For some people, fuzzy and fluffy eyebrows are something that they have to fight a daily struggle to keep under control, yet for others this can be something that makes them incredibly envious. Waxing, shaving and plucking away your eyebrows can help you sculpt your brows into perfect shape, but doing this on a near daily or weekly basis can be something that you can only dream of. On the flipside, drawing them on daily can be a struggle that bores and angers you. But what if there was a way for you to just be able to stop the struggle once and for all and remove the jealousy when you look at people who are less follically challenged in this area. An eyebrow transplant is a quick surgery that is performed to restore your confidence in your own skin, and more importantly, make you feel more comfortable with people looking at the most visible part of your face.
Now when it comes to this kind of transplant, the main methods used are the FUT and FUE transplant methods. Both of these involve extracting small amounts of follicles from the rear of your scalp, however these are done in very different ways.
The FUT method is performed by your surgeon in a way where they cut a strip that is approximately 4 inches wide from your scalp for them to then dissect the hair follicles that they can then graft in wherever they are required. The FUE method is slightly different and still has the individual follicles being extracted, however rather than removing a small slice of your scalp the follicles are taken directly from the scalp. Many people prefer the FUE method when they are having an eyebrow transplant performed as it gives them the option to shave their head or cut their hair incredibly short without revealing a scar, as opposed to the FUT method which can leave a very visible scar.
What happens next is that your surgeon will transplant these follicles one by one into your brow area, filling out a predefined stencil that allows them to match your desired eyebrow perfectly. After this, it’s just a case of waiting for them to grow.
Something that many people don’t realise about an eyebrow transplant treatment though is that in a similar way to a regular hair transplant, after around a week or two every single one of the transplanted hairs will fall out. This isn’t a reason to panic and their purpose is the plant the seed for new and beautiful hair growth. After around 3 months, you’ll notice the new hair start to grow through and this needs to be taken care of in a way you’ll have never taken care of your eyebrows before.
Because the hair in your new brows has been taken from your scalp, it won’t grow like a regular eyebrow and will instead mimic the growth of the hair on your head. What this means is that the regular pruning and maintenance that once made you jealous is going to become a part of your daily routine, and you may need products like gel or wax to keep them in place.