Hair loss and receding hairlines are pretty common for people of African and Caribbean descent. As a result, many people start looking at possible long-term solutions to their problems from a very young age.
It’s not a secret that extracting curly hair follicles with the commonly used classical FUE hair transplant turkey is difficult. As a result of that, there’s a common misconception about the results that can be achieved and that people of African and Caribbean descent can’t get great and natural-looking hair after a hair transplant surgery.
That’s not correct, and if a hair transplantation in Turkey claims they won’t be able to do it, you should start looking elsewhere. Over the years, Dr. Resul Yaman has worked on a few dozen patients with Afro-type hair, and the results he has managed to achieve are excellent. Below, you can find out more about Dr. Yaman’s approach to transplanting hair in people of African/Caribbean descent.
Transplanting Afro Hair Using the Rotator or Half Rotator Manual Extraction Technique
When doctor Yaman works on Afro hair transplant surgeries, he uses a blunt, slow-speed punch rather than a straight, sharp punch. That way, he can safely extract the hair follicle with the root. Another method Dr. Yaman uses is an uneven punch whose tip expands outwards.
When it comes to implanting the hair back into the scalp, Dr. Yaman will have to use the old forceps method as the implanter won’t work with curly hair. This is why trusting an experienced surgeon for your hair transplant as an Afro-man is essential.
Determining the Front Line in Afro Hair Type
One of the biggest issues when undergoing a hair transplant surgery as a person with an afro hair type is determining the front line. In Europeans, for example, middle-aged men have the V model, the M model, or an oval line hairline.
However, when it comes to middle-aged Afro-man’s hairline, it’s usually straight and sharp-edged. If you’re a person with an afro hair type who wants to undergo hair transplant surgery and fix any receding front-line hair issues, here’s what Dr. Yaman will do to determine your perfect front hairline.
- First, he’ll consider your natural hairline.
- Then, he’ll use the rule of thirds (a common guideline used in hairline design)
- Take into account your age and make your hairline appropriate for it
- Use a template or a guide to confirm his decision
Determining the Number of Grafts in Afro Hair Transplantation
Another difficult task with afro-type hair is determining the number of grafts needed per every square centimeter to achieve the desired result. If we take a European male as an example, their donor area per cm2 will have between 55 and 85 grafts. The doctor will only use 40 to 55 of those grafts for the transplantation.
However, due to tight curls, the number of grafts in the donor area of an Afro-male is between 45 and 65 per square centimeter, which results in a lower hair follicle extraction capacity. With that said, since Afro hair is typically curly, achieving a thick and dense look often requires fewer grafts, which is a plus.
If you have afro-type hair, it’s essential that you work with a hair clinic and surgeon that has plenty of experience in transplanting hair of people with your type of hair. That way, you can rest assured that they will help you achieve the best possible results.
FAQs About Afro Hair Transplantation
Is Afro Hair Transplantation Painful?
Patients claim that a hair transplant procedure can be quite uncomfortable, but it’s not painful to the point where you can’t tolerate it. To put you at complete ease, doctor Yaman will numb your scalp with local anesthetic, so the only real discomfort you will feel is the initial numbing of your scalp.
How Long Does an Afro Hair Transplantation Procedure Take?
The large majority of hair transplant surgeries for afro-men take from a few hours to a whole day. Rarely does the surgery need to happen over a two-day period. The fewer grafts you require, the shorter your operation will be.
How Much Does an Afro Hair Transplantation Surgery Cost?
The cost of your hair transplant surgery will depend on the number of grafts you need. The more grafts you need to achieve the best results, the costlier your procedure will be. To find out exactly how much your hair transplant procedure will cost at Dr. Resul Yaman’s hair clinic, please reach out to the doctor and his team of specialists.