Can You Use Leg or Body Hair for Eyebrow Transplants? I understand that if you use head hair for eyebrow transplants, the hair will keep growing longer than the other hairs on the eyebrow and I don’t like cutting my eyebrows.
Leg hair has a different hair cycle than head hair. Some body hair has 70% of its life cycle in telogen (sleep) and does not appear on the recipient area transplanted therefore but 30% of the time. So a successful eyebrow transplant with body hair, will keep to its growth cycle. It will disappoint the recipient as only about 70% of the hair will grow at any one time, even if it was successfully transplanted. There is no way to stop head hair moved into the eyebrow from growing. I generally joke to my patients that they can grow a pony tail from an eyebrow transplant. So basically, you will have to cut these hairs twice a week or so, and when you cut them, they must be cut on an angle making the tip look sharp.