Top 3 Benefits of Healthy Eyebrows

[Posted on January 19th, 2015 by Dr. Carlos Puig]

For many people who are dealing with hair loss issues, finding methods for hair transplanting or replacing hair or follicles is important. After all, when it comes to an eyebrow transplant, eyebrows have purposes related to medical needs of humans. Understanding what purpose that eyebrow hair has can help you to make a better decision when choosing this method of male or female hair replacement.

1. Eyebrows Keep Sweat Out of Your Eyes

Having your eyebrows intact is an important biological function that involves protecting your eyes. When you sweat, the salty liquid typically comes down from around your hair line and onto your face. If you don’t have adequate eyebrow hair that is full and luscious, you are missing out on an important barrier against sweat. Your eyebrows act as a wick that absorbs sweat so to prevent it from dripping into your eyes, which would cause irritation and possible infection. Thanks to an eyebrow transplant you are helping your eyes stay clear and healthy.

2. Arched Eyebrows Also Remove Moisture

The interesting and attractive arch shape of well-manicured eyebrows actually serves a purpose. In addition to absorbing sweat beads, your arched eyebrows directs moisture to move to the sides of your face, rather than allowing it to go directly into your eyes. This also works when you are wet, such as when emerging from the shower or swimming pool, not just when you are sweating. Consider your eyebrows as umbrellas for your eyes. The idea here is that eyebrows have evolved over time to be very functional. Without our full and arched eyebrows, theorists suggest that we would have evolved with more pronounced foreheads, or even longer and thicker eyelashes. Imagine how we would look then!

3. Physical Prowess

Most individuals strive, by natural instinct, to look as good as possible for the opposite sex, in hopes to attract a healthy and beneficial mate. It’s the way of the wild, but it also affects our desire to have eyebrows that are thick and well-manicured. As eyebrows are part of our genetic disposition and they serve an important function as noted previously, healthy eyebrows are a sign of vitality and general health. This is key to be attractive, whether for a life partner or a potential boss and job opportunity. As such, an eyebrow transplant has quite the ability to transform your looks and life chances.

4 Reasons People Need an Eyebrow Transplant

[Posted on November 16th, 2014 by Dr. Carlos Puig]

We restore confidence and beauty through eyebrow transplant procedures each day. The reasons patients come to us may be not be expected. Whatever the reasons for eyebrow hair loss, permanent and natural appearing facial hair is possible. We are experienced in specialty hair replacement in Houston.  Eyebrows are not just attractive, they are used in humans to express emotion, and we can restore eyebrow hair perfectly so there is no longer a loss of confidence or social status.

4 Reasons People Need Eyebrow Transplants:

  1. Over-plucking – It is common for women to over-pluck their eyebrows for shape and clean lines. The problem is that hair only has so many growth and re-growth cycles. Eventually the hair will stop growing back.  Thin hair and drawn on eyebrows are not natural appearing in the least. We specialize in male and female hair replacement and will make sure that each patient walks out of our office with natural and beautiful eyebrows.
  2. Alopecia Areata – AA is the lost of hair in a certain spot. Often it occurs in a patch on the scalp, beard, and occasionally eyebrows. We can replace the missing hair in a way that no one will be able to tell no matter where the bald spot occurs. Loss of hair in an obvious location is associated with low self-esteem and depression. We do more than just restore beauty, we restore vitality as well.
  3. Leprosy – Leprosy is rare in the U.S., but there are occasional cases where people caught it while traveling, or by armadillos. This is a surprising cause of hair loss, however it does occasionally cause permanent eyebrow removal.
  4. Age – It is natural to have a thinning of hair as people age, however loosing eye brows completely is not a natural course of aging. When it occurs we can restore youthful appearances with an eyebrow transplant that looks natural.

Eyebrow Hair Loss Causes That are not Permanent:

  • Chemotherapy – Hair loss and chemo sadly go hand in hand, the good news is that the hair will return.
  • Medications – High doses of Aspirin, birth control pills, seizure medication, and arthritis medications have all been associated in hair loss in some people.
  • Lupus – Hair loss is a symptom if this auto-immune disease.

