NeoGraft Eyebrow Hair Restoration Phoenix
With new innovations in hair transplantation, eyebrow hair restoration offers full, natural looking eyebrows to men and women alike using an automated Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) with NeoGraft Hair Transplant System. The Neograft system enables your physician to extract single hair grafts or hair follicles from the lateral part of the occipital region of your scalp, which offers the largest number of small diameter single-hair follicular units which are required to build eyebrow transplants that can’t be distinguished from natural ones.
Of all the differenthair replacement procedures, eyebrow hair restoration requires the most skill, precision and artistry. Patients who are looking for eyebrow transplants wish to fill out patchy or partial eyebrows, to repair the results from permanent unnatural looking make-up tattoos, or to fill in scars that destroyed eyebrow tissue. Other reasons for eyebrow loss include:
- Accidents or burns.
- Low thyroid levels or anemia or other systemic or local disease.
- Radiation therapy, or surgical removal of tumors.
- Excessive plucking, electrolysis or laser hair removal performed to reshape the eyebrow.
- Genetic predisposition such as Alopecia.
Men have distinctly different eyebrow characteristics from women. Men’s eyebrows tend to have thicker eyebrows with a more horizontal pattern, while women’s eyebrows have a more of an arched appearance that follows the shape of the bone around the eye socket. The hair of a woman’s eyebrow is shorter and finer than the masculine version.
Transplanting single hair follicles is necessary in the eyebrow region, but the most important feature of the procedure is the precision of the angle of growth of the new transplant. Eyebrows have three to four different hair growth patterns in a relatively short linear space. Starting at the hair closest to the middle of the face, the eyebrow hair grows straight up toward the scalp, but in the middle of the eyebrow , the upper portion of the hairline is pointed toward the ear with a slightly downward angle while the underside has a slightly upward angle. The convergence in the middle of the eyebrow forms a ridge and gives the line depth.
The plastic surgeon who is performing this delicate three dimensional drawing needs to have a clear understanding of the nuances of the angles and growth patterns of an eyebrow in order to form a believable replication with the transplants.
Once the transplant plan is completed as a collaboration of the patient and doctor, the procedure will be scheduled. Eyebrow restoration is an outpatient procedure done in our state of the art surgical facility under a local anesthetic. After marking the outline on the area with a surgical marker, the doctor will also make indicators of angle changes in the area.
At this point, a local anesthetic will be administered to numb the areas of your face that will both receive the transplant as well as the donation site. With the innovative Neograft hair restoration automated system, individual hair follicles can be harvested from the donor site without any surgical incisions, using a method called Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE. This means that you will have no surgical scars or extended healing time. Single hair grafts are needed in the brow area, so placing each one individually is critical. Your plastic surgeon takes prides in implanting each follicular graft precisely in terms of the correct angle and direction of hair growth. The true artistry of your Neograft doctor is seen as he gives an arch to the brow that enhances and sets off the beauty of the eyes below. Generally, 150- 250 grafts are needed for each each brow, but in some cases more than one session is needed.
After the transplant is completed, patients can usually leave the office and drive home on their own, unless addition sedation was used. They typically experience little or no discomfort even immediately following the procedure and can return to work the following day for the most part. The following day, the patient should gently remove any dried crusts in the transplanted area by irrigation and gentle massage. This should be repeated in the shower at least three times the day following surgery and for the next week, twice a day. An antibiotic ointment should be applied to soften crusty scabs and help them be removed. Some bruising after the surgery is to be expected and it could take a week or more fade.
The tiny crusts that form after surgery are eliminated in about ten (10) days with completion of the healing period. It will take about 3 to 4 months before the implanted hair follicles begin to grow. During this time, although the eyebrows look much the same as before the procedure, take heart that they are completing the implant cycle and getting ready to grow. Once the growth starts, it is rapid and you may need to trim them to keep them in shape with the rest of the brow, since they grow at the same speed as the rest of your hair. After your brows fill out, you are free to straighten, pluck, wax, dye, or cut them to complement your eyes, hair and face.
After about 8 months, you can evaluate with your Neograft doctors whether a second session is wanted. By this time, the first transplant has had time to mature and grow to its potential and it is easier to see if there are any areas that need additional attention.
If you are interested in Neograft hair restoration for your eyebrows, eyelids or other areas, please call North Valley Plastic Surgery for an appointment with a skilled Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to talk about its application to your situation. Dial (480) 991-6877 for more information and to make an appointment for your free consultation. Additional information about Neograft Hair Transplants, Eyebrow Hair Restoration, Follicular Unit Extraction, and Neograft doctors is available on this website: http://www.nvpsaz.com.