Author Bio: Dr. Sanusi Umar MD is the author of this article.
After years of frustration with thin or non-existent eyebrows and the tedium of brow pencils, brow powders and eyeshadows, more and more people have discovered an easy solution: eyebrow hair transplant. When eyebrow restoration is performed by way of a hair transplant, the hair is 100% real – so no more smudges, dark lines, or unnatural shapes and textures along the brow line. An Eyebrow hair transplant is a surgical process in which permanent growing hair is extracted from other areas into the brow areas where it is needed.
Countless products on the market promise to “color” in thin or non-existent eyebrows. From powders to pencils, consumers have a huge demand for full and attractive brows. This patient uses an eyebrow pencil to enhance the arch of her eyebrow, but the darkened edge looks nothing like natural hair.
Some people, looking for a more permanent fix, go the route of tattooing or using“permanent makeup”to tattoo in their eyebrows. These solutions never look as natural as real hair due to uneven pigmentation and a lack of hair texture. Sometimes the effect can have disastrous consequences. Permanent make-up has especially dire complications. Removal can prove costly and lead to scarring of the skin after removal.
Eyebrow hair transplant offers a much safer alternative that can give full, gorgeous eyebrows in no time at all! Both men and women that desire dense and shaped eyebrows can qualify as patients for transplant. Eyebrow transplants have become increasingly popular because of their natural, easy-to-maintain results and a high rate of patient satisfaction. Having full, natural eyebrows enhances the face and makes a dramatic difference, especially for those that have struggled with a lack of eyebrows for their entire lives.
Follicular Unit Extraction (or FUE) allows for Dr. Umar to extract the different types of follicles from the skin. The Dr.UGraft (an advanced FUE method) in particular can harvest follicles from all over the body for transplant. This allows Dr. Umar to implant softer or more coarse hair into various areas across the body without the limitations of previous hair restoration types. Dr. Umar pioneered the craft of hair restoration and using non-traditional areas to construct natural-looking, shapely arches that eliminate any need for intense maintenance by the patient. These benefits now extend to eyebrow hair implants.
Dr.UGraft Eyebrow Transplant Is Changing the Face of Eyebrow Restoration
Dr. Umar’s Dr.UGraft Advanced FUE eyebrow hair replacement process creates elegant and seamless results for patients. The process entails taking hair from the nape, or another part of the body, and transferring it to the eyebrow area. After removal and implantation, the hair continues to grow its original length. This means that the patient can achieve the desired shape of eyebrows and will no longer suffer limits of hair growth in the brow.
The Dr.UGraft eyebrow hair transplant is the most effective type of eyebrow hair transplantation. Instead of being limited to extracting coarse donor hair from the middle or the back of the scalp, as most eyebrow transplant procedures do, Dr.UGraft system uses slow-growing, thinner and softer hair that blends better with the natural growing eyebrow hair. Dr. Umar extracts donor hair from the nape of the head, neck, legs, forearms, or other parts of the body to achieve a natural appearance.
In a typical eyebrow restoration surgery, 50 to 325 hairs are individually implanted into the eyebrow. This delicate process requires a very high level of skill and specialization as each hair, as a surgeon must place each hair into extremely small incisions. Dr. Umar makes these incisions using customized blades and cuts, specifically adjusting the depth, direction, and angle to allow the new hair to grow flat and horizontal to the face, the way it does naturally. Transplanted hair grows in the same way that the hair does prior to extraction and implantation—moving the follicle doesn’t change the way that it grows. Skin heals within seven days and results appear within the first five months!
Who Can Benefit from Dr.UGraft Eyebrow Hair Surgery?
Anyone wanting thicker, natural-looking eyebrows can benefit from Dr.UGraft eyebrow restoration!
In men, thinner eyebrows result from heredity. Men usually lack fuller eyebrow hair on the outer half of the brow. For that reason, any men opt to get eyebrow hair transplants because they want that classic, thick brow look that they see on the majority of actors and models. The patient below had a lot of anxiety about the appearance of his eyebrows prior to his life-changing operation. Dr.UGraft procedure filled out his eyebrows and increased his confidence for his everyday life.
The video below chronicles the above patient’s entire experience. It also includes before and after interviews that describe his experience with Dr. Umar’s life-changing transplantation technique.
Masculine vs. Feminine Eyebrow Shapes
When getting an eyebrow transplant, the shape is a significant factor to take into consideration. Dr. Umar has significant experience and knowledge on the arch and thickness differences between your typical male and female eyebrow design.