At Physicians’ Hair Restoration Center we have decades of experience and offer free private consultations so call today.

Eyebrow Transplant

[Posted on July 27th, 2014 by Dr. Carlos Puig]

According to a recent article in the UK Daily Mail, the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons reports a big increase in eyebrow transplant procedures. This is not only a trend in UK and Europe, but is becoming a highly requested cosmetic procedure in America as well.

Eyebrow fashion has gone from one extreme to another. ABC News reports that women who have been waxing and plucking eyebrow for years are now reversing the trend.  At one point, the height of fashion was to have a very thin eyebrow line, especially for women. This caused massive amounts of eyebrow plucking to reduce the eyebrow to a thin line. Bushy uni-brows were never fashionable and looked rather odd to most people, so thin eyebrow lines were in vogue. The problem with all the waxing and plucking is that eyebrows will not grow again in those areas very easily.

Seeking think eyebrows works perfectly well when the person has sufficient eyebrow hair to pluck away in the first place. However; there are many people who do not have much of anything in the eyebrow area. The medical term is minimal-hirsute, which means almost hairless.  Genetics are a big factor in the amount of body hair each person has. This includes hair under the arms, on the torso, on the legs, and even eyebrows. Asians and Native Americans are known for lacking body hair, which is actually a blessing when shaved legs are in fashion. But not so much, when the eyebrows are missing.

There were some very misguided attempts to tattoo eyebrows on faces. This is not recommended because a tattoo is a band of color, which does not resemble human hair. The color also fades and changes over time. Tattooed eyebrows are like tattooing clown makeup on the face and they are very difficult to remove. Most fashion experts think tattooed eyebrows look very ugly.

Luckily, there is a new medical procedure using the technique called “follicular unit extraction“, with is a fancy way of saying the doctors take a growing hair follicle, in its entirety, from a different part of the body (like the nape of the neck) and use it for an eyebrow transplant. The patient gets to decide the finished eyebrow look, which they think will be most pleasing. Then the doctors transplant the hair follicles to the correct place to achieve this look. It costs around $9,000 on average, depending on the clinic, for the procedure. This compares to the cost of rhinoplasty (nose jobs) and is somewhat less costly than a full facelift.  The results are very dramatic. Beautiful bushy eyebrows frame the face and bring attention to the eyes.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The first beholder is the person themselves. If a person is unhappy with the look of their eyebrows, this new procedure of eyebrow transplant, gives them a wonderful way to change their look.

4 Things You Didn’t Know About Eyebrow Transplants

[Posted on July 2nd, 2014 by Dr. Carlos Puig]

Eyebrow transplant surgery is a specialty medical hair restoration procedure. The Puig Hair Restoration Center is a leader in this type of transplant surgery.  Eyebrow restoration is a permanent solution to hair loss due to over-plucking, aging, medical treatments such as chemotherapy, injuries and genetic conditions. We are innovators with decades of experience in restoring and thickening eyebrow hair permanently.  Since 2010 eyebrow restoration surgeries have been on the rise experiencing significant increases.

Boost Self-Esteem

Eyebrows frame your face because they are centrally located.  When they become thin or spotty it can alter your appearance, which can be embarrassing and a blow to your self-esteem.  Sure, you can always pencil them in, but there’s nothing like the appearance of natural thick brows.  And we can help you achieve the look you desire.  An eyebrow transplant can also hide unsightly scars and accentuate your features.

The Consultation

The surgery is an out-patient procedure and only takes a few hours.  It’s important to make sure you are a suitable candidate for the surgery.  Our goal is not only to restore the hair in this area but also to discover why it is not growing.  Many of the requests to restore the eyebrows are due to over-plucking, waxing and grooming, which can damage the hair follicle permanently.  Keep in mind that there are only a handful of surgeons who are experienced in performing an eyebrow transplant.  Making your brows beautiful and lush again is an art form. And we have decades of experience restoring hair on sensitive areas of the face.

The Process

Fine hair taken from the scalp or other area and is extracted individually for the grafting process.  These tiny hairs are then transplanted via a micro surgical procedure. We not only transplant new hairs but also the hair follicle, which enables new hair to grow.  Hairs are grafted one or two at a time in order to give your brows a natural look.  This requires a well-trained hand since the hair is this area is very thin and has various directional changes.

