Hair transplants help army veteran regain looks
An army veteran and victim of a roadside bomb has regained his rugged good looks thanks to a facial hair transplant.
American army veteran Joseph Jones feels he ‘looks like himself again’ following surgery to repair damage done to his face in an explosion in Iraq in 2004.
Joseph was on patrol in Iraq when an improvised explosive device was detonated alongside him, burning his face badly.
Now, thanks to an American program called Faces of Honour Joseph has undergone surgery to reconstruct his facial hair, with more than 3,000 hair follicles transplanted to his face.
The eight hour procedure has seen Jones’ beard and eyebrows reconstructed.
Jones said he felt the hair transplant procedure had given him his identity back.
“After the explosion and my injury my hair would not grow on my face,” he said.
“I didn’t have eyebrows, eyelashes or a beard and people would stare at my face. I lost a part of me when I lost my hair.
“Now I feel like myself again.”