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What is an afro hair transplant?

Afro hair transplant surgeries are something that people are looking into more and more and we are one of very few clinics who specialise in afro hair transplants in the UK. When it comes to hair transplants for people of Afro-Caribbean ethnicity, the procedure itself is more complicated than for other procedures due to the way in which the hair curls under the skin (not just outside of it).

We tend to find that men with afro hair prefer to shave their head if they are starting to lose their hair, however the completely shaved look doesn’t suit everyone and can come with its own challenges. We also find that the majority of women with afro hair who are experiencing hair loss look to wear wigs to cover this loss but this will never be a permanent solution.

For this reason, the FUE method is not the best option to use for an afro hair transplant, especially for larger transplants, as the delicate instruments could cause damage to the follicles and render them useless. The FUT method on the other hand is incredibly good for this type of transplant as it allows the extraction of the follicles without causing any damage to them or the surrounding scalp.

The afro hair transplant procedure can be incredibly rewarding for both men and women and will provide the impression of density, thickness and fullness to your hair again.

What is an afro hair transplant?

Afro hair transplant surgeries are something that people are looking into more and more and we are one of very few clinics who specialise in afro hair transplants in the UK. When it comes to hair transplants for people of Afro-Caribbean ethnicity, the procedure itself is more complicated than for other procedures due to the way in which the hair curls under the skin (not just outside of it).

We tend to find that men with afro hair prefer to shave their head if they are starting to lose their hair, however the completely shaved look doesn’t suit everyone and can come with its own challenges. We also find that the majority of women with afro hair who are experiencing hair loss look to wear wigs to cover this loss but this will never be a permanent solution.

For this reason, the FUE method is not the best option to use for an afro hair transplant, especially for larger transplants, as the delicate instruments could cause damage to the follicles and render them useless. The FUT method on the other hand is incredibly good for this type of transplant as it allows the extraction of the follicles without causing any damage to them or the surrounding scalp.

The afro hair transplant procedure can be incredibly rewarding for both men and women and will provide the impression of density, thickness and fullness to your hair again.

What should you expect with an afro hair transplant?

Afro hair transplant surgeries are one of the most difficult but visually appealing transplant surgeries that is currently available to perform. It’s becoming increasingly popular in both men and women who are losing their hair for a number of reasons (including traction alopecia) but comes with a number of questions associated with it. Ensuring that you perform all your research before having any form of transplant surgery is essential, please have a look at some of the questions that we get asked regularly below.

Afro hair differs from other types of hair due the way in which the hair acts both under and above the skin. For afro hair, the hair curls on both sides of the skin whereas for other kinds of hair, even if it’s curly on the exterior, it straightens up on its way to the root.

As with any other form of hair loss, afro hair loss can occur because of genetics, medication or stress but it is often found that using damaging techniques such as braiding and chemical relaxing can make the hair loss much worse.

Because it uses hair follicles from the rear of the scalp that is less likely to be affected by hair loss, as long as you take care of your hair then your newly transplanted hair will be permanent. Continuing to use techniques such as braiding and chemical relaxing though that are known to damage hair and put stress on the follicles could cause the hair loss to return.

Traction alopecia is a form of hair loss that is caused by braids, chemical relaxing and wearing weaves. It’s considered to be one of the main causes of afro hair loss and can usually be identified by a receding hairline around the temples.

Of course, afro hair loss is no different to any other form of hair loss and can be treated using the exact same methods. Medication however is often considered to be a middle ground before opting for a transplant and is not a permanent hair loss solution.

During an afro hair transplant, the surgeon will choose the best method of transplantation before extracting a number of follicles from the rear of the scalp that are to be transplanted. Once these have been prepared, they will then be implanted into the recipient area of the scalp to restore or create your new hairline. Due to the nature of the afro hair follicles, they need to be carefully implanted to match the way in which the surrounding follicles grow to give a natural appearance once they grow through.

All of our surgeons are highly qualified in performing afro hair transplant surgeries and you are in safe hands. They will work with you to create your new hairline and ensure that the implantation of the follicles leaves your newly transplanted hair looking almost indistinguishable from your old hair.

What should you expect with an afro hair transplant?

Afro hair transplant surgeries are one of the most difficult but visually appealing transplant surgeries that is currently available to perform. It’s becoming increasingly popular in both men and women who are losing their hair for a number of reasons (including traction alopecia) but comes with a number of questions associated with it. Ensuring that you perform all your research before having any form of transplant surgery is essential, please have a look at some of the questions that we get asked regularly below.

Afro hair differs from other types of hair due the way in which the hair acts both under and above the skin. For afro hair, the hair curls on both sides of the skin whereas for other kinds of hair, even if it’s curly on the exterior, it straightens up on its way to the root.

As with any other form of hair loss, afro hair loss can occur because of genetics, medication or stress but it is often found that using damaging techniques such as braiding and chemical relaxing can make the hair loss much worse.

Because it uses hair follicles from the rear of the scalp that is less likely to be affected by hair loss, as long as you take care of your hair then your newly transplanted hair will be permanent. Continuing to use techniques such as braiding and chemical relaxing though that are known to damage hair and put stress on the follicles could cause the hair loss to return.

Traction alopecia is a form of hair loss that is caused by braids, chemical relaxing and wearing weaves. It’s considered to be one of the main causes of afro hair loss and can usually be identified by a receding hairline around the temples.

Of course, afro hair loss is no different to any other form of hair loss and can be treated using the exact same methods. Medication however is often considered to be a middle ground before opting for a transplant and is not a permanent hair loss solution.

During an afro hair transplant, the surgeon will choose the best method of transplantation before extracting a number of follicles from the rear of the scalp that are to be transplanted. Once these have been prepared, they will then be implanted into the recipient area of the scalp to restore or create your new hairline. Due to the nature of the afro hair follicles, they need to be carefully implanted to match the way in which the surrounding follicles grow to give a natural appearance once they grow through.

All of our surgeons are highly qualified in performing afro hair transplant surgeries and you are in safe hands. They will work with you to create your new hairline and ensure that the implantation of the follicles leaves your newly transplanted hair looking almost indistinguishable from your old hair.

Less than 6 hours in surgery

5 – 6 hours in clinic

Local anaesthetic, driving is permitted

4 – 6 weeks before any strenuous exercise

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The minimum age for any consultation or surgical procedure is 18. Certain things, such as becoming pregnant before the surgery, will stop you from being able to proceed forwards from the consultation phase. This will be discussed during your initial consultation.

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The minimum age for any consultation or surgical procedure is 18. Certain things, such as becoming pregnant before the surgery, will stop you from being able to proceed forwards from the consultation phase. This will be discussed during your initial consultation.

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