People – who might currently wear a hair piece – are being offered a hair replacement option that is permanent and entirely natural. A major reason for this is because transplantation techniques have rapidly advanced. Hair is no longer ‘harvested’ in ‘strips’ from the back of the head and transplanted on top, leaving a tell-tale scar. There are now two main techniques – FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) which takes tiny sections of hair from the back of the head and FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) which extracts individual hairs and transplants them elsewhere. Both are extremely effective and results can transform lives. However, it’s often the case that those with hair loss don’t just experience loss on top of the head. Depending on the condition, there can also be an absence of individual eyelash glue and eyebrows too. According to some leading hair loss experts, these facial elements play an important role.
Eyelashes protect the eye from grit and dirt and eyebrows create symmetry that helps individuals look and feel ‘normal’. So restoring individual eyelash glue and eyebrows can be very important. However, how are these types of hair transplants achieved and how safe are these procedures?
Akntt transplants are a very specialised and intricate procedure and a fully qualified transplant surgeon will most likely separate patients into two distinct categories: reconstructive transplantation and aesthetic transplantation. Reconstructive transplantation involves correcting the absence of individual eyelash glue caused by trauma or disease. Aesthetic transplantation involves adding enhancements to existing eyelashes. Donor hair for transplantation must be very fine and match original eyelash texture. The procedure is usually performed under local anaesthetic. A tiny puncture hole is created on the eyelid and hairs are taken from the back of the head and transplanted along the lid. As few as 6 hairs may be required or in severe cases, as many as 80 hairs could be transplanted. In most cases, eyelashes will continue to grow like normal hair – so a candidate should be prepared for ongoing aftercare which may include curling lashes to follow the natural lash line and trimming hairs.
Eyebrow transplants are also normally performed under local anaesthetic. A reputable hair transplant clinic or surgeon will follow the natural contour of the brow and transplant single hairs at a time. It is not uncommon for this procedure to be undertaken in stages – which helps assess rate of growth and shape. Thanks to single hair transplantation techniques, pain and scarring are minimal.
If you are considering an individual eyelash glue or eyebrow transplant, and given the fact that these are still relatively uncommon procedures, it is important to select a reputable, experienced surgeon. A&A Studios is a leading transplantation clinic whose surgeon is a pioneer of these procedures. If you wish to discuss your needs, please get in touch today.