Is the FUE hair transplant method a option for men of African descent? If so, where? (photo)
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Neograft for patients of African descent
Neograft and FUE procedures are definitely possible for patients of African descent or patients with curly hair. The procedure can be a bit more time consuming and is best performed by a team that is experienced with your type of hair but it is absolutely possible. For most men, it is preferable to have Neograft/FUE because there is no resulting strip or scar on the back of the scalp that is visible if the hair is worn short. I would suggest a consultation with a surgeon that is experienced in Neograft but know that skin and hair type do not exclude you from the procedure.
African-American hair and hair transplantation
FUE / NEOGRAFT FOR AFRICAN-AMERICAN PATIENTS
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Hair Transplant for African Descent patient's
When performing a hair restoration using FUE donor harvesting, the texture and the composition of the hair needs to be considered. With patients of African descent, specifically, there is a natural curl to the hair which extends under the skin into the root of the hair.
It takes a special skill to perform a FUE procedure on a patient of African descent because of the curly hair characteristics of the hair. Special attention needs to be paid to the harvesting of the grafts so a high yield rate is obtained.
The surgeon and the surgeon's team need to be well familiar with these variations and very experienced at performing procedures on such hair characteristics. With that all being said, a skilled surgeon can indeed perform and create an amazing result on African American patients.
Fue or Fut ?
We often need to perform a test session to insure extraction is possible prior to transplantation . You can use this as a chance to gain realistic goals and to understnd whether the treatment will give you exactly what you require . Note that success of any transplant always depends on two things; the skill of the doctor performing the procedure and the follicles for extraction .By consulting and having this tests you will have a chance to check the suitability of both . On the other hand after this tests your surgeon can decide which extraction method is eligible for you. All the best
FUE for patients of African descent
Patients of African descent usually has a curly nature of the follicle and is not straight below the skin, thus this unique features make it more challenging. In comparison to the motorized technique, the manual punch allows for a better feeling and determination of the location/ angle of the follicle thus allows a greater level of control and efficiency during the extraction. I highly recommend the manual FUE method to patients of African descent in order to achieve the best possible result
FUE hair transplant vs strip hair transplant for African descent males
NeoGraft hair transplants can be successfully performed on every ethnic group
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