There is no denying that our eyebrows play a major role in how we look. A set of sharp eyebrows can enhance other features of the face such as the eyes, nose, mouth and jaw. When you change the shape or size of your eyebrows, your entire appearance changes. Knowing the facts about eyebrow restoration surgery will help you to determine if it’s right for you, and which questions you should ask the doctor during your consultation.
9 Things You Need to Know Before Eyebrow Enhancement Surgery
1. What typically causes eyebrow hair loss?
Numerous factors can result in eyebrow thinning or baldness, some of which include over plucking, physical or chemical accidents, and certain hair loss conditions.
2. Who makes the ideal candidate for hair transplant?
The fact of the matter is that anyone suffering from thinned eyebrows can make for a good transplant candidate. Another requirement is that a person be of good health.
3. Is it permanent?
It is true that an eyebrow transplant procedure can serve as a permanent solution to eyebrow thinning. A patient will experience long-term growth, shedding, and regeneration just like with natural eyebrows.
4. Where does the donor hair come from?
In the case of partial eyebrow hair loss or some thinning on one brow, then donor hair can be obtained from the other one. Other sources include behind the ears and the region around the upper thighs (typically for women).
5. How many grafts are required for an eyebrow transplant?
A standard eyebrow transplant procedure typically requires 50 to 100 hair grafts, but it could be more depending on the patient’s condition.
6. What is the duration of the procedure?
The duration of the procedure usually depends on the extent of the grafts that have to be done on the patient. For most patients, it takes around 5 to 6 hours.
7. What is the recovery time?
Because the procedure makes good use of fine instruments and minimal invasive techniques, patients can resume their regular routine approximately 48 hours after the eyebrow transplant procedure as long as you do not engage in strenuous activities or sports.
8. What are the possible risks or side effects?
Minimal cases of side effects have been associated with the procedure, and in case of any, it is usually hair growing in the wrong direction.
9. What is the timeline for the results?
Patients can expect to see noticeable results at around 4 to 6 months. In addition, one should expect some shedding 3 to 5 weeks post-surgery, which is natural and should be expected. Final results will become apparent at around 10 months.
Contact Our Bay Area FUE Doctor About Eyebrow Restoration
When it comes to eyebrow transplant procedures, choosing the best San Francisco hair transplant doctor is key. Contact MHTA today by calling (415) 230-2367 (San Francisco Office), (408) 356-8600 (Los Gatos Office), or via our online contact form to book a consultation with Dr. Diep.