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Eyebrow Transplant and Restoration

Eyebrows are a major facial feature that help define a person’s face. They make a huge difference in your overall appearance. In addition to protecting the eyes, eyebrows frame the face and help you communicate better through facial expressions. 

Many individuals suffer from thin or transparent eyebrows from over-plucking, genetic loss through the aging process, or because they were just born with thin, or even non-existent eyebrows. Fortunately, the science of hair restoration has evolved significantly over the last several years and now there are many new and innovative technologies and procedures available, including eyebrow transplant and restoration. 

An eyebrow transplant is an excellent option for both men and women who want to fill in, restore or reshape their eyebrows. With our help, patients can choose between a complete or partial brow transplant depending on their aesthetic goals and severity of their hair loss. And because eyebrow anatomy varies from person to person, there are other factors to consider, including cultural background and norms, gender, and other facial features. 

Eyebrow length, arch height, and thickness are additional factors that can affect brow aesthetics. Generally, for women the optimal eyebrow is above the superior orbital rim and thins laterally. The peak of its arch is in line with the lateral limbus of the eye. For men, the optimal brow is typically more horizontal than arched. It is also generally thicker, and placement is usually lower than that of the female brow. 

In most cases, an eyebrow transplant procedure takes four to six hours to complete. The procedure is conducted in our private hair restoration center under local anesthetic. Hairs are transplanted one by one from a donor area, which is usually the back of the head, to the eyebrow to address thinning, scarred, misshaped or missing eyebrows. It is a minimally invasive procedure that is done on an outpatient basis. Each patient’s recovery after an eyebrow transplant varies. Temporary swelling is common and some patients can experience a little redness and puffiness around their eyes for a few days after the procedure. 

If you are interested in learning more about eyebrow transplants or any of our other hair restoration procedures, please contact us 925-736-5757 or to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. We look forward to hearing from you! 

By Stephen J. Ronan MD FACS, Blackhawk Plastic Surgery and MedSpa

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Blackhawk Plastic Surgery and MedSpa
Blackhawk Plastic Surgery and MedSpa

Blackhawk Plastic Surgery has been offering their patients the highest quality cosmetic treatments in the Blackhawk area for more than 15 years. Now they are thrilled to introduce the Blackhawk Migraine Clinic led by migraine specialist, Alicia Choquette. Alicia brings over 5 years of migraine expertise to the Blackhawk Migraine Clinic and looks forward to helping patients live a better quality of life migraine free.

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