Eyelash transplant surgery is a permanent solution for sparse or missing eyelashes. During this two-hour procedure, your surgeon takes a small section of hair and skin from a donor site on the back of your head, and then transplants 30 to 50 individual hairs and roots to the eyelid. This is done under local anesthesia with oral sedation.
The transplanted hairs fall out over the first two to three weeks, and then regrow. Because these implanted lashes act like the hair on your head, they need to be trimmed periodically. This also means women with very curly or coarse hair may not be candidates.
Lash transplants are primarily an option for women who are unable to grow their own lashes due to follicle injury caused by trauma, chemotherapy or burns. The procedure is not without risk-possibilities include infection, abnormal growth patterns, and rejection-so if you simply aren’t happy with the lushness of your lashes, your doctor may urge you to take a less-invasive approach, such as lash extensions, over-the-counter lash stimulators, or a prescription like Latisse.
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