The hair transplant procedure that can fill in and bring new shape to your eyebrows.The hair transplant procedure that can fill in and bring new shape to your eyebrows.
Lack of eyebrow hair growth or loss of hair is generally caused by over plucking, aging or genetics. An eyebrow hair transplant can help fill in the gaps and create the ideal shape to frame your eyes and enhance your facial features.
Are eyebrow hair transplants worth it?
Microblading and use of powders and other products to fill in your brows will never have the natural and permanent look of an eyebrow hair transplant. To create the look that best fits your face, you need a surgeon who has not only the technical skills, but also the artistic eye. Jae Pak, M.D. has been performing hair transplants for 15 years and eyebrows are just one of his specialties.
He transforms the look of our patients everyday, and helps build their confidence. The eyebrows are a prominent feature on a person’s face, and impact not only their appearance but also their health, by protecting the eyes from the sun, water and particles on the face and in the air.
Do eyebrow transplants look natural?
Yes, eyebrow transplants can look completely natural, but this is dependent on the skill and experience of the surgeon. Eyebrow transplants involve special skills and techniques to ensure the hairs are implanted in the proper direction and density, to create a shape that compliments your facial features.
A surgeon must have an artistic eye as well as the experience and skills to create a natural and aesthetically pleasing eyebrow to enhance your features and bone structure.
Can I create the desired shape I want with an eyebrow transplant?
Absolutely, but to do so, avoid choosing a doctor who uses stencils or the same measurements for all their patients.
One size does not fit all. Facial features and bone structure must be taken into consideration when choosing the width, length and density of the eyebrows. Dr. Pak is able to design your eyebrows with you, as he is an artist as well as an M.D.He will work with you and draw an outline for you of the shape he will create. You will work together to ensure your goals are met to enhance your eyebrows.
How does an eyebrow transplant work?
Individual hairs will artistically be implanted to ensure they are placed in the proper direction to create your desired shape and fullness.The hairs are usually taken/harvested from the back of the scalp and examined and prepared under a stereomicroscope. Once the hair follicles are ready for implantation, they are inserted in sites the surgeon has carefully created to ensure a natural looking brow.
Is an eyebrow transplant safe?
Yes, because your own hair follicles are used, the implanted hair reacts extremely well to being implanted in the face. The key to a great outcome is finding the right doctor. Jae Pak, M.D. works with patients daily to restore eyebrows, beards, and hairlines with artistically natural looking results!
How many hairs are needed for an eyebrow transplant?
Everyone is different as some people are just filling in patchy areas while others are trying to totally recreate the shape of their eyebrows. The number of hairs needed can range from 100-500 hairs per eyebrow. Your surgeon will be able to access the approximate amount needed before your procedure based on your goals and desired look you are trying to achieve.
How is the donor hair removed for eyebrow implantation?
There are two methods used to remove or “harvest” donor hair from the back of the head to the face including Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) also known as STRIP or Follicular Unit Strip Surgery (FUSS), or Follicular Unit Excision (FUE).
Both methods only refer to how the hair is removed, the placement of the hair or implantation is the same for both FUT and FUE. With the FUT method, a strip of skin is removed from the back of the head and then the hairs are removed from the skin and cut into individual hair follicles which are then implanted in the recipient area. A linear scar will be left in the back of the scalp. However, for those that wear their hair longer in back, the scar cannot be seen.
The FUE method is the removal of the hair follicles individually, so only tiny “pin prick” size scars are left scattered throughout the back of the head and are virtually undetectable. This is a great option for those who wish to wear their hair very short and do not want an easily visible scar exposed. There are different benefits associated with each type of harvesting method and your doctor can help you weigh the pros and cons.
How do you implant the hair to the eyebrows?
Jae Pak, M.D. works with every patient to create their desired look. He will artistically custom design the most natural looking eyebrows that works best with the patient’s features. He will draw for the patient where the hairs will be implanted before the surgery begins and make sure the patient is happy with the design.
Once the procedure begins, and the hair grafts have been prepared for hair implantation, Dr. Pak will create “sites”, or tiny incisions for the hairs to be placed in, or implanted.
The doctor will artistically plan the location of each site so that the individual hair follicles are going in the correct direction, at the right angles and are distributed in the correct places to have the best possible results. A eyebrow or any kind of hair transplant, when performed by an experienced and skilled surgeon should be undetectable.
Can you take hairs from my arm, chest, or other parts of my body?
Hair can come from anywhere on your body for implantation, however, the quality and growth of the hair should be similar to eyebrow hair for best results. The hair on the back of the scalp most closely matches facial hair, and is therefore the best to use during a facial hair transplant. Dr. Pak is sometimes able to use hair from under the chin and on the neck , but the amount of hair available from those areas is limited.
Can I accomplish my goals in one surgery for an eyebrow transplant?
At Jae Pak MD Medical, one surgery is always our goal. However, depending on the desired fullness of our patients, sometimes an additional procedure is required. Hair grafts cannot be implanted on top or too close to each other or existing hairs. As a result, sometimes once the grafts are grown in, the doctor can go back and find room for additional grafts to be added without compromising the existing or natural hairs around that area. It is important to discuss realistic goals with your doctor.
How do I take care of my eyebrows after a transplant?
At Jae Pak MD Medical, we offer a complementary post-operative check and hair wash. At that time we will go over how best to care for the implanted area. This will include giving you special shampoo and oil to assist with healing. You will be provided with the doctor’s mobile number in case you have questions after hours.
How quickly will my eyebrow transplant hairs grow?
After a hair transplant procedure, you will begin to see growth after approximately six months. Once the transplanted hair grows in fully, your hair will grow as it would on your scalp. The eyebrow hair will need to be trimmed regularly to be cohesive with your natural eyebrow hair.
When can I go back to work or be seen in the public after a eyebrow transplant?
Although there may be some redness or slight swelling, most patients can return to work or normal activities after a few days following their transplant. It is rare for the redness to persist for more than a week. If you have very fair or sensitive skin, the redness may persist slightly longer than seven days.
How will my new eyebrow hair grow and look?
As the harvested donor hair comes from the scalp, it will have the same characteristics as scalp hair. You may find that it grows faster or is curlier than your natural eyebrow hair and the texture might be slightly different. As a result, you may find that you need to trim the hairs regularly to achieve a groomed and cohesive look throughout the brow.