Ohio, Ohio (AP) A hair transplant is a procedure that will turn a person's head hairless and turn them into a new person.The procedure is popular in New York City, where it is called the "babysitting" of a transplanted face.It is also common in other parts of the world, including the United States, Canada and Israel.It's not a very common procedure.The U.S. has only about a dozen such transplants ...
An African American woman who lost her hair in a botched transplant has now been told she will be able to get the hair back with a new transplant, the first in a long line of black transplant patients.
The Washington Post reports that the transplant patient, who has not been identified, was treated at a local clinic after being denied a hair transplant last month.
The transplant is being performed at the Transplant Center of Northwest, which was established by the Department of Veterans Affairs in the aftermath of the 2012 assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.”
I don’t have to worry about my hair growing back.”
The transplant is being performed at the Transplant Center of Northwest, which was established by the Department of Veterans Affairs in the aftermath of the 2012 assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
In a press release, the transplant center said the patient was able to “receive the hair transplant on the spot” and said the surgery “was quick and easy and painless.”
A video from the center’s website shows a woman, who the Post identified as Amanda Williams, walking into a hallway, where she walks around the waiting room and then up to the patient.
She is seen walking toward her hair, and then she walks away.
The center, which operates at least three other facilities, told the Associated Press it was aware of the news and was working to notify the patient and her family.
A spokeswoman for the VA told the AP that “there is no longer a VA-approved alternative to hair transplanted from a deceased donor, as this procedure is currently not approved by the agency.”