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The creation of a fuller and more hair dense eyebrow is done by single follicular transplants from the scalp. The grafts are usually harvested from the scalp hair above the ear. The single grafts are placed in a flush radiating pattern along the thin or deficient eyebrow from the inner aspect near the nose to the tail of the brow bone.

The following are the typical postoperative instructions after the procedure:

1.  Most eyebrow hair transplant procedures have virtually no discomfort from either the donor (scalp) or the recipient (eyebrow) site. Patients usually only feel the need to use Tylenol or Ibuprofen for just a few days after the procedure, if any medication at all.

2. There are no dressing used on the eyebrows after the procedure. One should sleep with their head elevated for a few days and be careful to not sleep on your sides, so as to not rub out any hair transplants.

3. There often is some bruising around the eyebrows which will take up to one week to

clear. One may take ArnicaMontanatablets (30x or 30c) one week before and after the procedure to help with bruising prevention and clearance.

4. The sutures used in the scalp donor site above the ears are not dissolveable. They will be removed in the office 10 to 14 days after the procedure. They require no topical care.

5. You may shower and wash your hair as normal the following day. There is no harm in getting the scalp suture lines wet.

6. For the first 24 hours after the procedure, leave the eyebrows and their crusts alone. On the second day after the procedure, you may gently irrigate the transplanted area to remove any dried crusts. (you will be supplied with a syringe) This can be done in the shower every day for a week after the procedure.

7. After each syringe washing, gently apply antibiotic ointment to the brows to help soften any crusts so they are more easily removed with the next washing.

8. There are no limitations to any physical activities after eyebrow hair transplantation surgery. You may feel free to run, workout and do any non-contact sporting activity as soon as you feel comfortable.

9.  You may wear regular glasses or sunglasses right after the procedure but be careful that they do not rub on the eyebrows.

10. If any eyebrow or scalp redness, increased tenderness or swelling, or drainage develops after the first week of surgery, call Dr. Eppley and have your pharmacy number ready.

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