Eyebrow Hair Transplant

Attractive, lush eyebrows frame the face and enhance your overall appearance. If you have thin eyebrows because of overplucking, age-related hair loss, disease, or another reason, eyebrow hair transplant surgery at our Tucson, AZ, practice permanently makes your eyebrows appear fuller.

How Is an Eyebrow Transplant Performed?

Also called eyebrow hair restoration, an eyebrow transplant procedure is similar to hair transplant surgery for the scalp. It requires extracting and harvesting donor hairs from the scalp to implant in the eyebrow area. It’s safe and effective for both women and men seeking to address eyebrow hair loss.

An eyebrow hair transplant requires the expertise of a highly trained hair transplant surgeon, such as board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Jerold Olson at Foothills Dermatology & Facial Plastic Surgery.

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What Causes Eyebrow Hair Loss?

Various factors can cause thinning or balding eyebrows, including:

  • Old age
  • Overplucking
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Facial burns or injuries
  • Genetic conditions

Depending on the extent of your eyebrow hair loss, Dr. Olson may recommend a full or partial eyebrow transplant. On average, patients may have anywhere from 300 to 700 follicle units implanted per eyebrow.

How Much Does an Eyebrow Hair Transplant Cost?

The cost of an eyebrow transplant ranges from $3,200 to $6,000, based on the national average. We’ll discuss your needs during your consultation and provide a detailed price quote. Eyebrow transplants are considered cosmetic procedures and typically aren’t covered by insurance.

How Long Does Recovery Take After an Eyebrow Hair Transplant?

The recovery following eyebrow hair transplant surgery involves healing time and the time needed to see results. You must protect the brows from excessive sun exposure during the first few days after the procedure. Be gentle when washing them. Your transplants will begin healing within the week and scabbing over. They likely will be itchy.

About 2 to 4 weeks after the surgery, you’ll notice the newly transplanted hairs falling out. This is part of the natural growth cycle for hair.

New eyebrow hair growth should be visible within 3 to 6 months after your surgery, filling in the areas where Dr. Olson originally placed the transplanted hairs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Some of the common questions asked about eyebrow hair transplant surgery include:

How long does the procedure take?

The procedure length depends on the extent of the hair loss. Typically, the procedure can last from 3 to 6 hours.

Is an eyebrow transplant an outpatient procedure?

Yes, Dr. Olson performs the procedure at our office using a local anesthetic, and you’ll return home the same day.

Are there side effects?

While every surgical procedure includes some risk, eyebrow hair transplants are considered quite safe with no major side effects. Swelling, redness, and some tenderness are the most common side effects patients experience.

How long do eyebrow transplant results last?

If you properly care for the brows, eyebrow hair transplants are considered permanent.

Does eyebrow hair transplant surgery hurt?

A local anesthetic numbs the discomfort of hair extraction from the scalp and transplantation to the eyebrow.

Can I combine eyebrow hair transplant with other procedures?

Because eyebrow transplant surgery is specialized and time-consuming, we don’t recommend combining it with another procedure. If you’re experiencing hair loss on the scalp, you might consider hair transplant surgery at another time.

If you want thicker eyebrows and are considering eyebrow hair transplant surgery, we serve patients from Saddlebrooke, Sahuarita, Green Valley, Sierra Vista, and beyond at our Tucson practice. Request a consultation using the online form or call us at (520) 731-1110 to schedule an appointment.

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