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In an effort to make the procedure more accessible, the National Institutes of Health is looking to give people facial hair transplants.
The institute announced today that it is partnering with the cosmetic and medical device company Nuveen to test facial hair grafts for the first time.
The tests will be conducted on patients with facial hair loss, as well as those who are still able to have it.
Dr. Michael Osterholm, the medical director of the NIEHS Clinical Center for Facial Hair Transplantation, said facial hair donation has been around for more than a decade.
“Facial hair is a very important part of a person’s identity, and there is a growing community of people who are interested in helping others,” Osterheim said.
“Our hope is that the transplantation will help people who would not be able to undergo the surgery or have been unable to receive the transplanted hair because of their disease or their genetics.”
The research team, including Dr. Eric Crampton, professor of plastic surgery at the University of South Florida, and Dr. Scott Kuchler, associate professor of dermatology at the Yale School of Medicine, will use the procedure to test whether it will work for people with mild to moderate facial hair.
The test will be run in a clinical setting with patients who have lost up to 75 percent of their hair, or between 50 and 90 percent.
The procedure will take about six weeks to complete, and then the patients will be eligible for a second transplant.
The NIEHL is working with the company to ensure the procedure is safe.
“Our goal is to get people with facial cancer to have their transplant and have a chance at a new start in their lives,” Dr. Kuchling said.
“This is a way for people who have had the surgery to get back to the life they once knew.”
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