Is There Any Way That a Person Suffering from Alopecia Universalis Could Have Eyebrows And/or Eyelashes Restored Using Surgery?

I am aware that it is possible for people who have donor areas of hair but wondered if it was possible with no donor areas? Thanks

Doctor Answers (3)

Hair transplants - alopecia universalis

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Although hair transplantation is not an option for patients with any form of alopecia areata. 

Tattooing of the eyebrows or liner are likely the options patients most consistently choose.  Medical therapy can be tried but you'll want to speak to an experienced hair dermatologist about these options, the low chances of success and the almost certain likelihood that hair would fall out again (if it did grow) once the medication is stopped. 


Toronto Dermatologist

Alopecia universalis

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The appearance of eyebrows could be restored with micropigmentation (tattoo) techniques. Eyelashes might also be done in females. See what lash liner does for you. 

Sheldon S. Kabaker, MD
Oakland Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

Hair restoration with no donor

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Unfortunately, if you have no donor hair, transplantation c‚Äčannot be done. Getting hair from another willing donor cannot be done either. Treatment for alopecia universalis is not very predictable, although steroids and other treatments have been tried with limited success. 

Lee P. Laris, DO
Phoenix Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 11 reviews

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