Afro Hair Transplant Hair loss is one of the most common things in the world, and it does not care about your ethnicity. It does not matter if you are white, African, African-American, Asian, or European, at some stage in your life the risk of suffering from hair loss or thinning of the hair is very high, causing significant insecurity or lack of confidence. Due to the doubt about the effectiveness of the operation, many people who are of African descent feel hesitant about getting hair transplant operations. The reluctance about the procedure is very normal and understandable, given the distinctive and unique nature of this hair type.
Since African hair has a particular, curly type of hair root which is susceptible to damage, the transplantation procedures require great attention. However, in terms of the efficiency and performance of the procedures, there would be very little distinction between the recovery of African-American hair follicles. The other hairstyles with the guidance of a trained and skilled surgeon and surgical team. Combined with advanced operation techniques such as FUE or DHI.
The dense and curly quality of afro hair can become an additional advantageous aspect for the operation of hair transplantation as a matter of fact. While the area called the donor site usually has low follicular unit density. In comparison to straighter hairstyles, the texture of the afro hair gradually enhances the coverage. Which enables the surgeon to work with a small number of hair follicles.
What Is the Difference Between DHI and FUE?
FUE technique is when the surgeon opens up tiny holes in your head prior to your hair transplantation. These holes are very small. After opening up holes, the doctor takes tiny, very small hair follicles from these holes. This area is called the donor area. After taking those follicles, the doctor implants them onto the other tiny holes which are opened while the operation itself. These follicles are inserted into the tiny follicles. This area is called the recipient area. After the surgery, there are no scars at all. This operation does not scar the head at all. The healing process is also really fast.
When it comes to DHI, is a procedure where after the hair is separated from the neck, the hair is planted with a pen called ‘Choi’. It has so many benefits and, in recent years, is one of the most common approaches. In the location where the hair will be added, the DHI approach does not require the channels to be opened beforehand. Doctors put in the special hair called Choi, and without the need to open the cuts, the hair is rooted. Thus, for a shorter period of time, the hair is left out. The hair is kept in special water for 2-4 hours on average in other procedures. The DHI technique is applied to the area where the hair is taken directly from the hair without waiting. The absence of scarring and the quick healing of your wounds are another plus to the hair implantation.
Advantages of DHI
It is so important to provide the right approach for your hair transplant operations, as it will help you achieve natural-looking outcomes while shielding the donor area from the damage. That said, by using the most appropriate technique, you can achieve a hair transplant of your choice-DHI and FUE are the most common and favored techniques in this exercise. Compared to FUE, the DHI hair transplant technique is much favored right from the start. It is said that the DHI has developed from the classical FUE. But it still tends to chip in certain essential aspects that differentiate both techniques.
This technique has very minimal scars. No visible scars or stitches at all. And as this operation is done by local anesthesia, you can go back to your thing as fast as you can. It also recovers really quickly. Also, the density of the hairs is really thick. This method makes your implanted hair more natural. With DHI you can get your hair follicle from your beard, mustache, and eyebrows as well. This helps with getting more healthy hairs from your own body.
African-American Hair: What is so special about them?
Black hair is physically very similar to other hairstyles, creating particular needs to arise due to variations in the elasticity of the hair. In comparison, the size of the follicle is much thicker and has a peculiar form. Whereas straighter hair is resistant to developing from follicles. Also, the hair itself needs more oil due to its thickness. Due largely to the form of the follicles, black hair has a tendency to serious damage, and it is practically difficult to straighten the hair without fairly minimal hair damage. When the curl pattern is lost due to extensive heat, intense hair damage is done to hair. Which is very widespread among black women.
As a part of these factors, hair transplants involving Afro-FUE and Afro-DHI require complete expertise in the process and a specifically planned surgery. Despite this uniqueness, with the help of specialized surgical equipment, a known specialist in the field would always be able to create desired results.
Although the ethnic context needs certain aspects of the hair to be examined. There is not much variation in the methods of hair reconstruction. The afro hair transplant treatment does not differ from the other techniques; the basic idea is also the same: with the aid of a punch, hair follicles are removed from the donor site and inserted into the desired region where hair loss is visible. Strategically arranging the curly hair follicles with an accurate angle and orientation is the main challenge with more natural-looking outcomes.
The pros and cons of Afro Hair Implantation?
For both men and women affected by crippling mental and physical effects of hair loss, African-American hair transplantation may present very pleasant effects. Both hair treatment procedures provide major advantages and benefits in relation to the patient. Whether it is Follicular Unit Extraction or Direct Hair Implantation. Also, this Afro hair transplant is carried out under local anesthesia. So you will probably not feel any pain or hurting during the operation.
