In an eyelash transplant, hairs from the back of the head (donor area) are extracted using the FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) or FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) method. The grafts obtained (hair with hair follicle) are then transplanted onto the upper eyelids.
The new lashes must be well cared for because they were originally head hairs. They must be cut and curled every week. The final result is beautiful full eyelashes.
Before you undergo an eyelash transplant, you will have an appointment with a doctor. This doctor will ask you about the cause of the little eyelash hair.
An eyelash transplant is not a good option in all cases. If, for example, there is an underlying disease, there is a smaller chance that an eyelash transplant will be successful. It will then be checked whether another treatment is not better for you (eg medication). take a look at the site here
During the consultation the doctor will also assess your scalp hair. An eyelash transplant is only possible for people with hair style.
In addition, the plastic surgeon will give you information about the different treatment methods, indicating which method is most suitable for you. The risks and complications will be discussed and finally the expected result.
Eyelash transplantation – the treatment
There are two different methods for performing an eyelash transplant, the FUT and the FUE method.
With the Follicular Unit Transplantation a strip of hairy scalp is cut away from the back of the head. Subsequently loose grafts are obtained with the aid of a hollow needle. Each graft contains a hair follicle with 1-4 hairs. The grafts are put back one by one in the eyelid. The main disadvantage of this method is that a scar remains on the back of the head.
Follicular Unit Extraction means that the loose grafts can be transplanted directly from the donor area to the eyelid. This happens with a hollow needle or a mini-bit. This method is very time-consuming, but a big advantage is that scarcely any scars will be visible in the donor area.
Usually the FUE method is chosen, because only 25-50 grafts are required per eyelid. This means that the longer duration of FUE is less of an issue, compared to a normal hair transplant where much more grafts are needed.
The procedure takes place under local anesthesia and takes about 2-3 hours. An eyelash transplant is a day treatment, which means that you can go home immediately after the transplant.
Recovery after an eyelash transplant
The first week after the procedure, your eyelids and the back of the head (the donor area) will be sensitive and swollen. To prevent swelling as much as possible, it is advisable to cool the first day with ice or a wet washcloth.
When you suffer a lot from pain, you can take a paracetamol for it. Since the recovery will be fairly quick, you can soon pick up your work.