(male) I have a question regarding eyebrow restoration. All of the websites I’ve been to for doctors who specialize in eyebrow restoration describe the procedure in the same way. They all talk about using donor hair from the scalp. Is there any alternative way of obtaining donor hair, i.e., from a different location on the body, so as to eliminate the issue of transplanting hair that may or may not have the same characteristics as eyebrow hair, and hair that will continue to grow unless trimmed periodically for the rest of a person’s life? What about using arm hair, leg hair, or chest hair? Also, is it possible to obtain donor hair by extracting, rather, plucking, existing eyebrow hair? Can the follicles be extracted that way?
Body hair has a long sleep cycle. For every body hair that you transplant, less than 4 out of 10 will grow at any one time because of this long cycle. Hair from different parts of the body have different sleep cycles. I’ve answered this before a few times, most recently here.
Your thinking is good, but the cycling of the hair makes this approach not practical. I would be reluctant to moving eyebrow hair around. There is a possibility that if it is move, it may not regrow, so I avoid this solution. All hair can be extracted using the FUE techniques that I have pioneered (see Follicular Unit Extraction: Minimally Invasive Surgery for Hair Transplantation).