Fashion is fickle, and trends come and go, even when it comes to brows. The problem is, if you happen to live through a time when it’s fashionable to have very thin brows, they may not recover. When fashion dictates a fuller, thicker brow is more preferable, you may be stuck with sparse, thin brows.
At NeoGraft Hair Restoration, Dr. Dana Brownell understands that how you feel about your appearance can have a profound impact on the way you interact with colleagues, friends, loved ones, and strangers. Your confidence and self-image are often closely tied, so if you’re unhappy with your thin brows, it may affect you in subtle ways.
Eyebrow restoration might be the answer. Here’s what you need to know.
It’s your hair
If you hear the term “eyebrow transplant,” as eyebrow restoration is sometimes called, you might wonder who donates the brows. The answer is that you do! In eyebrow restoration, Dr. Brownell removes hairs from the back of your neck and carefully places them in your brow. She moves the follicle along with the hair, giving you natural, growing eyebrows.
You can choose your look
During the consultation phase, we ask you to bring in photos of your brows when they were thicker as well as images of brows you like. Working with you, Dr. Brownell creates the look you want and uses an advanced, precise technology to place each hair in your brows.
It takes time
Be prepared for the procedure to take awhile. Because the process is so precise, your eyebrow restoration may take several hours. The good news is that during that time, you’ll be comfortable. You can watch movies or listen to music. You simply relax while your brows are transformed.
The immediate aftermath
Right away, you’ll be able to see your future brows. You may have some mild swelling and scabbing following your procedure, which should dissipate within a few days. Then, your new eyebrow hairs will fall out. But don’t worry!
It’s normal for the new hairs to experience some shock. In about three months, you’ll see a transformation in the mirror as your brows fill in with new hair.
Get a good pair of scissors
Because your new brows are composed of hair from your scalp, they will continue to grow, unlike your original brows. This means you’ll need to keep a good pair of scissors handy to trim them every few days.
Style at will
You can use eyebrow pencil, eyebrow glue, or pretty much any other eyebrow styling tool you prefer. You can even dye your new brows! The hairs may grow in different directions, and a gel can help you tame them. We don’t recommend plucking — but you know that. Once they’re grown in, you can have fun with your brows.
Are you ready to learn more about eyebrow restoration? Schedule an appointment at NeoGraft Hair Restoration today by calling our Westport, Connecticut, office or using our convenient online request form.