Eyebrow Transplant Toronto
Bushy is back! Runways and red carpets everywhere are being graced by models and celebrities with thicker, bolder eyebrows! The goal of hair transplantation to the eyebrows (“eyebrow restoration”) is to recreate natural-looking eyebrows.
Our eyebrow transplantation in Toronto restores density and definition to eyebrows that are completely missing or overly thinned, or to camouflage unsightly scars through the eyebrow region. Absence of hair can be hereditary (naturally thin eyebrows), or due to over-plucking, overzealous prior hair removal (electrolysis or laser), thyroid or other hormonal abnormalities, or trauma (burns, surgery, accidents). Eyebrow restoration is very technical, requiring a great deal of artistry and precision to provide an aesthetic result. It is also a very personal decision—Dr. Alexander will work with you to provide you with that natural result that you desire.
Donor Hairs for Eyebrow Transplantation
Scalp hair is the ideal donor source for eyebrow transplantation. To provide the most natural result, single hairs are delicately transplanted one by one, at exactly the right position and angulation to mimic natural hair growth. The natural curl, unique flat hair angle, and flare-to-fishbone design pattern of the eyebrow are all integral to the creation of an attractive and full eyebrow contour.
Any variation from this ideal risks an abnormal appearance. Transplanted scalp hair continues to grow for a lifetime, and so requires regular maintenance trimming, typically once per month.
Procedure & Results
A typical eyebrow restoration can require anywhere from 50 to 350 grafts per eyebrow, which requires a 2.5 to 5 cm donor strip from the scalp. In some cases, FUE may be utilized instead to harvest donor hairs.
The procedure is performed under mild oral sedation with local anesthesia, as a day procedure, and takes 2 to 4 hours. It is essentially painless and patients find it very comfortable.
Apart from minimal crusting and redness in the first 3 to 5 days, patients are fully presentable and able to return to most regular activities the day after the procedure. Brows should be kept dry for 5 days.
Donor site sutures are removed at one week post-op. The transplanted hairs typically fall out at around 2 to 3 weeks, and then start to regrow at approximately 4 months. Occasionally (approximately 10% of the time) hairs grow in less than the ideal direction—these few hairs can be plucked out if desired or sometimes trained to grow in just the right direction. Re-growth rates can be lower in eyebrow transplantation; therefore, a touch-up procedure to optimize symmetry and density may be required at 9 to 12 months. From this point forward, they will continue to grow for a lifetime. Dr. Ashlin Alexander offers arguably the best eyebrow transplant Toronto has to offer.
PRACTICE POLICY UPDATE REGARDING COVID-19
Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update
Updated March 26th, 2020
After serious consideration and in line with the recommendations of our State and Centers for Disease Control (CDC), we decided to close the practice until at least April 7th. We will need to reassess closer to this date to determine whether or not we can open at that time or if we must remain closed a while longer.
Your health and well-being is our primary concern and we want to do our part to make sure that you are protected.
Effective immediately the following will occur:
- All procedures and in-person consultations will be suspended until at least April 7th.
- The office will be staffed, and we will see our urgent post-surgical follow-ups.
- We are instituting Virtual Consultations for all potential patients.
- Surgeries will be rescheduled.
We are constantly updating our services and staffing according to the local and national recommendations and will always place your health and well-being as our top priority.
We continue to exercise all the latest recommendations that are handed down by the Ministry of Health and Public Health. These include:
- Staff have been fully informed and trained to understand the disease process and its modes of transmission.
- All staff, vendors and ancillary personnel are being asked to refrain from coming to FACE if they have any signs or symptoms of a cold or an upper respiratory tract infection.
- Every patient is also being asked to refrain from coming to the office if they have any symptoms.
- We are asking our patients about any pertinent travel history.
- Hand-washing continues to be the most important mode of prevention. Although it is a part of what we constantly do, now we are doing so with heightened vigilance and attention.
- Social distancing and social isolation are also critically important. Please stay home if you can!
Although Covid-19 is a serious issue, we strongly believe that it will pass and hopefully make our infrastructure and our ability to deal with pandemics in this Country even better than it currently is. We are monitoring this situation on a real-time basis and will not rest until we know that we have done everything possible to avoid unnecessary exposure.
Please do not hesitate to contact us. We are always here to answer your questions.
Looking forward to moving past this and being able to continue to help our patients look and feel their best!