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.
It takes a patient 10-14 days to recover from an eyelash transplant.
The length of an eyelash transplant procedure takes approximately 2-4 hours.
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.
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).
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.
As Dr. Mulholland 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.
The transplanted hair that grows in the eyelash is usually full and can be blended in with surrounding hair with minimal maintenance.
Like all procedures, an eyelash transplant comes with the risk of potential complications. Dr. Mulholland, Dr. Roskies 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. Mulholland and Dr. Roskies have not seen most of the risks listed below, these risks have been reported:
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.
Eyelash transplantation patients have selected SpaMedica as their eyelash transplant centre of choice, as Dr. Mulholland and Dr. Roskies are 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.
FUE is the only permanent solution with real hair. Alternatives include cosmetic tattooing and cosmetics.
Once the surgical plan and the number and best scalp location of follicular unit eyelash donor hairs have been selected, the outpatient procedure is performed under local anesthesia and as an outpatient. Laughing gas and sedation are used to ensure the entire procedure 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 density of the eyelash loss will determine the number of single hair FUE grafts to be harvested. It may be only a few follicular units to several hundred single unit FUE grafts. 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 donor site of the eyelash is prepared and cleansed, and under local anesthesia, tiny little recipient slits are made into which the FUE grafts are placed.
The single hair FUE graft placement is scientific and artistic and needs to be at the right density and angulation. The new follicular unit extraction grafts pick up a blood supply and start to produce the hair shafts. The hair shafts can grow quite long, so they need to be cut and trimmed regularly.
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.
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.
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.
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.