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Eyelash Grafting: Definitive Guide

Eyelash grafting is one of the surgeries of hair graft more  complicated to perform for the doctor. It is performed to restore eyelashes that were lost due to various causes or for merely cosmetic purposes. 

The most common causes of eyelash loss is due to alopecia areata which progresses to universal alopeciaburns, trauma, for excessive use of false eyelashes and by bad habits and trichotillomania. It is common for eyelashes to atrophy with agingalthough some patients have congenital absence of them. 


Eyelash grafting can also be performed by technique FUE. The donor area Ideal for this procedure is the back of the head. However, patients who have a hair too thick or too much curly, generally people of Asian or African origin, respectively, they are not considered good candidates for surgery. Like the eyebrow transplantYes, the eyelash implant is a minimally invasive procedure. Due to what complicated of surgery, the efficiency grafting is not as high as in hair transplantation, so it can have loss of 20-30% of the implanted follicles. The result of the surgery is slow to be seen 3 to 4 months after the procedure. Like eyebrows, transplant eyelashes continue to grow like hair, making it periodically need to be trimmed

Our eyelashes, that great accessory on our face that gives a special touch to the look and even works as a fulminating flirting weapon with a simple blink, did you know that they also have functions that go beyond aesthetics?

Eyelashes help your eyes to have a special shine, but above all, it provides additional care for the exterior, so that objects and bacteria cannot enter the eye and infect it; They also help filter sunlight so that the eyes are not irritated. Arguably they are the shield of our eyeball.

How do you lose your eyelashes?

Although they are not well known, there are a number of diseases and problems associated with eyelash loss or reverse growth. It also happens that the eyelashes fall and do not regrow new ones.

When this happens, it is because there may be a stress problem, genetics or some disease that is not allowing the hair to grow back and the eyelid to be fully exposed.

If you feel identified with these problems, you could consider this information to have eyelashes again, or if you also want to accentuate and deepen your gaze with an extra touch of eyelashes, this information is also for you.

Transplant phases

Is it really possible to graft eyelashes? Can I stop using false eyelashes forever? The answer is yes, it is possible, but it is also important that you consider this information, because the procedure goes beyond alleviating an aesthetic problem.

The grafting of eyelashes is a procedure that has the objective of returning the hair lost in the area of ​​your eyelashes.

It is nothing more and nothing less than one of the most complicated hair graft surgeries to perform for the doctor.

In this case, the process is similar to that of the eyebrow graft. The doctor takes hair from the nape of the neck to transplant it to the upper eyelid areas. For this part of the procedure, anesthesia is required that can numb the areas that will work, including that of the eyelids.

Subsequently, the follicles removed from the nape will be transplanted to the eyelid area, so the grafted follicles will begin to nourish and develop to result in the eyelash.

As for the recovery time and results, these begin to be noticed from three to four months after the procedure.


As in the transplant of hair on the scalp, for the transplantation of eyelashes, local anesthesia is used in the areas that will be treated so that the patient is conscious, but without any pain that may make him uncomfortable.


As in every hair graft case, prices vary depending on the complexity of the case. For this, the doctor must evaluate each case to have the possibility of giving a figure that is prudent.


The duration of the procedure depends on the degree of complexity that the patient presents in grafting the follicles. However, sometimes its duration does not exceed four hours maximum.

How is the grafting of eyelashes?

It is a treatment that is intended for people who have completely lost their eyelash hair due to stress or some alopecia problem that occurs over time.

Eyelash grafting is a technique in which hair is transplanted from the back of the head to the growth line of the eyelashes. When this process is done, it is recommended that the hair is not Chinese and that its thickness is not too much, since for the graft it is necessary for the hair to look as natural as possible.

Will the eyelash continue to grow like hair?

Yes, the grafted hair will grow as it normally does. In this case, the doctor will recommend that you make cuts periodically so that you maintain the desired length of your lashes and thus look natural.

Where is the hair from the eyelash transplant taken from?

The hair to graft the eyelashes is taken from the nape of the neck because in this area the hair has very similar characteristics to the hair of an eyelash.

For this reason, the hair to be grafted must be a candidate for grafting, as not all hair types can take on that role of eyelash. So the doctor, who knows more about it, should be as honest as possible in selecting the ideal hair type to see if you are a candidate or not.

FUSS technique

The FUSS technique is a procedure used to extract the follicles from the nape area by dissecting a band from the scalp.

This technique allows the follicles found in this strip to be extracted and grafted in the eyelid area of ​​the eye.

The procedure is lightly invasive as a full line is removed from the nape of the neck. Subsequently, the result will be that you can enjoy the results of grafting the hair to your eyelids.

FUE technique

The FUE Technique is a procedure that is used in most hair grafts. Due to the latest technology, its procedure makes it as comfortable as possible for the patient.

With the help of cylindrical microneedles, the doctor will be able to extract the follicles from the area that he requires, so that the process will be quick and, above all, less invasive.

For eyelash grafting, you need the hair that comes out at the nape of the neck. The first step is to shave that area so that it is easy to extract the follicles.

Once removed, the follicles will implant in the area where your eyelashes grow so that they can develop naturally.

Treatments to grow eyelashes

Lashes, in addition to being a natural touch that gives the look a special shine, also have a protection function that works to prevent us from any external enemy such as dust.

However, when they begin to weaken, there are natural treatments that can help nourish the eyelash follicle so that it grows back stronger. The main treatment is oils:

- Castor oil: Helps to take care of our eyelashes and strengthens them in a natural way.

- Use: To apply it, a little oil is smeared on a cotton ball so that it can later be passed on the eyelashes. This process is good to do before going to sleep.

- Chamomile: Deeply nourishes the eyelashes.

- Use: What you should do is prepare chamomile and spread two cottons that are preferably round so that you can place them on your eyes for 15 minutes.

- Olive oil: Accelerates the growth of eyelashes and strengthens them from the root.

- Use: Apply a small amount of the product on the fingertips and gently massage your eyelashes.

- Green tea: Accelerates the growth of eyelashes.

- Use: Prepare green tea and spread two cotton balls with a circular shape so that you can then apply them on the eyes for 15 minutes.


Aftercare is the most important for the result to be satisfactory.

In itself, the care is similar to that used for hair and eyebrow transplantation and it is logical that after the procedure, the eyes should be protected so as not to risk infecting them after surgery.

You must consider that scabs will form in the worked areas, it is necessary that you do not scratch or remove the scabs since an infection could be created and the grafts could fall out.

The doctor will prescribe some pain relievers so that you do not have discomfort and can be calm after the procedure.


Although the risks are very low in the grafting of eyelashes, if done properly, there may be some complications after the procedure. The most frequent are: 

  • Cyst formation: They can be formed even in the 20% from the patients. Generally reabsorbed alone, although use may be required topical or oral antibiotics. In some cases it may be necessary to remove them.  
  • Inflammation: It can be very severe at first, but it will go away on its own in about 3 days.

The subsequent care They are similar to those used for hair and eyebrow transplantation. Although in this case, it is particularly important do not touch or remove the scabs. On our channel you will find a video dedicated to post-transplant care, so I invite you to watch it. 

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Dr. Enrique Orozco
Dr. Enrique Orozco
General Director, Specialist in Trichology and Hair Transplantation Certified by ABHRS. Only ABHRS Certified with residence in Mexico.


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