. The surgeon carefully selects appropriate donor follicles to achieve natural-looking results.

Extraction Technique: The most common extraction technique used in eyebrow transplantation is Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). In FUE, individual hair follicles are extracted using a small punch instrument. This minimally invasive approach leaves tiny, discreet scars that are easily concealable.

Recipient Site Creation: Before the transplantation, the surgeon designs the eyebrow shape in consultation with the patient, taking into consideration their facial features and desired outcome. Small incisions or recipient sites are then created in the eyebrow area to accommodate the transplanted hair follicles.

Hair Follicle Implantation: The extracted hair follicles are carefully implanted into the recipient sites using precise techniques. The surgeon places the follicles at specific angles and directions to mimic the natural growth pattern of eyebrows, ensuring a natural-looking result.

Recovery and Results: After the procedure, the transplanted eyebrow hairs may initially fall out within a few weeks. This is a normal part of the hair growth cycle, and new hair will begin to grow within a few months. Full results are typically visible within six to twelve months, with the transplanted eyebrows looking natural and permanent.

Post-Transplant Care: Following the procedure, the surgeon will provide instructions for post-transplant care, including gentle cleansing, avoiding certain activities that may disrupt the transplanted follicles, and using prescribed medications or topical solutions to promote healing and hair growth.

It's important to consult with a qualified and experienced hair transplant surgeon who specializes in eyebrow transplantation to assess your individual case, discuss your goals, and determine whether you are a suitable candidate for the procedure. They can provide personalized recommendations and guide you through the process for optimal results.

In eyebrow transplantation, the desired quality result is obtained with a maximum of 350 – 650 grafts.

Eyebrow Transplantation Procedure

The procedures of eyebrow transplantation are almost the same as other procedures. The method that is suitable for the candidate to be transplanted eyebrows is approved by the doctor and the process of the procedure is as follows.

Candidates for eyebrow transplantation are prepared for the operation by female nurses after ten consultations and local anesthesia is performed.
After the applied anesthesia shows its effect, the procedure is started and graft is taken from the donor area.
Channels are opened in the area to be transferred so that the roots taken are not kept waiting too long.
Grafts are transferred to these opened channels at an angle of 20 – 30 degrees at equal intervals. As we said before, the transplanted roots should not be placed in the canals at right angles.
After the transfer process is over, the candidate is dressed and allowed to eat, and after the operation, the drug kits and the prescription explaining how to use it are delivered to the candidate.
The next day, the first dressing is done and the doctor is checked. After receiving the doctor’s approval, our candidate is dropped off at the airport by our vehicle to return home.
The eyebrow transplantation process is checked online by our representatives at regular intervals until the candidate achieves the desired result.

Is eyebrow transplantation dangerous?

Eyebrow transplantation is generally considered a safe and effective procedure when performed by a qualified and experienced hair transplant surgeon. However, as with any surgical procedure, there are some risks involved.

The most common risks associated with eyebrow transplantation include:

Infection: There is a risk of infection following any surgical procedure, including eyebrow transplantation. Patients are typically prescribed antibiotics after the procedure to help prevent infection.

Swelling and Bruising: Swelling and bruising are common side effects of eyebrow transplantation, but they usually subside within a few days.

Itching: Some patients may experience itching or discomfort in the transplanted area, but this usually resolves within a few days.

Scarring: While the scars from eyebrow transplantation are usually minimal and well-hidden, there is a risk of visible scarring in some cases.

Uneven Growth: There is a risk of uneven growth or poor hair density following eyebrow transplantation, although this is rare when the procedure is performed by an experienced surgeon.

It’s important to choose a reputable and experienced hair transplant surgeon to minimize the risks associated with eyebrow transplantation. Patients should also follow all pre- and post-operative instructions carefully to help ensure a safe and successful outcome.

DHI Method for Eyebrow Transplantation

DHI (Direct Hair Implantation) can be used for eyebrow transplantation, just like it is used for hair transplantation on the scalp. The technique involves extracting individual hair follicles from a donor area (usually the back of the scalp) and implanting them directly into the eyebrow area using a specialized implantation tool called a Choi implanter pen.

The DHI method for eyebrow transplantation has several advantages over traditional eyebrow transplantation techniques, including:

Precise Placement: The Choi implanter pen allows for precise placement of individual hair follicles, which can create a more natural-looking eyebrow shape.

