Dr. Jeffrey Epstein, a Miami hair restoration specialist, recently donated his time to restore the facial hair of military veteran Joseph Jones. Jones lost during an IED blast almost ten years ago. Jones suffered minor injuries, but the bomb's heat deadened the hair follicles on his face. Jones feels like the permanent change in his appearance erased a piece of his personal identity. "Some people might look at me and say I don't need hair," Jones said, "but this is important to me. I want to look normal."
It took over eight hours for Dr. Epstein to perform the procedure, which he did pro-bono. Using Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), Dr. Epstein harvested about 3,000 hair follicles from a donor site on Jones' lower scalp. Each follicle was then placed along the target area, creating new eyebrows and a beard.
Having his facial hair and eyebrows restored will be a major life change for Jones. "The beard and facial hair will put him in harmony with how he feels. It's going to make a difference," Dr. Epstein states.
Dr. Epstein has 22 years of experience and is one of the most recognized experts in hair restoration worldwide. He has performed 9,000 plus hair restoration procedures. The founder of the Foundation for Hair Restoration, Dr. Epstein has developed innovative transplant techniques which allow him to bring long lasting, natural looking results to his patients.