A mild sedative is used to restore hair flawlessly into its proper place.  The area may be a bit pink after the grafting process for a few days.  In about 2-3 weeks the transplanted hairs fall out and are replaced by new growth.

What to Expect After the Surgery

The most common post-operative effect is itching.  However, scratching is not allowed because germs may be introduced into the area causing infection. Medication may be prescribed to help with the itching. The new hairs will need to be protected during the first few days after the procedure. So, they’ll need to be kept dry and allowed time to heal.  And we’ll also show you how to care for your new brows as they grow into position. Look beautiful again today.

Fix Superciliary Madarosis With An Eyebrow Transplant

[Posted on May 1st, 2014 by Dr. Carlos Puig]

Personal habits, systematic diseases, medications and psychiatric conditions can cause you to lose your hair. Loss of eyebrow hair, or superciliary madarosis, can result in low self-esteem and depression, and we can help.  We are experts in hair restoration. During a consultation with us, we’ll work out a plan that’s best for you, which might include an eyebrow transplant. We use the latest technologies to help you get undetectable results.

What Is Madarosis?

Madarosis comes from the Greek word madaros, which means bald. Superciliary madorosis refers to the loss of eyebrow hair.  Madarosis might cause self-esteem issues in the person. Medically, a balding eyebrow might be a sign or result of other diseases. If you have balding eyebrows, you can turn to us for help.  We can use our hair restoration procedures to restore the natural balance of your face

Personal Habits Might Make You Lose Your Hair

Be gentle with the areas around your eyes, because some of your personal habits might cause superciliary madarosis. If you’re in the habit of plucking, scratching and vigorously rubbing your eyebrows, you might pull the hair out permanently. Once you do that, you might find that you’re using more of the eyebrow pencil to redraw or make your eyebrows look fuller. If your personal habits have permanently removed your eyebrow hair, we can help. We’ll discuss your options, which might include an eyebrow transplant.

Skin Disorders Can Cause Hair Loss

Skin disorders that inflame and irritate the eye area can cause eyebrow hair to fallout. For example, if you have eczema, your skin might be extremely dry and itchy.  This dry itchiness might cause you to scratch profusely, and that scratching might pull out your eyebrow hair. If you scratch out a few hair follicles, the hair might grow back. But, if you scratch out a patch that doesn’t grow back, you might need a medical hair restoration procedure to address the situation, and this is where we come in. We’re experts in restoring hair for a natural look and feel.

Systemic Diseases Might Result in Hair Loss

Systemic diseases, such as psoriasis, affect many organs or tissues in your body. Some of these diseases cause alopecia, which is the medical term for when you lose hair from parts of the body that normally have hair. Alopecia is often permanent. Rather than constantly fuss with eyebrow pencils or temporary tattoos, you might find that an eyebrow transplant suits your needs.

Medical Treatments Might Cause Hair Loss

Drugs and medication meant to cure you of certain illnesses might have an unwanted side effect. These treatments might cause you to lose your hair.  For example, patients undergoing chemotherapy for various cancers might lose their hair in the process.  This is because chemotherapy goes after rapidly dividing cells, healthy or otherwise. Hair follicles are of the most rapidly dividing cells in your body, so chemotherapy might cause your hair to fall out. This means you might need to look to experts who can restore your hair and help you look your best.

Reasons to Have an Eyebrow Transplant

If you are looking for a way to give yourself a facial makeover, then an eyebrow transplant may be just what you need. There are many reasons why people are going with them today. You should know some of these reasons.

To Have a Trendier Look

A few years ago, thin eyebrows were the style. This meant that people spent time plucking, waxing and using other treatments to get their eyebrows as thin as they could. Today though, fashion recognizes a fuller brow. Unfortunately for many people, the eyebrows will no longer grow after being plucked for so long, which is where an eyebrow transplant can help.

