Does A NeoGraft® Hair Transplant Improve Thinning Eyebrows?

By: Dr. Sean Kelishadi, M.D. FACS


Millions of men and women experience thinning hair or hair loss at some point in their lives, whether due to aging, an underlying medical condition, or another factor. Just as the hair on our heads can begin to thin out, our eyebrows can also suffer the consequences of hair loss. This frustrating phenomenon can completely change a person’s appearance and leave them feeling (and looking) less like themselves. Board-certified plastic surgeon and hair restoration expert Dr. Sean Kelishadi is proud to offer the revolutionary NeoGraft® hair transplant technology at SSK Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, CA to help patients restore natural hair growth to their eyebrows. Learn more about this exciting solution for thinning eyebrows, including what results you can expect and whether the procedure may be right for you.

Why are my eyebrows thinning?

There are a number of potential causes of thinning eyebrows, including:

  • Aging
  • Genetics/heredity
  • Certain medications
  • Underlying condition
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Chemical burn
  • Overplucking

What to do for thinning eyebrows

If you have struggled with thinning eyebrows, you have likely come across—or even tried—one of the many temporary eyebrow solutions, such as:

  • Eyebrow pencils
  • Microblading
  • Eyebrow tattooing
  • Hair growth creams/pills

Unfortunately, these quick fixes are often ineffective, inconvenient, or do not result in the patient’s desired outcome of a natural-looking brow. Without a doubt, surgical hair restoration is the best and longest-lasting solution for thinning eyebrows.

How does an eyebrow transplant work?

Sometimes referred to as an eyebrow transplant, eyebrow restoration is performed using the advanced NeoGraft follicular unit extraction (FUE) hair transplant system. During an eyebrow restoration in Newport Beach, which typically takes about 3-4 hours and can be performed under local anesthesia, Dr. Kelishadi utilizes the NeoGraft handpiece to carefully extract individual hair follicles from a predetermined area of the patient’s scalp. The donor site is chosen based on the density of the hair growth and other factors in order to match the patient’s natural eyebrow growth as closely as possible. Because there are no incisions or sutures required with FUE hair restoration, patients will not be left with the classic linear scar seen after a strip method hair transplant. In fact, there will be no visible scarring at all after an FUE eyebrow transplant.

Prior to the transplant, patients will be able to view the surgical markings that will outline their new eyebrow shape and make any changes to ensure they achieve their ideal result.

Once the harvested hairs have been prepared as grafts, Dr. Kelishadi will meticulously and strategically place them into the patient’s eyebrow, taking great care to follow the natural growth pattern and distribution of hair. The majority of patients are able to drive themselves home immediately after the procedure, and many feel comfortable enough to return to work within 1-2 days.

How long does it take for eyebrow restoration to work?

Following an FUE eyebrow transplant, patients will experience a natural shedding of the newly transplanted grafts after about 3-4 weeks. This can understandably be somewhat frightening, but rest assured that it is a normal and expected part of the hair restoration process. Over the next several months, patients will begin to notice new, healthy hair growth in their eyebrows. In some cases, it may take up to 6-12 months for the final results of eyebrow restoration to develop, after which time patients can style, pluck, and otherwise treat their new eyebrows the same as anyone would!

Throw out the eyebrow pencil for good with a permanent eyebrow hair transplant in Newport Beach, CA

If thinning eyebrows have you feeling less like yourself and you are looking for a more permanent solution for filling in your brows, NeoGraft hair restoration may be the answer you’ve been searching for. To learn more about the exciting possibilities of FUE eyebrow restoration in Newport Beach, call the expert team at SSK Plastic Surgery to schedule your private consultation or virtual visit with board-certified plastic surgeon and hair restoration expert Dr. Sean Kelishadi today!

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.