Eyebrow Hair Transplant: How Does it Work?

Eyebrow Hair Transplant: How Does it Work?

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The concept of eyebrow hair transplant sounds strange. And yet it is growing in popularity as a non-invasive surgical procedure to permanently thicken the eyebrows. Many women who spent their younger years plucking away to adhere to the aesthetic standard of the time find that, years later, their eyebrows are permanently thin. The aging process and hormonal changes further exacerbates this dilemma.

Eyebrow hair transplant is almost an alien notion. Having donor hair transplanted to the brow bone? Unusual to say the least. However, for the women (or men, in some cases) who tediously pencil in this feature every day, this hair restoration procedure could be a handy one.

eyebrow hair transplant patient- before and after surgery

An eyebrow hair transplant patient of Dr. Umar.

The Eyebrow Hair Transplant Process

Dr. Umar has largely developed and refined this procedure. As a leading practitioner of follicular unit extraction, and a pioneer of using donor hair from non-traditional areas, he is the doctor to see. He is superior at crafting natural-looking and shapely arches to the patient’s specifications.

This procedure generally must use follicular unit extraction as its base. Follicular unit extraction, or FUE, differs largely from strip harvesting in that it removes the donor hair one at a time from the donor region. This allows for nearly no visible scars and a wider selection of hair. Dr. Umar uses hair from the nape of the neck or even the legs. These two growth regions tend to yield shorter, slower-growing hair that matches the eyebrows well in caliber.

Once the FUE eyebrow hair transplant surgeon extracts the small quantity of donor grafts needed (only a couple hundred hairs or less), the most tedious part is over. Implantation involves the execution of microscopic slits in the brow area. Dr. Umar makes these incisions with customized blades and cuts them at a certain depth, direction, and angle. Minding these specifications enables the new hair to grow flat and horizontally along the face, just as they would naturally.

Who Needs Eyebrow Hair Transplant?

Aside from aging women who overplucked their eyebrows for years, there are many other people who might benefit from this procedure. They include:

  • Burn victims of the face
  • People who have facial scarring that prevents hair growth
  • Chemotherapy or radiation patients whose hair did not grow back post-treatment
  • People who want a different eyebrow shape

In many instances, eyebrow hair transplant is a life-changing improvement. It can restore normalcy for someone with disfiguring facial scars, or remarkably boost the confidence level of someone who needs the cosmetic enhancement. If you are interested in this cosmetic procedure, fill out our free online consultation form or contact our offices for more information.


About editor

Dr. Sanusi Umar is certified by the American Board of Dermatology, prior to which he was certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He also completed a fellowship training in cosmetic surgery under the direction of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. As a pioneer in hair transplant surgery, he is widely published and recognized in his field.