To Fight Balding Eyebrows

As people age, hair loss is a part of life. While many people think about this only affecting the hair, the eyebrows can be affected as well. The amount of hair loss will depend on the person. With this, the way the hair is lost will depend on the person. Some people will lose it proportionally while others may lose clumps of eyebrow hair in the middle. With an eyebrow transplant though you will be able to get the eyebrows you are looking for.

To Look Younger

Since balding is a sign of age or abuse to your eyebrows, it can make your face look older. Having a fuller, well groomed brow is a great way to look younger without having any other work done on your face. In fact, many women are using this technique right along with other female hair replacement options to keep their young and beautiful look, even as they age.

To Reshape the Brow

Another thing to keep in mind is that this can help you to get the shape you are looking for with your eyebrow. The procedure can help to change the shape and even extend the brow to give you the look you want. It is up to you on what is done to your brow, though you should consider the advice of the surgeon, as they understand the aesthetics of eyebrows.

What You Need to Know

Before you run out and sign up for an eyebrow transplant, there are a few things you should know. For one, you should know that the results will vary from person to person. The surgeon should be able to help you understand what to expect. With this, you want to make sure that you go with the right surgeon to have this procedure done. Usually the best option is a surgeon that specializes in hair restoration as they will have more experience. You should look at some of the doctor’s before and after cases to get an understanding of what they can actually offer you in terms of results. This will help you to find the right solution for your needs.

Eyebrow Restoration Surgery

[Posted on November 6th, 2013 by Dr. Carlos Puig]

What Are Eyebrow Transplants?

An eyebrow transplant is a surgical procedure that is meant to restore or cosmetically customize the eyebrows’ appearance. It first began as a procedure for victims with burn injuries and patients who have diseases that stop hair from growing into the eyebrow area. There are many reasons one may like to get the procedure done. Lack of hair can be the result of a genetic abnormality, electrolysis or laser hair removal, over-plucking of eyebrows, thyroid or other hormonal issues, or trauma due to surgery.

Eyebrow restoration surgeries, commonly known as eyebrow transplants, have since grown into a popular cosmetic procedure for those who want to improve or perfect their eyebrows. Eyebrow transplants can be used to effectively restore growing hair to eyebrows that are unusually thin, scarred, or even completely absent.

How It’s Done

The most commonly employed eyebrow restoration or transplant surgery technique is follicular unit extraction, which means removing donor hair follicles from the patient’s head. Once it is extracted, the area that donated the follicles is stitched back up and visible scarring remains. These donor follicles are now transplanted into designated areas of the eyebrow. To ensure that they have a very natural appearance, the hairs are transplanted one or two at a time, which mimics the way eyebrow hairs naturally grow. It is a very precise procedure that calls for perfect placement of the donor hairs into approximately half millimeter incisions that are placed in exactly the right direction and that are positioned to best imitate natural growth. By using completely microscopically dissected grafts, the surgeon allows their placement into the smallest possible incisions to ensure that there is no scarring and no damage to the existing hairs.

Recovery and Appearance

Since the donor hairs come from the scalp, once they have been transplanted into the eyebrows, they will continue to grow for a lifetime and — just like normal eyebrows — will need to be trimmed about once every month.
The eyebrow transplant is performed under a mild oral sedative, and the procedure doesn’t take more than a couple hours. It is basically painless, and remains so for the rest of the recovery period.

Pros and Cons

There are very many advantages to getting an eyebrow transplant, whether your reasons are a medical necessity or purely cosmetic. The first is obvious: your face is the first place a person looks at, and it detracts from your appearance and self-esteem to have unsightly or missing eyebrows. It’s also affordable and easily accessible for most individuals because of how simple and quick it is. The recovery time is very short and completely painless, unlike most surgeries. Because there is no false hair used, there is little chance of infection, and it is completely natural.
The only possible disadvantage is that, like with all surgeries, there is a risk when using sedatives and for possible infection.

Overall, eyebrow transplants are a great option for anyone who wants fuller, more natural and healthy eyebrows.

