Chrissy Teigen has debuted new eyebrows. The model and cookbook author used social media to let her followers know that she now actually has a new pair of eyebrows with the hair coming from the back of her head.
In some Instagram stories – which are now unavailable – the 35-year-old shared videos of herself after the eyebrow transplant, in which she explained that the new hair will be taken from the back of a patient’s head and placed on the face to be given the appearance of a fuller set of eyebrows. “I never wear makeup when I can avoid it, so I was so looking forward to this eyebrow transplant,” she wrote on a photo of herself after the operation, tagging Dr. Jason Diamond and Dr. Jason Champagne.
Dr. Diamond himself took to Instagram to share Teigen’s picture after the procedure and wrote in the caption: “Eyebrows play a huge role in facial aesthetics. They frame the eyes and can either be an eye asset or the annoying part of your morning that you have to fill for ten minutes.
“I know too many people, entire generations, who have either plucked too many eyebrows in the wake of the trend or who simply experience thinning eyebrows over time. #Eyebrow transplantation is a procedure in which we mutually agree on shape, density, etc. and the skills proceed from there (sic). “
We have Dr. Trupti D Agarwal, Consultative Dermatologist, Trichologist, and Aesthetic Dermatologist at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, contacted to learn more about this unique procedure. The doctor stated that this “treatment is done to restore the hair in the eyebrow area”.
“It is required for naturally sparse hair, conditions such as stable alopecia areata, alopecia totalis and universalis, madarosis, burn and trauma scars, trichotillomania, uneven eyebrows. It is necessary even with a congenital lack of hair in the eyebrows. Usually, an eyebrow transplant is required for cosmetic reasons. It is chosen because eyebrows are the most expressive component and form the main marker on the face, ”she said indianexpress.com.
What is the recovery time?
According to the doctor, the procedure is a “Follicular Unit Transplantation or Follicular Unit Extraction”. It can be done without seams and has very little downtime.
“Usually the hair is removed from the back of the scalp and about 50-100 grafts are used under local anesthesia. The whole process takes about 2-3 hours. Recovery time varies from person to person, but is usually quick. After the transplant, scabs or scabs form and fall off within 14 days. Then the transplanted hair falls off and new hair grows after 3-4 months. “
Dos and don’ts after the operation
– Avoid removing the crusts.
– Avoid strenuous exercise and watch out for bleeding, swelling, or pus at the surgical site.
– An antibiotic cream must be applied locally to both the treated area and the donor area.