Eyes are often the first things people see when they look at you. So it’s no surprise that women (and men) take care to make their eyes look the best they possibly can. From eye shadow to eye lash enhancement serums, there are tons of tools out there to play up the eyes, and consumers lay down a good amount of money to get their hands on a variety of products. But how do you feel about spending up to $8,000 on a single cosmetic procedure for the eyes?
A growing number of women feel it’s a worthy investment and are flocking to their surgeon’s office to get the procedure done. Long gone are the days of penciled-in thin brows à la Gwen Stefani in the 1990s. Women now want thicker, fuller brows. According to hair-restoration expert, Dr. Alan Bauman, the full brow trend began about four years ago on the runway and soon A-list celebs were grabbing onto the look as well.
Case-in-point: Megan Fox, who has one of the most coveted eyebrows out there and women hoping to have a similar look will pay ridiculous amounts of money to get hair implants administered on themselves.
The painstaking treatment for Megan Fox eyebrows, which involves transplanting hair follicles from the back of the patient’s scalp to other areas of the body where they grow just as they would on the head, was originally developed for burn and dog-bite victims, and subsequently adapted to help with the issue of baldness in men.
Now, women will spend from $4,000 to $8,000 and an average of three hours getting “The Megan,” 2012’s eyebrow take on the popular hairstyle of the mid-90s, “The Rachel.”
Even though women who get the procedure done report being happy with it, there are a few things you should be aware of. Dr. Bauman explains the results are not immediate and there is a recovery “period of six to 12 weeks where the hairs fall out and reappear as stubble, [as the follicles regenerate and] 90 percent of the transplanted follicles will grow new hair within six to nine months of the surgery.”
Also, transplanted brows have to be trimmed regulary because they grow at the same rate as the hair on your head.
Would you get your own version of “The Megan,” go for a cheaper cosmetic option, or skip enhancing your brows altogether? Let us know in the comment section below.