Hair Transplants for African American Hair
Hair transplant on those of African American descent is more difficult than Caucasian or Asian ethnicities due to the curly hair and root. Through many years of experience, Dr. Diep has overcome these challenges with some specific modifications to ensure excellent hair results. Many people from around the world have sought out Dr. Diep because of his rare and unique skill as a hair transplant surgeon who specializes in African Americans’ curly hair restoration. Although there are many similarities to other ethnic groups when restoring hair, the curly black hair presents many challenges and differences. The differences are:
1 Unlike Caucasian/white men who tend to have a high hairline or Asian men with a commonly low hairline, African Americans can have both medium high and low hairline.
2 The African American person’s Zigzag line is smaller in amplitude than the Caucasian’s or Asian’s Zigzag lines because many African American men like to shave their hairline very straight.
3 Due to the curly nature of African American hair, the angle placement is not as important as with straight or wavy hair. However, Dr. Diep will still follow the natural hair angle with variation in degree at different locations to ensure natural growth, allowing the patient to comb his/her hair any direction or style that he or she desires.
4African American curly hairs & roots can easily be damaged with conventional tools and techniques. Dr. Diep has established special tools and methods to place in the hair grafts with a “Screw In” pattern to ensure healthy transplanting of hair grafts without damaging the bulbs.
5It is less efficient to extract curly black hair than straight hair because of a higher chance of damaging the hair bulbs, more so with FUE technique than Strip harvesting method.
6 Thick curly, kinky hair will have better coverage than straight thin hair, allowing the individual to transplant less hair with good coverage.
7 Due to the medium to dark skin, the post op redness is rarely noticeable. However, if the redness does occur, it will disappear faster than the pale white “Histamine positive” skin.
See before and after photo samples of African American men hair loss.