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Eyebrow Transplantation NYC

Eyebrow Transplant has become very popular because one’s eyebrows generally determine the balance and general appearance of the face. Missing, asymmetric, or shapeless eyebrows often convey a disjointed or jarring facial appearance. People who have completely lost all of their eyebrows from some type of trauma (disease, alopecia areata, burns, tattoos, infections, repeated plucking, or congenital inability) can receive a full eyebrow restoration.  Partial eyebrow treatments are generally for cosmetic reasons to create thicker or enhanced brows, cover a scar in the brow, or correct uneven eyebrows.

People who lose their eyebrows from medical treatments like chemotherapy are often not good candidates for eyebrow transplants. When the patient is finished with his or her chemotherapy treatments, the hair often grows back.

Eyebrow Hair Transplantation is a process that takes a single hair follicle from a donor area and inserts it in the direction and shape of the desired eyebrow. A local anesthetic is used so that the client remains awake and alert, yet unable to experience any discomfort.

A well balanced eyebrow often requires the transplanting of about 400 hair follicles. Partial eyebrow implants will usually require less. The targeted amount of follicles can be determined during your free consultation.

Eyebrow Restoration is similar to other hair transplant procedures performed on the scalp, in that, for appropriate candidates, the transplanted hair is permanent. Results of Eyebrow Transplants are very natural and their growth can transform the balance of the face, yielding a much more symmetrical and attractive appearance.

Eyebrow Transplant NYC Before and After

How is eyebrow transplantation performed ?

The basis for Eyebrow transplantation is the same as that for the scalp. It basically involves removing hair follicles from the back of the scalp and transplanting them to the brows. However, unlike with the scalp where 1, 2 and 3 hair grafts and maybe more are used, in eyebrow restoration individual 1 hair grafts are used exclusively. It is a very meticulous and exacting process and requires a very experienced team. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia.

How many grafts are used in eyebrow transplant ?

The number of grafts needed varies depending on the extent of thinning and hair loss. The restoration may involve 50- 600 hairs per eyebrow. But the average number of grafts is 400- 500 per eyebrow.

What are some side effects ?

Side effects following eyebrow restoration are minimal with swelling and bruising being most common.

Who are good candidates for eyebrow transplantation ?

  1. Eyebrow loss or thinning due to plucking
  2. Hair loss from trauma or burns
  3. Hair thinning from underlying medical condition such as autoimmune diseases ( Lupus, Alopecia Areata), Thyroid disease( under or overactive), Cancer such as Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Polycystic ovarian syndrome

What is the postoperative course ?

As with hair transplantation to the scalp, the transplanted hair will start to fallout by about 2-3 weeks. The new transplanted hairs begin to grow after 3-4 months and full eyebrow thickness is achieved by 9- 12 months.

What is the aftercare ?

A very significant part of the aftercare is the frequent need to trim the eyebrow hair because like transplanted scalp hair, the hairs will continue to grow. The frequency varies but may require trimmings a few times per month. It is advised not to touch your eyebrows in the first 10 -14 days to avoid possible infection. You should spray saline on the grafts to keep them moist. You can wash the face after the first 1-2 days but keep the hands away from the brows. You will continue taking a medicine dose pack (a steroid) for 5 days to help minimize postoperative swelling and bruising.

Why come to Park Plaza for eyebrow transplant in NYC ?

Choosing where to have your eyebrow restoration is of paramount importance. The most important factor is the experience and training of the personnel. Not every center has experience in performing eyebrow transplantation. Here at Park Plaza the team is led by Dr. George Lefkovits, a highly sought after plastic surgeon, who attracts patients from all across the United States and abroad. His team includes a hair technician with many years of experience performing eyebrow restoration where the concentration is achieving a natural result. We are located in an elegant townhouse in the Upper East Side where we combine talent, experience and professionalism. Finally, our surgical fees are fair and commensurate with the skills and experience of our team of professionals.