Eyelash implantation is a hair transplant procedure. In recent years eyelash implants have been used to cosmetically enhance appearance and restore self confidence. Originally it was only performed as a reconstructive treatment for patients with no eyelashes due to trauma, cancer, genetics or alopecia.
Are The Hairs Real
Yes, the hairs are harvested from your own scalp and are specifically chosen for their shape and coarseness. Since these newly implanted eyelashes are real hair, they need maintenance. You may need to trim, curl and tint them, eyelash manicures will be required.
About The Eyelash Implant Procedure
The procedure generally takes 2 to 3 hours and involves the transplantation of 25 to 50 hairs.
The surgeon takes micro-grafts from the scalp and implants the harvested follicles into the eyelid. The grafts are divided into single follicle units are sewn through the eyelid one at a time using a very fine transplanting needle.
Eyelash Implants Cost
Depending on the number of grafts required this procedure costs between $1000 and $2500 per eye.
Please watch the video on the this page to see how it is done.
Transplanting hair to reconstruct eyebrows is different than head hair transplant surgery because these follicles only contain one strand of hair. Most patients who undergo this procedure do so to fill in patchy areas or to correct defects. Donor hair is harvested from the scalp and implanted to the eyebrow area and may require several hundreds hair grafts, depending on the extent of the reconstruction.
The direction and angle of the growth of the hair is important to achieve natural looking results. The doctor will successfully implant the hairs to the patchy or missing areas to achieve natural-looking eyebrows.
Eyebrow maintenance will be required, patients must trim their eyebrows more often to maintain a natural look.
Cost of Eyebrow Implants
The National average cost of this procedure is $4000, the range is between $2000 and $6000.