Choosing the Right Eyebrow Transplant Surgeon

[Posted on September 6th, 2013 by Dr. Carlos Puig]

An eyebrow transplant is one of the most exciting new types of ways to enhance the way the face looks. For many men and women, the eyebrows are one of those aspects of the face that help to define it. Yet, many people spend countless hours of their life plucking, trimming, and becoming frustrated over the way their brows look. The good news is that this procedure is safe, highly effective, and one of the best ways to take control over the look of your brows.

Before you decide to have an eyebrow transplant, the first step in the process is to find a plastic surgeon to do it for you. This procedure has become more commonly available today than it has been in the past. However, not all doctors offer it. If you are ready to take on this new challenge, you’ll need to find a professional to work with.

Tips for Locating a Professional

The following are some tips to help you to locate the best eyebrow transplant specialist for your specific needs. You may find that it is easier to do this than you thought.

  • According to CNN, it is critical to check the background and record of the doctor as one of the first steps you can take. The state’s medical board can offer you the information you need to know about your doctor and his or her medical record.
  • You will also want to learn about the location of the doctor’s office, which hospitals or surgical centers he or she has access to, and where the procedure will take place. Be sure you approve of these facilities and that they have a stellar reputation for safety and cleanliness.
  • You will also need to make a consultation a component of your decision. Do not decide on a doctor until you have completely asked all of the questions you have of more than one. This will give you one of the best ways to gauge how caring and helpful the surgeon really is.

The more you know about the doctor and the procedure, the easier it will be for you to make critical decisions about the treatment you get. However, everyone’s needs are very different. Do not assume that what works for your friends is good enough for you, too.

Is It Right for You?

Medical hair restoration like eyebrow transplant procedures can have risks. Yet, that does not mean these procedures are too risky to select. PlasticSurgery.org encourages patients to have an ongoing conversation with their doctor about whether or not this procedure is right for their needs. Do so to ensure you know what to expect, what the cost will be, and what the final outcome will look like.

Consider the benefits of an eyebrow transplant. This is easier to do when you sit down and talk to a doctor one-on-one about it.

Why An Eyebrow Transplant May Be Your Answer

[Posted on August 7th, 2013 by Dr. Carlos Puig]

Have you ever heard of an eyebrow transplant? Most people haven’t as they never considered eyebrows as an important facial feature. Yet losing your eyebrow hair can have a devastating effect on a person’s self esteem. When you go to talk to someone, they first thing they will do is look at your eyes. At this moment they will notice that you have thin or no eyebrows.

Your eyebrow situation may be a result of a medical condition, natural aging or from a disfiguring accident. Yet you don’t have to just deal with the problem. Instead, you can get eyebrow transplants so you can have full eyebrows.

Similar to a hair transplant a person receives if they have bald spots on their scalp, the transplanted hair will be your own. This method of medical hair restoration ensures that the hair will grow naturally. Using follicular unit extraction, one to two hairs will be transplanted — called graft — into the eyebrow area at a time until you have the fullness you desire.

The reasons for getting a transplant may vary. Take the following factors into consideration.

Does your job entail speaking face to face with customers?

At one time you may have had full eyebrows. Yet, as you aged, they have become so thin as to be almost invisible. This situation can affect your job as you may be a sales person who needs a professional appearance to close a deal. If your clients are too concerned with how your eyebrows look, they aren’t listening to the professional information you are giving to them. You may also lose clients who feel too uncomfortable to speak with you. In this situation, and eyebrow transplant may be your best option.

Are your eyebrows affecting your personal relationships?

While inner beauty is what makes a relationship strong, you must first attract the person to you. This attraction relies on your physical appearance. Getting an eyebrow transplant so you have full eyebrows will increase your confidence so you are not so self-conscious about the way you look. You can now concentrate on building your personal relationship without worrying over what the other person may be thinking about when it comes to your eyebrows.

Contact a qualified surgeon today to schedule an appointment. You can get a fee consultation to obtain all the information you need about the procedure. The transplant will only take a few hours as you will be able to resume your normal activities later that day. The best part of the procedure is that you may have to come in for only one treatment. Afterward, you will have the results you always wanted.

Carefully consider the reasons on why an eyebrow transplant can improve your life. Then contact Physicians’ Hair Restoration Center to schedule an appointment. Feel confident again with beautiful eyebrows.