If you have a high tolerance for pain, $8,000 to spare, and serious brow envy, then this may interest you. According to a report in the New York Post last week, there is a new kid on the cosmetic enhancements block – eyebrow transplants. The article states, “The painstaking and pricey treatment, originally developed for burn and dog-bite victims and later used to remedy baldness in men, is being increasingly used by women for vanity purposes.”
Various specialists report seeing a 30 percent rise in the demand for eyebrow transplants, a 3 hour procedure that involves hair follicles being transplanted from your scalp to your brows. Those opting for the costly treatment ($4,000 – $8,000) include overpluckers and women who long for the strong, perfectly shaped brows of genetic lottery winning celebrities like Megan Fox and Angelina Jolie.
Since transplanted brows have follicles from a woman’s head, the new brow hairs have to be trimmed regularly because they grow at the same rate as the hair on your head. Talk about high maintenance grooming.
A recipient of the treatment was quoted in the article as saying, “I’d hear girls in the office saying to each other, ‘You have the best eyebrows!’ – but nobody ever said that to me.” We’re no psychologists, but does anyone else think it might have been a better option for this woman to seek counseling for her apparent self esteem issues, rather than a cosmetic procedure?
We’re all for doing things that make you feel good, put a spring in your step and give you bullet proof self esteem. But this is just not one of them as it takes vanity to the extreme and to an unhealthy level, in our humble opinion.