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Although eyebrows may artificially be fixed with tattoos or cosmetic products in women, this solution does not work well for men. The procedure, the harvesting area, and recovery are almost the same as in hair transplantation.

What is Eyebrow Transplantation?


Eyebrows are undoubtedly one of the most visible and noticeable elements of the face. Each eyebrow type is different and unique to each person, and the appearance of the eyebrows is an important factor in a person having a young and vibrant appearance. Threading, tweezing, make-up, microblading and other different methods can be used to shape the eyebrows and make them look better. Eyebrow transplantation can be used to restore the old appearance of eyebrows that have fallen out and become sparse over time due to various reasons, or to add new hair follicles to this area.

 

Each of the techniques, except eyebrow transplantation, is based on the use of coloring or synthetic dye to shape the existing hairs in the eyebrow area or to achieve the appearance of eyebrows without real eyebrows.

 

Eyebrows play an extremely important role in providing a person with an aesthetic appearance and determining facial characteristics. In this context, care should be taken to ensure that the appearance of the eyebrows is in harmony with the other elements of the face.

 

Eyebrow transplantation is one of the treatments that attracts great interest, especially among women. The majority of women pluck their eyebrows at regular intervals and using various methods. As a result, eyebrows lose their volume and thickness over time. Burns, chemotherapy, trauma, stress, accident, ringworm, permanent make-up applications and skin problems that negatively affect the hair follicle can be listed among the factors that cause eyebrow loss. In such cases, using eyebrow transplantation to achieve the desired appearance of the eyebrows is a functional and frequently preferred solution.

How is Eyebrow Transplantation Done?


Eyebrow transplantation is a procedure performed under local anesthesia. The donor area where the transferred follicles will be taken is shaved so that the hair follicles remain 1 mm long. The area is sterilized and local anesthesia is performed. Within the scope of the eyebrow transplantation procedure, the area at the bottom of the nape, where thin hairs are located, is generally chosen as the donor area. The reason for this is that the hair follicles in this area have characteristics suitable for the eyebrow structure.

 

It is preferred to use the thinnest and smallest punches with a micro motor to collect hair follicles in the donor area. Multiple grafts should not be used to ensure natural appearance of the eyebrow area. Accordingly, first of all, single hair follicles taken from the donor area are selected. The process of individually designing the eyebrow area is completed by using single hair follicles extracted during eyebrow transplantation.

 

The channels where the eyebrow transplant will be performed are opened and it may be preferred to use DHI/Choi Pen while performing the eyebrow transplant. One of the most important points to consider when performing eyebrow transplantation is that the planning should be done individually and the transplantation should be carried out at the appropriate angle and direction.

Why is Eyebrow Transplantation Done?


While some people have congenital problems with the structure of their eyebrows, some people may face undesirable conditions such as eyebrow loss due to various external factors. While eyebrow loss may occur after an accident, external factors such as the use of wrong cosmetics, the side effect of an ongoing treatment, or the wrong eyebrow plucking can be listed among the situations that cause eyebrow loss.

 

People who have problems with their eyebrows for any reason may experience not only aesthetic concerns but also loss of self-confidence. Since eyebrows are the most noticeable part of the face, how they look is very important. Although it is possible to camouflage the undesirable appearance with some aesthetic applications, no application other than eyebrow transplantation offers a permanent solution.

 

For this reason, people who have congenitally and genetically thin eyebrows can have thicker eyebrows with eyebrow transplantation. Eyebrow transplantation can be performed to improve the appearance of the problem area for people who have problems with their eyebrows being damaged or falling out due to external factors.

Who can undergo eyebrow transplantation?

The decision on the suitability of the eyebrow transplant procedure is made after a person-specific evaluation. The main situations that can benefit from eyebrow transplant operation are listed below:

  • Disliking the appearance of eyebrows
  • Correction of the deformity of the eyebrows
  • Congenital sparse structure in the eyebrows
  • Wishing to have thicker eyebrows
  • Some or all of the eyebrows have fallen out
  • Eyebrows do not come back even after 1-2 years of eyebrow loss


Eyebrow transplant operation is not applied to women during pregnancy and breastfeeding. The person who will undergo eyebrow transplantation should have single hair strands suitable to be used as donor in the nape area. In addition, the person should not have any obstacle to receive anesthesia.

What are the Benefits of Eyebrow Transplantation?


Eyebrow transplantation is a procedure that can be performed for many different reasons. The main purpose of the application is to transplant new eyebrows to replace the eyebrows that have fallen out due to various reasons, and to ensure that sparse or thin-looking eyebrows gain a more intense appearance. Eyebrow transplantation can also be used to shape eyebrows. In this context, eyebrow transplantation can be defined as a method that helps the person have the eyebrow appearance they desire.

