Last Updated on July 13, 2021 by Dr Sanusi Umar MD

Many people want to know how to get thicker eyelashes without the need for false lashes or extensions. This patient wanted her own naturally growing set of long lashes. She chose to undergo Dr.UGraft™ eyelash implant surgery This procedure utilizes special technology invented by Dr. Umar to safely extract donor follicles from anywhere on the body. When it comes to eyelash transplantation, thinner hair which matches real lashes can be harvested from the nape area. The sharp growth angles of this hair type makes it amenable to damage using regular Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) punches. However, Dr. Umar’s  Dr.UPunch i™ is intelligently designed with special features that overcome the issue of challenging hair angles. This engineering makes it possible to easily harvest healthy, robust grafts that can grow and thrive long-term in transplanted areas like the lash line.

After extracting donor hair from the patient’s nape, Dr. Umar used this hair to give this patient the thicker, fuller eyelashes that she hoped for.

Before Eyelash Implant Surgery with Dr.UGraft

This patient came to Dr. Umar because she experienced that eyelash extensions were too expensive, difficult to maintain, and actually caused her to lose more lash hair. A surgical restoration would add more density to the sparse and thinned appearance without the constant use of products.

 

This patient had thin and sparse eyelashes before Dr.UGraft’s eyelash extension surgery

This patient had thin and sparse eyelashes before Dr.UGraft’s eyelash extension surgery

 

This patient had thin and sparse eyelashes before Dr.UGraft’s eyelash extension surgery.

This patient had thin and sparse eyelashes before Dr.UGraft’s eyelash extension surgery.

 

The patient was having difficulty thickening her eyelashes before undergoing Dr.UGraft's eyelash implant surgery.

The patient was having difficulty thickening her eyelashes before undergoing Dr.UGraft’s eyelash implant surgery.

 

How To Get Thicker Eyelashes: Dr.UGraft Eyelash Implant Surgery Process

While traditional eyelash extension surgery takes hair from the scalp and subsequently leads to an unnatural appearance, Dr. Umar’s body hair transplant (BHT) method takes thinner hair from other parts of the body, giving patients a more authentic look. For this patient, he used nape hair, which grows at a slower rate and is much finer.

Dr.UGraft Eyelash Extensions surgery is how to get thicker eyelashes

The area on the patient’s neck where Dr. Umar extracted hair for the eyelash extension surgery.

 

Dr.UGraft’s Eyelash Implant Surgery For Longer Thicker Eyelashes : Before and After Photos

Three months after the procedure for longer eyelashes, the patient reported being “very happy” with her thicker, fuller eyelashes. Additionally, she said that her eyelashes were more even and natural looking. She started using less mascara and feeling confident about her appearance. Most importantly, (other than the occasional trimming), the patient didn’t have to do a lot of maintenance to achieve her desired appearance.

Three months later, the patient’s eyelashes were longer, thicker, and fuller thanks to Dr.UGraft’s procedure for longer eyelashes

Three months later, the patient’s eyelashes were longer, thicker, and fuller thanks to Dr.UGraft’s procedure for longer eyelashes*

 

Three months after her Dr.UGraft eyelash extension surgery in Los Angeles, the patient shows excellent growth of her nape hair grafts

Three months after her Dr.UGraft eyelash extension surgery in Los Angeles, the patient shows excellent growth of her nape hair grafts*

 

This patient got longer thicker eyelashes after Dr.UGraft eyelash extension surgery

The patient showing longer, thicker eyelashes six months after the surgery that Dr. Umar performed.*

 

Patients Results Video:  Procedure For Longer Eyelashes With Nape Hair

Learn more about this patient’s journey into eyelash transplantation by watching this video and listening to her feedback.

Lash enhancement surgery for Venice Beach patient results in longer, natural eyelashes

 

This case demonstrates that if you want thicker longer eyelashes you don’t have to use artificial hair or solely rely on makeup products. If you would like to know how to get thicker eyelashes and want to learn more about the  Dr.UGraft™ eyelash implant surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Umar today!

 

Eyelash Implant Surgery Using Nape Hair FAQ:

How much does the Dr. UGraft eyelash implant surgery cost?

Unlike hair transplants where the cost is determined per graft, eyelash transplant surgery is a more delicate and precision based procedure and therefore has a flat fee. Clinics generally charge between $5,000 and 10,000 for eyelash implant surgery. The cost of Dr. Umar’s eyelash implant surgery is priced very competitively.

What’s the difference between the Dr.UGraft eyelash extension surgery and eyelash extensions?

While eyelash extensions may seem like a cheap and easy solution, they, unfortunately, have many drawbacks, including pulling out your natural lashes, infections, inflammation and becoming misshapen without proper grooming. An eyelash extension surgery (eyelash implant procedure) however is a permanent and natural solution using your REAL hair and requires minimal maintenance.

How often should I do maintenance on my eyelashes if I get eyelash extension surgery?

The maintenance requirement after eyelash extension surgery (eyelash implant surgery) depends on where Dr. Umar extracted your grafts from. If he utilizes hair from your legs, you will need to trim your eyelashes once every three to four weeks. However, if he uses hair from your head, you will trim your eyelashes once every one to two weeks.

Is a surgical lash enhancement procedure a more permanent alternative to eyelash extensions?

Unlike transplanted hair, eyelash extensions need to be maintained year round. Due to natural lash growth cycles and water damage, the extensions require touch-ups every 6-8 weeks. Since extensions are applied with adhesives, you can lose them or wash them off without really noticing. A surgical lash enhancement is a much more permanent solution because your natural hair is transplanted using the Dr.UGraft,

How does the cost of surgery compare to the cost of new eyelash treatments?

New eyelash treatments like extensions and Latisse become an ongoing cost for the user. Both options require constant use/maintenance in order to be effective. Extensions need touch-ups every 6-8 weeks due to everyday wear and tear as well as water damage. And Latisse needs to be used daily which will be relatively expensive in the long run. Surgery on the other hand, provides permanent results after completion. With surgery, the patient gets to enjoy their natural transplanted hair without worrying about future costs of the upkeep. In the long run, the cost of surgery is much less when compared to the ongoing costs of extensions or medication use.

If I want to hold off on surgical eyelash enhancement procedures, will natural home remedies like green tea or applying castor oil help me get longer eyelashes?

Natural remedies like green tea or castor oil have not been proven to be viable options. There’s simply no evidence to support that these remedies have any benefits for stimulating hair growth. However, patients can achieve permanent results with a lash enhancement procedure performed by Dr. U.

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Further Reading:

Read about this patient who received the eyelashes of her dreams using leg hair harvested with Dr.UGraft™ instrumentation

Learn about eyebrow restoration procedures for males using the Dr.UGraft method

Read the research behind the use of leg hair grafts and FUE hair transplantation