I lost my eyebrows as a result of a minor lab accident with a Bunsen burner about 2 years ago and am thinking about having them restored. The skin healed fine but the eyebrows have not yet grown back. I’ve heard this is a difficult process and am wondering how it is performed.
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Eyebrow restoration is a challenging procedure to perform, but the process for the patient is actually quite simple. The technical challenge is because of the delicacy involved when one is grafting the hairs, making sure that the hairs grow in a natural and aesthetic direction, and that any existing hairs are not damaged while the grafts are placed as close to each other as possible to achieve the greatest density. However, this procedure is merely one of Dr. Epstein’s particular areas of expertise, and he has a special team of assistants to aid him in this procedure. He is no stranger to this at all, as he performs several of these each week. This procedure can be performed on most cases of burn scars, and it seems as if you may be a strong candidate if you have incomplete thickness of the scar. These are the factors to consider, such as the degree of the burn, the condition of the scar tissue and its ability to accept the grafts and permit them to grow. A successful eyebrow restoration procedure can return a natural look to the eyebrows.. The grafts that are used are taken from the areas of the scalp where the hairs are closest in texture and color to the ideal eyebrows, and can involve anywhere from 25 to 350 single hairs in each eyebrow microscopically placed into intricate and minute incisions. The incisions are made at a precise angle to allow the proper growth for a natural appearance. As the grafted hairs will grow as scalp hairs, usually trimming every two weeks is required to maintain an aesthetic look.