 

With eyebrow transplantation, the appearance caused by lost eyebrows can be eliminated and a more aesthetic appearance can be achieved. Additionally, a more pleasant appearance is created on the face. Since it is a procedure that can be planned individually, it is possible to make a personalized design.

 

Eyebrow transplantation is an extremely effective method that can be used to shape eyebrows. In other words, eyebrow transplantation is not only performed to re-grow lost eyebrows and to obtain a more voluminous eyebrow appearance. In addition, people who want to have more aesthetic and shaped eyebrows are also candidates for eyebrow transplantation. Since it is possible to achieve a better appearance on the face, especially with curved eyebrows, people with straight eyebrow structure can have curved eyebrows with eyebrow transplantation.

Things to Know After Eyebrow Transplantation


In order to get effective results from eyebrow transplantation, some important points should be taken into consideration. In this context, especially the first 24 hours are very important. Eyebrows should not be cleaned during this period. Any contact or friction to the eyebrow transplanted area should be avoided. Otherwise, the transplanted roots may become dislodged and the procedure may fail. To prevent this, eyebrows should not be touched for the first 24 hours.

 

Additionally, sweating and contact with water and steam should be avoided during the first 24 hours. Thus, correct placement of the eyebrows transplanted to the eyebrow transplantation area can be ensured. One should not go to the sauna or Turkish bath, and avoid taking hot showers and applying steam to the face.

 

Although cleaning the eyebrows after eyebrow transplantation reduces the risk of a possible infection and accelerates the healing process, some points should be taken into consideration during cleaning. Water and soap should not be used in the first 24 hours, and only gentle cleaning should be done with sterile solutions or cleaners recommended by the doctor. A very meticulous cleaning process is required in the first week following the operation. At this stage, nails or a hard nail should not be contacted to the application area. Eyebrows should not be rubbed or pulled during the cleaning process.

 

After eyebrow transplantation, proper and regular care must be taken to protect the new eyebrows. Thus, unwanted complications can be prevented and the healing process can be accelerated. The head should be kept straight and supported with a pillow while lying down. It is also important to avoid touching the eyebrows and harsh movements.

 

Swelling and redness in the application area are common side effects after eyebrow transplantation. To reduce these symptoms, gentle ice compresses can be applied with the doctor’s approval. It may be beneficial to use natural anti-inflammatories to accelerate the healing process and reduce edema.

 

It is possible for sun rays to fade the color of newly transplanted eyebrows and cause skin irritation. Sunscreen creams should be used when going out in the sun and a hat should be worn to provide extra protection. Sunglasses can also be used to protect the eyebrows from harmful UV rays.

Possible Side Effects of Eyebrow Transplantation


As is the case after every surgical operation, there is a risk of some complications after eyebrow transplantation. These risks include the development of infection, an unnatural appearance, and the new eyebrow form not meeting the aesthetic expectations of the person.

 

In order to prevent such undesirable problems, a detailed planning should be made between the doctor and the patient before the operation and all details should be clarified. The success of the operation depends on correct planning. In case of incorrect or incomplete planning, the desired results cannot be achieved. The basic condition for achieving this is that eyebrow transplantation should be performed by a specialist and experienced doctor.

How is Eyebrow Transplantation Performed?


In the first stage of eyebrow transplantation, the donor area where the root harvest needed for eyebrow transplantation will be taken is shaved. The roots collected from the donor area are kept in a special solution to preserve their vitality until the eyebrow transplantation is performed. The next step after collecting the roots is to open the channels to be transplanted in the eyebrow area planned specifically for the person and to place the grafts one by one into these channels. With this step, the eyebrow transplantation process is completed.

 

The appearance of eyebrows is one of the most important companions of a person throughout life. Therefore, planning before eyebrow transplantation should be done in the most accurate way. As a result of incorrect planning or application, an appearance that is incompatible with the person’s face and unaesthetic may occur. To obtain a natural appearance, the number of channels in which grafts will be transplanted must be maximized. When determining the number of grafts to be used, the person’s eyebrow structure is evaluated. The directions of the channels are determined by taking into account the shape of the eyebrow. To obtain a natural eyebrow appearance, care should be taken when purchasing single roots. If the channels where eyebrow transplantation will be performed are opened incorrectly, undesirable situations such as reverse development and weakness may occur.

 

How long it takes to complete the eyebrow transplantation procedure, which is performed under local anesthesia, may vary from person to person. The main factor that determines the duration is how much graft transplantation is needed.

In Which Situations Is Eyebrow Transplantation Performed?

