The shape and density of eyebrows can change the way we look, give a softer or harsher appearance, and affect the symmetry of the face. Thus, many different techniques to shape eyebrows have been developed and tried over the years. However, improper trimming or over plugging can disrupt the look of eyebrows permanently and cause thin or sparse eyebrows.
Even though makeup techniques can remedy these problems, it is rather time-consuming and generally not permanent. This is why eyebrow transplant is becoming a more popular option for the recovery of sparse or thin eyebrows.
Eyebrow hair transplant procedure
Eyebrow hair transplant is a cosmetic procedure that involves transferring hair follicles to the eyebrow area to improve the density and shape.
Eyebrow transplant is a similar procedure to a hair transplant. Basically, the hair follicles are collected from the back of your head, which is called the donor area, and transplanted to your eyebrow area.
As eyebrow transplant requires not more than 300 grafts, a small area can be used to extract hair follicles. Especially, if you have long hair you can cover the donor area and continue your daily life without any noticeable difference.
The operation is performed under local anaesthesia to ensure maximum comfort. Almost all our patients report that it is not a painful process.
Since the recipient area is relatively smaller and the number of needed hair grafts is lower, eyebrow transplant takes less time than traditional hair transplant.
From the beginning to the end, the operation will take 3-4 hours, and you could easily go home by yourself after the surgery.
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Am I eligible for an eyebrow transplant?
Since eyebrow transplant operation only concerns a small area, it has very few complications and requirements. Anyone who is in good health looking to get thicker eyebrows is generally eligible for an eyebrow transplant operation. However, you should openly discuss your expectations and any health-related problems with our team to make sure that an eyebrow transplant in Istanbul, Turkey is the best option for you. Heva Clinic provides free virtual and in-person medical consultation; reach us to plan your operation.
How much does an eyebrow hair transplant cost in Turkey?
Turkey is one of the best countries for an eyebrow transplants; experienced surgeons and qualified clinics in Turkey offer great eyebrow transplant results. Furthermore, eyebrow hair transplant in Turkey costs much less than in other European countries and the USA. The average eyebrow transplant cost in Turkey is around $1000-$1500. Heva Clinic specialises in eyebrow hair transplant operations for men and women.
Eyebrow scar hair transplant
Eyebrow scars can be frustrating since they are at a prominent place and disrupt the symmetrical look of the face. If you have noticeable eyebrow scars you have probably considered getting rid of them somehow to improve your appearance.
Covering the scarred area with hair is one of the best ways to get rid of the scarred look on your eyebrows. Even though scarred tissue may not grow hair on its own, it can support the growth cycle of hair follicles when they are carefully placed on the area. To assess whether you are eligible for an eyebrow scar hair transplant a patch test can be done by our surgeons. If the scarred area supports the growth of transplanted hair follicles, you are good to go. With an eyebrow scar hair transplant in Turkey, you can regain that balanced look on your eyebrows.
Eyebrow transplant for men
Even though men usually have thicker eyebrows, they can also have problems with eyebrow hair loss or be unsatisfied with how their eyebrow appearance. Eyebrow transplant is a suitable operation for men. Just like a women eyebrow transplant, your surgeon can transplant healthy hair follicles from your donor area to the eyebrow area to create the shape and thickness you desire.
Eyebrow transplant recovery period
The recovery process of an eyebrow transplant operation is relatively quicker than other hair transplant procedures. Your first check-up appointment will usually be scheduled for the day after your surgery. You might experience some scabbing within a few weeks. It is important not to pick at these scabs and let the recovery process run on its own.
You will be able to continue with your regular life after 48 hours of your surgery. Remember that even though the recovery process is smooth after an eyebrow transplant operation, being able to see the desired results can take some time. It is completely normal to experience shedding at the transplanted area 3 to 5 weeks after your surgery.
Eyebrow hair will start to regrow after 2 months, and you will be able to see the full result of your eyebrow transplant after 4 to 6 months.
Eyebrow transplant aftercare
Aftercare plays an important role in ensuring the best eyebrow transplant results. Our clinic will provide you with an aftercare package that includes special shampoos, creams, antibacterial serums and painkillers. You can use these to ensure that you are following the best aftercare.
Our clinic will be providing a detailed list but you can have a look at the eyebrow transplant aftercare summary below:
1- Keep your head elevated while sleeping and sleep on your back to prevent implanted hair grafts to touch the pillow.
2- Avoid direct sunlight for at least 10 days, ideally for 2 months after the surgery. You may use sunscreen after the 10th day.
3- Quit smoking completely or stop smoking for at least 10 days after your surgery.
4- Avoid drinking for the first few days, ideally 10 days, after your eyebrow transplant surgery as alcohol thins the blood and might cause bleeding.
5- Avoid strenuous activities for 3 weeks after your operation.
6- Avoid swimming for at least 4 weeks after your operation
Eyebrow transplant for alopecia
Alopecia is the general medical term for permanent or temporary hair loss. Eyebrow hair loss can occur for several different reasons from diseases, scarring, and chemotherapy to genetics. If you have thinned eyebrows or they are not visible because of alopecia, it is possible to recover from this through an eyebrow transplant.
The operation includes the collection of healthy hair follicles and implantation of them into the desired area. You can regain your thick and healthy looking eyebrows with no scars or stitches.
Frequently asked questions
How long do eyebrow transplants last?
Constantly shaping your eyebrows to achieve the perfect appearance you want is frustrating. An eyebrow transplant is a great way to have great eyebrows with no effort. Many people wonder how long eyebrow transplants last and for how long they can enjoy the comfort of not having to spend so much time on their eyebrows. The good news is that eyebrow transplants are permanent, meaning that you can enjoy the new effortless look of your eyebrow for life.
Do eyebrow transplants keep growing?
Yes, transplanted eyebrow hairs will keep growing like your healthy hair on your scalp. Because they are transplanted from a donor area of your body, they have a life cycle of your natural hair that lets you style them.
How many grafts are needed for eyebrow transplant?
The eyebrow is such a small area that you might be wondering how many grafts you would need for an eyebrow transplant. Usually, 250 to 300 grafts are enough for achieving an improved eyebrow density and shape.
Which one is better: eyebrow transplant vs microblading?
Which eyebrow treatment is better: microblading or eyebrow transplant? Microblading is a tattooing technique that is developed to reshape eyebrows and create a more even and thicker eyebrow look. Unlike traditional tattoo machines, microblading is done using a hand-held tool. The sparse eyebrow areas are filled in with fine tattoo strokes that imitate real eyebrow hairs. Unlike eyebrow transplant, microblading is not a permanent solution, and it can only offer a short-term solution compared to eyebrow transplant.
Deciding on which treatment is the better option entirely depends on your goals and expectations. If you want a cheaper and quicker fix, then microblading might be the right option for you. However, if you are looking for a long-term solution with a more natural look, then an eyebrow transplant is a better choice.