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The eyebrows are an anatomical unit in their own right and are essential for a harmonious look.

Alopecia of the eyebrows or decreases in density can have several causes: repeated waxing, aging, trauma or scars, fibrosing frontal alopecia or alopecia areata.

The eyebrow transplant is a simple surgical technique which makes it possible to densify or partially or totally recreate the eyebrow region.

The principle is to take a mini scalp strip from the occipital area (at the back of the skull). The hairs are then separated from each other to obtain single-hair grafts, and then they are implanted at the level of the eyebrow region.

It takes about 100 to 150 grafts to redensify an eyebrow.

What should be done before the procedure?

Wash eyebrows with isobetadine soap before coming to the office.

Do not consume coffee or tea on the day of the procedure.

Come with comfortable clothes.

It is not necessary to be on an empty stomach for the procedure.

How does the intervention take place?

The operation lasts a total of between 1h30 and 3h and is performed under local anesthesia with possibly pre-medication.

The first step is to remove the small strip from the back of the skull. This strip measures approximately 1.5 cm. This area is then closed with a suture or staples.

The second part consists of the implantation of the grafts at the level of the eyebrow.

What treatment after the operation?

  • Antibiotic treatment for 3 days.
  • Pain relief if necessary for 3 days.
  • An anti-swelling treatment for 3 days.
  • Local care: physiological serum to be poured regularly on the

What are the post-operative consequences?

There is no bandage after an eyebrow transplant, the grafts must be left in the open air.

  • Swelling in the transplanted area may appear within 24 to 48 hours after the procedure. This quickly descends towards the eyelids giving them a swollen appearance to disappear after 3 to 4 days.
  • Bruises can also appear around the eyelids in the days that follow.
  • Small crusts will form on each graft after 3 or 4 days. These will take about 5-7 days to fall off.
  • Hair regrowth will start from the 3rd month. The growth of the new hair is then about 1 cm per month like the hair.
  • Unlike eyebrow hair, the newly implanted hairs maintain their growth rate, which is why after a transplant, maintenance of the eyebrows by regular trimming is necessary.
  • 6 to 12 months are necessary to obtain the final result.

Can there be any complications following the procedure?

Eyebrow implantation is an effective and safe technique with very few complications.

However, like any surgery, sometimes there can be.

There is sometimes an insufficient result or an asymmetry, this can be related to a bad taking of the grafts or an insufficient implantation (lack of density).

Small skin micro-abscesses can occur on some implanted follicles.

This is rare and is generally treated with local care.


Les photos présentes sur ce site sont des photos illustratives et ne sont pas les résultats d’interventions pratiquées au sein du centre.  Malgré que l'on trouve des photos de résultats sur beaucoup de sites internet, leur présence est condamnée par l'Ordre des Médecins en Belgique, raison pour laquelle vous n'en verrez pas ici. Par contre, lors de la consultation, de très nombreuses photos vous seront montrées, vous permettant de juger la qualité du travail accompli.