A case of eyelash transplantation a first in the UK or not?

“A woman from Greater Manchester has become the first person in the UK to undergo an eyelash transplant, surgical teams have claimed.

Louise Thomas, 19, from Stockport, had the treatment because she suffers from trichotillomania – obsessive plucking or pulling out hair.”


The surgery was performed by a private cosmetic surgery firm, Transform, who say they were the first to perform it in the UK having used a technique developed in the United States.

They are presumably describing single hair or follicular unit transplants but could this really be the first eyelash case in the UK? Perhaps the first for trichotillomania but what about alopecia or trauma?