Also, the specialized surgical techniques used during the treatment lead to the incidence of reduced scalp damage. And at the back of the scalp, there would be no linear scarring or noticeable stitches. The patient is free to wear all types of hairstyles whatever he/she likes, it is also possible to shave. But before doing all those things, you have to wait at least 2 weeks and consult your doctor. Or you may damage your head area without knowing and this may cause some bleeding or hurting. As only the best and healthiest hair follicles are chosen from your body, the rate of success is very high with this hair implantation.
Before the Surgery
Afro hair transplant operations have a long list of variables that may influence their effectiveness, but depending on the particular situation, these can vary. In an initial consultation, all of this, including the type of hair transplant operation that would be most successful, will all be addressed. Patients with Afro hair transplants should be able to attend a consultation in their own country as well. Before and after the information provided by the specialist or surgeon to measure whether afro hair transplantation is cost-effective with your desired outcomes, it is important to analyze.
At an initial appointment, Afro hair transplant costs can be addressed. Patients should not be dedicated to any rates or to any treatments at this stage. Patients should have access to specialists or specialist staff, skilled and competent in their hair form and in habecauseir transplants, in case of any scarring or complications during the re-growth process, because of the increased risk potential of hair transplantation for afro hair.
After the Surgery: Recovery
It will only take a few days to recover fully from the hair transplant process. Patients are free to return home as soon as the procedure is done. And will return to their everyday life after two days while avoiding challenging activities such as swimming. Since there may be noticeable aching in their infected areas, the patient can consider taking a couple of days off work.
Here are some tips for you to speed up the process of healing. Do not comb your hair very harshly as this may hurt and damage the skin. And may cause bleeding to the hair area. Also do not wash it without asking your doctor to do so. Do not go under the sun or do not go out in the freezing weather. This may also cause irritations to the hair area again. Do not do any extreme sports such a swimming, running, jumping, or anything that can hurt and damage your hair. Do not forget to take medications such as painkillers.
Two or three weeks after the operation, the freshly transplanted hair will fall out; do not worry since this is an expected aspect of the operation. New hair growth will naturally occur as early as 4 months after the treatment. And in around 1 year, the brand new hairline will have achieved the ideal quality.
African-American Hair Transplant: related complications and side effects
Hair transplant for patients of African descendants is more complicated due to the type of hair and the characteristics of the hair such as being curly and needing more oil and moisturizer. There are several risks to this operation. One of them is ingrown hair. In African hairs, the characteristic curly form of the hair follicles sometimes creates the possibility of ingrown hairs or folliculitis, which is hair follicle infection or inflammation, but these disorders can be quickly handled. Also, this operation is not a dangerous one, there can be some bad sides to it such as infections, bleeding, and itching.
Hair follicle infection may happen as a complication of a hair transplant. This is an unusual complication of the procedure. And the risk of infections can be significantly minimized if drugs administered by the doctor are used daily. The other one is bleeding, this is also one of the most prevalent side effects patients can deal with. Although the procedures of FUE or DHI are much less aggressive than conventional ones. There is still a risk of some slight bleeding after hair transplantation. And the last one is Bleeding. As the infected areas of the body are in a healing phase, scratching is typically seen as a side effect of this treatment, as well as other related procedures. As it can cause the relocation of newly transplanted hairs, the patient must avoid the scratching urge.
Lastly, there is one more seen complication, named ‘shock loss’, that most hair transplant surgery patients also encounter. This relates to the abrupt loss of transplanted hair. As the nature of this form of procedure typically involves hair loss, it is not a significant side effect to be worried about. And, it is natural and paves the way for hair to grow permanently.
Afro Hair Transplant Prices
The cost of Afro hair transplants can differ drastically. The reason behind this is that, depending on the type of hair, degree of hair loss, and effectiveness, the best treatment for Afro hair transplantation will vary. In Turkey, FUT Afro hair transplant costs are very expensive and will mostly be priced in bundles for afro hair. This helps facilities to monitor a patient’s progress during their treatment and are more likely to achieve results. Afro hair transplant expenses are likely to include housing, airport transportation, a robust aftercare service, medicine, and complementary new hair care products.
Patients must consider much more than the cost when researching Afro hair transplant clinics and packages. The number of appointments and the amount of support and care offered is equally important to remember. This will guarantee that your afro hair transplant is cost-effective and well worth the price, with an increased chance of good re-growth with a high-quality transplant. If you want to get a price recommendation please feel free to contact or email our clinic.