When you think about losing your hair, you probably didn’t picture thinning eyebrows. Unfortunately, thinning hair isn’t limited to the scalp. Many men and women experience facial hair loss. It can be caused by several issues, such as genetics, age, disease, nutritional deficiencies, or excessive plucking. If you have noticed your eyebrows aren’t what they once were, you can turn back the hands of time with a hair transplant. You will enjoy lasting improvement with eyebrow restoration. To look your best and maintain your results, here’s how to best style your new brows.
Restore Hair to Your Brow
If you have naturally thin brows or they aren’t as thick as they used to be, a hair transplant procedure can repair damage or add fullness to your brow. Although you’ll enjoy lasting results, you’ll need to change the way you take care of your eyebrows.
Hair from your scalp is harvested and transplanted to your brow. Between 50 to 600 hairs will be transferred to the area depending on the results you want to achieve. Although the transplanted hairs will fall out after a few weeks, they’ll replenish themselves as they reach an active growing cycle.
Since the follicles are harvested from your scalp, they will continue to grow, instead of stopping at a certain length like your natural brow. As a result, you’ll need to keep them well-groomed. Here are 4 tips to style them:
- Keep Your Hairs Trimmed
You’ll need to train your newly restored hairs to “act” like eyebrows. Your surgeon will place them in a pattern that resembles the way a brow grows naturally; however, you must trim them regularly. You can purchase an eyebrow clipper to use at home or visit a professional to have them groomed.
- Be Careful Plucking
If plucking was the cause of your hair loss, you’ll need to be extra careful if you continue the habit after your transplant procedure. Removing an occasional stray hair or shaping them isn’t any concern, but don’t excessively remove hairs.
- Styling & Shaping
As your eyebrows fill in, you’ll need a brow comb to tame any unruliness. You can also use a brow pencil to fill in any thin areas or enhance their shape.
- Wash Carefully
It’s best to wait at least 3 days after your eyebrow transplant to wash them. When cleaning them, do so very carefully because they aren’t held firmly in place yet. After you’ve healed, they won’t be as delicate, but you will still need to take some precautions, like using a soft towel to dab your face when drying it instead of rubbing.
Enjoy Beautiful Brows
With thick, full eyebrows the latest fashion trend, there’s no better time than now to invest in your confidence with hair restoration.
About Dr. Irvin Wiesman
Dr. Irvin Wiesman is a board-certified plastic surgeon and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons who offers the latest elective treatments, including hair restoration with NeoGraft. If you have thin eyebrows, Chicago’s hair loss specialist can help. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.