Afro hair transplant
Afro hair transplant in black patients.
Black Afro hair transplants (ie. African Caribbean, African American, Black British etc) have specific differences to Caucasian or Asian hair, which makes it very important that any hair transplant clinic has experience and understanding of these.
However, an Afro hair transplant patient is performed using just the same hair transplant techniques , even though their characteristics are different. In general, it is important to understand that:
Afro hair curls underneath the skin too, not just the visible portion, so “relaxing” the hair using chemicals does not straighten the hair subcutaneously. This means the hair grafts take up more space and need to be placed in slightly larger incisions and not quite so densely.
This curl also means that FUE is difficult and often impossible to perform on Afro hair, although mixed race patients frequently have straighter, less tight curls, which allows FUE to be performed. It can still be possible to use FUE on Afro hair but it must be fully realised that we may have to switch to the strip (FUT) method if it proves too difficult to extract the hair via FUE. Either that or book in for a small test FUE session. Below is an example of an Afro hair transplant using the FUE technique for 1300 grafts.
Patients with Afro hair also can inherit a problem with healing, called Keloid formation, which is where large thick scars can form after even minor skin trauma. This is not normally a problem for FUE but does sometimes occur in Black patients having strip hair transplantation (although uncommon).
Afro hair - black male - Case Study 1
A 41 year old Somalian man with a 10 year history of male pattern hair loss in the temples has one session of hair transplantation
Afro hair black female - Case Study 2
Female traction alopecia from braiding hair style. One session of FUT (strip) hair transplant,
Afro black male - Case Study 3
30 year old man with temple loss, one FUT hair transplant session 800 grafts
Afro hair transplant FUE
This photo shows an Afro hair transplant for 1300 FUE grafts is possible with Afro hair. A 0.9mm punch is used, which is slightly larger than we use nowadays but it does help take account of the curl underneath the hair.
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