Scalp Aesthetics, a hair restoration company that specializes in micro scalp pigmentation, recently performed a free procedure on 25-year-old Ryan Chalmers, a bronze-winning Paralympic athlete who took home his medal in 2012. Chalmers was born with spina bifida, a condition in which an incomplete closure of the spinal column results in a loss of mobility. He has been confined to a wheelchair for life.
Technicians at Scalp Aesthetics were able to camouflage a scar on the back of Chalmers' head, a condition that's quite common to those who suffer from spina bifida.
In addition to being a Paralympian, Chalmers has also raised awareness about his condition by trekking the 3,500 from Los Angeles to New York City in his wheelchair. By venturing about 50 miles per day, Chalmers completed the cross-country trip in only 80 days.
Chalmers' father, who lives in Rochester and works as a teacher helping children with spina bifida, contacted Scalp Aesthetics to perform the procedure. The company very readily accepted and offered it at no charge whatsoever.