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Eyelash Transplant

Eyelash Transplant

What is Eyelash Construction

The eyelashes and the eyebrows form an essential part of an individual's esthetics and social well-being. They play an integral role in protecting the eyes from harm. The eyelashes, for example, protect the eyeball from irritants, stimulate the closing reflex, and defend the eye from trauma.

The small follicular units enable the surgeon to transplant thousands of grafts within a single session, hence maximizing the impact of the technique. Before the follicular hair transplantation method was developed, surgeons removed large grafts in groups of 3-8 hairs. This method yielded an unnatural look as the follicular units would get damaged of broken up, affecting hair growth.

Follicular Unit Extraction is a surgical hair transplant technique that involves removing individual hair follicles from scalp and implanting them on the thinning or bald areas of the head. The whole procedure, i.e., from extraction to implantation, is performed manually by our skilled surgeon Dr. Farooque. FUE hair transplant in Dubai is ideal for:

  •         Patients whose hairline is growing backward
  •         People with bald hair
  •         Those with particle hair loss

How does Eyelash Transplant work

The doctor begins by preparing the donor area (usually the back of the scalp) by shaving and cleaning it to prepare it for surgery. The anesthesia is then administered in the area around the eyelashes and 1-4 hair follicles extracted through follicular unit extraction.

The doctor also prepares the recipient area by administering local anesthesia and making small incisions where the follicles are implanted. The surgeon then inserts one or two follicles at a time in different directions. The patient may have 30-40 hair follicles implanted to achieve the desired density of eyelashes.

Dr Ahsen Farooque - Best Hair Transplant Surgeon In Dubai

Dr Ahsen Farooque, Diplomat American Board certified Hair restoration surgeon (ABHRS) USA is well-recognized for his significant contribution to the health and beauty industry. Dr. Ahsen has worked in the best hair restoration clinics in Bahrain, Ireland, Sweden, and is now a member of the Hair Transplant Clinic in Dubai.

His expertise lies in Stem Cell Follicular Unit Extraction (Stem Cell FUE), Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), and Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT).

Dr. Farooque boasts an impressive academic background, having studied at the FMH College of Medicine and Dentistry, where he acquired an MBBS degree. Later on, he worked in various sectors, including dermatology, internal medicine, plastic surgery, and emergency medicine, before specializing in Hair Restoration.

 

Eyelash Transplant

What is Eyelash Transplant?

Eyelash Transplant

It is a surgical hair restoration procedure that patients with sparse or short lashes use to gain fuller and aesthetically pleasing lashes. Hair is harvested from the patient’s head and transplanted individually to the upper eyelid to imitate the natural growth of the eyelashes.

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Who needs Eyelash Transplant?

Candidates for eyelash transplant in Dubai are:

  •         Patients with short, sparse, thin or missing eyelashes
  •         Patients with naturally weak eyelashes due to genetics
  •         Patients who are not using eyelash extensions correctly
  • ·         Patients with damaged eyelashes as a result of injury, surgery, illness, trauma, or alopecia

Is the Eyelash Transplant invasive or non-invasive?

Eyelash transplant in Dubai is a non-invasive as the doctor does not need to administer heavy sedatives to perform the procedure. Additionally, the patient remains awake throughout the hair transplantation process

Is the Eyelash Transplant painful?

No, the procedure is not painful, but the patient may develop swelling, bruising, bleeding, infection, pain, and tenderness. However, the doctor administers a mild painkiller to keep the patient relaxed throughout the procedure.

Is the patient given local or general anesthesia?

Yes, the doctor administers a local anesthesia in the area around the eyelashes to make it easy to make incisions and implant hair follicles. When preparing the recipient site, the doctor keeps the angle and direction of the eyelashes in mind to produce natural-looking results.

How does Eyelash Transplant work?

The doctor begins by preparing the donor area (usually the back of the scalp) by shaving and cleaning it to prepare it for surgery. The anesthesia is then administered in the area around the eyelashes and 1-4 hair follicles extracted through follicular unit extraction.