Male Eyebrow Shapes:
Eyebrows on men tend to have a more linear structure than their female counterparts. The eyebrows generally grow straight with a slight arch at the end or have a gradual curve for the whole length. Their thickness remains about the same for the whole length of the eyebrow, eventually petering off at the end.
Female Eyebrow Shapes:
Women’s eyebrows generally follow a 2:1 ratio, the first two thirds towards the inner eye act differently than the one third toward the outer eye. There are two ways women usually grow their eyebrows; either they begin by growing at an upwards angle or they lightly arch from the beginning. Regardless, they have a much more defined arch before going downwards at the end. Their eyebrows will be at their thickest towards the beginning third and gradually get thinner towards the end.
When receiving your eyebrow transplant, shape and design will be discussed during your consultation to make sure you receive the most natural and aesthetically pleasing arch for your face.
Dr.UGraft and the Feminine Mystique
Full eyebrows can take years off of the face and eliminate the need to pencil or tattoo in a brow. Penciling often looks artificial, especially in daylight or bright places like the office or a lunch date.
Women often have thinner brows due to over-plucking or botched electrolysis. Even patients who have tried tattooed eyebrows in the past can still receive a successful Dr.UGraft eyebrow transplant with Dr. Umar.
The patient needed eyebrow reconstruction surgery that looked natural and framed her face. She wanted her eyebrows to match the appearance of Brooke Shields, an actress that she admired. Dr. Umar used hair from her nape to compliment the natural hair already present while creating a fuller look closer to what she envisioned.
The video below chronicles the patient’s experience in greater depth. 350 grafts later and six months following the procedure, the patient’s eyebrow transplant had beautiful results. The patient achieved her desired look for her eyebrows and she only has to trim them on occasion.
“It’s a drastic change, and I am so pleased with the way it looks,” she said, with a smile on her face. “It’s quite interesting how many people can’t pinpoint what it is, but they do notice a difference.” Her new brow shape and fullness has given her a newfound level of confidence. She feels very satisfied with the blended look and appearance of the work that Dr. Umar completed with Dr. UGraft.
Below is a video with this patient and her experiences at Dr. Umar’s clinic with her eyebrow restoration surgery.
Accident victims, burn victims, and patients who have lost their hair due to scarring or sickness also make excellent candidates for eyebrow transplantation. The simple procedure lasting just a few hours can transform a patient’s entire life, making them feel normal and curing social anxiety. This exciting eyebrow transplant procedure also saves time, energy, and anxiety for patients. Eyebrow restoration eliminates all of that time in front of the mirror worrying if penciled-in brows look “real.” Fear and worry about eyebrows disappearing at the beach or during a hot game of tennis will fade away with eyebrow restoration.
Eyebrow transplant lets a patient enjoy a more natural look with beautiful brows that people will definitely notice!
What Can Patients Expect After a Dr.UGraft Eyebrow Hair Transplant?
Depending on the patient’s natural arch and preference, Dr. Umar can confer with the patients to create the eyebrow shape of their choice. Before the eyebrow transplantation, many patients do their research on various eyebrow looks and what they think would look the best with their features.
Some patients prefer heavier brows, while others want a slightly fuller effect, making the eyebrows look dense. During the patient’s consultation, Dr. Umar will help discover all the various options available with eyebrow restoration. Many people collect pictures and try on various looks with pencil, threading, or shaving before committing to a particular shape.
If the patient does decide later that they want fuller brows, nothing prevents them from returning to Dr. Umar for another visit and transplant. Conversely, if the patient desires slightly thinner brows, the hairs can simply be plucked and shaped in whatever fashion the patient desires. The eyebrow hair transplant uses 100% real hair that can be treated as such. With a highly experienced surgeon like Dr. Umar and the use of the Dr.UGraft system, the patient can rest easy knowing a Dr. UGraft eyebrow transplant will look fantastic. Dr. Umar’s competence and artistry in hair restoration should give any nervous and anxious patient comfort.
Eyebrow hair transplant is a popular cosmetic procedure because it’s minimally invasive. The process leaves little scarring or trace of the procedure and lasts a lifetime. How can you go wrong? Dr. Umar can comfort nervous patients and make any eyebrow expectations a reality while ensuring an end result that requires little maintenance.
What Patients Should Know About Eyebrow Restoration Alternatives
Patients should remember, no matter what permanent makeup professionals might say, ink can never create texture the way that real hair can. This means, no matter how gifted a tattoo artist, an ink eyebrow restoration will never look the same as the real thing.
The same can be said about applying makeup to the brow. Make-up can darken hair already present on the brow, but “drawing” on new hair will always result in an unnatural look that will never pass for real, full eyebrows. Tattoos also need recoloring every few months to match the exact shade of eyebrow. Similarly, makeup needs reapplication several times a week, sometimes several times a day.
