Eyebrow transplantation is a procedure indicated for cases of eyebrow loss, which is usually linked to factors such as continuous hair removal with tweezers, trichotillomania (involuntary custom of pulling the threads), scars, burns, accidents and other types of trauma in the local.
In eyebrow reconstruction, the most suitable technique is FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) which removes pre-selected follicular units containing only one hair. This technique has the advantage of not leaving scars in place, when compared to the traditional technique FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation), in which the follicular units of a thread are obtained by removing a segment of the scalp, with about 8 cm in the region. the nape of the neck, which leaves a linear scar in place.
To achieve a harmonious result, the eyebrow transplant uses material harvested from areas where the hair does not show baldness and in follicular units of one strand each. Usually, the chosen area is just above the nape of the neck, where the strands are thinner.
As the follicular units are removed from the scalp, there is the possibility of uneven growth in relation to those existing in the eyebrow, with the need for the transplanted hairs to be trimmed from time to time.
The procedure is performed under local anesthesia and lasts approximately two hours. At the end of the surgery, the patient can return home. You must avoid the sun for at least two months and exercise for at least 15 days after surgery. The procedure causes swelling in the eyelid and around the eyes, which can be alleviated with cold compresses and usually disappears five days after the procedure.
The definitive result can be seen when the hair starts to grow, which takes about 90 days. However, for cases where even more density is desired, other sessions may be scheduled.