The doctor also prepares the recipient area by administering local anesthesia and making small incisions where the follicles are implanted. The surgeon then inserts one or two follicles at a time in different directions. The patient may have 30-40 hair follicles implanted to achieve the desired density of eyelashes.

What technology is used in Eyelash Transplant?

Several methods are used to reconstruct eyelashes from a safe donor area. They include:

  •         Follicular unit strip surgery: The method involves removing a 6-10-inch strip of skin at the back of the head to extract hair. The strip is divided into 500-2000 tiny grafts, each with a few strands or individual hair for transplantation on the eyelash. The type and number of graft obtained depends on the quality, hair type, and donor area size.
  •         Follicular unit extraction: It is a method of harvesting hair follicles from the donor area (usually the side or the back of the scalp) using a small handheld device. FUE is ideal when using leg hair for eyelash construction in Dubai
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How long does the Eyelash Transplant take?

The procedure takes 1-2 hours to perform on both eyes. This is because the surgeon needs to place the hair follicles to ensure normal eyelash alignment carefully and maintained a natural facial appearance.

On which body parts can we perform Eyelash Transplant?

The fine hairs of the nape and head areas have been suitable donor areas for eyelash transplant in Dubai. However, they are coarse, straight, and grow fast, requiring regular eyelash maintenance (every 2-3 weeks).

Researchers have explored other donor areas for eyelash construction in Dubai and have found leg hair a suitable donor area. Findings have since been made to compare donor hairs from the nape and leg area and have found that patients exhibit remarkable improvement within three months.

However, leg hair eyelashes do not need frequent trimming (every 5-6 weeks) or perming to sustain the natural eyelash curl. Thus, eyelash transplants in Dubai using leg hair results in good cosmetic outcomes that need minimal maintenance compared to nape donor hair.

What can Eyelash Transplant fix?

Eye transplantation in Dubai is ideal for people with sparse lashes or those that have developed bare spots due to surgical intervention, injury, or bad beauty habits. Other suitable candidates of eye transplant in Dubai include:

  •         Vitiligo patients
  •         Patients looking for esthetic enhancement

·         Patients looking to reconstruct their eyelashes after suffering a trauma or disease

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What can Eyelash Transplant not fix?

Eyelash transplant in Dubai is not an effective remedy for all eyelash problems. For example, people with trichotillomania can’t go through the procedure unless the problem is controlled.

It is a mental condition that causes an individual to pull out hair from the scalp, eyebrows, eyelashes, and other parts of the body. Trichotillomania can be automatic or focused. People with focused hair pulling, pull the hair intentionally to relieve distress while those with an automatic condition pull hair out without realizing they are doing it.

Can Eyelash Transplant fix Eyelash Leucotrichia?

Yes, it has proved effective at treating the condition. Vitiligo causes eyelash Leucotrichias, a condition characterized by depigmented macules, and when it affects the head and neck area, it spreads to the eyelashes and eyebrows. Eyelash reconstruction in Dubai has proved effective at transplanting hair follicles from hair-bearing regions to the eyelashes affected by leucotrichia caused by vitiligo.

Can Eyelash Transplant Enhance Facial Appeal?

Eyelashes play an essential part in the aesthetic appeal of any face. A slight change brings immense changes. With eyelash transplant in Dubai, patients get to restore lost eyelashes, and their facial appeal is enhanced.

Can Eyelash Transplant Reconstruct Eyelashes after Injury?

Yes, eyelash construction in Dubai can repair injured eyelashes. Patients who have overused eyelash extensions may develop injury or experience permanent eyelash loss as a result of chronic hair pulling. If the damage is temporary, the eyelashes grow back within 6-12 months, but if the damage is permanent, eyelash transplant in Dubai helps restore the lost lashes.

Is the Eyelash Transplant an effective solution to Eyelash Leucotrichia?

Yes, it is. Eyelash leucotrichia usually leaves telltale signs of vitiligo even after the successful management of the underlying disease. It can be dissatisfying for the patient as he needs to camouflage the eyelashes despite undergoing therapy. A study to establish the efficacy of eyelash transplantation in treating Eyelash Leucotrichia found that 86% of the participants developed repigmentation after transplanting follicular units from the scalp.

