Beauty Lies in the "Eyebrow" of the Beholder: Eyebrow and Eyelash Transplants are Now Possible

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Do you over-pluck your eyebrows? Do you know someone who plucks his or her eyelashes? Not having eyelashes or eyebrows can be a devastating problem for many people, and now they can do something about it. It’s called eyelash and eyebrow transplants, and the procedure uses your own natural hair. The entire process is done right in your doctor’s office and usually under local anesthesia only. Once the hair is gently removed from the back of the scalp, the hairs are dissected out under a microscope and then placed individually into the area designed for the eyebrow or the eyelid lash line.

The pattern for the eyebrow is determined by you and your physician based upon any remaining eyebrow or eyelash hair follicles as well as pre-determined aesthetic dimensions. For eyebrow transplants, you can expect about 100 hair follicles to be placed in each eyebrow. Eyelash transplants typically involve the implantation of 40-50 eyelashes in each eyelid. After the procedure is completed, no dressings are placed and the recovery is easy. You will be given an antibiotic and pain medicine for any discomfort.

Amazingly, the transplanted hair follicles will grow just like your hair! There is no special care required, and all you have to do is trim them when they get too long. The prices vary, but they are very affordable.

Concerning eyelashes, you may have heard about a product called Latisse. This is a medicine that you apply to the base of your existing eyelashes to make them grow longer and thicker. Latisse is made from a medication used to treat glaucoma, so make sure you talk with your prescribing physician before using Latisse.

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Baltimore Plastic Surgeon