Monday, December 6, 2021

Transplanting Eyelashes

After researching how they fill out eyebrows by transplanting hairs, I wondered if the same thing existed for eyelashes.  Some of us need all the help we can get to have really awesome lashes and this might be a more permanent solution rather than having to rely on mascara.  Well, one can transplant hair to fill out eyelashes but it's important to know all the positives and negatives so you have full information on the topic.

This procedure works much like the eyebrow transplant in that hair is taken from one area of the body and move to the eyelash area. Specifically hair is taken from the back of the head, and after the doctor numbs the area, individual hairs are inserted one by one.  Although many use it to look better, it is great for folks who suffered burns and complications from tattooing. 

Eyelash transplants are technically a type of hair transplant just like eyebrow and hair transplants. In general the results should last the rest of your life but they do have to be maintained and even trimmed since the transplanted lashes may continue growing just like regular hair.

The pros of eyelash transplants is that the lashes are that they are long lasting and it is real hair but on the other hand, this process can cost between $2,500 and $6,000 for the 2 to 4 hour procedure, and it is generally not covered by insurance.  In addition, it can take a while to see the results and the success rate is only moderate. There can be pain and bleeding and there is the possibility of infection or cornea irritation. 

Once surgery is over, you will experience some swelling and bruising in the eyelid area for several days. The hairs and crusts will fall out in 5 to 8 days after surgery but over the next 4 to 6 months, new lashes will grow in, making the lashes look fuller and nicer. Since it takes a while for the results to be visible, wait about a year to judge the results.

Furthermore, this requires more downtime than other options and you have to wait for the lash area to heal and the hair to grow. If you are pretty healthy and there are no underlying medical conditions, you are considered a good candidate for an eyelash transplant. It is important to talk with a doctor before committing to the process.  It is extremely important to go to a board certified plastic surgeon who does eyelash transplants if you want to go this route. 

Now, if you are not interested in getting eyelashes transplanted, there are other procedures which can be used.  One if a lash lift and the other is to get eyelash extensions.  I'll be talking about both procedures in more detail over the rest of the week.  Let me know what you think, I'd love to hear.  Have a great day.

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