The first eyebrow transplantation dates back to ancient times. Before World War II, Japanese Dermatologist Dr. Okuda performed the first eyebrow transplantation. In fact, it was possible to start hair transplantation only after eyebrow transplantation.
It is possible to transplant eyebrows with the FUE method, especially for women who have depilation for the purpose of continuous thinning of the eyebrows, hypothyroidism in both sexes, hormonal disorders, especially Addison’s, and those with congenitally thin and sparse eyebrows. It is possible to carry out the procedure without any traces in both the area where hair grafts are taken and where they are placed.
During eyebrow transplantation, the existing eyebrow line can be preserved, and a new eyebrow line that is anatomically suitable and does not spoil the aesthetic appearance is determined. In women, the eyebrow starts on the eyebrow arch and draws an arc at the level of 2/3, 0.5-1 cm above the eyebrow arch, and ends on the outer 1/3 of the eyebrow arch. In men, the eyebrow is on the eyebrow arch. The aesthetic concerns in modern society, sometimes especially some of our female patients want the outer 1/3 of the eyebrow arch to be parallel or slightly elevated, not on the eyebrow arch. In this way, it is possible to achieve a more attractive and youthful appearance.
Method: For the procedure, the grafts taken from the hair or pubic follicles with the “p-FUE” method, which is the modern method of taking hair follicles without leaving any traces are transplanted to the donor area with specifically designed “Choi” needles at an angle of 5-15 degrees, which is the natural angle of the eyebrow. If one eyebrow is to be transplanted during the procedure, a total of 250-300 follicles are placed. This number provides the natural density.
Recovery: Roots that start growing again on the 3rd day with new blood vessels developing from the ground adapt to their new places within 5-7 days. Then, eyebrows may fall out for 2-3 weeks. The eyebrows will start to grow again in between 3 and 4 months, they will be fuller in 6 months to 1 year.
Care: Dyeing, trimming, depilation is possible if desired. They do no need any additional care.
It would be appropriate to perform eyebrow transplants by specialist Plastic Surgeons in centers with actual experience. Since it is a method that requires high competency, patients should pay particular attention to their preferences in eyebrow and eyelash transplantation.