Hair-Raising Surgery Catching On June 10, 2004 NBC 6
Diana Gonzalez, Reporter – Health Connection
NBC-6, South Florida
Hair-Raising Surgery Catching On
With Jeffrey S. Epstein, M.D.
Report aired on June 10, 2004
Jennifer Valoppi, Anchor: We know that Americans spend millions of dollars on razors and lasers and waxes and creams; anything to get rid of all that unwanted body and facial hair. Thats why our Health Connection report tonight is so unusual. Diana Gonzalez is here to fill us in.
Diana Gonzalez, Reporter, Health Connection: Instead of filling in a receding hairline, heres a new twist on transplants: Taking follicles from here (pointing to bottom of scalp) and putting them where you wouldnt normally expect. In case youre squeamish, we wanted to let you know were showing an actual procedure.
Dr. Jeffrey S. Epstein (pointing to patients eyebrow with pen): If you look here, you can see all throughout this area where she used to have hair. Shes really lost that.
Diana Gonzalez: Over plucking is to blame for Christina Canellas sparse eyebrows.
Dr. Epstein (pointing to pen lines drawn under her left eyebrow): In this area where her hair is the thinnest, and also on top here (pointing above eyebrow), Ive drawn out a line to show where I want to transplant some hairs.
Diana Gonzalez: Dr. Jeffrey Epstein is taking hair follicles from her head and transplanting them into her eyebrows.
Dr. Epstein: Today the desired look is a thicker eyebrow. So while some of these women 20 or 30 years ago, when they were in their 20s, plucked their eyebrows out. Now they are desiring to have more natural looking, fuller eyebrows.
Diana Gonzalez: Because it is such a small area, eyebrow transplants are hard to do.
Dr. Epstein: Each graft needs to be placed precisely into the exact position so that the hairs dont grow straight out, but rather grow flat.
Diana Gonzalez: Goatees are tricky too. See how Dr. Epstein filled in the holes in this patients beard. [Shows before and after shots of a patient who had a beard transplant.]
Dr. Epstein: The nice thing about beard transplants is that like the scalp, these hairs are very similar, they keep on growing, they need to be trimmed. So when we take the hairs from the back of the scalp and put them in the beard, they can continue to grow as normal beard hair would grow.
Diana Gonzalez: And while most men these days are removing chest hair, this patient had hair from the back of his head transplanted to his chest. [Shows before and after shots of a patient who had a transplant on his chest.]
Dr. Epstein: These days, men are more interested in laser hair removal than hair replacement. However there still are some guys and women, that for whatever reason, desire more hair in areas where they werent born with or that they lost.
Diana Gonzalez: You might want to consider penciling in those eyebrows. A transplant can cost between $2,500 and $4,000, depending on the look youre going for.
More information about Jeffrey Epstein, M.D., is available on his website,www.foundhair.com. To see the actual video of this news story, click here:www.nbc6.net/health, and look for the story, Hair-Raising Surgery Catches On.
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