Chrissy Teigen Reveals New Look with Eyebrow Hair Transplant

Chrissy Teigen is embracing her new fuller eyebrow hairs after undergoing an eyebrow hair transplant after years of overplucking her eyebrows. She no longer wanted to fill in her brows with makeup or pencil liners and decided to restore the sparse look of her eyebrows with real hair.

Eyebrow hair transplant

An eyebrow hair transplant is an ideal solution for anyone who has lost eyebrow hairs from:

  • Excessive plucking
  • Congenital lack of eyebrows
  • Side effect from a medical condition
  • Scarring from an injury

Hair loss can also be caused by autoimmune disorders such as Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia or Alopecia Areata. Or a psychological condition such as trichotillomania, a hair-pulling disorder that causes a person to pluck hairs from their scalp, eyebrows, or other parts of the body. It is highly recommended to consult with a medical professional to treat and manage this condition before considering an eyebrow transplant.

An eyebrow hair transplant may not seem as high a priority as restoring the hair on your head, but eyebrows play an essential role in a person’s facial features. Not having eyebrow hairs can make a face appear less defined or structured. And even if a person has some eyebrow hairs, they may feel the pressure to fill in the missing sections daily- an everyday routine that can lead to asymmetrical results.

Getting a hair transplant for the eyebrows could save time from having to draw a brow shape every day, or the look of real hair might be a better option than microblading (a method of tattooing the look of eyebrow hairs). With an eyebrow hair transplant, it creates the possibility of reshaping the brows with natural hair, rather than being stuck with a permanent shape with a tattoo.

We can understand why Chrissy Teigen decided to do a hair transplant rather than the other available options. She wanted a solution for her sparsely formed eyebrows from her own hair.

We’ll explain what’s involved with an eyebrow hair transplant and what results come from this type of facial hair transplant.

What is an Eyebrow Hair Transplant?

An eyebrow hair transplant is performed with the Follicular Unit Extraction Technique (FUE) or, in some cases, a Follicular Unit Transplant strip technique.

In an FUE procedure, the surgeon removes hair grafts from the donor area (typically from the back and sides of the scalp, but with an eyebrow transplant, the donor area could come from other places on the body). The removed hair grafts are strategically placed in the site area created by the surgeon. The site area is made up of micro incisions in the desired shape of the eyebrow.

To ensure the most aesthetically appealing and realistic look of the eyebrows, the surgeon must keep in mind the natural angle and curvature of the hair grafts. An experienced surgeon will carefully select hair grafts that look similar to eyebrow hairs.

What’s Involved with an Eyebrow Hair Transplant?

With an FUE hair transplant used for eyebrows, hair graft harvesting is used with various tools such as robotic, motorized, and manual devices. The selected tool used for the procedure will vary from patient to patient, but with an FUE technique, the main objective is to remove the hair grafts with minimal donor area scarring. FUE is considered a less invasive procedure than FUT because it does not leave a visible scar.

Here is a general step-by-step guide of what’s involved with an eyebrow hair transplant with an FUE technique.

  • Before the procedure, the design of the eyebrows is marked on the patient.
  • Local anesthesia is administered at the site and donor areas.
  • The surgeon makes tiny incisions creating a site area in the shape of the brow design.
  • The hair grafts are extracted from the donor area, counted, and prepared for implantation.
  • The hair grafts are strategically placed in the site area, making sure the curvature of the hairs is natural-looking to the eyebrow hairs.

The entire procedure could take 2-3 hours long, and the patient may feel only slight discomfort and pain after. Scabbing will naturally occur a few days after the procedure.

What are the Results from an Eyebrow Transplant?

It will take three to six months for a patient to notice new hair growth, and the full results can take up to eight months after the procedure. The transplanted eyebrow hairs will need to be trimmed more often and into the length of regular brow hair to maintain a natural look.

The results of an eyebrow hair transplant could be a transformative experience for a person who has always struggled with undefined or sparsely shaped brow hair.

We have helped many patients successfully achieve the look of fuller eyebrows ideally shaped to complement the angles and shape of their face. The before and after pictures document the hair growth, and you can visibly notice the happiness and satisfaction of the patient.

Final Takeaway

If you are interested in an eyebrow hair transplant, consult with a board-certified hair restoration surgeon with facial hair transplant experience. An eyebrow transplant requires a deep understanding of brow hair with its natural angulation and curvature to produce the most realistic-looking results. You no longer have to live with undefined or misshaped eyebrows. The look of fuller and beautifully shaped brows with your hair is entirely possible.