How Beverly Hills Surgeon Dr. Michael K. Obeng, Removed Gorilla Glue From Tessica Brown’s Hair
According to TMZ, the procedure was performed by. Ghanaian American plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Obeng and took four hours to complete. According to Dr. Obeng, he “combined medical grade adhesive remover, aloe vera, olive oil and a dash of acetone” to remove the glue from her hair. He also did the procedure free of charge.
Tessica Brown arrived in California from Louisiana on Wednesday morning to see Dr. Michael K. Obeng, MD, a board-certified dermatologist and founder of Miko Medspa, who saw Brown’s story and sprung into action. The Beverly Hills doctor will finally provide Brown with some relief by completely removing the gorilla glue from her hair. The $12,500 procedure will be performed free of charge for the viral sensation.
Contrary to some reports, however, it won’t take two to three days for Dr. Obeng to remove the heavy-duty sealant. “I don’t know where that came from, but it will actually only take two to three hours to complete, and Tessica will be put to sleep so that she doesn’t feel any pain,” Dr. Obeng tells BET Digital. He explains that to remove the glue, he will use a specially made solvent created by him and his team, that will dissolve the long-bonded adhesive. However, the solvent does contain powerful chemicals to break through the seemingly indestructible adherent, which is why there will also be heapings of conditioner and “sterile water on standby.”
And while Dr. Obeng is unable to completely give specifics of the entire process, he says that much to everyone’s surprise, Brown will in fact be able to retain her hair. However, whether she chooses to keep her hair after the procedure, is her decision. “The procedure will not remove her hair,” Dr. Obeng says. “However, the strong solvents may damage the health of the hair.” Because of that, he says Brown may want to protect her hair with wigs and other styles.
The harrowing ordeal started about a month ago, when Brown says she used the strong adhesive to secure her wig after she ran out of her usual hair glue. She took to TikTok to share her dilemma, hoping that social media users might have advice or ideas on how to remove the glue. Gorilla Glue even tweeted some advice after Brown’s story went viral:
According to Dr. Obeng, Brown should experience a full and speedy recovery.