The art of eyebrows and eyelash restoration
If you think you know everything about cosmetic surgery, wait until you hear about the latest “window dressing” for the eyes, which is available at Dubai Cosmetic Surgery clinic.
Known as Eyebrow and Eyelash transplant, this latest trend is gaining a very large following, what with thicker and fuller eyebrows, and long eyelashes in vogue at the moment, and exhibited by celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Sofia Vergara, Keira Knightley and Lily Collins.
According to Anisa Vrabac, the Head of Hair Transplant Department at Dubai Cosmetic Surgery, Eyebrow/eyelash transplant procedures at the clinic use the latest technique of Hair Transplant – Stem Cell FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) Hair Transplant technique.
“Eyebrow/Eyelash transplant is a very meticulous process, which uses hair grafts from one’s own scalp and implants them within your thinning eyebrows and eyelashes. The hair grafts chosen for the procedure usually have a very fine texture and curvature of your original brows and lashes,” explains Ms Vrabac.
Depending on the amount of hair loss one has suffered on their eyebrows and eyelashes, states Ms Vrabac, this creates a basis on the number of follicles to be harvested and used. “Sometimes it can be as little as 200 hair grafts for the eyelashes, while at other times it can be as high as 600 hair grafts for the eyebrows.”
The harvested and implanted hair grows into permanent and healthy hair follicles, which end up as natural, flawless and full eyebrows and eyelashes.
Stem Cell FUE hair transplant technique is used for eyebrow and eyelashes restoration because it is ideal for volume restoration, is minimally invasive and allows for faster healing for the donor area as well as the recipient area. “This is because of the micro harvesting from the donor site, and implantation right next to the original hair, hence appearing very natural with high density,” states Vrabac.
“Results after eyebrows and eyelashes restoration through Stem cell FUE method of hair transplantation is permanent and completely natural, not to mention one can return to his/her normal duties the following day after the procedure.”
Eyebrows and eyelash transplant relies on this technique to ensure zero failure rates, meaning that 100% of the implanted micro grafts are guaranteed to grow. This happens due to direct implantation of the harvested grafts. “In addition, healing takes between 3 to 7 days in both the donor site (back of your scalp) and recipient areas (either eyebrows or eyelashes), while 30% to 50% of the donor area will re-grow within 3 – 6 months,” notes Ms Vrabac.
Candidates for eyebrow/eyelash transplants include those who have thinning eyebrows/eyelashes due to over plucking, traction alopecia caused by overuse of fake lashes, accidents, burns, hereditary factors, chemotherapy, radiation and Trichotillomania (pulling out hair).
Since your new eyelashes or eyebrows have come from your head, they might grow longer than required, which means you might need to trim and curl them often. Also, after the restoration procedure and you have your new eyebrows or eyelashes, it is ok to color them if your wish, cut or shape them. “This is because they are now as natural as your previous brow and lashes.”