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Dermatol Surg. 2001 Apr;27(4):352-4.

Eyebrow transplantation.

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  • 1Division of Dermatology, Fletcher Allen Health Care, University of Vermont College of Medicine, 1 South Prospect St., Burlington, VT 05401, USA. Glenn.goldman@vtmedmet.org

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Reconstruction of the eyebrow has historically been accomplished with temporal scalp pedicle flap formation or free composite scalp grafts. These two techniques may be associated with substantial morbidity and a false, overly dense eyebrow appearance. Hair transplantation of the eyebrows has been described with excellent results, but is relatively underreported in the literature.

OBJECTIVE:

To determine whether modern techniques of micrograft hair transplantation can suitably re-create an aesthetic eyebrow in a case of iatrogenic eyebrow alopecia.

METHODS:

A 33-year-old woman with iatrogenic eyebrow alopecia underwent four sessions of eyebrow micrograft hair transplantation to re-create both eyebrows.

RESULTS:

Suitable aesthetic eyebrows were re-created in a symmetric fashion with proper hair orientation. The process was time consuming and tedious, but highly effective.

CONCLUSION:

Eyebrow transplantation is a suitable alternative to pedicle flap formation and composite scalp grafting. It is a straightforward procedure that can be performed in the office under local anesthesia with minimal attendant morbidity. The result may be superior to that seen with more involved eyebrow replacement procedures.

PMID:
11298705
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