It is a common myth that people of African and Caribbean ancestry are unsuitable for hair transplants because of the texture of their hair. In actuality, there are many advantages to having this hair type. When undergoing both types of hair transplants, Black Male FUE and FUT patients have great results. As long as you are working with a skilled and ethical surgeon there is a good chance you can achieve your hair goals.
Black male hair loss is usually either due to genetic conditions such as male pattern balding, or conditions such as traction alopecia. This can be caused by excessive pulling and over-styling. With common African American hair styles including cornrows and dreadlocks, this can be an issue. Even young men may suffer from hair loss at an early age.
Early stages of traction alopecia can be treated with minoxidil (Rogaine). Additionally, ceasing the use of grooming practices that exert force on the roots, such as heavy weaves and tight braids can help. In later stages of traction alopecia, a hair transplant is the most effective solution. Minoxidil can help alongside your hair transplant, as can LLLT. However, an FUE or FUT hair transplant is your best bet for long-term results.
Hair Transplant Black Male FUE
There are two different hair transplant methods, Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT). One of the advantages to the curly texture of Black hair is that during a transplant procedure less hair follicles are required to create a full and natural look. The challenge with curly hair follicles is that they are curved, rather than straight, which means it can be easier to damage them if they are not handled properly.
A FUE procedure is a great transplant choice for many black men. For those who like to wear their hair short, FUE is a fantastic hair transplant option. This is because a FUE procedure takes follicular bunches, usually from the back of the head in very small (often microscopic patches). Then, those follicular bunches are transplanted onto the top of the scalp where necessary. Those who love short hairstyles will enjoy the lack of a scar. While small scars may appear where the punches are removed, they will heal well with proper care and you will barely be able to see them.
Hair transplant black male FUE procedures are nearly painless and can be done as outpatient surgeries in a single sitting. Depending on the extensiveness of your hair loss, you may need to get a large number of grafts. You may also need to schedule more than one procedure to get the results you desire.
Hair Transplant Black Male FUT
Some doctors will recommend the Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) procedure for their Black patients because it is easier to secure a larger number of hair follicles without damaging the follicles. Other doctors feel that the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) method is better because it is easier for the surgeon to remove the individual units.
For them, it is easier to account for the curvature of the roots and protect the viability of these follicles by using this method. Ultimately either can be an effective procedure for treating hair loss in Black men, provided that the surgeon is experienced in working with this type of hair texture.
However, if you prefer to wear longer hair styles and you don’t mind having a small scar on the back of your head, FUT may be for you. In this procedure, a small portion of the back of your scalp is actually removed and then sectioned apart. Grafts are then harvested from this section and placed in bald areas of the head. Finally, a skilled surgeon like the one at Best Hair Transplant will stitch the area up. With a graceful hand, you may barely notice your scar as time goes on and hair fills in.
Are You A Hair Transplant Candidate?
The best way to determine if you’re a good candidate for hair transplant procedures is by scheduling a free consultation. Best Hair Transplant in LA offers consultations at no cost. Reputable plastic surgeons will offer free consultations either virtually or in-person to determine that your goals. We’ll inform you about your options talk about your desired results. Additionally, this is a great time to ask your prospective surgeon if they have experience performing hair transplants on black males. Also, ask which method they feel is likely to yield the best results.
Furthermore, they should be able to produce before and after photos and testimonials from past patients that demonstrate that they have delivered successful outcomes for black patients as well as people of diverse ethnicities. An experienced plastic surgeon will be able to answer any questions you may have and help you determine the next best steps on your hair restoration journey.
THE BEST HAIR TRANSPLANTS IN LA
Best Hair Transplant is the best place to schedule your hair transplant in Los Angeles. But don’t take our word for it. We suggest learning as much as possible about hair restoration. Do so prior to making a decision on how to address your hair loss. Not every procedure is right for everyone.
At Best Hair Transplant in Redondo Beach, we pride ourselves on helping our patients choose the best procedure for them. Do your homework. Research your hair restoration doctor. After all, not all doctors are equal. For your benefit, ask to see “Before & After” photos.
At Best Hair Transplant, we’re proud of our results and happy to provide hair restoration services. Additionally, we’re proud to make hair transplants affordable and help you save money on a variety of hair transplants.
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