What Is The Cost of Eyebrow Hair Transplants?

Q:  Dr. Eppley, if eyebrow loss is due to disease process like alopecia and not to behavioral issues such as trichotillomania or over plucking, would it still be considered cosmetic or might insurance cover part of the procedure(s)? I realize cost may vary, but since I would be traveling a fair distance for a consultation, can you provide ballpark estimate of cost? Thank you.

A: Short of traumatic loss of part or all of the eyebrows due to trauma( burn, avulsions), insurance is not going to cover eyebrow hair transplants. Thin or thinning eyebrows are viewed by insurance as a cosmetic problem not a medical one.  Generally speaking, most eyebrow hair transplants need about 150 to 200 hair on each side. (more may be needed) At $10 per each indivudal hair transplant that would bring the cost to about $ 4,000 for the procedure which is done in an office setting under local anesthesia.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana