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Eyebrow Hair Transplants: How It’s Done

Eyebrow Hair Transplants: How It's Done

Dr. Arika Bansal
Dr. Arika Bansal

13 September, 2023

Eyebrows play a significant role in framing the face and enhancing facial features. However, factors such as overplucking, genetics, medical conditions, or trauma can lead to thinning or sparse eyebrows. In recent years, eyebrow hair transplants have gained popularity as an effective solution for restoring full and natural-looking eyebrows. In this article, we will explore how eyebrow hair transplants are done and shed light on the process.

Evaluation and Consultation:

The first step in an eyebrow hair transplant is initial evaluation and comprehensive consultation with a qualified hair transplant surgeon. During this consultation, the surgeon will assess the condition of your existing eyebrows, determine the cause of thinning or loss, and discuss your expectations and desired eyebrow shape. They will also examine the donor area, typically the back of the scalp, to determine if it is suitable for extracting hair follicles for transplantation.

Donor Hair Extraction:

The next step involves the extraction of donor hair follicles from the back of the scalp, also known as the donor area. The surgeon will use a technique called Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) or, in some cases, strip harvesting to obtain individual hair follicles. FUE involves extracting hair follicles one by one using a small, specialized tool. This method ensures minimal scarring and a quicker recovery time compared to strip harvesting.

Preparation of Recipient Area:

Once the donor hair follicles are extracted, the surgeon will prepare the recipient area, which is the eyebrow region where the hair will be transplanted. Tiny incisions are made in the desired shape and direction of the eyebrows, taking into consideration natural hair growth patterns and aesthetic goals. The surgeon’s expertise and artistic skills are crucial during this step to create natural-looking eyebrows that complement the individual’s facial features.

Implantation of Hair Follicles:

The extracted hair follicles are then carefully implanted into the recipient area. The surgeon uses specialized instruments to place each follicle into the created incisions. The angle and direction of implantation are crucial to ensure that the transplanted hairs grow in the same pattern as natural eyebrows. This step requires precision and attention to detail to achieve the desired density and natural appearance.

Post-Transplant Care:

After the hair follicles are implanted, the surgeon will provide instructions on how to care for the transplanted eyebrows. This may include avoiding touching or scratching the area, applying prescribed ointments or solutions to promote healing, and avoiding activities that may cause excessive sweating or irritation. It is essential to follow these post-transplant care instructions to ensure the best possible outcome and a smooth recovery process.

Recovery and Results:

Following the eyebrow hair transplant, the transplanted hairs will initially shed within a few weeks. This is a normal part of the process, and new hair growth will begin after a few months. It is important to note that the full results of an eyebrow hair transplant may take several months to a year to become fully visible. Patience is key during the recovery period as the transplanted hairs gradually grow and blend in with the existing eyebrow hairs.


Once the transplanted eyebrows have fully grown, it is essential to maintain their appearance. Regular trimming and shaping may be necessary to keep the eyebrows well-groomed and in line with your desired shape. Additionally, some individuals may require occasional touch-up procedures to address any potential density concerns or refine the shape of the eyebrows.

In conclusion, eyebrow hair transplants offer a reliable solution for individuals with thinning or sparse eyebrows. The procedure involves extracting donor hair follicles from the back of the scalp and implanting them into the recipient area, following careful planning and precision. While the full results may take time to develop, eyebrow hair transplants can provide natural-looking and long-lasting results, helping individuals achieve fuller and well-defined eyebrows that enhance their overall facial aesthetics.

Dr. Arika Bansal

Dr. Arika Bansal

One of only a few female surgeons specializing in hair transplant surgery in India, Dr. Arika Bansal has been voted one of the best doctors in the world. She maintains an active membership in the ISHRS and regularly submits research papers to medical journals. 15+ years down the line, 15,000+ surgeries are accomplished under Dr. Bansal’s supervision. She specializes in female hair transplant, density improvement, corrective hair transplantation and hairline design.

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