Lam Institute for Hair Restoration

African Hair Transplant

For African hair restoration, the curlier black hair must be harvested with precision and placed in such a way that the hair matches the exit angles of the scalp. Hairline design for the African patient must also conform to ethnic specifications, namely in men a straighter, less curved shape, than what would be commonly observed in other races. Cultural sensitivity and knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the African hair shaft is a prerequisite for safe hair restoration in the African patient.

Before African hair restoration can be performed, the surgeon must be mindful of the conditions that may necessitate hair restoration in the African patient like traction alopecia that is very common in African women who frequently straighten their hair as well as conditions that would preclude hair transplant in the black patient like central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia that affects a few African individuals. Being knowledgeable about all the different types of hair diseases that specifically can affect the African patient will help the surgeon perform safe and ethnically sensitive hair restoration in the African patient.