Eyebrow Hair Transplantation
Fuller, more shapely eyebrows are currently one of the most desirable attributes of the face, and everyone seems to be seeking ways to improve their brows. Many treatments exist to attempt to simulate the appearance of a perfect brow including eyebrow tattooing and microblading, however, the results tend to fade and never really look natural. Why undergo procedures that don’t last and look unnatural when you could achieve a completely natural look by having an eyebrow transplant using your own hair?
Eyebrows are one of the most important features that set the structure and balance of your face. From wanting fuller eyebrows when you are younger to reversing thinning eyebrows from the aging process in your forties and beyond, eyebrow hair transplants are extremely popular amongst any generation. The hair is your own real hair and the results last a lifetime.
We recently caught up with Frances (@TheFrancesFlorence) to discuss her eyebrow hair transplantation procedure that she underwent 8 months ago. Find out what she thinks of her results and what she thought of her experience with expert facial plastic surgeon Dr. Jason Champagne.
Through techniques known as Follicular Unit Transfer (FUT) and/or Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) which Dr. Champagne utilizes to move individual hairs from an area of greater density on your scalp (and in some cases, from your body) to your eyebrows, Dr. Champagne is able to achieve a completely natural looking fuller, more shapely brow. Dr. Champagne is a world-leader in eyebrow hair transplantation and fully understands the importance of an individualized approach to achieving optimal results. Everyone’s facial structure and eyebrow shapes are different. Dr. Champagne will personally design your eyebrows along with your input to achieve the look that you desire.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR EYEBROW HAIR TRANSPLANTATION?
• Women or men
• Naturally thin eyebrows
• Traumatic hair loss from over-plucking or scars
• Hair loss not due to a medical condition
• Realistic goals and expectations
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR INITIAL CONSULTATION:
Dr. Champagne will review your medical history and perform a physical exam. Be prepared to answer questions about current and past medical conditions. Talk about any medications you are currently taking or have taken recently, as well as any surgeries you have had. It is extremely important to tell us if you are allergic to any medications. To determine your treatment options and candidacy for eyebrow hair transplantation, Dr. Champagne will examine areas of your scalp to determine quality, density and texture of your hair as well as the number of grafts that will be required for desirable results. In addition, you will take photographs for your medical record. During your consultation, Dr. Champagne will discuss with you your reasons for wanting eyebrow hair transplantation and what your expectations are in terms of appearance after the procedure. In addition, Dr. Champagne will review the history of your eyebrows including plucking/tweezing and any noticeable thinning over the years. You will also be able to view approved before and after photos of Dr. Champagne’s patients.
PREPARING FOR EYEBROW HAIR TRANSPLANTATION:
Depending on your age and general health, certain preoperative tests may be necessary. We will discuss these with you and be sure that they are performed prior to undergoing your procedure. If you are a smoker, Dr. Champagne will recommend that you stop smoking both before your procedure and during your recovery period as smoking decreases blood flow in the skin and can slow the healing process. In addition, smoking increases the risk of tissue damage. By stopping smoking, you will improve your ability to heal and optimize your postoperative results. If you need help quitting smoking, we will be happy to assist you. Certain medications will need to be avoided both before and after your procedure such as aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements, which can increase bleeding. We will provide you with a list of all medications to be avoided. For the day of your procedure, you should also make plans for someone to bring you to and from our office and stay with you at least the first night afterwards. If a caregiver is not available, or if you prefer to recover in privacy, our office staff will be happy to schedule postoperative care for you with our world-class postoperative care facility.
EYEBROW HAIR TRANSPLANTATION Q & A
Q: I’ve read about patient’s who say that their eyebrow hairs grow away from their face and in all directions making the results look unnatural. Is this possible, and why does this happen?
A: Dr. Champagne is an expert in eyebrow hair transplantation and has performed the procedure on patients from around the globe including celebrities who are always in the spotlight. This problem occurs when there is a lack of attention to detail and a lack of knowledge of hair growth. Dr. Champagne is able to avoid this happening because he truly understands natural hair growth and direction and takes care to place each and every hair in the proper direction and angle to achieve unsurpassed results.
Q: Does Dr. Champagne perform Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT)?
A: Yes, in fact Dr. Champagne has published book chapters on the subject and is an expert in both FUT ( Follicular Unit Transfer aka “Strip” method) and FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) hair transplant procedures. During your consultation he will help decide which treatment would be best to meet your goals.
Q: Does Dr. Champagne perform Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)?
A: Yes, in fact Dr. Champagne has published book chapters on the subject and is an expert in both FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) and FUT (Follicular Unit Transfer aka “Strip” method) hair transplant procedures. During your consultation he will help decide which treatment would be best to meet your goals.
Q: Can I design my own eyebrows?
A: Absolutely! Of course there are certain parameters within which natural eyebrows are found, but Dr. Champagne will sit with you and draw in your eyebrows along with your guidance prior to making any decisions on the final shape and fullness to be achieved. Many patients are used to drawing in their own eyebrows and typically come in to their consultation with their desired shape already penciled in. As an artist, Dr. Champagne will be able to increase width, height, length and density to match your idea of the perfect brow.
Q: Can I change the shape of my eyebrows?
A: Definitely. There are many shapes from which you can choose including straight, curved, high arch, soft arch, upward and “s” shaped along with other variations. Dr. Champagne will review these with you to help you decide what will be best for you.
Q: What’s the downtime for Eyebrow Hair Transplantation?
A: The downtime is typically extremely minimal (on average 1-2 days) with minimal bruising and/or swelling if any. Small scabs willbe present around each hair graft within the eyebrows for up to 10 days following your procedure.
Q: When will I see results / my hair grown in?
A: Because of the natural hair cycle process, patients typically start to see hair growth 3-4 months after their procedure.
Q: What type of anesthesia will you use?
A: Eyebrow hair transplantation is an in-office procedure, and Dr. Champagne is able to keep you very comfortable with the use of medications. (most patients sleep through the procedure!)
Q: When are the follicles secure (can’t pop out)?
A: After transplantation, hair follicles are firmly secure within 4-5 days following your procedure.
WHAT IS THE RECOVERY?
Downtime following eyebrow hair transplantation is minimal. In many instances, patients can return to normal light activities and even work after a day or two. Small scabs willbe present around each hair graft within the eyebrows for up to 10 days following your procedure. Through the normal hair cycle, many of the implanted hairs fall initially during the first few weeks after your procedure and new hairs begin to grow and are visible after 3 to 4 months following transplantation.
SCHEDULE A PERSONALIZED, CONFIDENTIAL CONSULTATION:
Please contact Dr. Jason Champagne to schedule a personalized, confidential consultation with our expert hair restoration surgeon, Dr. Jason Champagne. During your consultation, Dr. Champagne will address your goals and answer any questions you may have regarding eyebrow hair transplantation or any other procedures we offer.