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Champagne Brows by Dr. Champagne: Expert Answers to Your Burning Questions

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Welcome to our comprehensive Q&A session on the celebrated Champagne Brows technique. Your inquiries have poured in, and Dr. Champagne is here to answer them with the precision and care that hallmark his trademarked procedure.


Q: How long does the Champagne Brows procedure take?

A: The duration of a Champagne Brows session can vary between 5 to 8 hours. This timeframe is largely dependent on the number of follicles required for placement. The creation of recipient site microincision pattern and placement of the follicles is, indeed, the most meticulous part of the procedure, demanding precision and attention to detail to achieve the desired aesthetic outcome.

Q: What is the price range for Champagne Brows?

A: Questions about cost are frequent, and understandably so. However, the pricing is as individualized as the procedure itself and must be calculated based on a patient’s specific needs. For an accurate estimate, I encourage scheduling a consultation or contacting our patient coordinators.

Q: Is the procedure painful, or is the area numbed?

A: Comfort is a priority during the Champagne Brows procedure. We utilize a combination of local anesthetic and sedative medications to ensure you remain comfortable, often to the point of sleeping through the session. Rest assured, our patients do not characterize the experience as painful.

Q: When will the new hair grow after the transplanted follicles shed? What’s the survival rate?

A: New growth typically begins around 4 months post-transplantation. While the survival rate is generally high in the range of 90-95%, individual results may vary depending on the factors such as the patient’s overall health, pre-existing scar tissue, the quality of the donor hair, and post operative care. It’s essential to follow Dr. Champagne’s instructions carefully to optimize the chances of successful hair growth.

Q: Where does the donor hair come from?

A: The most reliable donor hair is sourced from the scalp, usually from the back or occasionally above the ear, chosen for its similarity in texture and growth pattern to eyebrow hair.

Q: Does the hair grow back in the harvested area? What should I expect during the healing process?

A: The harvested area is carefully sutured, resulting in no area of hair loss. The surrounding hair conceals the fine line of the incision which becomes imperceptible over time.

Q: I don’t live in California. Can you recommend someone in my area?

A: It’s challenging to recommend other surgeons as I can only vouch for the work my team and I perform. However, I invite you to discuss your options with me directly.

Q: Is curly hair a barrier to getting Champagne Brows?

A: It depends on how tight the curl is, and there is a range of hair types that can be a good candidate for eyebrow transplantation. In my experience hair types 1A through 3B allow for the best results. There’s a scale on my website at this link where you can read more about Champagne Brows and the hair types that allow for the best result. 

Q: What about existing microblading?

A: If you are content with your microbladed shape and simply wish to add hair, we can proceed without removal. However, if the shape or color is unsatisfactory, removal options can be explored before the transplant.

Q: When do the transplanted eyebrows start to regrow?

A: Transplanted hairs typically shed within 2 to 3 weeks after the procedure—this is normal. Regrowth begins around 4 months later, with full results visible within a year.

Q: Can transplanted eyebrows undergo treatments like lamination?

A: Absolutely. Since they are composed of your natural hair, they can be treated as such.

Q: Will transplanted hairs require trimming?

A: Yes, the transplanted hair will continue to grow and will require regular trimming to maintain the ideal brow length. Most patients trim once or twice weekly. 

Q: Will hair regrow in the donor area at the back of the head?

A: The root system of each hair is moved from the donor area to the eyebrows completely intact. It should not be thought of as hair loss because they are simply being moved to another area. The donor area is left with a very thin, imperceptible incision line that is hidden within the surrounding hair. 

Q: Is ongoing plucking or tweezing necessary after the procedure?

A: There is no need for tweezing any of the transplanted hairs after the procedure, as they are strategically placed to enhance the shape of the new brows. Each transplanted follicle will give rise to a single hair, growing within the carefully designed borders of the brow area. No new hairs will emerge outside these borders, except for those that existed prior to the transplant. The primary maintenance required for your Champagne Brows is regular trimming—typically once or twice a week—as the transplanted hair will continue to grow just like it did in the donor area at the back of the scalp.

Q: Why might some patients experience bruising?

A: Post-procedural bruising varies per individual and is typically a sign of the body’s natural healing process.

Q: Can an unsatisfactory eyebrow transplant be reversed?

A: If a patient has undergone an unsatisfactory eyebrow transplant with a different surgeon, there is hope. Through methods like laser hair removal or follicular unit extraction, the original transplanted hairs can be removed, and I have performed my Champagne Brows procedure successfully on many patients in this situation. Of course, each case is unique and must be evaluated by me during a consultation. 

For a personalized consultation to explore the potential of Champagne Brows for yourself, please contact our patient coordinators.

To see Dr. Champagne in consultation:
☎️: 310.859.2379

Jason Champagne,M.D.

9400 Brighton Way, Penthouse Suite
Beverly Hills, CA 90210


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