Can I Get a Curly Hair Transplant?

Curly hair transplant

There are several reasons why a person may experience hair loss such as genetics, illness, or environment. For men and women dealing with hair loss, a hair transplant is the only permanent solution available today for covering up any balding area. Hair transplants in Turkey are a great choice for people experiencing genetic hair loss or alopecia. However, a hair transplant may not be the best solution for everyone. There are multiple reasons a patient may not be a suitable candidate, but patients with curly hair typically see better-than-average results from a hair transplant surgery.


What Affects A Hair Transplant?

Multiple factors may affect a patient’s suitability for a hair transplant. Factors including hair color, density, and texture all have a role in the overall success of a transplant.

Hair Structure and Thickness

A patient’s hair type can greatly affect the results of a hair transplant. Curly-haired patients and those with Afro hair generally experience the best results since they tend to need fewer grafts to achieve full, dense coverage. Those with extremely surly hair typically make better candidates than patients with straight hair. Even though these patients tend to have lower hair follicle density, the thickness and shape of the donor hair provide a full, natural final result.

Hair Color

Hair color can also play an important role in how natural-looking the final results of a hair transplant may be. This is due primarily to the contrast between a patient’s hair and skin color. People who have both light skin and light hair (or dark skin and dark hair) are typically less “noticeable” bald. As a result, these patients generally need fewer grafts to achieve a satisfactory outcome.

Hair Density

Hair density might be the most important factor when determining a candidate’s suitability for a transplant. Because each of the transplanted hair follicles first needs to be extracted from the scalp, the donor area will grow less hair in the future. A good candidate will need to have dense hair in the donor area. This will allow for an even extraction of curly hair follicles to avoid leaving behind any thin patches. 


How are Hair Transplants Done?

Hair transplants in Istanbul are minimally invasive, outpatient surgeries typically performed in a matter of hours. Broadly speaking, all hair transplants are performed in the same way. The first step in any transplant is for the hair transplant surgeon to extract healthy hair follicles from a donor area (typically the back of the head). Next, these healthy hair follicles are implanted into the recipient area. It is worth noting, though, that there are a few differences between hair transplant methods. 

Sapphire FUE Technique

Follicular Unit Extraction represents the most common technique used in hair transplants today. Dr Serkan Aygin has made incredible advancements in this process by introducing sapphire blades into the operating room. When compared to conventional steel blades, sapphire enables finer incisions, minimizes bleeding and scabbing, and greatly reduces the risk of scarring.

DHI Technique

Direct Hair Implantation hair transplants are a newer and slightly modified version of the FUE technique. During DHI hair transplants, the extraction and implantation phases are combined into a single step. This provides patients with a more natural-looking final result as every hair is placed in perfect alignment with the angle and direction of existing hair growth.


Get A Consultation

The only way to know if a hair transplant is what’s best for you is to schedule a full, free consultation with a hair transplant surgeon. Dr Serkan Aygin has been practicing for more than 25 years as a world-leading expert in hair transplants. Over the course of his illustrious career, he has assisted more than 15,000 patients suffering from hair loss. In that time, he has achieved a hair regrowth success rate of 98%. Contact us today and learn what we can do for you.

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