Blade, wax, laser … More and more women in the Western world use the most varied methods to get rid of unwanted hair on the face and body: fluff, crotch and legs are totally shaved. However, for some women, for cultural and religious reasons, having hair in these regions is not only necessary, but is often a decisive issue even for relationships.
In these cases the professional can perform the transplant through the hairs of the region of the scalp to other places like eyebrow, armpits and genitalia.
Current techniques allow this type of surgery to be performed easily and with very satisfactory results, providing a better quality of life and avoiding embarrassment.
Usually this type of transplant is performed in patients who have undergone repair surgery in the periocular region or in people who have suffered accidents or burns. There are also cases of patients with absence, intense rarefaction or atrophied (very short) wires.
Although small, eyelashes have great importance in appearance and enhance the beauty of the eyes. It is no wonder that women make use of mascara to highlight this area. I knew how the transplant works:
The first step for eyelash transplantation is to pick a scalp segment from the cut or neck region to get the hair strands that will be used in the transplant. The place is closed by a suture and the neighboring hair is used to cover it. The small strip of scalp removed is dissected through stereomicroscopes. Then the nursing team separates the wires, one by one, without hurting them.
After local anesthesia on the eyelid, each graft with a hair is implanted in the location where the eyelashes existed. Approximately 20 to 30 strands are placed on each eyelid. After a few days this transplanted wire falls and, in two months, another one is born in its place. Due to its characteristic of continuous growth (in the head) it is necessary to trim with a scissors periodically.
There are no risks in this procedure. What may occur is some failure due to the absence of birth of some yarn.
Transplantation is a definite and safe option compared to glued or bonded eyelashes, although these (artificial) have a more natural appearance. Artificial eyelashes are disposable and practical, while transplanted eyelashes are definitive.
Recovery is fast. The person can return to normal activities within 48 hours and after seven days the appearance is normal. The eyelashes fall after 15 days and are born again in 2 months.
The choice of method depends on the person’s lifestyle, aesthetic needs, practicality or durability of each method, as well as cost.
The current evolution of hair transplant techniques has also made it possible to recover eyebrow hairs with extremely satisfactory results.
The loss of eyebrow hairs happens for several reasons:
Permanent hair loss by continuous depilation with tweezers;
Alopecia areata (peeled): temporary or permanent loss of hairs of autoimmune origin;
Scars, burns, accidents and other types of trauma on site;
Trichotillomania (involuntary mania of yanking);
Systemic, infectious, and toxic diseases;
Cosmetic Tattoos (Dermopigmentation)
The recovery of the eyebrows brings great satisfaction to the patient because it is an important adornment in the appearance of the face, perhaps even more than the hair itself.
Eyebrow transplantation uses the finest hair, harvested from areas where the hair is permanent and in follicular units of a wire and selected through stereoscopic microscopes by skilled assistants.
The direction of the wires follows a diagram to obtain a good aesthetic result already in the first session.
For those cases where you want even more density, other sessions can be programmed, but usually with two procedures, you get a result that pleases most people.
One drawback that does not invalidate the indication of this surgery is that the hair has to be trimmed periodically, as opposed to natural hair that has a limited growth, but that even women also trim or remove.
The procedure is performed under local anesthesia and lasts for about three hours. At the end of the surgery, the patient can return to his home and the following day and exercise his activities normally. What you see in subsequent days are some dark (crust) points of the size of a pin head in the eyebrow area. These punctate crusts fall about 10 days. The hair begins to be born in 90 days. A new surgery can be scheduled six months after the first session.