Permanent eyebrow transplantation with Follicular Unit Excision technique
“Thinning eyebrow” can be caused by hormone disorders such as hypothyroidism (Hertoghe Sign) and is a common problem in Asian people.
“Eyebrow Transplantation” for thicker eyebrow involves removing follicular graft units from the back of the head and each hair strand is carefully implanted back into the skin. One graft usually contains about 1-4 hair strands and our natural eyebrow consists of multiple single hair strand. In order to obtain a natural result like the natural eyebrows which consists of multiple single hair strand, only the grafts containing one hair strand are therefore selected. In addition, to prepare the grafts with a single hair strand, the direction and angulation of each hair strand must be the same as the existing eyebrow hairs of the customer. Therefore, eyebrow transplantation is one of the most challenging and delicate procedures.
In eyebrow transplantation, the grafts must be carefully implanted in the same angle and direction as the existing eyebrow hairs for natural look. DHI Hair Transplant technique used in our clinic is a great solution for this purpose since it gives the better control of direction, angle and dept compared to the original FUE technique. More importantly, you can see the eyebrow hairs immediately after transplantation.
After the eyebrow transplantation, the transplanted eyebrow hairs must be trimmed for the first 2-3 times to stop them from growing too bushy because the donor hairs are extracted from the scalp. Overtime, the eyebrow hairs will grow slower and eventually have the desired length.
Eyebrow transplant procedure with DHI Hair Transplant technique
1. The surgeon will trim or shave the hair on the back of the head which is called the Donor Area, to facilitate the graft removal. Then the surgeon will inject your scalp with a long-acting, local anesthesia. You will be conscious throughout the hair transplantation process, but do not feel any pain.
2. After the local anesthesia takes effect, the surgeon will use the special DHI Implanter with a small 0.6-0.8 mm tip to carefully remove the hair follicles without affecting or damaging the hair grafts and surrounding hair follicles. Only the grafts with single hair strand of the same direction as the existing eyebrow hairs of the customer of are selected
3. The strip is carefully dissected, trimmed and sorted into follicular units (grafts) from tissue and lipid strip by the hair transplant team. The grafts with single hair strand of different directions are selected for further transplantation at each side of eyebrows in which these units are kept in a special solution to increase survival rate and growth rate.
4. For the hair transplantation process, the trimmed grafts are placed in the DHI Implanter and are placed and directly implanted into the desired area (without prior incision as in FUE technique) without affecting the skin area several times. In addition, it can control the direction and the degree of the implanted hair follicles to give you more natural result compared to traditional FUE technique.