Model Chrissy Teigen recently made headlines when she shared her experience receiving an eyebrow transplant. You may be thinking to yourself, what is an eyebrow transplant? Similar to a hair transplant for the top of your head, an eyebrow transplant is a small surgical procedure where hair follicles are removed from an area of the back of the head, known as the donor area, and transplanted to the eyebrows. With any hair transplant, it is important to see an experienced surgeon that can combine the necessary artistry with their knowledge, to design a natural-looking eyebrow. It sounds like Ms. Teigen decided to get an eyebrow transplant due to overplucking her eyebrows in the past, which is something we often hear as thicker eyebrows have come back into vogue. An eyebrow transplant is a permanent option and takes 4-5 hours to complete.
At Medi Tresse, we are lucky to have one of the most experienced hair transplant surgeons in the world in Dr. Mark DiStefano, who has completed thousands of successful hair transplants, including eyebrow transplants. Dr. DiStefano sees patients at our Wellesley, Worcester, and Scarsdale locations.
For patients interested in boosting their brows, but are looking for a non-surgical option, microblading is a great semi-permanent treatment. Microblading is a procedure where a colored pigment is matched to your eyebrow color and applied to the dermal layer to create the illusion of hair. It is amazing how natural and real an experienced microblading practitioner can make the brows appear. It typically takes around 2 hours to complete the initial microblading treatment, but a 60-minute touchup is necessary a few weeks later. The results from microblading usually last 12 to 18 months, when additional touch-up procedures will be necessary. Microblading is available at both our Wellesley and Chattanooga locations.