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There have been major changes to eyebrow trends in the last two decades, shining a spotlight on eyebrow products and shaping techniques. In the 90s, pencil-thin arches were ideal. In the early 2010s, trendsetters, like Cara Delevingne and Lily Collins, popularized bushy eyebrows. Recently, full, well-manicured brows were in vogue.
The Importance of Brows
It might seem like eyebrows became popular only recently, but they have always been an important part of the face. Well-groomed brows can frame your face, highlighting your best features, whether you have makeup on or not.
The right eyebrow shape complements your eyes, making them stand out. Your brows also make your face look more balanced. While no one has a perfectly symmetrical face, there are makeup hacks to make it seem like you do. Well-structured brows make your face more aesthetically pleasing while correcting minor flaws.
When you get fuller brows, you have the opportunity to experiment with your looks. With the added help of makeup, you can use your eyebrows to alter your appearance to suit the occasion. With the emergence of a fashion pose, smize, that brings your eyes and brows to life, shaping and framing the brows has become even more important.
Benefits of Eyebrow Transplants
What if you have naturally thin or sparse brows? Usually, you would remedy this by using makeup products to fill in your brows. However, when you’re in a hurry or on the go, needing to draw or shape your brows is inconvenient.
Fortunately, more permanent solutions, such as an eyebrow transplant, are now accessible to those without the patience for daily eyebrow routines. Eyebrow transplants are particularly useful if you want fuller and more natural-looking brows that frame your face.
An eyebrow transplant is a cosmetic procedure in which hair grafts are taken from a donor site (usually the back of the head) and placed on the brow area. Once there, the hair grafts will grow to make your brows fuller.
What happens during an eyebrow transplant?
Before the procedure, you will have a consultation with the surgeon. They will explain the process to manage your expectations. You can discuss with the surgeon your desired outcome or how you want to look after the procedure.
Candidates for this procedure are classified into two categories: (1) individuals who have hair loss due to trauma (e.g., scarring) or over-plucking, and (2) individuals who have naturally thin eyebrows.
Transplants often take about two to three hours to complete. However, in some cases, the procedure can last up to six hours. The process is similar to a traditional hair transplant, including the use of local anesthesia.
Step 1: After the anesthesia has taken effect, incisions will be made in the donor site.
Step 2: Each hair graft is harvested by the follicle to ensure their growth.
Step 3: Incisions will be made on the brow bone to receive the hair grafts.
Step 4: Once the recipient sites are prepared, each graft is meticulously placed at an angle. It will guide the hair’s growth, so its curl faces downward.
After completing these steps, the surgeon will clean the recipient sites and inspect them. Then, it’s a matter of resting and recovering from the procedure.
How long does recovery take?
Most patients are advised to rest for two days after the procedure. Then, you can go back to your daily activities.
Your scalp, or wherever the hair grafts were harvested, will feel tender for a few days, but you will be provided with medication to ease the pain. Your doctor might also prescribe anti-inflammatory medicine to decrease swelling in the area after the procedure.
If your brows scab over, leave them to loosen and fall on their own. Picking them off will leave you with scars. You might also notice bruising on your brow bone; don’t worry, this will fade in a week or so.
Where do you get an eyebrow transplant done?
An eyebrow transplant is done by a cosmetic, plastic, or dermatologic surgeon. They may perform it in a medical spa, an outpatient facility, or an operating room.
Before settling on a clinic, learn as much as you can about different providers and transplant centers. When looking for a clinic, consider the following.
- Check the surgeon’s credentials and experience.
- Look for client reviews about the clinic and its services.
- Ask to see their portfolio of work to inspect their skills.
Although an eyebrow transplant is non-invasive, it is still a surgical procedure. Practicing due caution when looking for a provider ensures your safety and the best results.
What are the benefits of an eyebrow transplant?
Since face masks are now part of most people’s safety gear due to the COVID-19 pandemic, your eyes and brows become your face’s focal point. At the very least, an eyebrow transplant gives you a natural way to frame your face without worrying about uneven shading and coloring.
other advantages of having an eyebrow transplant
Improve your facial expressions
Your brows play an essential role in your facial expressions, especially when the lower half of your face is covered. An eyebrow transplant gives you better-defined brows that help communicate your emotions while speaking.
Reduce your makeup application time
Drawing and filling in your thin eyebrows takes time and energy away from more important activities. An eyebrow transplant addresses this situation, allowing you to forego the stress and hassle of creating your brows.
Enhance your eyebrow shape
Aside from giving you fuller brows, an eyebrow transplant enhances their shape, angle, and length. You can instruct your surgeon to make the subtle changes during the procedure based on the style you want.
Enjoy a permanent solution to thin eyebrows
Eyebrow lamination will last for about six weeks, while microblading lasts anywhere from 18 to 30 months. Though the results of an eyebrow transplant will take about six months to appear, they will last years. It saves time and money on going back for multiple procedures.
Increase your self-confidence.
Their prominent spot on your face makes it hard to ignore brows. You can always make your brows vibrant with makeup, but natural eyebrows are hard to beat. A transplant gives you this natural look with an added boost to your confidence.
Vargas Face and Skin: Giving You Beautifully Sculpted Brows
Dr. Hannah Vargas believes in enhancing natural beauty with the latest technologies and procedures in cosmetic surgery. The entire team at Vargas Face and Skin understands how your appearance impacts your emotional well-being. We make sure you’re involved in the pre-op process to achieve the results you want.
Our eyebrow transplant creates natural-looking, fuller and attractive brows. We perform the procedure at the Vargas Hair Institute to give us better control over the environment.
If you are interested in improving your brows or have any questions about our services, call us at 913-381-4900 or schedule a consultation!