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Eyelash Transplant in Toronto

Eyelash Transplant Before & After Pictures

Starts at $2,999
Procedure Time
2-4 hours
Recovery Time
10-14 days
Thomas Bell, M.D
Physician and internationally recognized cosmetic plastic surgeon and lecturer.
66 Avenue Road, Suite 4 Toronto, Ontario M5R 3N8

How Much Does an Eyelash Transplant Cost?

The cost of an FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) hair transplantation to the eyelashes or eyelash can start from $2,999 depending on the number of single hair follicular unit extraction grafts required to restore the eyelash and/or eyelashes.

There is financing available for the procedure, and many patients will finance their permanent facial hair restoration over 5-6 years.

How Long Does it Take to Recover From an Eyelash Transplant?

It takes a patient 10-14 days to recover from an eyelash transplant.

How Long Does an Eyelash Transplant Take?

The length of an eyelash transplant procedure takes approximately 2-4 hours.

What is an Eyelash Transplant?

An eyelash transplant is a cosmetic procedure where the FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) hair transplantation method is utilized to take hair with similar characteristics as your eyelashes and transplant these hairs to the eyelashes. This goal is that new hairs will grow from these grafts, producing a fuller, more natural look to your eyelashes.

Who is an Eyelash Transplant Candidate?

Good eyelash hair transplantation candidates are those individuals that have suffered permanent eyelash hair loss, have tried other camouflage techniques and have searched for a safe, reliable and very experienced FUE hair transplantation procedure, reputable and experienced FUE hair transplant centre (with the most eyelash transplant experience).

Benefits of an Eyelash Transplant

Minimal Pain
Thanks to local anesthesia used during the procedure, FUE eyelash hair transplants are not painful for patients, with minimal discomfort felt post-op.

Quick Recovery Time
While patients will experience slight redness and discomfort in and around the donor area, it takes just a few days to recover from an eyelash transplant.

No Scars
As Dr. Bell and his team at SpaMedica do not use scalpels or stitches for this procedure, patients need not worry about scarring of the donor area or around the eyes. SpaMedica is Canada’s leading FUE transplant centre and has lots of eyelash and eyebrow transplant experience.

Permanent Results
The transplanted hair that grows in the eyelash is usually full and can be blended in with surrounding hair with minimal maintenance.

Eyelash Transplant Risks

Like all procedures, an eyelash transplant comes with the risk of potential complications. Dr. Bell, and the SpaMedica FUE team have been performing FUE hair treatment for over 20 years and, after this many transplants, the risk of a significant complication is extremely low. Although Dr. Bell has not seen most of the risks listed below, these risks have been reported:

Nerve Damage
Following an eyelash lift, nerve damage is rare but possible. Fortunately, this complication is typically temporary.

An eyelash transplant can result in swelling. However, this swelling should subside in the days following the procedure.

In rare cases, an eyelash transplant may result in bruising that can last several days. However, any discomfort can be significantly diminished using oral medication prescribed by the doctors at SpaMedica. 

In some cases, an eyelash transplant can result in scarring. However, complimentary post-surgery laser treatments will reduce the risk of visible scarring.

Why Choose SpaMedica for Eyelash Transplant?

Eyelash transplantation patients have selected SpaMedica as their eyelash transplant centre of choice, as Dr. Bell is one of Canada’s leaders in FUE hair transplantation surgery to the scalp, eyebrow, eyelash, and facial areas. They pioneered the use of non-linear scarring, follicular unit extraction techniques such as the NeoGraft, Artas, as well as manual FUE techniques to harvest potential eyelash hairs without noticeable scars.

Non-Surgical Eyelash Transplant Alternatives

FUE is the only permanent solution with real hair. Alternatives include cosmetic tattooing and cosmetics.

How does Dr. Tom Bell perform an Eyelash Transplant?

Once the surgical plan and the best scalp location of follicular unit eyelash donor hairs have been selected, the outpatient procedure is performed under local anesthesia. Laughing gas and sedation are used to ensure the entire process is comfortable.

The donor site is matched for similar hair shafts, both in caliber and diameter to that of the eyelash. These are often from the sides of the scalp above the ear. The FUE grafts are harvested painlessly, using automated and robotic rotatory punch technique and NeoGraft and Artas.

Once the requisite number of single hair follicular unit extraction shafts and bulbs have been removed, the eyelash’s donor site is prepared and cleansed. Under local anesthesia, tiny little recipient slits are made into which the FUE grafts are placed.

How to Prepare for an Eyelash Transplant

  • Do not take anti-inflammatory medications and vitamin B and E tablets one week before the procedure.
  • Stop drinking alcohol and smoking one week before the transplant.
  • Do not eat after midnight the night before your surgery date.
  • On the day of the surgery, give your hair a deep wash with shampoo and conditioner.

What to Expect After an Eyelash Transplant

Patients who have gotten hair transplant for their eyelashes are very happy with their SpaMedica hair transplantation experience. The donor site is virtually painless following the procedure and well hidden, with no visible linear scar.

The results of FUE hair transplantation to the eyelashes or eyelash are permanent. Once the bulb picks up a blood supply and starts producing hair, the hair shaft contributing to the eyelash will be permanent. It will grow very long and needs to be trimmed, but the results do not need to be maintained or perpetuated in any way.

Eyelash Transplant Recovery & Timeline

Day 1: Patients are discharged with a surgical dressing on the donor site.

Week 1-2: The recipient site will scab over and the scab will shed on its own. Patients can typically return to work several days following the procedure. Many wear sunglasses to camouflage the scabs for the first week or so.

While it can take 12 days for a full recovery, the signs of the surgery are often gone within 7-10 days. At this point, people feel confident and ready to go out in public.

Best Procedures Paired with Eyelash Transplant

Botox, soft tissue dermal fillers and eyebrow transplantation pair well with FUE eyelash transplantation.

Eyelash Transplant FAQ

How Painful is it to Get an Eyelash Transplant?

Toronto FUE hair transplantation patients who come to SpaMedica for eyelash hair restoration have their procedure performed under local anesthesia, oral sedation and laughing gas (nitrous oxide), ensuring the process is very comfortable. With the local anesthesia infiltrated into the donor site of the scalp and the eyelash region, the process itself is painless.  The procedure is performed in less than half a day, and patients can return to work within 3 days. In the postoperative period, the amount of discomfort is mild as there are no sutures, cutting, scarring, or surgical clips used.

How Long Do Eyelash Transplants Grow?

Unlike other surgical procedures where there may be maintenance required, there is minimal maintenance needed in the FUE hair restoration procedure. The results are permanent, and the only maintenance required is maintaining the adequate length of the eyelash as they can grow quite long. Cut and trim the transplanted hairs regularly.

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