Reduced Trauma: The DHI method involves minimal handling of the hair follicles, which can reduce trauma and increase the survival rate of transplanted follicles.

Minimal Scarring: The DHI method creates minimal scarring, which is especially important for eyebrow transplantation since the scars can be visible in the eyebrow area.

Short Recovery Time: The DHI method typically has a shorter recovery time compared to other eyebrow transplantation techniques.

Natural Results: The DHI method can produce natural-looking results that blend seamlessly with the patient’s existing eyebrows.

It’s important to note that while the DHI method can offer several advantages for eyebrow transplantation, the success of the procedure depends on the skill and experience of the surgeon performing the procedure. Patients should carefully research potential surgeons and choose a qualified and experienced provider to minimize the risks and ensure the best possible outcome.

Stages of Eyebrow Transplantation

The following are the typical stages of an eyebrow transplantation procedure:

Consultation: The first stage is a consultation with a hair transplant surgeon to determine if the patient is a good candidate for an eyebrow transplant. During this stage, the surgeon will examine the patient’s eyebrows, discuss their desired outcome, and review their medical history.

Donor Hair Extraction: The second stage is the extraction of hair follicles from the donor area (usually the back of the scalp). The surgeon will use a specialized instrument to extract individual hair follicles from the donor area.

Hair Follicle Preparation: The third stage involves preparing the hair follicles for implantation. The hair follicles are carefully examined and sorted to select those that are best suited for transplantation.

Implantation: The fourth stage is the implantation of hair follicles into the eyebrow area. The surgeon will use a specialized implantation tool (such as a Choi implanter pen) to carefully place the individual hair follicles into the eyebrow area, creating a natural-looking eyebrow shape.

Aftercare: The final stage is aftercare, which includes taking prescribed medications and following specific aftercare instructions provided by the surgeon. Patients should avoid touching or rubbing the newly transplanted eyebrow area, and they should avoid strenuous physical activity for a few days after the procedure.

It’s important to note that the exact stages of an eyebrow transplantation procedure can vary depending on the specific technique used and the individual needs of the patient. Patients should discuss the procedure in detail with their surgeon to understand what to expect before, during, and after the procedure.

The Four Steps of an Eyebrow Transplantation

An eyebrow transplantation typically involves four main steps:

Consultation: During the consultation, the surgeon will assess the patient’s medical history, discuss the patient’s goals and expectations, and examine the patient’s eyebrows to determine the amount of hair needed for the transplant. The surgeon will also explain the procedure, including the possible risks and benefits.

Donor Hair Extraction: Hair follicles are extracted from the patient’s scalp, typically from the back of the head, using a minimally invasive procedure such as FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction).

Hair Follicle Preparation: The extracted hair follicles are sorted, trimmed, and prepared for implantation. The surgeon will carefully inspect the follicles to select the best ones for implantation.

Implantation: The surgeon will use a specialized implantation tool, such as a Choi implanter pen, to implant individual hair follicles into the eyebrow area. The surgeon will carefully place each follicle to ensure a natural-looking result. The number of follicles implanted depends on the patient’s goals and the amount of hair needed.

After the procedure, the patient will receive detailed aftercare instructions, which may include medications and instructions for caring for the newly transplanted hair. The patient may experience some swelling and discomfort for the first few days after the procedure, but this typically subsides within a week or two. The transplanted hair will fall out within a few weeks, but new hair will begin to grow within a few months. It can take up to a year for the full results of the eyebrow transplant to be visible.

Observing Results After Eyebrow Transplantation

After an eyebrow transplantation, the transplanted hair will typically fall out within a few weeks. This is a normal part of the healing process, and it should not cause concern. Within a few months, new hair will begin to grow from the transplanted follicles. The new hair growth may initially be thin or sparse, but it will gradually thicken over time.

It can take up to a year for the full results of an eyebrow transplant to be visible. During this time, patients should follow their surgeon’s aftercare instructions and avoid touching or rubbing the transplanted area. It’s also important to protect the eyebrows from the sun and avoid using harsh hair products.

Patients should schedule follow-up appointments with their surgeon to monitor their progress and discuss any concerns or questions they may have. The surgeon may recommend additional treatments or touch-up procedures to enhance the results of the eyebrow transplant. With proper care and attention, an eyebrow transplant can produce natural-looking, long-lasting results.

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