How does the affected area look like right after the Eyelash Transplant?

The inch-long incision made at the donor site may develop a scar before healing. It is usually hidden by the hair hence not visible after recovery. The affected area may also develop swelling and some discomfort. However, many patients resume normal activities the next day.

Is Eyelash Transplant safe?

The procedure is a safe and effective means of restoring eyelashes to the eyelid permanently. Eyelash transplantation redistributes living hair follicles to the eyelid within a few hours for life-changing results.

What Types of Eyelash Transplant are there?

Different methods are used to extract and fit the new hair follicles to the eyelid: Follicle Unit Extraction and Follicle Unit Strip Surgery (discussed earlier in the section).

Is Eyelash Transplant permanent?

Yes, eyelash construction in Dubai provides a permanent solution for patients who don’t have full eyelashes. The procedure has proved more effective than eyelash enhancement products and Latisse eyelash enhancement.

Eyelash enhancement products like mascara use will not help achieve full and dense eyelashes for people with extremely thin or short eyelashes. Latisse eyelash enhancement, on the other hand, leads to unpleasant effects like darkening of the iris and the skin around the lashes.

How much does Eyelash Transplant cost in Dubai?

There’s no fixed cost for eyelash hair transplant, instead it varies based on a range of factors:

  •         Number of grafts used: The more grafts used, the higher the cost
  •         Geographic location of the surgeon: The cost varies from one country to another. Eyelash transplant in Dubai is notably cheaper than getting the procedure performed in a developed country
  •         Hair transplant technique: Strip harvesting is more affordable than the advanced FUE graft harvesting technique

·         Surgeon’s experience: Highly skilled surgeons charge

Is Eyelash Transplant more expensive than the Latisse eyelash enhancement?

Yes, it is obviously more expensive as it is more involving than other procedures. Latisse eyelash enhancement products, on the other hand, can cost as low as $120 for a 3ml bottle which provides a 30-day supply. Additionally, eyelash transplant in Dubai provides a permanent solution compared to Latisse eyelash enhancement.

Is Eyelash Transplant worth it?

Yes, it is worth every penny as it provides a more permanent solution for a range of eyelash problems.

Recovery & Post-Procedure Care

How do you care for a patient after Eyelash Transplant?

 The patient should apply cold compressions on the eyelids to reduce discomfort

  •         Avoid touching the eyes and wash hands using antibacterial soap to avoid infecting the area
  •         Wear goggles for a week to reduce scratching
  •         Apply an ointment to provide relief and minimize itching
  •         The eyelashes need regular (weekly) trimming to prevent them from growing extremely long
  •         Train the eyelashes to curl otherwise they may take on a downward growth causing the cornea to get damaged
  •         Avoid exposing the area in the sun. Transplanted skin is overly sensitive to the effects of the sun because chromatophores are recovering during this period
  •         Avoid wearing eye makeup for seven days

·         Avoid using lash curlers or mascara for 14 days

When can we go home after the Eyelash Transplant?

You can go home the same day unless you develop other complications. However, you need to take 3-5 days off work and normal activities to facilitate recovery. The sutures are removed from the donor site ten days after the procedure, and if dissolvable sutures have been used, they should disappear within four weeks.

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What can you eat after Eyelash Transplant?

Protein-rich foods: Protein aids in hair growth, so you will need lots of it to recover. Some protein-rich foods include fish, cheese, nuts, milk, seeds, chicken, eggs, and beans

  1.         Vitamins: They also help the body recover fast. Eating a variety of whole foods helps your body get a full spectrum of vitamins. Foods like broccoli, whole-grain pasta, lettuce, zucchini, lettuce, spinach, and black beans
  2. ·         Omega-3 fatty acids: They provide an essential structural component of the eye’s retina, the DHA. Foods that contain omega-3 fatty acids include oily fish like salmon, herring, and mackerel.

Do we have to take antibiotics after Eyelash Transplant?

