Eyebrow transplants have become increasingly more popular over the last decade as hair transplantation techniques have become more advanced. Both the FUE and DHI methods can be applied to eyebrow transplants and women around the world are coming to Istanbul for their eyebrow transplant.
In reality, eyebrows have a dual purpose of: Protection and Facial Expressions. How so?
- Protection: Biologically, eyebrows are designed to keep dirt, moisture, and debris at bay. The natural curvature and angle on the ridge bone prevent liquids such as sweat or rain from entering the eye socket. This feature helps in bringing out clarity in vision.
- Facial expressions: It provides microexpressions to the face and aids in non-verbal communication. They help us emote, intensify emotions, and even define a person’s character. Are you surprised? Scared? Or thrilled? Eyebrows give away all of these emotions!
What is an Eyebrow Transplant?
An eyebrow transplant is a cosmetic procedure that involves transplanting hair follicles from a donor area, typically from the scalp, to the eyebrow area. This procedure is typically used to restore, reshape, or enhance eyebrows that are thin, sparse, or have been lost due to genetics, aging, trauma, or medical conditions. The transplanted hair follicles are carefully placed into tiny incisions made in the eyebrow area to create a natural-looking and well-defined eyebrow shape. The procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia and can take several hours to complete. The recovery time varies but patients can expect some swelling and redness for a few days after the procedure, and full results can be seen in several months.
Reasons for Eyebrow Hair Loss?
There are many reasons why people would want to sign up for an eyebrow transplantation. Aesthetic requirements are one of them. Here are some of the reasons people lack density in their eyebrows :
- Accidents, Burns and Chemotherapy
One of the typical causes of eyebrow hair loss is if you were in an accident and the trauma left you with a scar or cut in that area. Burns can also affect the growth of hair follicles in that area. Battling cancer and undergoing chemotherapy is no mean feat. It impacts your body and hair as the treatments are designed to go after all rapidly dividing cells, including hair follicles. Hence, it is noticed that hair falls out in clumps while undergoing the treatment.
- Health Indicators
Loss of eyebrow hair is also a symptom of an illness due to hormonal imbalance or disorders. Some of these health conditions are alopecia areata, hyperthyroidism, eczema, psoriasis, ringworm, seborrheic dermatitis, etc. Hence, one should consult a doctor and take the appropriate medication before considering any other treatment.
- Stress Effects
Physiological changes along with physical changes are the result of dire stress. This causes hair follicles to receive less oxygen, altering hormone levels and causing eyebrow loss. Some behavioral actions such as rubbing the eyebrows due to stress can also cause patchy spots.
- Nutrient deficiencies
Hair growth is influenced by the sustenance of adequate nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, proteins, antioxidants, etc., in the human body. Hence, a deficiency in any one of them could impact both hair structure and hair growth. The loss of eyebrow hair can be attributed to a deficiency of nutrients such as biotin, cysteine, zinc, iron, omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins B-12, C, D and E.
- Genetics and Age
Genetically people may have thinner eyebrows, and brow loss may also run in the family. Further, both males and females experience hair thinning in their 40s as the estrogen and testosterone levels dwindle.
- Pregnancy and Childbirth
Postpartum eyebrow loss occurs due to hormonal changes and fluctuations. The body is pumped with estrogen during pregnancy, which allows the hair follicles to remain in the anagen or growing phase for a more extended period. After childbirth, there is a sudden drop in these hormones, and hence the hair returns to the telogen or resting phase. These fluctuations disrupt the hair growth cycles and sometimes cause loss of eyebrow hair.
- Habitual or cosmetic plucking
While some people opt for waxing or threading of eyebrows, a large majority pluck their eyebrows instead. Over-plucking of eyebrows permanently damages the hair follicle. As a result of this trauma, the hair eventually stops growing in that spot. When flashy eye-makeup is used continuously, it results in a lot of such damage. Another cause for eyebrow loss can be trichotillomania (or hair-pulling disorder) of the eyebrows or eyelashes which generally occurs due to anxiety or hormonal imbalances.
