Eyelash hair transplantation, also known as eyelash implants, is a relatively new procedure that originally was used to treat areas of the eyelid that have no eyelashes due to genetics, alopecia, or trauma such as that from cancer surgery or burns. Recently, however, Dr. Romeo V. Bato has been using the procedure to thicken and enhance the appearance of the eyelashes, in individuals who already have eyelashes.
The donor hairs come from the scalp which then become eyelashes and they continue to grow for a lifetime and therefore need to be trimmed typically once a month. To provide a natural appearance, the hairs are transplanted one at a time. This is a very delicate procedure, requiring perfect placement of these hairs that are angled at just the right direction and position to mimic natural growth.