From past to present, eyebrows are among the most important facial features that women shape with makeup materials for aesthetic purposes. When the eyebrows are sparse or do not look thick enough, they are filled with the help of an eyebrow brush or eyebrow dye to obtain a better appearance. These filling processes have played a role in the emergence of permanent makeup or eyebrow transplantation today. In short, when the eyebrow transplantation process is evaluated, the operation is a cosmetic procedure that requires the hair to be removed from the donor area and transplanted to the desired location, just like the hair transplant operation. Many women that suffer from sparse or disproportionate eyebrow problems frequently resort to eyebrow transplantation. Eyebrow loss can be treated with an eyebrow transplant operation for genetic and medical purposes.
How Is Eyebrow Transplantation Performed?
Before starting the eyebrow transplant operation, which can be performed with FUE or DHI technique, local anesthesia is applied to the area where the procedure will be performed. Thus, no pain is felt during and after the procedure. If it has not been determined before the operation, the area to be used as a donor is selected. In eyebrow transplantation, healthy hair is usually chosen as the donor area on the nape of the neck. Other parts of the body may also be considered a donor area, but the healthiest donor area is the neck, especially in women, as the body hair is thin. The number of grafts to be taken from the donor area can vary between 50 and 500 grafts depending on the needs of the patient.
In the process, which takes about 2-3 hours, the roots taken from the neck area are separated one by one with the help of very fine-tipped needles (punches) without incision using FUE or DHI technique. The roots to be planted in the eyebrow area must be single root grafts. For a natural and beautiful image, the direction of the channels to be opened in the planting area should be determined very precisely. For this reason, the channels are opened with the help of the lateral slit, and then the collected grafts are planted in the opened channels at an angle of 10-15 degrees.
DHI Method in Eyebrow Transplantation
Until recently, the FUE method was one of the most preferred methods in eyebrow transplantation, just like hair transplantation. However, although it is a very sensitive and advanced method compared to previous methods, the FUE technique also has its risks and disadvantages. For this reason, together with a tendency among experts to recommend eyebrow transplantation with the DHI method, there has been a tendency to demand that the operation be performed with this method.
One of the reasons why experts prefer this method is that this technique eliminates many risks in the FUE technique. Among these risks that the DHI method eliminates, there are pits or pores in the skin due to the operation. Another reason is that the hair follicles are kept less outside of the skin after they are collected. Even this situation, which arises due to the application and nature of the method, increases the probability of hair follicles to adhere to the skin and remain alive after transplantation, thus reducing the loss of roots or wastage in the transplanted roots compared to the FUE method.
FUE Technique in Eyebrow Transplantation
Despite the advantages of the DHI technique, the FUE technique is still a widely preferred and applied method. Factors such as planting time, budget, and the experience level of the planting specialist are effective in this.
The main difference of FUE hair or eyebrow transplantation compared to the DHI method is the opening of the channels or pores by a specialist before the collected hair follicles are transplanted. Due to the methods and devices used, it is a slightly more independent method from the experience level of the planting expert. Although the total duration of the process is shorter than the DHI method, the roots are kept in a protective solution during the opening of the transplantation pores in the FUE method and spend more time outside the skin.