Eyebrow loss from over-plucking

Procedure Details

A 40 year-old woman was suffering from eyebrow loss due to over-plucking during her teens and early 20s. Four rounds of permanent makeup sessions resulted in further brow hair loss. Dr. Kimberly Cockerham recommended SmartGraft technology to harvest grafts from her scalp and insert them into a unique patient-directed pattern.  A complete medical history was taken during the initial consultation, and no hair loss triggers were identified.  She was put on a regimen of hair, nail, and skin  supplements with biotin. On the day of the procedure, Dr. Cockerham drew in the patient's preferred shape and thickness for her new eyebrows, which was partially limited by the prior permanent make up location and shape. A small region of hair from the back of her head was shaved, and, after applying local anesthesia, the area was harvested for hair graft with the SmartGraft technology. After 1000 follicle units were implanted, the donor site was dressed with gauze and a wrap. The patient was returned to a seated position and the brow transplantation was completed with artistic precision.

Final Look Takes in 9 - 12 mo.

Smartgraft technology allows the hair follicles to be extracted with the least amount of trauma possible and keep the follicles in a temperature controlled bath of either normal saline or platelet rich plasma. The newly transplanted hair goes into a dormant phase approximately 4 - 6 weeks after transplantation. In the case of this eyebrow transplantation patient, her new brow hairs began to grow at 3 months. While the result looks good, more of the follicles will continue to wake up and grow over the next 6 - 9 months for an even better appearance. 


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