Men who suffer from facial hair loss, whether from Alopecia, chemotherapy, radiation, or TTM, are often fearful of the new tattooed eyebrow and lash simulation process because they have a misconception that it will look cosmetic. Yet, if they seek out a highly trained professional, one who is recommended by a hair loss specialist or plastic surgeon, no one will be able to tell the difference between the crafted, individual brush strokes and human hair.
Sadly, many men shun this painless tatoo process in favor of living in a state of deep self-consciousness. "There is no need for men who have already suffered disease or treatment that has left them without eyebrows or eyelashes to live without them" says Pam Neighbors, Licensed Esthetician Certified in Dermapigmentation, who works with plastic surgeons and hair loss specialists in the Seattle and Everett areas. "Eyebrows are one-third of a person's facial expression. Going without them greatly impacts a man's communication potential." Neighbors performs detailed eyebrow and eyelash simulation for people with a number of conditions including:
- The 2.5 million people in the U.S. living with Trichotillomania, an impulse control disorder often characterized by the pulling of facial hair.
- Alopecia Areata, a disease that causes partial or full hair loss over the entire body.
- Chemotherapy and radiation recipients who have lost their eyebrows and lashes
- People with scars that cross the eyebrow area and make it appear uneven.
- Sufferers of various skin diseases that cause facial hair loss.
People with thinning eyebrows or lashes.
The artist points out that the new eyebrow enhancements/simulations distinguish a man's features, making him appear more youthful and vibrant, while still maintaining a natural look.
Eyelash simulation for men can now also look genuine. A light taupe color is applied at the lash base with dots of the original lash color on top to provide definition without looking like the "eyeliner" so many men fear. Men need to think of this amazing process as camouflage. We've come a long way in using tattoos to help men with skin disease, hair loss, burns and scars to feel like they've regained their identity again."
Pam Neighbors can be reached at (425)258-6245 - she is happy to answer any questions you may have regarding this process.