Eyebrow Hair Transplant Surgery at PAI Medical in McLean, Virginia
Eyebrow & Eyelash Hair Transplant Surgery
Most people underestimate the importance of eyebrows in framing the face, drawing attention to the eyes, and communicating through facial expressions. Eyebrows make an important contribution to facial symmetry and our general appearance. Have you ever seen a person that looked odd but you could not immediately determine what gave you that feeling? Most people totally ignore their own eyebrows and those of others until they are missing. A person without eyebrows may feel very self-conscious about his/her appearance. Eyebrow hair transplantation surgery can help solve this problem.
Eyebrow Hair Restoration Considerations
At PAI, we take the time to determine the cause of eyebrow loss in a medical history and examination prior to consideration of eyebrow hair restoration. For example, systemic or local disease that causes hair loss must be under control to assure that the hair restoration procedure can succeed. Similarly, obsessive-compulsive plucking (trichotillomania) must be treated to assure that restored hair will not be plucked out.
The degree of eyebrow hair loss may vary from complete to partial; the degree of loss may be a consideration in selection of the restoration procedure. Some patients have no eyebrow loss, but consider eyebrow enhancement for cosmetic reasons. For example, they may have little or no eyebrows due to genetics or ethnic characteristics. It may have been a lifelong problem.
How is Eyebrow Hair Restoration Performed?
Eyebrow hair restoration affects both men and women equally. Eyebrow restoration is an outpatient procedure that usually takes about three to four hours. Complications are limited to swelling and minor pain. Restoring eyebrows is easily done as part of scalp hair restoration, and at PAI, we often do both in one day.
The eyebrows should be recreated in accordance with the natural contour of the eye socket. Donor hair for the transplant is taken from a site that furnishes finer rather than coarser hair because finer hair is a better match for eyebrow hair. Donor hair is transplanted as micrografts of one to two hairs. Each graft is placed into an incision prepared for it with great detail to position and angle. The use of single hairs or micrografts permits meticulous adherence to the eyebrow contour for a completely natural appearance. As the transplanted hairs grow in their new position they will likely require occasional trimming as well as “training” with gel or wax.
Proven PAI Hair Transplant Results in McLean, Virginia
Eyebrow hair transplantation demands the finest artistic skills of an experienced facial hair transplant surgeon. The angle and direction of an eyebrow hair transplant is crucial to it’s success. We encourage you to contact our McLean, Virginia clinic today to learn more about the hair restoration options available to you. A professional PAI Medical hair restoration specialist will work one-on-one with you to help you find the perfect hair loss solution for you.