Eyebrow contour provides facial expression and is significantly important to a person’s appearance, contributing to the femininity or masculinity of the face. Without them, a person feels incomplete, self-conscious, and unnatural and this can cause great distress and anxiety for the individual Eyebrow transplantation is an advanced and very difficult procedure, however it is highly effective and successful when restoring or augmenting the eyebrows.
The procedure is performed by strip follicular unit transplantation (FUT) or by follicular unit extraction (FUE).The goal is to create a satisfactory and natural-looking transplanted eyebrow shape according to the patients’ desire. The procedure is even more challenging and difficult in patients who prefer the FUE technique .
Successful eyebrow transplantation depends on the following: physician’s proper patient evaluation and education, innate passion, artistry and experience of the surgeon knowledge of eyebrow anatomy , attention to procedure details with the ability to reproduce the most acute angle and direction using single hair grafts and p roper instrumentation to avoid graft traumaIn the experience of Dr. Arambulo , even after just one session of eyebrow transplant , patients are satisfied and happy with the results.
The donor hairs come from the scalp which, when transplanted into the eyebrows, continue to grow for a lifetime and therefore need to be trimmed initially once a week.
To provide a natural appearance ,this very delicate procedure, requires perfect placement of ultrafine hairs into tiny incisions that are angled at just the right direction and positioned to mimic natural growth.
Performed usually under a mild oral sedative, the 2 – 4 hour procedure is essentially painless, as is the recovery period.
For the first 2 to 4 days after the procedure, tiny crusts are around each transplanted hair.
By 3 to 5 days, other than some occasional mild pinkness which fades out by the first week, patients are able to return to normal activities without any sign of having had a procedure.
Sutures that are placed in the donor area are removed after 1 week.
Dr. Arambulo shares her experience on “FUE Eyebrow Transplant with Use of Implanter” during the last 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, in Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia , October 2014 and Asian Association of Hair Restoration Surgeon 5th annual Scientific Worshop in Hair Restoration and Live Surgery Workshop last March 31 to April 2,2017, Bangkok, Thailand
She is also contributed a chapter on her technique on eyebrow transplant in the 2nd edition of the book entitled: “Practical Aspects of Hair Transplantation in Asians.”