Eyebrows are an individual’s most prominent facial feature and play an integral role in accentuating our eyes, defining the shape and structure of our face’ as well as in establishing our social identity. As a matter of fact our eyebrows are the very first feature other individuals use to identify us by! A recent study conducted by the University of Lethbridge in Canada presented participants with 25 images of celebrities without brows and 25 images of celebrities without eyes. 56% of participants correctly identified celebrities presented without eyes while only 46% correctly identified celebrities without brows!
Unfortunately, lush defined brows don’t often come naturally. In fact, more than 80 million Americans suffer from thinning eyebrows caused by a myriad of conditions which include:
Quick fixes such as pencils, gels, powders and pomades are a good temporary solution, however, they require careful planning and an extensive time investment each and every day!
Permanent makeup and specifically microblading is a more practical alternative and is a technique that involves the use of a permanent makeup pen and scalpel to carefully etch inked brows into the skin. A topical numbing agent is first applied to ensure patient comfort and the procedure typically takes about 2 hours yielding lush natural brows. The downside to microblading is that the procedure will require routine touchups every 6-8 months as the ink gradually fades.
The best option for thinning eyebrows is an eyebrow transplant. At Manhattan Aesthetics we use the NeoGraft scarless technique. Unlike traditional hair grafting techniques that leave a visible scar NeoGrafting is an automated technology that will extract donor hair using FUE (Follicular-Unit Extraction) to transplant donor hair without making a scalpel incision. The Hair Grafting team at Manhattan Aesthetics is second to none and carefully plans each treatment taking into account the shape of the arch and paying meticulous attention to the angle and curve of each hair to ensure a stunning natural result! On average 50-200 hairs are transplanted per brow yielding permanent results.