Solutions for Sparse Eyebrows
Eyes may be the window to the soul, but they also can be an important esthetic feature attracting others to us. Make-up can certainly enhance our eyes, but perfectly shaped eyebrows are the feature that frame them so beautifully. But what is the solution to sparse eyebrows short of strokes with an eyebrow pencil? Permanent Makeup (micropigmentation) offers one solution and I have written several articles on this form of tattoo art in the past. So let’s now turn to another increasingly popular option: eyebrow transplants.
With advances in hair restoration surgery, eyebrow transplants are gaining popularity. I like to learn from the experts, have spoken to two of them to get the facts, and thank Dr. Alan J. Bauman (Medical Director of Bauman Medical) and Vern Cole (Founder and President of Hair Restoration Institute (HRI) and Vernon Cole Consulting) for providing me with the following information.
What an Eyebrow Transplant Can Do For You
Eye brow transplants can give a natural lift to the brows, a higher brow arch, reduce brow asymmetry and make your eyes appear youthful.
Transplanted brow hairs are precisely placed within a defined area and inserted at a specific angle, giving a more natural appearance to the brow. Brow transplants are a 1 to 2 hour office procedure using local anesthesia and oral valium. The donor site (the place from which the hair is taken) typically has an unnoticeable scar, once healed, with no bald spots or missing hair.
Eye brow transplants require greater skill than hair transplants to the scalp as there are many aesthetic preferences to consider. Decisions concerning brow shape, length and thickness will all contribute to the final result. As in any esthetic application, the skill and artistic vision of the technician can make all the difference.
The transplanted brow hair grows at about a half-inch per month so it needs to be trimmed periodically just as you would do to maintain a haircut.