How Eyebrow Transplants Differ from Scalp Hair Transplants, & Factors that Affect Hair Survival

How Eyebrow Transplants Differ from Scalp Hair Transplants, & Factors that Affect Hair Survival


Eyebrows transplant touch up – How long should
I wait? Hi doc, I had 12 days ago eyebrows transplant.
It was the FUE method. I realized that the Doctor missed the area I wanted. The clinic
said I should wait a year so as not to damage the implanted. But with this area I wanted,
there are empty follicles. I just want this line they missed. Is there a risk with transplant
two weeks after implantation? Thank you for your question! You wrote in your question that approximately
12 days ago, you had an eyebrow transplant. And it is your perception that the doctor
missed a spot and you want to know how soon it is to go back and place some more grafts.
You also stated in your question that in the doctor’s office, have stated to wait about
a year. So I think you submitted this question to at least get a confirmation about the validity
of that statement. Well, hair transplant to specialized areas
to the eyebrow are often relatively complex in ways that are different when doing a transplant
from the scalp. Now, one of the things that we are aware of is the desire for density
to make the eyebrows look natural. When you look at eyebrow hair, I’m sure this was discussed
during your consultation, there’s a certain angularity to the placement of the hairs that’s
necessary. At the same time, it is very important that each graft has a proper blood supply.
So, even if you wanted to add more hair, sometimes you have to stop because if you place too
many, you can actually compromise the survivability of the hairs that you are placing. In our practice, use a method that we derived
from our Hair Regeneration using something called extracellular matrix and that helps
us in accelerating healing so that we get this maximum yield from our transplants. But
in terms of the physiology of the growth of the hairs, your doctor’s office is certainly
consistent with what is the standard of the field. We understand that hair grows in cycles. That
there is a shock phase where existing hairs as well as transplanted hairs can fall out
temporarily. And then it can take months for new hairs to grow in. in our practice, we
see our patients fairly regularly to ensure that we have this communication present so
that they don’t worry about second guessing if something doesn’t look quite right. There’s
always some kind of darkness before the dawn and you just have to realize that it is not
likely that your doctor missed a spot. You may also be noticing that a spot looks empty
because the hair has shed or just from normal tissue swelling. 12 days out, you still will
have some swelling. So continue to communicate with your doctor’s
office. Expect that there will be a progression. And I’ll tell you what we tell our patients
for eyebrow transplants, we always say, although we will place as many grafts as we can, we
need to have you prepared to do additional surgery if we want to get a certain type of
result. And this goes back again to communication and understanding goals and the potential
to place hairs. And so, by a year, you’ll be surprised how quickly a year goes by, I
think you’ll have a different perception and you can see if you want to do additional grafting
to have at that time. So I wish you the best of luck, I hope that was helpful and thank
you for your question.

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