African Hair Transplant
For African hair transplant, the curlier black hair must be harvested with precision and placed in such a way that the hair matches the exit angles of the scalp. Hairline design for the African patient must also conform to ethnic specifications, namely in men a straighter, less curved shape, than what would be commonly observed in other races. Cultural sensitivity and knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the African hair shaft is a prerequisite for safe hair restoration in the African patient.
African Hair Loss Treatment
Hair loss in the African community is very common in both men and women, and Dr. Lam regularly performs hair transplants in the African or black patient. Many African men choose to shave their head if they have extensive baldness but not everyone does. Dr. Lam has performed hair restoration in African men who have early or late stages of baldness. In African women, the story can be different. The most common type of condition that affects African females is known as traction alopecia, caused by tight braiding, extensions, or chemical relaxers. The already brittle African hair shaft can be predisposed toward hair damage, and with traction injuries can be irreversible mandating a hair transplant procedure to correct the problem.
African Hair Transplant Surgery
African hair transplant surgery poses a unique set of challenges for the surgeon. The curliness of the hair shaft can be difficult to manage during the graft preparation phase and requires not only a skilled physician but a trained and experienced team, both of which the Lam Institute for Hair Restoration offers. The shape of an African hairline also necessitates an ethnically sensitive strategy that Dr. Lam also artistically and technically exercises with every patient. The hairline shape tends to be straighter with a more closed off fronto-temporal shape than in non-African individuals. Of course, for the female African patient, Dr. Lam creates a more female hairline shape that is both ethnically and gender sensitive.
African Hair Restoration
Before African hair restoration can be performed, the surgeon must be mindful of the conditions that may necessitate hair restoration in the African patient like traction alopecia that is very common in African women who frequently straighten their hair as well as conditions that would preclude hair transplant in the black patient like central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia that affects a few African individuals. Being knowledgeable about all the different types of hair diseases that specifically can affect the African patient will help the surgeon perform safe and ethnically sensitive hair restoration in the African patient.
African Hair Transplant Procedure
Call 1-888-866-3388 or email us to schedule your African hair restoration consultation. The details of African hair replacement (both the limitations and the benefits in your particular situation), and African hair transplant cost will be explained to you during your consultation with Dr. Lam and his team.
- View our African Hair Transplant Photos. (before and after gallery)