Afro hair transplant, mostly African and American people with curly and wavy hair prefer this type of hair transplantation process. The people with Afro hair type is slightly different from the people with straight hair structure. Doctors try to approach curly and wavy hair more carefully with different techniques and various applications. Because the holding angles of the roots under the skin are different.
Afro hair transplant
When the operation process starts, the first and the most crucial step should be analysing the size of curly hair. According to the results of this analysis before the transplantation, specialists should consider the angle of the roots under the scalp of the head. After the calculation of these angles, it is of great importance to decide on the plan within which the transplantation will continue. The planned number of grafts are crucial in this type of operations. Therefore, unplanned transplantation may cause graft loss. Experiencing this type of significant loss is a great danger for the operation. A detailed plan means a successful process.
Analysing the hair types is an essential step for hair transplant.
Therefore, the differences in hair type between races are of great importance. We should take a look at the differences first.
African-American hairline may have two-shape hairline positioning; Low hairline and medium-high hairline. While the hairline of Caucasian men is high, the hairline of Asian men is low. Therefore, if the clinics don’t use suitable tools and instruments, black curly hair and roots can easily corrupt. The thick curly nature of black bristles provides more coverage than straight bristles. This means fewer hairs are transplanted while still providing adequate coverage.
The main features of Afro hair
Since many black people tend to shape the hairline in a straight line, black men’s zigzag line is much smaller compared to Caucasian or Asian zigzag lines. Angle placement is crucial when dealing with wavy or straight hair. However, angular placement in black curly hair is not as important as the doctor should only follow the natural direction and angle of hair growth.
Afro-style hair is usually tightly curled, but there are some categories as loose curly, firmer curly or even ring-tight curly. By nature, Afro hair tends to dry out. It needs water and sebum (an oil produced by the scalp) that travels along with the hair and acts as a moisturiser. Very tight curly hair, the road is usually devious because it prevents it.
Despite these apparent physical differences, Afro-textured hair is biochemically identical to all other hair. It is made from a protein called keratin, has an outer layer called cuticle, and is trapped in a hair follicle with strong connective tissue.
Methods to apply hair transplant for Afro Hair
There are two types of method to apply hair transplant for Afro Hair.
One replaces the Follicular Unit Transfer or ribbon retrieval method. The FUE method involves a skilled surgeon removing follicular units from the donor area using a punch tool. The follicular unit is a small piece of tissue consisting of four or five hair follicles and 20 hairs. These units are then transported, like all units, into small holes created by the surgeon. The result is a natural appearance with a small amount of wound.
In contrast to this method, FUT involves the surgeon removing a skin strip from the donor site, usually from one ear to the other, from the back of the head. The strip can be between 1 and 1.5 cm, and this leaves a marked scar. The hair transplant team separates the follicles and prepares them for transplantation.
Afro-type hair, which is usually curved and has larger follicles
Is difficult to remove without damage. Therefore, some clinics offer only the FUT method. Black skin also carries a higher risk for a condition called “keloid scarring”. This type of wound, which causes lumps and large wound tissue beneath the skin surface, results from the use of larger instruments when removing follicular units in the FUE procedure. The front hairline should be taken into account because it is different from the Caucasians and Asians.
As the demand from patients (in many cases, black women with traction alopecia) now turns to the FUE technique, which is a more difficult surgery, some surgeons have developed special skills to overcome the difficulties of FUE technique, and practice manual or automated FUE on patients with Afro hair. Generally, clinics do an individual test to be sure that the FUE technique is valid for the patient.
Afro hair transplant Turkey
Afro hair transplants in Turkey are often the most complex of all hair transplant procedures. Due to the natural curl of the hair follicle, ensuring maximum graft survival rates and minimising the possibility of ingrown hair is imperative in order to perform a successful procedure.
In Turkey, there are industry experts when it comes to all manner of hair transplant procedures. Our doctors have an unparalleled depth of knowledge which means they can perform an afro hair transplant Turkey with the utmost precision.
All of our procedures are performed at internationally accredited facilities, offering the highest quality of procedures found not only in Turkey but across Europe. Despite risks associated with working with afro hair, you can rest assured that our surgeons will be able to conduct meticulous afro hair transplant procedures to great effect.
