The woman has the ‘designer eyebrows’ she has always craved after undergoing the four-hour procedure with Dr Asim Shahmalak at Crown Clinic in Manchester; she said: “A year on from the operation, I can go make-up free and feel confident going out. I have the wow effect. You cannot put a price on that.”
A beauty counter worker, Noor from Manchester has shown off the results of her eyebrow transplant after damaging her brows through years of overplucking.
The woman now has the ‘designer eyebrows’ she has always craved after undergoing the four-hour procedure with Dr Asim Shahmalak at Crown Clinic in Manchester.
She said: “I am glad that I corrected the damage caused by years of overplucking.
“Brows are so important as they frame your face. It is especially important to me that my brows look good because I work in the beauty industry in a high-end department store. “All eyes are on you! You want to look your best.
“It took several months for my new brows to grow back but now I can go make-up free and feel confident going out. You can’t put a price on that.
“Thanks to Dr Asim for giving me back my confidence and making me feel feminine again. I have the designer eyebrows I have always wanted.”
The woman from Manchester had the FUE (follicular unit extraction) transplant. The donor hair is extracted from the back of the scalp and then replanted in the gaps in the eyebrows, blending in naturally with the remaining hairs.
It takes between six months and nine months for the new brow hair to grow back – after which patients have the ‘designer brows’.
Because the hair is extracted from the scalp, it grows like ‘head hair’ and the new brows need trimming every few weeks.
Dr Shahmalak also provides a beauty kit so patients can train the new brow hair to help it to match the natural brow hair.
Noor said: “The actual procedure was surprisingly stress-free. “I opted to have the FUE technique, which didn’t really hurt – it just felt like pinpricks.
“I took around eight days off work to allow the bruising and swelling to disappear around the eye area.
“As the brows grow back, you need to brush them so they flow in the natural direction and trim them regularly. That way, you are on your way to show off your gorgeous designer brows.”
Noor has used her beauty training to create her perfect brows now they have fully grown back.
She explained: “I came across many brow gel mascara wands with various shades to suit. That really sets your new brows in place and gives them that wow effect!”
Dr Shahmalak said: “Women come to me from all over the world to get their eyebrows restored after losing their natural brows for a number of reasons.
“This latest patient had damaged her eyebrows through overplucking and understandably wanted to put them right because she works at a beauty counter and feels under pressure to look good.
“I took some hairs from the back of her scalp and replanted them in the gaps in her brows. It is exactly the same procedure as a normal hair transplant except the transplanted hairs are replanted in the brows rather than the scalp.
“It takes between six and nine months for the transplanted hair to grow back in their new home and after that patients have full eyebrows with no gaps.
“It saves them hours on their beauty routine and gives more symmetry to the face, framing the eyes perfectly.
“This patient got a fantastic result, as you can see from the picture of her with her new designer brows. I was delighted to be able to help her.”
Dr Shahmalak has seen a 25% rise in the number of eyebrow transplants over the last five years because of the fashion for fuller brows.