African-Caribbean hair possesses a number of unique properties that ultimately make it unique from other hair types, not least including the curl, texture and the ribbon-like shape of the hair follicle. However, despite these differences, hair loss in the community has been a growing concern for many men and women and as a result, modern methods of transplantation have had to adapt and change to suit the differences.
Traditional FUE and FUT methods can go some way to providing an effective hair transplant, but in a number of cases, it may be necessary to combine both FUE and Direct Hair Implantation with a Choi Implanter Pen to enhance the results and increase the chances of a successful implantation. Our expert surgeons here at Longevita have years of experience in providing afro hair transplant procedures and are highly sought-after in the industry.
What Afro Hair Transplant Techniques Are Used At Longevita?
Afro hair curls both outside of the scalp and within the follicle itself. It’s this characteristic that can make afro hair transplant procedures particularly intricate. In fact, this curl can take up more space on the scalp than other hair types, thus making the use of traditional hair transplant methods more complex. Curved grafts are also often more difficult to place as they can become easily damaged. This, therefore, makes the extraction of each individual follicle incredibly challenging and if not completed correctly, can result in a failed transplant.
Here at Longevita, we complete a complimentary one on one consultation with each of our prospective patients to assure that these complications are minimised. Performing a comprehensive examination of your hair, our experienced surgeons will be able to determine whether you’re better suited to a follicular unit extraction (FUE), a Direct Hair Implantation (DHI) or a combination of the two.
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
FUE hair transplants involve follicles being transferred from the healthy areas of growth at the back of the head to the balding areas, where they are then grafted to the scalp using tiny incisions to reduce or eradicate scarring.
Direct Hair Implantation (DHI)
DHI hair transplants are conducted using a Choi Implanter Pen, which allows the surgeon to make smaller incisions that have precise density, thereby creating more accurate implantations. The pen also ensures that the follicle is only out of the scalp for a limited amount of time, thus improving its chances of survival. However, due to the intricacy of this procedure and the time that the transplantation takes, it is only possible to perform this with a smaller number of grafts.
Each of our afro hair transplant procedures is completed by fully qualified, skilled and experienced surgeons who each hold an extensive portfolio of successful treatments. As a result, with Longevita you can rest assured that you will receive the best results in the aftermath of your afro hair transplant in Turkey.
Why You Might Require An Afro Hair Transplant
Those of African and Caribbean descent are at higher risk of developing a condition called Traction Alopecia, caused as a result of tightened braids, chemical relaxing and other harmful hair treatments. The ailment can lead to mass hair loss and tends to occur specifically in the temple points of the skull, which can cause a receding hairline to develop. However, with a Longevita afro hair transplant in Turkey, the effects of the condition can be reversed, permanently (depending on how the patient treats the hair post-procedure). Harvesting some hairs from a healthy donor area on the back of the head, we can transfer them to the problem points to give the impression of a full head of hair.
Another cause of hair loss for African and Caribbean males specifically is Androgenic Alopecia, otherwise known as male pattern baldness. In the majority of races, it generally only occurs on the top of the head, however, in the case of Afro-men, a diffuse pattern can sometimes be identified, which means a healthy donor area on the back of the head may not always be available.
If you believe that you may be suffering from Androgenic Alopecia and have fears that you may not have a healthy area of hair where donations can be extracted, you can raise these concerns in your consultation and we’ll adjust your afro hair transplant treatment plan accordingly.
Afro Hair Transplant Procedures At Longevita
When you make use of Longevita’s services, you’ll have access to some of the world’s most reputable surgeons who, in a series of consultations, will work closely with you to determine which would be the most appropriate transplantation method for your hair, assuring you that you’re in the safest of hands.
Handpicked according to their qualifications, expertise and experience with international patients, our team of doctors can perform innovative afro hair transplant in Turkey from our internationally accredited clinics with ease.
For more information regarding Longevita’s afro hair transplant treatments, hair implant prices, or our team of expert surgeons, simply contact us today on 0845 519 8948. Additionally, you can also complete our online enquiry form for a call back from one of our helpful team.