There are various methods to be used for eyelash implant. Collecting hair follicles on nape is performed by FUT Technique. Nape part is usually preferred to collect hair follicles. We don’t prefer hair follicles from other parts of the body as quality of hair in those parts are different from the hair quality on eyelashes. Newly transplanted eyelashes will have the tendency to grow like the hair on nape, so you have to shorten them. During the operation, we harvest hair up to find a small area on nape to collect follicles and shave only that specific area. Shaved area is a very small area and can be easily camouflaged with other hair above it. Number of grafts to be collected varies between 50 and 200 depending on needs.
There is a specific reason for grafts to be collected by FUT technique. It doesn’t matter whether eyelash transplant is performed by using Choi Implanter or French Needle, what matters is hair direction of eyelashes must be curving upward. This is why the way hair is placed is too important. For this reason, hair has to be long. However, while there is a need for long hair, it is not possible to collect them by FUE punches.
Basic principles for implanted eyelashes are same with hair transplant’s. First, there will be hair loss in implanted area. New eyelashes will grow in 6-9 months.