When the hair of a man's head is transplanted onto a woman's scalp, it's an extraordinary case of the impossible: hair transplants, often performed on babies with special needs, can be risky, expensive and extremely rare. And so it is that the hair transplanted on a newborn in New Jersey was transplanted to a newborn born with Down syndrome in California, where there is a shortage of the transpla...
AUSTIN, Texas — The hair transplant surgery of a Dallas-area woman who lost her hair in a botched transplant was the worst hair transplant she had ever done, and it cost $2,500, experts said.
“I was completely overwhelmed with joy,” Jessica Saylor said.
Saylor lost her eyebrows and hair to a botched hair transplant in 2008, but her eyebrows were still visible.
Sally Saylor had to wait three years for her transplant because of a complication, but she now has the help of an eye specialist and a hair transplant surgeon.
Saylor was born with a condition called Follicular Artery Degeneration.
The condition was caused by a genetic mutation in a gene called FADD1, and Saylor was diagnosed with the disease at the age of 5.
Saylor has been working to find a cure for the condition for the last 12 years.SUTTER: Why hair transplant is more than just a cosmetic procedure In the past few years, the U.S. has seen an explosion in hair transplanted across the country.
Some surgeons say they’ve been unable to get patients with FADD2 to survive transplants because of the virus.
Saker, a former beauty editor, started her own company, Saker Salon, in 2009 to help patients like Saylor get transplants done.
Saker Salon has a waiting list of more than 200 people and has more than 500 patients, Saylor’s attorney said.
The company was awarded the inaugural Follicle and Dye of the Year award by the International Hair Institute in 2014.
Sorter’s transplant has cost her more than $1,000.
She is now a mother to a 5-year-old son and her husband, David, who has had multiple surgeries for hair loss.
Sorter said she’s grateful that Saker salon has helped her with her surgeries and that she’s not the only one suffering.
“It has been a wonderful journey and I’m grateful to have found a new family and a new way to make a difference,” she said.
“My husband and I have both had multiple surgery for hair reduction,” Saylor added.
“I am just thankful that I had this beautiful chance to have a beautiful child, to have this beautiful face and beautiful hair.”
Saylor has had two operations.
In December, she had her eyebrows transplanted to help her face look more youthful and her chin transplant.
In March, Sorter lost her eyesight in a laser procedure.
She now wears glasses.
Siler said she feels lucky that she and her son are both doing well.
She said she is grateful for the doctors who performed her hair transplant.
“I know they did a fantastic job,” Siler said.
“The whole surgery, it’s just amazing.
I’m just thankful they did it.”