Options for improving the appearance of eyebrow scars
There are several options for improving the appearance of eyebrow scars. These are broadly classified as medical, surgical and cosmetic.
1. Medical options
Medical (pharmacological) options are generally not very effective for most people. One can consider using minxodiil or bimatoprost (Latisse) and seeing if any benefit can come about. If the scar is relatively recent this coukd help.
2. Surgical options
Hair transplantation is a fairly good option for eyebrow scars that are small and thin. It is not a great option for thick scars. Hair is typcially removed from the back of the scalp (donor hair) and placed in the eyebrow. Donor hair may also include the nape of the neck, beard area (men) as well as the body. The survival of transplanted hairs is unpredictable for many patients. In other words, the procedure may be a tremendous success and rarely a tremendous failure. Generally, hair transplants works fairly well in small thin scars and a good outcome is likely for yhe majority. Sometimes a small touch up session is needed as well about 6-9 months later in areas that did not completely take up hairs.
3. Camouflaging Options
Camouflaging options with microblading and the many variations of tattooing and micropigmentation are generally successful as well. This is a very good option for small scars. The success and naturalness depends on the pigments used as well as the skill of the tatoo artist. But for small scars, this too should be considered.
Eyebrow scarring is something that is commonly encountered. Injuries to this area of the face are quite common through life. Medical, surgical and cosmetic options are available for the scar.
Dr. Jeff Donovan is a Canadian and US board certified dermatologist specializing exclusively in hair loss. To schedule a consultation, please call the Whistler office at 604.283.1887