When thinking about a hair transplant procedure, most people are apt to think about restoring hair on the head. This is understandable as this is the most widely performed and popularly sought after hair restoration procedure. However, with new technology that harvests and transplants hair on a smaller scale, this opens up the opportunity to transplant hair in smaller areas, such as the eyebrows. While less common and more likely to be temporary than hair loss on the head, eyebrow loss and thinning can occur and is often distressing. Northwest Face & Body performs the best eyebrow transplant Bellevue and Kirkland provides.
Using the surgical hair restoration method of follicular unit extraction (FUE), your provider can harvest between one and three hairs at a time. This smaller scale harvest reduces the likelihood of scarring in the donor areas. It also allows for easier and more practical transplant. With older methods, the hairs were harvested in a strip, which required breaking apart before transplanting them into the donor areas. This meant that the units being transplanted were bigger and not conducive to smaller scale hair transplant. If this method were done on the eyebrows, it may not look as natural as today's more advanced FUE techniques.
Like a traditional hair restoration procedure, a Bellevue hair transplant is often performed under local anesthesia. Since there are no major incisions, local anesthesia and occasionally mild sedation are enough to keep patients comfortable. This also reduces the risk and side effects after the procedure. The procedure can take anywhere from two to six hours depending on the number of hair grafts taken.
The hairs of your eyebrows can naturally thin with age (like the hair on your head). Additionally, many people will accidentally shave off an eyebrow and see it come back within a few weeks. Permanent thinning or loss of the brow where it becomes a cosmetic concern is fairly rare. However, there is usually a knowable cause. Some of these causes--if treated--may result in restoration of the brow. Other times, an eyebrow transplant may be warranted. Some of the causes of eyebrow loss or thinning can include:
For those experiencing severe eyebrow hair loss, the benefits of eyebrow restoration, may seem obvious. Though, it is still a major procedure and patients should consider all of the benefits and risks before undergoing the procedure. Your provider at Northwest Face & Body will thoroughly discuss all the benefits and risks with you during your consultation to determine if you are a candidate for the procedure. A quick rundown of the possible benefits include:
The donor area most commonly used for an eyebrow transplant is the back or sides of the head. This is the same area that is usually utilized for a traditional hair transplant as well. The reason for this is because the hair in this area is resilient and resistant to most genetic causes of hair loss. Occasionally, other donor areas may be used or considered, but this is best discussed during a consultation with your provider at Northwest Face & Body.
Yes, in most cases, an eyebrow transplant is permanent. If the hair loss is caused by a factor such as complete alopecia, hair transplant is unlikely to be successful or possible. If due to chemotherapy, a medication, or treatable condition, once these are stabilized or stopped, then the eyebrows may begin to come back on their own (though an eyebrow transplant may still be required if they do not fully return). Based on your unique situation, your provider can provide you a better idea of the results you can expect from Kirkland eyebrow transplant surgery.
Northwest Face & Body has provided the Pacific Northwest, specifically the Bellevue and Kirkland areas with the best cosmetic procedures for over thirty years. With hair restoration experts on staff and plastic surgeons with experience performing FUE hair transplants, Northwest Face & Body provides the best eyebrow transplant Bellevue and Kirkland have to offer. To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-576-1700. You can also reach out online via our Price Simulator, chat, and contact form.