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Hair Transplantation For Black, Dark Skin and Curly Hair Patients Requires Precision

Hair Transplant

By Emel Gerdaneri • Medical review by Emphair Hair Transplant

Hair Transplantation For Black, Dark Skin and Curly Hair Patients Requires Precision

Baldness is one of the most common cosmetic problems for men in recent years. Hair transplantation can restore a person's hairline, increase self-confidence, and eliminate these problems. But there are many hair types…

There are those with wavy, curly and ingrown hair and even those who experience certain complications such as keloid scars. This type is often seen in the black race and dark-skinned people.

For this reason, it is extremely important to have a hair transplant with a professional who has mastered this type of hair texture.

We asked the Emphair Hair Transplantation Center about hair transplantation for black people:
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“Even though hair transplantation is a similar process regardless of the ethnic origin of the person, the person's hair type can affect the operation of the transplantation.

Curly and crimped strands can curl both above and below the skin, causing the hair grafts to take up more space.

A surgeon specializing in this hair type knows how and where to place the incisions.

Things To Consider For Black Hair Transplant

black hair transplantAs I just said, the procedure itself is similar regardless of the hair type. However, the transplant center should have experience with the specific characteristics of the hair.

Curly hair can curl above and below the skin, which means hair grafts take up more room. The donor area around the hair groups needs to be wider to ensure that the curly hair is removed in one piece.

Curly hair can also pose problems during transfer due to the ease of cutting. Transection can cause the surgeon to accidentally cut the hair follicle at the base of the hair follicle.

Damage to hair follicles means that new hair cannot grow properly and the transplant is more likely to fail.

Robotic Hair Transplant May Not Be Suitable For Black Patients

robotic hair transplantRobotic hair transplant (ARTAS) is becoming more and more popular, but it may not be the best choice for people with curly hair. ARTAS has Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for use on brown or black straight hair.

People with lighter or uneven hair are not suitable candidates for ARTAS.

People also need to think about how the skin will heal. Because the hair follicles are curly, the wound takes longer to heal, thus increasing the chances of the scar becoming hypertrophied, thickened, and raised.

Keloids Can Be Seen More In Dark-Skinned People

curly hairDarker-skinned people are more likely to develop keloids, which are large, thick scars that can be lumpy or protruding.

Since surgery will trigger this type of scarring, it is important to consider whether the patient is at risk of keloid scarring. A surgeon familiar with this will take precautions to minimize scarring.

For people with this type of hair texture and skin color, it is very important to find a qualified specialist.

If you have such a situation, I recommend that you make sure that your surgeon is aware of the additional needs of hair transplantation in these hairs.”


Written on 21/06/2022

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Last Update: 21/06/2022

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