The popularity of thicker eyebrows and an awareness of how the renowned Martinick Technique ™ can be applied to permanently regrow and reshape eyebrows has led to a significant rise in demand for this procedure at our Melbourne and Sydney clinics.
Although eyebrow transplants have been around since the 1940s, modern surgical techniques now allow hair transplant specialists to create thick and natural looking eyebrows which enhance each patient’s unique facial features. Requiring meticulous planning by the transplanting doctor in association with the patient, new eyebrows are created by harvesting hair follicles from the back of the scalp and then replanting them into the eyebrow area. The technique of transplanting single hairs enables the doctor to carefully follow the eyebrow contour to recreate the appearance of natural eyebrows.
Skill and artistry needed to create natural looking eyebrows
Obtaining completely natural looking eyebrows which enhance the face is highly dependent on the skill, artistry and experience of the transplanting doctor. Martinick Hair Restoration medical director Dr Jennifer Martinick is a renowned researcher in developing natural hair transplant techniques and, along with hair transplants, regularly performs eyebrow transplants.
Patients seek eyebrow transplants for a range of reasons. Along with seeking the more fashionable thicker eyebrow, transplant surgery can be sought to regenerate brows sparsened as a result of over plucking, injury or disease or the self inflicted plucking disorder trichotillomania. Dr Martinick has also performed the procedure for patients who have either lost their eyebrows or needed to conceal scarring from burns, explosions or plastic surgery.
Eyebrow procedure length, recovery time and growth phase
An eyebrow transplant procedure usually takes less than three hours with patients only requiring mild sedation and a local anaesthetic. Recovery time is relatively quick with it taking two to three days for the swelling to go down.
It takes just three to four months after the procedure before the new eyebrows start to grow and the full effect of the replanted eyebrows is generally evident after 9 to 12 months. While natural eyebrow hair usually only grows at half the rate of scalp hair, the transplanted hair grows at the same rate of natural hair and may require fortnightly trimming. The good news is the rapid growth phase of the transplanted brows usually slows down after a few years when less regular trimming is required.
Like all forms of hair loss a medical diagnosis should be sought before committing to an eyebrow transplant. At Martinick Hair Restoration we also encourage you to assess the results achieved for previous patients before having the procedure.
An eyebrow transplant procedure costs around $6,500. To learn more about this procedure or to speak to one of our professionals please call 02 7204 8495.