I am seriously considering this procedure, but have a few questions. I am an over-plucker with very thin brows–I would love to have my thicker, more natural brows back. Do you remove the existing eyebrow hairs and put the transplant hairs in their place (along with transplanting hair to make the brow thicker) or do you work around the few existing hairs?
Usually with these eyebrow transplants, I will work with and around the existing hairs for several reasons- they provide some additional coverage, and they help guide the natural direction of hair growth. This results in the nicest fullest eyebrows.
Of course, if you continue to pluck the eyebrows, the transplanted hairs may meet the same fate as the original hairs.
Posted by Jeffrey S. Epstein, MD, FACS