According to reports, Tessica Brown, the Louisiana woman whose use of Gorilla Glue in her hair made national headlines, underwent a Beverly Hills surgical procedure to remove the offending gunk.
“The surgery went well,” Dr. Michael Obeng, director of MiKO Plastic Surgery, told CBS Los Angeles. “Tessica is doing well. She’s awake. The hair team is doing her hair.”
When Brown was under light anaesthesia after four-hour treatments, she got choked when she remembered that, according to TMZ, she could run her fingers again through her hair.
Obeng demonstrating in video TMZ shot of the treatment that the key ingredient in Super Glue, Polyurethane was the mixture of the medical-grade adhesive remover, aloe vera, olive oil and acetone.
Brown is later seen gazing into a mirror as she checks out her newly freed hair.
The surgeon had reached out to the desperate mother of five, who appealed for help in a TikTok video that went viral, and offered to provide the chemical treatment for free. Normally it will cost over 12,000 dollars.
“Obeng told CBS LA on Tuesday, “When I discover that this was valid, you could only feel compassion and sympathy for Tessica. “The procedure will be to dissolve the Gorilla Glue’s polyurethane.”
Brown and her sister used the Goof Off substance to loosen the glue enough to remove her ponytail, according to TMZ, before Wednesday’s treatment.
She told the exchange that for the rest of her life she had planned to wear wigs—but is glad that after Obeng’s work she won’t need them.
“I never was going to take this to social media. The reason I took this to social media was because I didn’t know what else to do,” she told ET.
“And I know somebody out there could have told me something. I didn’t think for one second when I got up the next morning it was gonna be everywhere,” she added.