Eyebrows… The mute interpreter of feelings and thoughts, the master of mimics, the guardian of the meaning of the gaze, the muse that contributes to poems, ballads and novels… You may think I’m exaggerating, but I needed these metaphors to emphasize the authority and importance of the eyebrows in the facial area. Since it is an integral part of visual beauty, I can say that eyebrow loss also causes aesthetic concerns as much as hair loss, and that the number of people who apply to aesthetic applications to eliminate this problem is quite high.
If we have lost our eyebrows, which are of such importance, or if we are uncomfortable with their thin and sparse appearance, it is time to start researching effective solutions.
Eyebrow transplant operation, which has been safely preferred in recent years in terms of providing permanent and satisfactory results, is one of the most frequently used methods to compensate for the problems of thinning and shedding of the hair in the eyebrow area. In order to achieve the desired result after eyebrow transplantation, you should adopt a different care routine and not make any shaping mistakes. Before moving on to the post-procedure eyebrow shaping tips, I think it would be useful to talk about the reasons for the loss of eyebrows.
Eyebrows, which shape facial expressions with their structure, shape and shaping preferences, can fall out due to different reasons. Alopecia areata is one of the most common causes of eyebrow loss, which can develop due to skin diseases, incorrect shaping practices, side effects of chemotherapy treatment, etc.
What is Alopecia Areata? Why Does It Happen?
Alopecia areata, known as ringworm among the people, which I have told many times before, is sudden and regional spills that occur on the hair-covered parts of the body. Occurring in prominent areas such as the scalp, eyebrows and beard, it also causes negative psychological effects. Alopecia areata is considered in the category of autoimmune diseases. We can explain autoimmunity as damage to one’s own cells due to a malfunctioning immune system. In cases where alopecia develops, the immune system tries to destroy the hair follicles by attacking healthy cells and leads to shedding.
Do Genetic Factors Trigger Alopecia?
Autoimmune diseases do not discriminate. For this reason, everyone has the possibility of experiencing alopecia. But if one or both of your parents have alopecia or an autoimmune disease, you’re more likely to develop alopecia. Therefore, family history is an important data and must be taken into consideration while investigating the causes of alopecia.
Will Lost Eyebrows Grow Again?
Regional openings that occur as a result of shedding due to alopecia may fill up again in a few months or a few years, depending on the severity of the disease. Alopecia does not mean that your hair, eyebrows or beard is falling out permanently. The size of the shedding is important in determining the rate of hair regrowth and growth. Regardless of which part of the body alopecia has occurred, it may not need to be treated externally, as it has the potential to replace the hairs naturally and again.
Can Alopecia Be Treated?
As with many autoimmune diseases, it is difficult to say that there is a definitive cure for alopecia. Depending on the severity of the spills, treatment options such as steroids, topical treatments, and minoxidil are available.
Is Eyebrow Transplantation a Right Option?
As I mentioned at the beginning of the article, regional hair loss due to alopecia can also have negative psychological consequences. Hair / eyebrow transplantation is a very advantageous option to eliminate the psychological side effects of this situation, which can be visually disturbing for both women and men. However, in order to perform the transplant operation, it is necessary to make sure that the hair or eyebrow hairs that have been shed due to alopecia will not grow back. For this reason, at least 2 years should be waited after the disease becomes inactive.
How Is Eyebrow Transplantation Performed?
Eyebrow transplantation is performed by applying local anesthesia. Just like in hair transplantation, the area with healthy hair follicles is determined as the donor area. The donor area is usually the nape region. In order for the operation to be successful and to achieve the desired results, the hair follicles must be placed in the transplant area in a certain direction. If the eyebrow transplant operation performed using the FUE technique is performed by experts, it can be safely preferred without worrying about scarring and satisfactory results can be achieved.
Who Is Eyebrow Transplantation Suitable For?
Eyebrow transplantation is not only preferred for filling the gaps caused by shedding. Eyebrow transplantation is a permanent aesthetic procedure for those who have genetically sparse, few or no eyebrows, those who lose their eyebrows due to scars and burns, and those who have sudden and regional shedding problems due to alopecia areata.