Eyebrow transplantation | Questions & Answers
- 1. What are the most common causes of eyebrow loss?
- 2. Why don’t the eyebrows hairs that get pulled out grow back?
- 3. Are only women concerned about the appearance of their eyebrows?
- 4. Is the lack of eyebrows an aesthetic problem?
- 5. What does the treatment involve?
- 6. Is eyebrow transplantation safe?
- 7. How long does the hair transplant procedure for eyebrows last?
- 8. What is the post-operative period like?
- 9. When will the results be visible?
The hair clinic that answers your questions about eyebrow transplantation
Eyebrow transplantation is perhaps a lesser-known type of transplant than traditional hair transplantation, which targets the head. However, more and more people are worried about this vital part of our face. As eyebrow transplant professionals in Madrid, we at Insparya want to answer the most common questions many people often have when they first contact us. Here are those questions:
1. What are the most common causes of eyebrow loss?
The most common causes for partial or total eyebrow loss are continuous traction, autoimmune diseases and resulting scars, post-traumatic scars, and chemotherapy.
2. Why don’t the eyebrows hairs that get pulled out grow back?
When we pull out a hair, we don’t split it in half. We’re pulling out the root, which causes damage. In fact, most of the time, we do it until we irreversibly damage the hair’s reproductive organ (the follicular unit), preventing the growth of new hair fibres. Pulling out one hair after another leads to hairless areas, gradually becoming an obvious lack of hair in that region.
3. Are only women concerned about the appearance of their eyebrows?
No, that’s false. The most obvious examples are celebrities like Tom Hanks and John Cleese, who have had this treatment. More and more men are concerned about the appearance of their eyebrows.
4. Is the lack of eyebrows an aesthetic problem?
No. The eyebrows are a feature that helps define one’s face. The absence of eyebrows also makes the eyeball more susceptible to external irritation. The eyebrows therefore play an important role in protecting the eyeball, and they are also essential in human communication and expression.
5. What does the treatment involve?
It all starts with an appointment, where the entire procedure is explained, including some steps to consider in the pre- and post-operative periods. Then, the FUE technique (extracting follicular units) is performed in the procedure room. It offers excellent results, as it’s also the technique used to treat alopecia. Hair is generally obtained by removing hair follicles from donor areas on the patient’s scalp. The follicle selection phase is followed by the implantation stage. It is at this time that the technical capacity of the professional performing the treatment is of the utmost importance. It takes technique, but also knowledge and an aesthetic sense to recreate the eyebrow seen in photographs of the individual when they still had full eyebrows.
6. Is eyebrow transplantation safe?
Yes. Since the donor is also the recipient, the organism will not reject the transplanted hair. This means that the treatment’s results will be satisfactory, and the eyebrows will look natural.
7. How long does the hair transplant procedure for eyebrows last?
On average, two to three hours.
8. What is the post-operative period like?
It’s simple. During treatment, a local anaesthetic is applied that causes swelling. This swelling goes away in 5 -7 days. In the post-operative period, proper food and hygiene are also recommended.
9. When will the results be visible?
The first results begin to appear after the fourth month. The hairs adapt to the area gradually, so patients usually have to trim them at the beginning: they initially tend to grow a lot.
If you still have questions after reading these common inquiries about eyebrow transplants, we are happy to help you with the whole process at Insparya, a hair clinic in Madrid that performs eyebrow transplants.