Wanting to have attractive, soulful eyes, reduce makeup steps and avoid eyelash loss, Ngan 27 years old, contacted many beauty salons to ask about biological eyelash transplant techniques.
Ngan works for a media company in Hanoi, has to meet, communicate with other people and apply makeup every day. For three years now, she has been “loyal” to attaching false eyelashes because her real eyelashes are very short, often fall off, and do not hold them up. According to her, false eyelashes are not natural, but they limit the steps of makeup and save time. Recently, Ngan was introduced by friends to a method of biological eyelash transplantation, which helps the existing eyelashes to be stronger, longer to fall and thicker.
Before transplanting eyelashes, Ngan consulted the cost of some places. Service prices at spas range from 10 to 15 million VND, if you pay in full once, you will receive a discount of 10 to 15%. The consultant is committed to the method of painless, no bleeding, no complications, ensuring “harmonious with the face, not hard”, with warranty.
However, biological eyelash transplant is an invasive procedure, so she is still cautious. Ngan also found out, knowing that this method is not durable, “sooner or later the eyelashes will fall out and not grow back”, so the more hesitant.
Oanh 25 years old, also used to implant biological eyelashes at a spa in Hanoi, but after only three months, her eyelashes began to fall out. From there, she switched to coconut oil, makeup for thick and long eyelashes. When there is an important occasion, she uses false eyelashes or eyelash extensions to make her eyes big and beautiful, the cost is cheaper, only 1/10 compared to eyelash transplant.
Commenting on the method of biological eyelash transplantation, Doctor Nguyen Thi Kieu Trang, Department of Dermatology and Aesthetics, Hospital of Medical University of Ho Chi Minh City, said that this is a technique to introduce active ingredients that have a stimulating effect on the root of the eyelashes. , making this part grow longer, thicker, stronger and darker in color. At many facilities, the price of biological eyelash transplant is from 500,000 VND to 600,000 VND per session. The whole process costs from 10 million to 15 million. Most establishments have “quality assurance” as well as a commitment to effectiveness after implementation.
However, according to Dr. Trang, in addition to putting active ingredients to stimulate eyelash growth, this method also removes healthy hair and transplants it into the hairless eyelash area. This should be done by skilled and experienced plastic surgeons to create a safe and beautiful lashes. The implantation area must be monitored regularly for the eyelashes to live and grow well.
Sharing the same opinion, Master, Doctor Cao Ngoc Duy, Deputy Head of the Department of Maxillofacial Aesthesia, Duc Giang General Hospital, said that biological eyelash implants only have a temporary effect, effective from 60 to 70%, not can be 100% as advertised. The reason is that the hairs in each area have different structures and characteristics, especially the eyelashes are thin, thin, and small, so when transplanting hair in other areas, they are often unnatural, not durable and definitely fall off. When implanting hair follicles and eyelash roots, it can cause inflammation of the eyelids or maladaptation if sterility is not guaranteed.
Biological eyelash transplant is also an invasive method, the doctor uses a specialized needle or a specialized machine to insert an eyelash hole, inserting hairs or hair follicles for implantation, which can lead to infection.
In addition, when implanting eyelashes, customers are anesthetized and will have certain risks. For example, accidentally implanted into the eyelid cartilage glands, causing blockage of the gland holes, leading to ineffective eyelash transplantation. After implantation, eyelashes are susceptible to infection if not cared for properly.
Dr. Trang said that women can still implant biological eyelashes, but need to understand the essence of this method as well as supplement nutrients to stimulate eyelash growth, so don’t believe too much in advertising. Before transplanting, you need to examine the area of the eyelids and eyes to determine the exact level of eyelash transplantation and follow the surgical rules to avoid infection, bruising, swelling.
“Choosing a reputable facility and a good beauty method is both a scientific investment and avoids losing money, but it is not effective in the long run,” said Ms. Trang.
Answer VnExpressProfessor, Doctor, Doctor Nguyen Tai Son, Standing Vice President of the Vietnam Association of Plastic Surgery, said that the demand for beauty is increasing again after being affected by the pandemic, leading to the risk of Accidents increase, especially when performing procedures in illegal establishments, spas without cosmetic functions. In addition to the process at the facility is not guaranteed, the performer has no knowledge of aesthetics, many doctors and nurses have “hands-on”, no expertise, students who have not graduated… also conduct cosmetic procedures. leading to accidents, complications, even at the expense of the customer’s life.
The professor recommends spas only have skin care functions and perform non-invasive procedures through the skin. People who need plastic surgery must actively protect themselves, stay awake, and be wary of “great discount” offers and advertisements. “Absolutely not greedy for cheap plastic surgery to avoid losing money and carrying defects,” Professor Son said.