Afro hair transplant
This type of hair transplant is the only viable method for those with Afro hair or curly hair. The structural difference of this type of hair requires an expert hand and great understanding of using hair transplant methods according to different hair types. This type of hair is very susceptible to “rebound” if transplanted incorrectly and requires a difference in aesthetic approach as well. The angular placement of each graft is also different with this hair type.
One of the most critical factors in operating is the analysis of curly hair. According to the results of this analysis specialists must consider multiple factors such as the scalp and the transplantation angle. Another key factor is properly assessing graft number according to the needs of the patient which can prove to be more difficult with especially curly hair. Due to the depth and type of the graft, extraction is also quite critical because damaging and risking the loss of grafts would prove to be greatly negative during the procedure and compromise quality to a great degree.
Analysing the hair type of the patient properly is an essential step for all hair transplant.
Developing a critical understanding of the correlation between race and hair type is important as each racial feature deserves critical care and great respect to their needs while operating in order to ensure excellent results.
Those of African descent generally have two hairline positions; low and medium-high, while Caucasian men tend to have high hairlines and those of Asian ancestry have low hairlines. Therefore, from the use of specific tools to suit hair structure properly to the knowledge and aesthetic inclination of the surgeon play a great factor in the quality of the transplant. The thick and curly nature of African hair follicles provide greater coverage than that of others. This means the opportunity to provide greater density without sacrificing the coverage of the donor area is a much higher possibility.
The main features of Afro hair
Since many black men tend to shape their hairline in a straighter line, the zigzag of their front line is much less prominent compared to those of other ethnicities. Angle placement is also much more crucial in such cases. In Afro type hair it is important to follow the natural angle of existing hairs to ensure a natural yet shapely appearance.
Afro-style hair is generally tightly coiled, of course there are certain textures with looser curls, firmer curls, kinkier curls, or ring curls but to provide a more general category, this type of hair requires a very very specific approach. Afro hair also tends to be drier by nature, thus requires more moisture and sebum (an oil produced by the scalp to preserve and protect hair) which travels along the hair strands to provide moisture. With the tightly curled nature of Afro hair, this sebum is unable to travel throughout the hair.
Despite the physical differences, Afro-textured hair is biochemically the same to all other types of hair. It is made of the keratin protein, has an outer cuticle layer, and is trapped within the hair follicle by strong connective tissue bonds.
Afro Hair Transplant Methods
There are two applicable methods in regards to Afro hair transplants.
The FUE method, which involves a skilled surgeon to remove grafts and place them into channels which have been opened. These follicular units are called grafts and contain surrounding fatty tissue alongside hair follicles. These units are transferred to bring about the most natural appearance with immensely low risk.
In contrast to the non-invasive nature of the FUE procedure, the FUT procedure is also another method that can be applied to Afro-textured hair. Unfortunately, due to the scarring this procedure brings about and the slower healing time which leads to greater risk, this procedure is not preferred and not applied by our behalf.
Afro-type hair, which is usually curved and has larger follicles
Is more difficult to remove without damaging the graft and the other follicles surrounding it. Therefore some clinics only provide the FUT method for this hair type. Black skin is also more prone to keloid scarring, which causes lumps beneath the surface of the skin. This is critical to both know and should be taken into account both by the patient and the surgeon before the procedure. Nevertheless, receiving wonderfully thick and well-shaped results in Afro Hair Transplants is highly possible, and with the correct care and technique is also prone to perfect results.
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 certain industry experts when it comes to all manner of hair transplant procedures. More specifically, our doctors have an unparalleled depth of knowledge which means they can perform Afro hair transplants in Turkey with utmost precision and care towards results.
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 the risks associated with Afro hair transplants, our patients can rest assured that our surgeons will be able to conduct meticulous and artful transplants.
How Do Afro Hair Transplants Work?
Prior to the Afro Hair Transplant our surgeons will first understand the structure of the hair follicles and determine the number of grafts necessary to provide you with coverage on the necessary areas. Our surgeons only provide the FUE transplant method due to its many advantages and because it is much easier to heal.
Due to the natural curl of the hair follicle in afro hair
The rate of follicle damage can be high, which may result in the transplant being less effective if not shown proper care and expertise.
A procedure of such a complex nature must be carried out with empirical knowledge and experience on the characteristics of Afro Hair on a physiological level. Hence, we work with experts in the field and on the topic.
Afro Hair Transplant Costs
Afro hair transplants are often amongst the most difficult procedures to carry out. The nature of this type of hair makes it susceptible to risk. Such aspects as graft survival rate and the risk and aftercare process makes this hair type both difficult to operate on and care for. This is why a critical analysis stage is very important.
Our team of experts perform this procedure in internationally accredited facilities with immensely high quality materials. Despite certain risks, our meticulous transplant methodology ensures the highest possible quality and results.
The price of Afro Hair Transplant
Of course depends on the sub-type of the FUE method and the additional treatments provided alongside it. Upon analysis and consultation, our experts determine the method and additional treatments necessary to provide the best density and most natural appearance.
Afro hair transplant results
Although Afro type hair transplants can be a challenge, it also has advantages as well, the darker tone of the skin makes any post-op redness virtually invisible. In terms of results, the curly nature of Afro-type hair makes it appear as though it is slower to grow, this is because the length becomes masked by the shape of the hair. Nevertheless, curly hair and the thicker hair-roots of this type of hair makes it possible to receive very thick results.
Due to the nature of its physical structure
Follicular units of Afro hair are larger than Caucasian and Asian hair. The curly structure changes the root shape of grafts. This impacts both the hair follicle and the root under the skin. This causes the removal stage to be just as crucial as transplantation so that both extracted grafts and surrounding grafts do not become damaged. The benefits of any successful hair transplant are the same for everyone. From a repaired hairline, it has renewed confidence and happiness. However, like mentioned before, 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, especially as it reaches its peak growth upon overcoming the shock loss stage.
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.