The eyebrow is an important part of facial symmetry and contributes to the aesthetic appearance of men and women. Eyebrows frame the eyes and are one of the primary anatomical facial structures we see when looking at people.
Celebrities often set the trends and fashion. Notice at how different Megan Fox’s eyebrows are from 2003 to today. Megan Fox’s eyebrows are thicker and shaped to frame her beautiful face which brings out her blue eyes even more. Her thinner brows (picture left) were set high above her eyes and showed so much space that gave the appearance her face was wider than it really is.
Eyebrows lose their natural full appearance by:
- Congenital Causes
- Trauma-burns, auto accident, surgery, ect.
- Radiation or Chemotherapy
- Medical, Autoimmune, or Systemic Disease (Lichen Planus or Alopecia Areata)
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (Trichotillomania)
- Over grooming or management
- Normal Aging Process
For patients desiring a denser and fuller appearance of their eyebrows, Eyebrow transplantation surgery can restore eyebrows to their natural youthful appearance. Hair transplant surgeon of Irvine, California, Dr. Ken Williams adds, “Eyebrow hair transplantation is a safe and an aesthetically elegant procedure. A common history in women with decrease eyebrow density is typically a history of overplucking and over grooming.” He adds, “Hypotrichosis (eyebrow hair loss) is a condition that can be easily treated with surgery by an experienced hair trasnplant surgeon.”
Before undergoing this type of hair restoration, patients should be aware that the hair transplanted to eyebrows will continue to grow in length and will need to be periodically trimmed. For surgeons performing this procedure, Williams adds, “The greatest challenge is knowing during the healing process that the new eyebrow hair follicle inserted into the recipient site may change its orientation and exit angle. This will cause a slight change to the transplanted hair’s orientation and result in an eyebrow hair that may be slightly elevated or improperly angled. The hair restoration surgeon must create the recipient sites so the new hair follicle grows parallel with the existing eyebrow hairs.”
The appearance of an eyebrow transplant will mature and soften over the course of a year, during which time the eyebrows can be groomed- tweezed, waxed, or shaped as desired. After the one year mark, a second eyebrow hair transplant procedure may be considered if patients would like to add density to the eyebrows.