Author Bio: Dr. Sanusi Umar MD is the author of this article.
The look of fuller eyebrows is a topic that has been ever growing in popularity over recent years. Having prominent, well-groomed eyebrows cannot be obtained for those with naturally very thin or even hairless eyebrows. Although eyebrow hair transplant surgery exists, traditional techniques use devices that are better suited for harvesting thick head hair. Yet, more natural looking results are possible through the use of thinner leg hair. Because leg hair by nature are thinner and shorter in length, they are a better fit for reproducing the natural eyebrow look. This patient case, performed by Dr. Umar, represents the world’s very first eyebrow restoration using finer hair taken from the legs. The resulting male eyebrow restoration detailed below is a significant event in hair transplant history as well as in this patient’s life.
Thicker Eyebrows For Men, The Dr.UGraft™ Treatment For Sparse Brows – Before Photos
The gentleman below wanted thicker eyebrows to frame his face and give a more youthful, masculine appearance. His lack of eyebrows left him feeling embarrassed and self-conscious in social settings. However, he wanted to avoid the artificial and harsh look that results from typical eyebrow transplants that use thick caliber hair from the middle of the back of the head. Instead, his hope was to achieve softer, more natural looking definition and sought Dr. U’s help.
Dr.UGraft™ Eyebrow Transplantation For Men Using 300 Grafts of Leg Hair
Dr. Umar’s advanced body hair transplant technology, known as Dr.UGraft ™, is precisely engineered to pull hair follicles from different parts of the body. Therefore it is possible to choose donor hair that closely matches a particular target, like natural eyebrow hair.
For this FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) procedure he used 300 follicles from the patient’s legs. Leg hair closely matches the type of hair that is found in the brows. It also grows slower, finer and shorter than head hair (which is the conventional procedure in other clinics) making it ideal for recreating the length of eyebrow hair without the need for frequent trimming.
This patient’s case is the first of its kind to be published in a peer-reviewed journal to illustrate the role of body hair in the creation of natural looking eyebrows. It was published in the Journal of The American Academy Of Dermatology by Dr. Umar.
FUE Eyebrow Transplant for Men, Designing the Right Arch – Procedure Photos
Dr. Umar applied the leg hair grafts to elongate the brows. When creating the shape of the patient’s eyebrows, Dr. Umar utilized principles that characterize the masculine eyebrow shape. Male brows tend to be straighter than female eyebrows. And the thickness is more or less uniform across the whole length. This patient’s natural brow shape is slightly rounded, versus straight or arched. Dr. Umar inserted the leg hair grafts diffusely to create the soft, subtle density that the patient wanted.
Male Eyebrow Restoration – Before and After Photos
Six months after the procedure the patient sees clear results of fuller and more prominent eyebrows. He feels his new eyebrows give character to his facial expressions.But more importantly, his thicker brows have given him a whole new confidence that his wife said is very noticeable. The patient is also extremely happy that no visible scarring is left on his leg or his eyebrows after the restoration surgery.
This patient now has eyebrows that frame his face in a way that is most flattering for his overall appearance.
Additionally his the donor wounds on his legs from his extractions have healed in a most excellent manner with no signs of visible scarring.
Patient Result Video: Male Eyebrow Restoration Using Leg Hair
Learn more about this patient’s eyebrow restoration surgery and hear his feedback about his procedure.
Male Eyebrow Restoration: FAQ
Why is head hair an undesired donor choice when it comes to surgical treatment for sparse brows?
Head hair grows at a significantly faster rate than body hair from the legs, chest, or arms. When head hair is used in eyebrow transplant surgeries the patients will find themselves trimming the hair frequently and having two different textures of hair. What’s More, because the hair is coarse, the result would look harsh and artificial.
How does Dr. Umar extract leg or nape hair follicles from the body when performing an FUE eyebrow transplant for men?
After many years of research, Dr. Umar has created a patented tool for the FUE procedure called the DrUPunch Rotor intelligent™. This tool used a rotary motion with a specially extended tip that allows for a more precise extraction compared to the conventional FUE tool. It also includes an irrigation system that helps graft survival and creates specially shaped wounds that promote ideal healing results.
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