How Do Afro Hair Transplants Work?
Prior to your afro hair transplant Turkey, our surgeons will ascertain the structure of your hair follicles and make a judgement as to whether FUE or the traditional FUT transplant is the best course of action for you.
On many occasions, your surgeon is likely to perform the FUE style of treatment where possible, due to the minimised risk of scarring and further complications. However, the FUT technique may be required. In this case, our surgeons will take care to ensure scarring is kept to a minimum post-procedure. This is particularly important when performing an afro hair transplant procedure as those with afro hair are often prone to inheriting Keloid scarring.
Due to the natural curl of the hair follicle in afro hair
Follicle damage rates can be high, meaning the transplant can be less effective if carried out similarly to other hair types. The expert surgeons in Turkey Hair Transplant, however, are highly skilled in performing this intricate procedure and ensure that procedure success rates remain high.
Such a complex procedure must be carried out only by surgeons with knowledge and experience on the clinical characteristics of afro hair. All surgeons who perform our afro hair transplant Turkey procedures are specialists in their field.
Afro hair transplant costs
Afro hair transplants in Turkey are often the most difficult and complex of all hair transplant procedures. Because of the natural curl of the hair follicle, maintaining maximum graft survival rates and decreasing the possibility of ingrown hairs are not easy tasks. Therefore, doctors should run some tests in order to perform a successful operation.
Our clinic performs these procedures in its internationally accredited facilities, offering the highest quality of operations both in Turkey and across Europe. Despite risks associated with working with afro hair, you can be sure that our surgeons will be able to perform meticulous afro hair transplant procedures to get great results.
The price of afro hair transplant
Is changing according to the technique that our clinic would suggest to you. After conducting some tests on the Afro hair, our doctors decide the method that they use for transplantation. The price may be higher if your hair is much denser than the regular type. However, there is not a significant difference between prices. Therefore, you should not be worry about the prices and enjoy the high quality with our experienced crew.
Afro hair transplant results
There are some challenges for transplanting Afro type hair. Although Afro type hair transplantation can be challenging, some experienced clinics offer this application. Since the skin tone is moderate to dark, post-operative redness is often unnoticed.
Afro hair transplantation is more sensitive than hair transplantation on Caucasian or Asian hair. Because African American hair has a certain root and the curved nature of the hair follicle, however, despite the difficulties of the procedure, experience and exceptional capabilities can lead a successful hair transplant as possible. There are some similarities between black curly hair and other hair for hair restoration. Nevertheless, black curly hair has unique features that make hair transplant more difficult.
By nature of afro-type hair
Follicle-containing units and hair can be larger than Caucasian and Asian hair. The curly structure changes the shape of the root. This structure is effective not only in the hair itself but also in the root under the skin. This means that; during the process of removing and planting hair follicles, the skin trauma will be greater. In addition, very small roots can be severely damaged by the follicular unit itself while the punch is being removed.
The benefits of any successful hair transplant are the same for everyone. From a repaired hairline, it has renewed confidence and happiness. However, Afro hair can look fuller than other hair types. This is related to the nature of curly hair. The newly developing curly hair gives a lush, pleasant appearance.
Besides, the best results in hair transplantation are those with a similar colour to the scalp. For example, someone with black and Afro hair, as well as someone with naturally blond hair and skin, will get good results.
Frequently Asked Questions Afro hair transplant
Which method do you recommend for Afro hair transplant?
The 'gold standard' of hair transplantation techniques is Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE method. However, it is not easy to perform FUE on Afro hair. Therefore, only the most skilled surgeons can offer the FUE method for Afro hair. Many clinics offer a test to see if you are eligible for a hair transplant.
It is possible to apply hair transplantation to people with Afro hair?
Someone of Afro Caribbean origin can have a hair transplant. Clinics can operate as long as there is a good donor site to collect follicular units and the recipient area is healthy enough to cope with newly implanted follicular units.
Is it safe to have a hair transplant for Afro hair?
The most critical step for this operation is to trust your surgeon and facility. Never use the hair transplant procedure if you feel uncomfortable. This is perhaps more important if you have Afro-type hair. You can get better results if you do your research well.