Can makeup powder to darken eyebrow hairs starting from 1 month post op (before hairs were shedding) ruin an eyebrow transplant?

Eyebrow transplant, 2 months and 3 weeks post op, not seeing any improvement from when I started the procedure, please help

Doctor Answers 4

Eyebrow restoration Post procedure

Avoid sun and use of heavy non organic powder on your transplant for the first 4 weeks.  Your results will being in about 4-6 weeks, 

Beverly Hills Physician
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Make-Up Powder

One month is a perfectly acceptable time to start using makeup on your eyebrows, provided your doctor has not instructed you otherwise. It is normal to not see results by now, for some it can take up to 5 months before they start seeing results.

Sean Behnam, MD
Santa Monica Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Eyebrow transplants typically start sprouting hair at  2-4 months.  In the meantime, topical power-based makeup is perfectly acceptable at this point.

Best of luck!

Jeffrey B. Wise, MD, FACS
Wayne Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Post-Op Eyebrow Transplant

In an eyebrow transplant you will most times not see any new hair growth until between months 3 and 4. So don't panic, I am sure they will start to sprout any week now. Makeup powder used after 1 month post-op will not affect the transplant either. 

Cory Torgerson, MD, PhD, FRCSC
Toronto Facial Plastic Surgeon
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