African American Hair Transplant

Hair transplantation for “afro” hair can present more challenges due to follicular anatomy differences that make extraction and implantation more difficult. In the hands of a skilled surgeon, FUE hair transplantation can be a very effective treatment for African Americans suffering from hair loss.

This procedure involves using small punches to extract individual hair follicles from a donor area (typically the back of the head) and transplanting them in the recipient area. Patients experience a virtually pain-free recovery.

FUE surgery is associated with a lower risk of developing keloid scars (raised, thickened areas of scar tissue resulting from injury or surgery) when compared to FUT.  If we believe there is potential for scarring, we will recommend beginning with a smaller test session prior to committing to a larger procedure.

Traction Alopecia or Hair Loss on the Edges

A common cause of hair loss with black men is not androgenetic alopecia or male pattern baldness but rather a styling decision. Although braiding is a very popular and attractive hair styling option individuals need to be cautious that they are not braiding too tight. This constant pulling or traction can cause hair breakage and eventually permanent hair loss along the edges of your face.

The simplest treatment is to stop braiding if hair loss or breakage begins. If there is already noticeable damage you should consult with a physician for possible medical treatment.

Finally, if the hair does not regrow after changing hair style and medical therapy, hair transplant can be a very effective option for both men and women with this type of hair damage.

FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) hair transplant is a popular procedure that offers several benefits, including:

Minimal Scarring: FUE hair transplant leaves minimal scarring as it involves the extraction of individual hair follicles using a small punch tool.

Natural-Looking Results: FUE hair transplant results in a natural-looking hairline and density as the hair is transplanted in its naturally occurring groups of 1-4 hairs.

Shorter Recovery Time: FUE hair transplant has a shorter recovery time compared to other hair transplant methods with most patients needing minimal time off work.

Minimal Discomfort: FUE hair transplant is performed under local anesthesia, which minimizes discomfort during the procedure.

No Stitches: FUE hair transplant does not require stitches, reducing the risk of infection and scarring.

If you are experiencing hair loss schedule a consultation with Dr. Shah so you can determine if you are a candidate for medical or surgical hair restoration.

BKS Hair Restoration

Bhumik Shah, MD
807 N Haddon Ave, Suite 2
Haddonfield, NJ 08033

Phone: (856) 470-1398


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