Your eyebrows are one of your most important facial features. They are crucial for communication and facial expression, as well as for keeping debris, dirt, and sweat out of your eyes.
Because eyebrows frame the eye and enhance the aesthetic appeal of the face, modifying eyebrow appearance to achieve a desired shape, length, or density is quite common. Many temporary, cosmetic attempts to do this – as with plucking, waxing, threading, eyebrow pencils and brushes, and the like – are time-consuming, expensive, and can even be part of the problem.
If your eyebrows are thin or nonexistent, consider an eyebrow transplant to achieve the full, attractive, healthy brows you crave.
Eyebrow restoration is a type of hair transplant surgery that Dr. Robert Niedbalski performs in our Tacoma, Washington, office. At Northwest Hair Restoration, we offer different transplant techniques depending on your needs. We will use scalp grafts for most patients, although grafts from elsewhere on the body are an option for patients whose scalps don’t provide suitable donor follicles. In most cases, we will use the FUT procedure.
What to Expect
During your consultation with Dr. Niedbalski, you will discuss the results you want to achieve. Many patients bring in photos for ideas. The design is unique to you. The eyebrows’ position, symmetry, and fullness are all tailored to your face and your preferred aesthetic.
When you come in for the procedure, Dr. Niedbalski will outline your desired eyebrow shape with a surgical marker. You can make changes to the outline and give your approval before the surgery begins. Dr. Niedbalski wants to make sure you’re thrilled with your eyebrows.
As with our other hair transplant surgeries, we will administer a local anesthetic to numb the area and ensure your comfort and safety. Dr. Niedbalski then removes the donor site hair follicles and carefully grafts them to the outlined area.
The procedure takes approximately 3 - 4 hours. If the desired outcome is extensive, you may need to return for a second procedure.
Precision is key to a successful eyebrow modification. Dr. Niedbalski takes great pride in the meticulous placement of each individual follicular graft. He makes sure that every single hair has the correct angle and direction, resulting in the eyebrow shape and thickness you desire.
Eyebrow Transplant – Before & After Photos
Eyebrow Transplant FAQs
Recovery time for this procedure is roughly a week. Small crusts appear around each transplanted hair following the procedure. They should be gently rinsed while showering.
About 5 - 7 days later, the crusts will slough off, leaving small pink spots. The pink skin surrounding the grafts typically fades over a few weeks and leaves the area looking natural with no scarring.
Patients usually experience little or no discomfort following an eyebrow restoration procedure. You should be able to return to work and your daily activities the following day, although you should avoid strenuous exercise for a few days to minimize swelling.
Ever wondered how different you’d look with fuller eyebrows? To find out, contact us for your free consultation with Dr. Robert Niedbalski at Northwest Hair Restoration of Tacoma, Seattle, and Spokane, Washington. Call (253) 572-2949 or request an appointment online.