While most of us worry about the hair on our head thinning, some of us must deal with thinning eyebrows. The fact of the matter is that both conditions can be cause for embarrassment, leading us to self-esteem and confidence issues.
Perhaps you suffer from thinning eyebrows, and are wondering if there’s anything you can do to return them to their prime state? If so, you’d probably be happy to hear that there is.
Eyebrow transplants exist, and they are quite successful. Let’s discuss them, shall we?
Eyebrow loss occurs for a number of different reasons. Whereas some individuals spur on eyebrow loss through their own actions, others have no control over the matter. Some of the more common reasons for eyebrow loss can be reviewed below.
It is common practice in the western world for women to pluck their eyebrows. While eyebrow plucking is safe when done in moderation, if done to excess, it can result in eyebrow hair loss. If eyebrows are plucked too much over too long a time, they will eventually stop growing.
As a sort of nervous habit, some individuals tear hair from their bodies without even realizing that they’re doing it. This condition is known as trichotillomania. Again, if hair is torn out too much over too long a time, it will eventually cease to grow back.
In the same way that some individuals lose hair on their heads, some individuals lose hair from their eyebrows. They are genetically disposed to lost and thinning eyebrows.
In some cases, a health issue can cause a person to lose the hair in his or her eyebrows. Everything from vitamin deficiencies, to hypothyroidism, to eczema can result in such hair loss.
Chemotherapy can also cause hair loss on the eyebrows.
Another cause of eyebrow loss could be an accident which tears or rubs the eyebrows out. Everything from car accidents, to workplace incidents, and more could cause this to occur.
Generally, the hair restoration procedure which accommodates eyebrow transplants is FUE, or follicular unit extraction. This procedure involves taking small hair grafts and transplanting them to thinning areas in your eyebrows.
When used for eyebrow transplants, FUE typically takes around four hours to complete. You will be awake throughout the entire procedure and will have a local anesthesia administered to you to reduce any pain.
After the procedure has been completed, the transplanted hairs will fall out within a few weeks. Then, over a span of a few months, they will grow back, never to fall out again. In most cases, it takes around 6 months for the eyebrows to grow back fully. Density can take up to a year.
The recovery time associated with an eyebrow transplant surgery is usually a day or two. Only minimal amounts of pain are brought on by the procedure, allowing you to return to normal tasks almost immediately after it’s been completed.
You might have to apply some ice packs to the affected areas to reduce any inflammation which arose during the transplant. Apart from this, the recovery process is fairly maintenance-free. Just sit back and wait for your transplant to take permanent effect.
Are you ready to return your eyebrows to their former glory? Looking to undergo an eyebrow transplant? If so, we here at MAXiM Hair Restoration are the people to see.
We provide hair restoration services all over the world, but principally in the United States. Whether you’re located in Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Washington DC, Newport Beach in Orange County, California, or Long Island, we can accommodate you.