Hair transplantation to the eyebrow, eyelashes, and other parts of the body

Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2004 May;12(2):253-61. doi: 10.1016/j.fsc.2003.12.002.


Since its earliest applications, hair transplantation has been used for treating not only the scalp in pattern baldness but also other parts of the body, commencing with eyebrow reconstruction. The earliest micrografts were applied to the eyebrow more than 30 years before their application to the scalp became the standard of care. Today hair transplantation is applied to a number of other areas. The principle behind transplanting these areas is the same-once transplanted, the hairs continue to grow because of the phenomenon of donor dominance. This article reviews the role and technique of hair transplantation to the eyebrows and eyelids, chest, beard and moustache, and pubic escutcheon.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Esthetics
  • Eyebrows*
  • Eyelashes*
  • Female
  • Graft Rejection
  • Graft Survival
  • Hair / transplantation*
  • Humans
  • Hypotrichosis / surgery*
  • Male
  • Risk Assessment
  • Tissue Transplantation / methods*
  • Transplantation, Autologous
  • Treatment Outcome