Eyebrow loss, which can occur due to a variety of reasons, sometimes occurs in a certain part of the eyebrow, and sometimes it destroys the entire eyebrow. Eyebrow loss may be permanent or temporary, depending on the underlying cause. 

 


Eyebrow loss; It may be caused by reasons such as stress, operations such as alopecia areata, chemotherapy, permanent make-up, inadequate or unbalanced nutrition, and injury or impact. Eyebrow transplantation is the most effective and permanent method that can be used in this case.

 


Permanent make-up applications performed by people who do not have sufficient experience and expertise may lead to eyebrow loss. This may result in very serious and irreversible consequences. If the eyebrow area is hit or injured, there is a risk that the eyebrow area will not grow again. In this case, optimum benefit is achieved from eyebrow transplantation if the integrity of the scar tissue in the eyebrow area is not disrupted.

 


The use of some medications may cause eyebrow loss and may bring the eyebrow transplantation procedure to the agenda. Stress-related eyebrow loss is also a common condition. Eyebrow loss caused by stress may be temporary or permanent. Inadequate and unbalanced nutrition can also cause eyebrow loss. People with protein and mineral deficiencies may experience eyebrow loss. In such cases, eyebrow transplantation procedure can be used.

What Should You Know Before Eyebrow Transplantation?


In order to achieve successful results from eyebrow transplantation and to experience a healthy and comfortable recovery process, some factors should be taken into consideration both before and after the application. In order for eyebrow transplantation to provide natural and aesthetic results, the eyebrow appearance that the person desires and is compatible with facial features must be achieved. For this, a preliminary drawing may be beneficial.

 

It is recommended to stop smoking before eyebrow transplantation. In addition, alcohol consumption should be stopped in order to ensure the success of the operation and a healthy recovery process. In addition, consuming coffee, caffeine-containing drinks and herbal teas should be stopped.

 

If there are medications used regularly, the doctor should be informed about them. Stopping the consumption of blood-thinning medications and foods close to treatment can prevent complications such as bleeding during the operation. The use of chemical-containing products such as hair stylers, creams and lotions applied to the face should be stopped. Clothes that can be easily put on and taken off should be preferred to prevent possible contact with the face on the day of the eyebrow transplantation operation.

How Does the Process Work After Eyebrow Transplantation?


After the eyebrow transplantation operation, slight redness and crusting may occur in the application area. It is necessary not to pick off these crusts and wait for them to fall off on their own. On the first day following eyebrow transplantation, it is extremely important not to allow water to come into contact with the application area and to protect the area from possible impacts. Because in the early post-operative period, especially on the first day, eyebrows are very sensitive and prone to shedding.

 

It is natural for the eyebrows to be skinny after the eyebrow transplantation procedure. However, the transplanted eyebrows acquire a more voluminous, natural and thick appearance over time. After eyebrow transplantation, a certain period of time must pass for the eyebrows to take their full shape. It is possible to achieve a natural and dense appearance only when the eyebrows enter the natural growth process.

 

Approximately 15 days after the eyebrow transplantation operation, eyebrow shedding begins. Generally, after 3 months, it can be seen that new eyebrows start to grow. After eyebrow transplantation, a period of approximately 8 months is needed to achieve the targeted appearance. In eyebrow transplantation, the roots at the nape of the neck are used as the donor area. For this reason, transplanted eyebrows grow quickly, just like hair. What needs to be done in this process is to trim the tips of the eyebrows every 15 days. After approximately 1 year, the roots adapt to the characteristics of the application area, in other words, the growth rate slows down.

 

Eyebrow transplantation is usually sufficient in a single session. If the person wants to have a more intense appearance or if the transplanted eyebrows are damaged in some way, eyebrow transplantation can be done again 1 year after the first application. If eyebrow transplantation is planned and applied individually by experts with sufficient experience, it is possible to have natural-looking eyebrows and an aesthetic appearance.

 

Since eyebrow transplantation is performed by transplanting hair follicles, living cells are transferred to new areas. In this way, the transferred hair follicles continue to grow in the transferred area. Thus, eyebrow transplantation provides permanent results.

What are the Prices of Eyebrow Transplantation?


There is no standard price for eyebrow transplantation. The expertise and experience of the doctor performing the eyebrow transplantation, the pricing policy of the clinic where the eyebrow transplantation is performed, the technique to be used, the number of grafts to be transplanted, the type of anesthesia preferred and many other factors are evaluated when determining eyebrow transplantation prices.

 

Eyebrow Transplantation Treatment & Recovery Process

  • 3-4 hours
  • 1 day (Before the operation)
  • 2 days (After the operation)
  • 6-12 months

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