Hair transplant for curly hair may seem more challenging than others. People from African American, black, or Afro-Caribbean backgrounds typically have hair with tight curls. Not only is this type of hair curly on the surface, but also underneath the scalp. This is why a hair transplant for afro-typical hair is often considered challenging. However, experienced ethnic hair transplant specialists can perform this procedure in Turkey with ease. Furthermore, the cost of such hair transplant operations is much more affordable in comparison to other European countries and the USA.
Does a hair transplant work for Afro-typical hair?
In the first years of hair transplant technologies, both follicular hair transplantation (FUT) and follicular unit extraction (FUE) methods were not suitable for Afro hair transplant. The curly structure of Afro typical hair means that the hair root occupies a much wider area underneath the skin. Traditional hair extraction methods usually damage curly hair roots and reduce the viability of hair follicles. Because initial tools and methods designed for hair transplant were not suitable to extract such hair follicles, earlier afro-typical hair transplant operations were often unsuccessful and caused noticeable scarring.
With today’s technological developments in hair transplant methods, afro hair transplant has become as easy as for any other hair type. Today, people with curly hair can get an equally successful hair transplant result. Furthermore, the tight and unique curls of this hair type make achieving a dense hair look much easier, and a guaranteed success.
Hair transplant for African American men
In addition to general reasons of hair loss for men such as male pattern baldness, which is experienced by men from all ethnicities, black men can also suffer from traction alopecia.
Male pattern baldness is commonly caused by the sensitivity to a hormone called DHT. This hormone increases with ageing and sensitive people can react to it with shrinking hair follicles.
Traction alopecia is more specific to African American, Afro-Caribbean, or black men. This is because men from these ethnicities tend to wear their hair in tightly braided styles such as cornrows. Such tight hairstyles cause damage to the hair follicles over time. This type of hair loss is commonly irreversible and treatment requires a hair transplant. Afro-hair transplant should be performed carefully by experts to preserve the natural curls of the hair and avoid scarring after the operation. To preserve the curls, the plantation angle is extremely important and our surgeons ensure the utmost surgical procedure to get a natural look.
Our medical consultants will walk you through the surgical process, and be with you during both the operation and recovery period. Rest assured that Heva Clinic is one the widely trusted surgical clinics in Turkey; reach our medical consultant to discuss and plan your operation.
Hair transplant for African American women
African American women are also prone to hair loss due to braids, weaves, buns, rollers, and cornrows. Also, traction alopecia may cause patches of baldness in the hairline, creating an undesired look over time by damaging and weakening the hair follicles. Hair transplant procedures for African American women should be performed by addressing the unique nature of an individual’s curls. The placement angle and direction of the hair follicles are important for achieving a natural look. Furthermore, because curly hair roots take up more space naturally, hair follicles should not be placed too close to each other. Generally hairline lowering operation is sufficient to achieve a desired look.
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Procedure of FUE hair transplant for black people
FUE hair transplant method is one of the most preferred methods for hair transplant. People suffering from extreme hair loss can regain their healthy hair through this process. FUE hair transplant essentially involves harvesting individual hair follicles from the back of the head with a punch tool or manual punch technique and planting these hair follicles one-by-one to the desired area.
FUE hair transplant is also suitable for black people. A punch tool with a wider applicator is used for the curly hair of African American people. By using a wider punch tool, possible damage to the hair follicle is minimized.
Is FUE hair transplant suitable for black men?
FUE hair transplant is suitable for black men. Experienced hair transplant clinics can perform successful FUE hair transplant procedure for black men. However, the risk of lumpy scars called keloids at the back of the head should be taken into consideration. A patch test might be suggested by your surgeon before the FUE hair transplant procedure.
Procedure of DHI hair transplant for black people
Direct hair implantation (DHI) hair transplant is another popular technique developed for effective hair transplant. DHI method is considered as the improved version of the FUE hair transplant method. Hair follicles are individually extracted with the help of a special tool called the Choi implanter pen. The hair follicles are simultaneously loaded into the pen ready to be planted to the desired area. DHI hair transplant method provides better hair viability and an easier transplantation procedure. Hair transplantation experts can also apply the DHI method for black people. This technique requires experience and high precision to achieve satisfactory results for black people.
How long does it take for a transplanted hair to grow for Afro typical hair?
If you are considering getting a hair transplant with either FUE or DHI procedure, you might be wondering how long it would take you to get your healthy hair back. It takes a while for hair follicles to adjust and capillary vessels to surround newly transplanted hair follicles. You should take good care of the transplanted area to help with the healing process according to your surgeon’s aftercare instructions. For black people, the growth of transplanted hair can take up to 3-6 months. The full result becomes visible 12 – 14 months after your procedure.
Is hair transplant safe in Turkey?
With improved techniques such as FUE and DHI, hair transplant procedures have become safer over the years. Today, qualified surgeons specializing in African American, Afro-Caribbean or black hair transplant in Turkey provide safe hair transplant operations. Surgeons experienced in hair transplant operations can shorten the procedure time which consequently reduces the potential risks during the operation.
Because both FUE and DHI technique does not involve any cuts or stitches, these procedures pose low operational and post-surgery risks. After the surgery, you can experience mild sensitivity and redness during the healing process.
Is a hair transplant painful?
Because it is a surgical operation, people are usually concerned about how painful the operation would be. In reality, you don’t need to be worried about a painful procedure. Your surgeon will be using local anaesthesia to provide maximum comfort during the surgery. Furthermore, as both FUE and DHI procedure does not involve any cuts or stitches, these procedures offer minimal discomfort and little to no pain during and after the operation. DHI method is especially considered as a painless operation since it does not involve any incision, contrary to the FUE method. Hair transplant surgeons in Turkey can provide quick and painless hair transplant results thanks to their expertise in the area.
Which hair transplant method is better for black males?
Deciding on the most suitable hair transplant method for black males can be a challenging subject because the specifics of the surgery can change depending on the hair structure of each individual.
DHI hair transplant offers great results because it allows effective extraction of hair follicles and quick transplantation procedure. Furthermore, the DHI method does not involve any incisions which reduce the risk of scarring at the donor area after the procedure. This means improved hair viability and successful hair transplant results.
On the other hand, the FUE method offers more control over the extraction process. Your surgeon can adjust the incision and extraction angle for each hair follicle and reduce damage to the hair roots. The manual punch method is especially recommended for more challenging hair types.
You might want to consult your surgeon about the better hair transplant method for your hair type to achieve the best results possible.
How much does Afro hair transplant cost in Turkey?
Turkey is a popular destination among black males looking to get both FUE and DHI hair transplant because of the lower prices and experienced clinics. Compared to European countries and the US hair transplantation costs are considerably lower in Turkey because of the supportive government policies. If you want to have an FUE or DHI hair transplant but do not want to spend a load of money, you might want to consider getting your hair transplant in Turkey. The cost of hair transplant for black males in Turkey changes between $1,500 – $5,000. Reach us to plan and get a quote for your risk-free operation.