There are a number of causes to the loss of eyelashes such as a physical trauma-facial injury and scarring due to traumatic events such as automobile accidents, industrial accidents, chemical and thermal burns, eyelid tattoos, and traction alopecia associated with long-term use of false eyelashes.
Eyebrow hair transplant, facial hair transplant and eyelash transplant: a guide for patients experiencing facial hair loss
Facial hair transplants, eyelash implants, and eyebrow restoration are becoming increasingly common options for people experiencing hair loss on their faces. There are various causes for facial hair loss, and the need for a beard or eyebrow hair transplant can result from physical trauma, illness, certain types of medical treatment (such as chemotherapy) or over-plucking.
An eyebrow hair transplant, one of the common facial hair transplants, involves transferring grafts of tissue from the scalp. In some cases, goal of such a surgery is to recreate the natural contour of the eyebrow, and the surgeon pays attention to maintaining the patient’s facial symmetry. Beard hair transplants use similar procedures and are becoming increasingly popular among men.
An eyelash transplant is a very complicated procedure and is performed by only a few surgeons. Very few eyelashes – as few as six – are needed to achieve a natural effect.
Eyebrows and eyelashes make an important contribution to facial symmetry and presentation of self to others.
Transplantation or reconstructive surgery can often restore eyebrows and eyelashes.