In short, only the Dr.UGraft eyebrow replacement procedure restores eyebrow hair with 100% natural-looking results.
Why Choose an Eyebrow Hair Transplant with Dr. Umar
No one should suffer from thinning and non-existent eyebrows. With over a decade of experience in the field of hair restoration, Dr. Umar, creator of the Dr.UGraft method, has earned a worldwide reputation as the best hair surgeon in the world.
An eyebrow transplant with Dr. Umar leaves no scarring and gives patients confidence in their appearance. Non-permanent solutions don’t inspire the same kind of fearlessness and can lead to a constant commitment to making up or visits to the tattoo parlor. With an eyebrow transplant, Dr. Umar can give patients the look that they desire and help them discover any other style that will enhance the look of their brows. His patience and experience are unparalleled in the field of hair restoration. Nothing looks more natural than hair, and with the Dr.UGraft, angling the hairs to appear slanted and flat against the face improves the appearance, while giving the patient full eyebrows.
Dr.UGraft Eyebrow Hair Transplant Before and After
As more and more people become aware of the Dr.UGraft eyebrow restoration procedure, more people want to experience Dr. UGraft’s amazing results. Nobody can dispute the incredible results that last a lifetime!
The first patient below spent years plucking, waxing, and removing eyebrow hair. This left her with thin eyebrows that would not grow back – a situation all too common for so many people. In cases like hers, eyebrows begin to disappear altogether, leaving very little hair left and a whole lot of frustration on the behalf of the patient. The patient wanted thick eyebrows so badly she turned to permanent makeup – essentially tattooing eyebrows in place – but it didn’t look natural. The below images contrast the eyebrow prior to transplantation in comparison to post-eyebrow restoration.
Not only did this patient feel disappointed with her tattoo results, but she also found the maintenance of tattoo coverage on the brow frustrating. Tattoos fade and can become discolored. This means patients must return to a tattoo parlor for painful, time-consuming, and costly touch-ups at the first sign of any discoloration. Without regular maintenance, tattoo discoloration begins to make the brow look unnatural.
The patient discovered that unlike other tattoos on the body, facial tattooing cannot cover up something so prominent in the middle of the face. This led to the patient ultimately deciding to fix the problem once and for all.
She set up a consultation with Dr. Umar who walked her through the entire procedure. Because she wanted something that looked natural and 100% permanent, she decided on Dr.UGraft eyebrow replacement surgery. Using the Dr. UGraft Dr. Umar grafted 600 individual hairs from the nape of her neck and implanted them along the brow bone, covering the eyebrow tattoo and giving the patient the brows that she desired.
After only 6 months, the patient had transformed, changing the way she views her face and eyebrows. The results will continue to improve even after ten months. KNBC Health News, as well as Good Morning America, profiled her story in 2015. The video and a brief interview with the patient can be found below.
Below you’ll find a video taken of the patient pre and post eyebrow transplant. She is excited with her results.
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Frequently Asked Questions:
Does the Dr.UGraft hair transplant for eyebrows require any kind of anesthesia?
In the case of eyebrow transplants, Dr. Umar usually does apply a local anesthetic to prevent the patient from feeling any pain, thus avoiding any chance of grogginess following the surgery.
How extensive is the maintenance required after eyebrow restoration with the Dr.UGraft?
Following treatment, patients generally can treat their transplanted hair just as they would if it grew naturally. Patients should remember that transplanted hair continues to grow in the shape and to the length, it did at its original site. This means that patients will have to trim their eyebrows to proper length on occasion.
Does the Dr.UGraft eyebrow hair transplant procedure require only one surgery session?
As each patient has different needs, patients do sometimes require multiple sessions to achieve the best results. That said, in the case of eyebrow restoration, patients usually get full results after only one treatment session.
How much does an eyebrow hair transplant cost?
The number of grafts needed to restore the eyelashes ultimately determines the cost of the procedure. Patients interested in learning about the hair transplant for eyebrows cost can contact Dr. Umar for a free consultation.
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- Dr UGraft Eyebrow Treatment Achieves Brooke Shields Look
- Read Dr. Umar’s Publications on eyebrow restoration using leg hair in JAAD
- Read Dr. Umar’s publication on eyebrow transplantation using nape hair in Dermatologic Surgery Journal
- Read Dr. Umar’s Eyebrow hair transplant work in The New York Times
- Read Dr. Umar’s Eyebrow restoration work in ELLE
- Read Dr. Umar’s Eyebrow hair transplant work in ABC News and Good Morning America