Facial Hair Transplants – Eyebrows & Eyelashes By Bernard Arocha, MD on February 22, 2018

When people think of hair loss, male pattern baldness is typically what first comes to mind. However, hair loss can extend beyond just the top of the head and affect facial hair, including the eyebrows and eyelashes.

Fortunately for those suffering from this unique type of hair loss, facial hair transplants exist to provide thicker and fuller eyebrows and eyelashes. If you suffer from facial hair loss or desire thicker facial hair and are interested in treatments to provide naturally thicker brows and lashes, Arocha Hair Restoration and Transplant Center offers both eyebrow transplants and eyelash transplants to their patients.

Eyebrow Restoration

The eyebrows can gradually thin out over time due to both aging and genetics. Over-plucking or waxing can also lead to hair loss in a similar manner to how wearing tight braids and ponytails can cause traction alopecia of the scalp.

The eyebrows are a prominent and pivotal part of the face that not only have importance in expressing emotions but also draw attention to the main focal point of the face: the eyes. If thin brows have negatively affected your facial appearance, eyebrow transplants can provide natural and lasting results to restore eyebrows to their original thickness.

Eyebrow transplants utilize similar methods as normal hair transplants for baldness, harvesting hair grafts from along the back and sides of the scalp. These hair grafts are thoroughly examined before transplantation to ensure they match the existing eyebrow hair as closely as possible. Dr. Arocha takes the angle, shape and direction of each follicle into account when rebuilding your eyebrows.

For those with curly hair, eyebrow transplants are still an available option. In order to maintain a natural appearance, the transplanted curly hair follicles will need to be regularly trimmed to keep them short. Dr. Arocha will increase the density of the grafts to compensate for the shorter length so that patients of all hair types can benefit from eyebrow transplants.

Eyelash Restoration

The eyelashes play a pivotal but subtle role in facial aesthetics, while simultaneously protecting the eyes. Inadequate eyelash growth, sometimes referred to as hypertrichosis, can result from chemotherapy, medication side effects, different forms of alopecia and negative reactions to mascara. For patients experiencing hypertrichosis, or for those simply interested in fuller lashes, two methods exist for eyelash restoration.

Latisse is an FDA-approved prescription product that increases eyelash growth in as little as four weeks when applied daily. Final results develop in 16 weeks, with lashes looking darker, fuller and thicker by the end of treatment. This easy and effective treatment option benefits most people interested in improving their eyelashes but may not work for every patient. Patients should consult a physician before attempting this treatment.

For those who have tried Latisse without success or for those whose eyelash follicles have stopped producing hair altogether, eyelash transplants are the solution. Donor hair is chosen from the back and sides of the scalp with exact precision to match the natural look and growth of the eyelashes. Following the procedure, keep in mind that eyelashes will need to be trimmed because they will grow like scalp hair. The rate of growth might slow after the first year. Dr. Arocha takes the utmost care during this meticulous procedure so you can enjoy natural and full lashes far into the future.

If you are interested in facial hair transplants to restore your eyebrows or eyelashes, contact Arocha Hair Restoration and Transplant Center right away to schedule a consultation with Dr. Arocha. Call us today at 713-526-HAIR or 713-526-4247.

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Since 2002, Bernardino A. Arocha, M.D. has been transforming lives through the power of hair restoration. With an artistic approach and a variety of procedures available, Arocha Hair Restoration has a track record of providing stunning results. Dr. Arocha is affiliated with prominent organizations with memberships that include:

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  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS)

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