No, but the doctor may recommend an ointment, or a mild analgesic like acetaminophen to ease itching. Excessive scratching of the eyelids can dislodge the transplanted hairs.

When can we take a shower after Eyelash Transplant?

You can shower 24 hours after the eye transplant; you only need to avoid rubbing the eyelashes or letting the water flow to the eyebrow.

After how many days can we wash the hair generally after Eyelash Transplant?

Keep the donor area dry and clean for at least 24 hours after the transplant. The hair grafts are extracted the same way as during an FUE hair transplant procedure. Thus, the scalp is likely to exhibit similar effects

Can we wear our normal clothes after Eyelash Transplant?

Look for loose-fitting clothes for at least five days to avoid rubbing the eyelashes. Extremely tight clothing can rub the eyelashes prolonging the recovery time or leaving your eyelids prone to infection.

What soap/shampoo do we have to use after Eyelash Transplant?

Look for a mild shampoo that does not contain sulfates as they irritate. Also, avoid soaps that contain alcohol and applying products that thicken fibers.

Can we wash the affected area at home after the Eyelash Transplant?

Yes, 24 hours after the procedure. Be sure to follow the surgeon’s instructions concerning washing the eyelashes to avoid dislodging the implantations. The doctor will also advise on the optimal temperature, time-frame for regular washing, and the ideal water pressure.

How to wash the scalp after Eyelash Transplant?

Avoid washing the scalp for the first 24 hours after the eyelash transplant in Dubai. However, on days 2-5 wash the hair by pouring cups of dilute shampoo and water on the donor site. Alternatively, mix warm water with a drop of baby shampoo, pouring several cups of the mixture over the hair and rinsing using plain water. Allow the hair to drip dry to avoid rubbing the affected area. You can touch the area on the sixth day to remove scabs or dry skin forming on the donor area.

If taking a shower, apply a conditioner on the whole scalp to soften the scabs. Then massage off the conditioner under the shower and wash with a baby shampoo. Increase the pressure over the next few days to remove any other scabs still forming.

How often do we have to see the doctor after Eyelash Transplant?

You don’t need to see the doctor after an eyelash construction in Dubai. This is because modern procedures involve the use of dissolvable sutures that don’t require removal. What’s more, the transplanted hair falls off on its own after two weeks and begins to regrow within three months. However, if the eyelid develops an infection or excessive itching, consider visiting the doctor.

How long does it take for the scalp to heal after Eyelash Transplant?

You might develop redness and inflammation after the FUE extraction, which disappears after two weeks. As the scalp heals the redness also disappears. In fact, some patients recover within ten days. However, if the extraction has been made over a large area, the scalp may take longer to heal, sometimes extending to a month.

Background of Eyelash Transplant

A century ago, Dr. Franz Krusius, a German physician, published about reconstructing lost eyelashes by harvesting scalp hair. Later, in 1917, another German physician called Dr. P.Knapp advanced the concept by inserting a composite free graft strip on to the eyelid border. Several papers have since been published to discuss other ways of reconstructing eyelashes.

A 1980 publication spawned the modern eyelash construction technology. It was after Emmanuel Maritt MD, a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, discovered the use of donor’s hair from the scalp for eyelash construction. During the same year, Robert Flowers discovered a ‘pluck and sew’ technique that is still used today. The technique has, however, been revised by a physician hair restoration specialist and published in a textbook titled ‘Hair Transplantation,’ Second Edition by Walter Unger.

Risks

What are the risks and side effects of Eyelash Transplant?

Moderate to intense itching is bound to occur immediately after the surgery, but it disappears after a day

  •         Eyelid infection: Examine the eyes for any infection and administer treatment immediately
  •         Graft displacement may occur as a result of continuous scratching of the eyelids
  •         Poor placement of the eyelash grafts when extremely coarse hair is used as grafts or when the placement fails to achieve the desired aesthetic result
  •         Ectropion: It is a condition that causes the downward pull of the lower eyelid causes it to fall away from the eye
  •         Entropion: The patient’s eyelid (the upper or lower eyelid) may also turn away

·         Bruising, swelling, and ingrown hairs.