I first started noticing my eyebrow hairloss in 1979. I had over plucked and was left with thin and patchy brows. I was embarrassed. I had to pencil eyebrows in every day and I envied women with fuller shaped eyebrows. I tried all sorts of serums that promised to give me lovely fuller looking eyebrows; they just cost me a fortune, gave me false hope and never worked!
Before choosing a doctor I did my research. I’m from the UK and was considering using a company in Harley Street, London, however as I’m a regular visitor to Cape Town I thought I would check out a reputable practice and compare prices; I’m glad I did. I saved a fortune and I truly believe I received better treatment at MHR and the aftercare was second to none.
On the day of the procedure I was excited and nervous. MHR told me how my day was planned out so I knew exactly what would happen, what aftercare I would receive and how I would look after my new eyebrows had been transplanted.
When I arrived I was welcomed with a coffee, my husband was briefed on approximately what time to return to the clinic and collect me. I was then taken into the operating room which was clean and relaxing. Dr Janks gave me a small injection to numb my forehead, which worked as I felt very little. He then removed a small strip of hair from the back of my head, and 2 nurses extracted the hair from the strip. Dr Janks then made tiny slits in my eyebrows where the new hairs would go and the nurses neatly inserted the hairs. Dr Janks oversaw everything and I was always informed what was happening. I think I may have dosed off at some point; it seemed to go so quickly; before I knew it I was in the car going home.
My post op recovery:
Day 1, I was pretty swollen around the eyes and as the medication wore off I felt a bit uncomfortable. I took the painkillers given to me and also the sleeping tablet. After a few days I started to scab over; I got a bit itchy then but just dabbed my eyebrows to help the itching. By day 3 I felt confident enough to go out, I had a fringe so there was nothing to see. Within a week I looked so much better, I was back to normal life and so happy with my lovely brows.
I waited almost 40 years to repair my eyebrows, mainly because the technology was not there when I was in my twenties. If it was, I would have done it then! It’s so worth it, I wouldn’t delay another day if you desire lovely eyebrows.
I just adore my brows, I’m more confident and it’s just one less thing I have to worry about.Everyone that is close to me thinks they are lovely and I look so much better.