Tuesday, 8 October 2013
Photos: Nigerian acid attack victim Naomi Oni has eyebrows restored
The acid burned off the skin on her face and scalp and left her temporarily blinded. She lost her eyelids, eyebrows and some of her hair in the assault. Fortunately doctors have been able to rebuild her her features, including taking skin from the back of her ear to make new eyelids for her and now new eyebrows. See more more photos after the cut. She said:
'It has been very difficult to come to terms with.My doctors have been brilliant but it will take years of laser surgery to repair my face.There is only so much you can do at any one time – then there is long healing process before you can undergo the next stage of the treatment.It is only now that I had been able to have semi-permanent make-up on my face.'I loved having the treatment – it feels so good to have my eyebrows back.
'What I loved about the treatment was its intricacy – it is a form of cosmetic tattooing. It is the closest you can get to mimicking the appearance of the original brow.
I did get a bit emotional when I saw them. It’s the first time I have seen myself with eyebrows for almost a year.'