While there may be many causes for eyebrow hair loss, various medications and treatments can aid the eyebrow restoration process.
Do FUE Eyebrow Transplants Look Natural?
There are some details to consider in the process of eyebrow and hair transplantation. Firstly, the angle of the hair and the angle of the eyebrow are also different. The eyebrows go out with a narrow 15-20 degree angle, and the hair turns out with a wider 40-45 degree angle. For this reason, the hair should not be transplanted with the same angle as the eyebrows. On the other hand, eyebrows are not in the same direction in every area of the face. For example, eyebrows stand upright in the middle of your face near the nose. They gradually become slack as they come and become parallel to the eyes. Therefore, if the channels are adjusted and transplanted according to their direction, it will be possible to achieve natural results. Especially eyebrow transplantation in Turkey is quite advanced. In recent years, transplant operations in Turkey with the FUE technique yielded very successful results.
Stages of Eyebrow Transplantation
1. Consultation and Preparation
The surgeon discusses your requirements and finalizes the number of grafts and hairstyle. The hairline is marked, and necessary blood tests are taken
2. Local Anesthesia
The donor area is disinfected, and local anesthesia is used to numb the scalp. A pressure device may be used to minimize discomfort.
3. Extraction and Opening Canals
Hair follicles are extracted individually using specialized tools, and canals for hair follicles are opened using sapphire tips.
The extracted hair follicles are transplanted into the recipient area using forceps over the course of a few hours.
Why Choose EsteNove for an Eyebrow Transplant?
EsteNove is a leading provider of hair transplant services, specializing in the FUE hair transplant method. Our clinic has a team of experienced hair transplant specialists who use state-of-the-art technology and facilities to ensure the best possible results. EsteNove offers affordable pricing and excellent customer service, including VIP vehicle transfer, hotel accommodation, aftercare Kit, 1 year aftercare assistance, and a satisfaction guarantee.
FUE hair transplant is a minimally invasive hair transplant technique that produces natural-looking results with minimal scarring and downtime. EsteNove is a leading provider of FUE hair transplant services, offering affordable pricing, excellent customer service, and state-of-the-art technology and facilities. Contact EsteNove for a free online consultation and to restore your hair with confidence.
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FAQ About Eyebrow Transplant in Turkey
While most patients make it to the final list of candidates for this procedure, there are specific considerations before giving the go-ahead. First, the patient’s medical condition needs to be stable to avoid any complications during the procedure. Some medical conditions that cause eyebrow loss, such as alopecia areata or frontal fibrosing alopecia, wherein oral medication provides good results, may not require transplantation. Hence, the doctor will judge candidacy based on thorough medical history or a biopsy. Hence, patients having scanty eyebrows due to genetics, overplucking, trauma, etc., are suitable candidates.
Contrary to belief, all hair grows at the same speed of 0.25 to 0.3 millimeters per day, whether on the body or the scalp. However, the difference lies in the growth phase. While scalp hair grows for about 2 to 5 years before falling, eyebrows, on the other hand, last for about 30 days.
Eyebrow hair transplant is more aesthetic in comparison to the eyebrow shaping methods of tattooing or micro-blading. A tattoo would be permanent makeup applied on the eyebrow line and cannot be considered an appropriate transplant alternative. Further, micro-blading is less permanent as compared to a transplant. Both processes cannot replace the natural results achieved from real hair.
Technically, there is no age limit for hair transplants. So, hair transplant can be applied to everyone from 22 to 65 years of age. But we cannot say, all people in this age range can have a hair transplant. Therefore, the determinants are hair type, hair loss condition and the general health condition of the patient.
Yes, we give a guarantee for after post-operative results, excepting health conditions or therapy that causes patients hair loss. In addition, patients should also follow the post-operative instructions given by the doctor.
To set up a consultation with us, at first, you can leave us your contact information via our social media or website or send us an e-mail. Then our Health Assistants will contact you and our doctor will send you a special diagnosis report. In accordance with this report, when you come to our clinic, a pre-examination is performed in terms of compliance with hair transplant process.