Afro Hair Transplant
Hair loss will affect everyone at some point in their lives, regardless of ethnicity or hair type. Pattern balding affects men and women of all races and nations owing to a variety of causes that cause social anxiety and lack of confidence. Hope Hair Health treats patients of various ethnicities according to their hair types and textures, regardless of the causes. African and Caribbean people generally have curly or afro-textured hair, which necessitates more precision when transplanting. Hope Hair Health team are trained to repair Afro hair, which is tightly curled and has a distinct C-shape.
While hair loss affects people of all ethnicities, those with afro-textured hair may be particularly susceptible to it due to the natural fragility of their hair type. Hair loss in Afro-Caribbeans can be caused by a variety of factors, including:
Traction alopecia is a type of hair loss caused by pulling on the hair repeatedly. One-third of Afro-Caribbean patients suffer from this type of hair loss because they frequently use continual heat on their hair or wear tightly braided styles including cornrows, dreadlocks, extensions, and weaves.
Androgenic alopecia, also known as male and female pattern baldness, is caused by a common genetic mutation. Hair loss due to pattern baldness is rarely reversible, however it can be treated with a hair transplant.
Age and Hormonal Changes: Men usually notice a receding hairline around the age of 50, whereas women experience noticeable hair loss following menopause. Hormones are affected by birth control pills, low thyroid function, food inadequacy, pregnancy, and lactation, all of which lead to hair thinning.
Sudden Weight Loss: When patients lose a considerable amount of weight in a short period of time, their bodies are shocked, and this disrupts the hair development cycle, resulting in hair loss and thinning.
Hair loss is frequently aggravated by lifestyle factors such as smoking, poor diet, and excessive daily stress. Hair loss caused by these conditions, if left untreated for a long time, will necessitate hair transplant surgery.
The Challenges of Afro-Textured Hair Restoration
In surgical hair restoration, human hair is categorized into three ethnic groups: Asian, Caucasian, and African hair. Each class has its own characteristics in terms of diameter, density, shape, and pattern of growth. The unusual appearance and structure of Afro-Caribbean textured hair makes graft extraction and transplantation difficult for unskilled surgeons. When the right techniques are not used, the hair bulbs of curly hair might be harmed.
Afro-textured hair has a thicker shaft than other hair varieties, and the curl extends all the way to the root. As a result, when removing donor tissue, the curvature of the root must be taken into account. Otherwise, the root will be destroyed, rendering the transplant unsuccessful. The follicles must also be properly re-inserted so that the new hair grows in with the existing hair; the angle at which they are embedded on the scalp affects the curl of the new hair growth.
The Advantages of Afro-Textured Hair Restoration
While curly, textured hair can be difficult to transplant, Afro-Carribean patients have an advantage when it comes to hair transplants. Because of their curly hair and limited color contrast between the scalp and the hair, they make great candidates for brow and scalp hair transplants. Because curly hair appears to have more density, fewer hair grafts are required to get observable results. Patients with afro-textured hair typically have darker skin tones than those with straight hair. As a result, the contrast between their scalp and hair is reduced, allowing the transplanted areas to fit in much better.
Recovery from a hair transplant
Hair transplantation is most typically performed using the FUE technique, which has a quick recovery time. Patients may have redness, swelling, and soreness at the transplantation site for the first few days, which can be controlled with pain medication and antibiotics.
A few weeks following the treatment, the transplanted hair is expected to go through a "shedding period." The hair will fall out as the follicles enter a resting phase in response to the procedure, which is the body's natural response. This is typical procedure and does not imply that the FUE transplant was unsuccessful; the grafts will remain healthy as long as the proper aftercare procedures are followed.
After 3 to 4 months, permanent results become more obvious as new, healthy hair begins to grow in the recipient areas of the scalp. In 5 to 6 months, the majority of the new hairs will appear, and in 10 months, they will grow thicker and longer. One year after the procedure, the final outcomes should be available.
“I have been at Hope Hair Health Clinic today having my hair procedure and then went to surgery to the really nice clinic and was looked over by staff who have took great care after me and have really helped me with what I need.”