The Eyebrow Hair Restoration Procrdure
Because of their central position on the face, eyebrows are a defining attribute for balanced facial symmetry. Eyebrows frame your eyes and accentuate their natural beauty, so the primary goal is to design and sculpt an eyebrow shape that adds, dimension, glamour and drama to your face by creating the optimum symmetry and proportion to all your facial features, giving the allusion of perfection. Well-proportioned eyebrows give more depth to your expression, brighten your eyes and lift your face giving it a more vital appearance. They make a significant difference in the presentation of your entire face.
Surgical precision and skill is needed to recreate the appropriate acute angle that hair exits skin as well as the directional changes that take place in the eyebrow. The hair begins pointing upward at its medial aspect where the eyebrow begins near the nose. Then the hairs angle down from the top and up from the bottom, as they converge near the midline, moving laterally across the face over the eye. (SEE DIAGRAM ABOVE)
Artistry and a keen appreciation for beauty and balance are critical in creating the appropriate dimensions, shape and arch of the eyebrows. This is based on one’s gender and individual facial proportion to craft an allusion of aesthetic symmetry. Typically, women’s eyebrows are naturally more arched whereas a man’s eyebrows are more flattened and T-shaped. This is factored into every eyebrow hair transplant.
Each eyebrow will typically require around 500 follicles to produce a natural appearance depending on the existing hair and the density required. The placement of the hairs needs to follow the angle and direction of naturally occurring eyebrow hair and they need to be very closely spaced at a very flat angle to the skin. This is a very delicate procedure and requires specialist eyebrow transplant skills to obtain the correct placement of hairs.
The angle and direction of hair insertion is determined by using needles to produce the very smallest incisions, to minimise any scarring or damage to existing hairs. The donor hairs are taken from the back of the scalp by fue technique. The whole procedure is carried out under local anaesthetic and may produce some swelling and bruising afterwards. However, the procedure is essentially painless, as is the recovery period.
The new hairs inserted will, initially, fall out after around two weeks but will re-grow some 3-4 months later and will continue to grow throughout the patient’s life. They need to be trimmed monthly to keep them perfectly manicured