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Eyelash transplantation using leg hair by follicular unit extraction.

Umar S - Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open (2015)

Bottom Line: Although both patients reported marked improvement in fullness of eyelashes within 3 months postsurgery, the transplanted leg hair eyelashes required less frequent trimming (every 5-6 weeks) compared with nape hair eyelashes (every 2-3 weeks).Additionally, in leg hair eyelashes, the need for perming to sustain a natural looking eyelash curl was eliminated.Eyelash transplantation using leg donor hair in hirsute women may result in good cosmetic outcomes and require less maintenance compared with nape donor hair.

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Affiliation: Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Calif.; and FineTouch Dermatology, Inc., Redondo Beach, Calif.

ABSTRACT
Fine hairs of the head and nape areas have been used as donor sources in eyelash transplantation but are straight, coarse, and grow rapidly, requiring frequent eyelash maintenance. This is the first reported case of eyelash transplantation by follicular unit extraction using leg hair as a donor source; findings were compared with that of another patient who underwent a similar procedure with donor hairs from the nape area. Although both patients reported marked improvement in fullness of eyelashes within 3 months postsurgery, the transplanted leg hair eyelashes required less frequent trimming (every 5-6 weeks) compared with nape hair eyelashes (every 2-3 weeks). Additionally, in leg hair eyelashes, the need for perming to sustain a natural looking eyelash curl was eliminated. Eyelash transplantation using leg donor hair in hirsute women may result in good cosmetic outcomes and require less maintenance compared with nape donor hair.

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Patient 1, donor leg after hair follicle extraction.
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Figure 2: Patient 1, donor leg after hair follicle extraction.

Mentions: Patient 1, a 20-year-old Hispanic woman with an eyelid length of 3.8 cm (Fig. 1), was sufficiently hirsute that leg hair could be used as a donor source in the FUE procedure (Fig. 2). Patient 2 was a 35-year-old Hispanic woman with an eyelid length of 3.5 cm. In contrast to patient 1, nape hair was used as a donor source in her procedure because she was not sufficiently hirsute for use of leg hair. Both patients were operated on within 1 week of each other using leg and nape hair extraction methods previously reported.6,7


Eyelash transplantation using leg hair by follicular unit extraction.

Umar S - Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open (2015)

Patient 1, donor leg after hair follicle extraction.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 2: Patient 1, donor leg after hair follicle extraction.
Mentions: Patient 1, a 20-year-old Hispanic woman with an eyelid length of 3.8 cm (Fig. 1), was sufficiently hirsute that leg hair could be used as a donor source in the FUE procedure (Fig. 2). Patient 2 was a 35-year-old Hispanic woman with an eyelid length of 3.5 cm. In contrast to patient 1, nape hair was used as a donor source in her procedure because she was not sufficiently hirsute for use of leg hair. Both patients were operated on within 1 week of each other using leg and nape hair extraction methods previously reported.6,7

Bottom Line: Although both patients reported marked improvement in fullness of eyelashes within 3 months postsurgery, the transplanted leg hair eyelashes required less frequent trimming (every 5-6 weeks) compared with nape hair eyelashes (every 2-3 weeks).Additionally, in leg hair eyelashes, the need for perming to sustain a natural looking eyelash curl was eliminated.Eyelash transplantation using leg donor hair in hirsute women may result in good cosmetic outcomes and require less maintenance compared with nape donor hair.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Calif.; and FineTouch Dermatology, Inc., Redondo Beach, Calif.

ABSTRACT
Fine hairs of the head and nape areas have been used as donor sources in eyelash transplantation but are straight, coarse, and grow rapidly, requiring frequent eyelash maintenance. This is the first reported case of eyelash transplantation by follicular unit extraction using leg hair as a donor source; findings were compared with that of another patient who underwent a similar procedure with donor hairs from the nape area. Although both patients reported marked improvement in fullness of eyelashes within 3 months postsurgery, the transplanted leg hair eyelashes required less frequent trimming (every 5-6 weeks) compared with nape hair eyelashes (every 2-3 weeks). Additionally, in leg hair eyelashes, the need for perming to sustain a natural looking eyelash curl was eliminated. Eyelash transplantation using leg donor hair in hirsute women may result in good cosmetic outcomes and require less maintenance compared with nape donor hair.

No MeSH data available.