Many people might think that the best or even only way to restore your eyebrows is with make-up or permanent tattoos. While both of these options can help you define your eyebrows and provide you with eyebrows that look somewhat real, many men and women still say that the effect is not very convincing.
Luckily, eyebrows can be restored using techniques similar to those used in a regular hair transplant.
Why would you need an eyebrow restoration?
Eyebrow hairs are tremendously fragile. If you’ve noticed, only a little pressure is necessary to pluck one right off. They can also be finicky in growing back. Furthermore, if you’re on certain medications, such as those used in chemotherapy, you might not experience natural regrowth of eyebrow hair. While eyebrow hairs do grow back on their own, this requires you to have healthy nutritional habits and avoid disturbing or plucking your eyebrows.
Indeed, many people are born with genes that do not command hair production for thick eyebrows. Other people may find that their eyebrows have thinned and do not replenish after a lifetime of plucking. Indeed, age itself is a factor that affects the creation and quality of new hair not just on the face but on the scalp and elsewhere.
Therefore, people who want to see their eyebrows robustly populated with natural hair should think about getting eyebrow restoration. Unlike superficial and artificial solutions like tattoos or make-up, eyebrow restoration at Care4Hair offers a natural-looking solution to your eyebrow restoration needs.
What exactly is eyebrow restoration?
As we mentioned earlier, eyebrow restoration is a form of hair transplant that uses a methodology similar to follicular unit extraction (FUE). Hair is grafted from a donor region of the scalp and then implanted in the eyebrows. Unlike regular scalp procedures, however, eyebrow restoration requires more precision and technique from the surgeon. The hairs to be grafted need to be extracted from a donor region in which the hairs grow at an angle similar to the angle at which eyebrow hairs will grow. They should also fit your facial symmetry and contours. Last, the surgeon must be very precise in implanting hair follicles to grow in the proper direction.
What are the benefits of eyebrow restoration?
Eyebrow restoration is a cosmetic procedure that requires finer technique and movement on the surgeon’s part. The eyebrows are a very important feature on a person’s face, and you could even say that they are an integral element of a person’s facial beauty. As scientists and researchers have discovered, eyebrows are essential for recognizing each other. In a 2003 study, scientists found that when they removed the eyebrows off of pictures of celebrities and influential figures, the people studied could only identify the likes of Richard Nixon and Winona Ryder 46 percent of the time. This led scientists to conclude that eyebrows are as influential as the eyes in recognizing people, or perhaps even more. When the scientists removed the eyes from the pictures, people’s recognition dropped less than when they removed the eyebrows.
Indeed, not only are eyebrows important for recognition but also communication. Our facial expressions often include the eyebrows, and we express quite varied sentiments using them. We furrow and incline our eyebrows towards our noses when we’re angry. We incline them away from our noses when we’re sad. A raised eyebrow means we’re skeptical, and two raised eyebrows mean we’re surprised. In short, eyebrows add another element by way of which we communicate our emotions to others. Getting eyebrow restoration might give you a boost in self-confidence that more artificial solutions might not.
Another benefit of eyebrow restoration is the natural purpose of eyebrows. As research and anecdotal evidence agree, eyebrows are useful in keeping water and moisture away from our eyes. Eyebrow hairs radiate outwards, away from the center of the face, in order to alter the course of sweat or moisture falling from the top of our head.
Overall, getting eyebrow restoration is not too different from getting a hair transplant. The procedures are largely the same (though eyebrow restoration requires finer, more precise movement), and the recovery is also similar. As with a hair transplant, you will experience some scabbing, and a week or so after the procedure, you will see some shedding of hairs as the newly transplanted follicles acclimate to their new home.
Don’t hesitate to ask your Care4Hair surgeon if you have questions regarding eyebrow restoration. Consult with us today to get a personalized quote and begin your eyebrow restoration journey!