How does an Afro Hair Transplant Work?

Afro hair transplant

There are many reasons a person might be losing their hair (genetics, illness, traction alopecia), but for men and women suffering from hair loss, a hair transplant is the only permanent solution. A hair transplant in Turkey is a great choice, however, a hair transplant may not be the best course of action for all patients. There are many reasons why a patient may or may not be a suitable candidate, but patients with afro hair typically see high-quality results from a hair transplant surgery.


How Is A Hair Transplant Performed?

Hair transplants in Istanbul are minimally invasive, outpatient surgeries that are typically done in a matter of hours. Generally, all hair transplants work in the same way. The first step is to extract healthy hair follicles from a donor area. Secondly, these hair follicles are implanted into the recipient area. However, there are a few key differences between hair transplant techniques. 

Sapphire FUE Technique

Follicular Unit Extraction is perhaps the most popular type of hair transplant performed today. Dr Aygin has revolutionized this process with the use of sapphire blades as opposed to conventional steel ones. This enables finer incisions, minimizes bleeding and scabbing, and greatly reduces the risk of scarring.

DHI Technique

Direct Hair Implantation hair transplants are a slightly modified version of the FUE method. During a DHI hair transplant, the extraction and implantation steps are combined into a single process. This offers more natural-looking final results since each hair can be placed in perfect alignment with the angle and direction of any existing hair.


What Affects A Hair Transplant?

There are several factors that can affect a candidate’s suitability for a hair transplant surgery. Factors such as hair color, density, and texture all play a key role.

Hair Color

Hair color plays an important role in how natural-looking the final results of a transplant will be. This is largely due to the contrast between a patient’s hair and skin color. People with dark skin and dark hair (or light skin and light hair) tend to be less “noticeable” bald. As a result, these patients’ transplants require fewer grafts to achieve a satisfactory outcome.

Hair Texture and Thickness

A patient’s hair type matters greatly. Patients with thick, tight curls typically see the best results as they require fewer grafts to achieve full, dense coverage. Those with Afro hair typically make better candidates than straight-haired patients. Even though these patients often have a lower hair follicle density, the thickness and shape of the donor hair offers a full, natural final result.

Hair Density

This is perhaps the most important factor when determining a candidate’s needs. Since all of the transplanted hair follicles must first be removed 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, allowing for an even extraction of healthy hair follicles to avoid leaving behind any thin patches. Patients with lower hair density may not be ideal candidates for a hair transplant.


The ideal candidate for a hair transplant is between 25-65 years old. For those under 25, any hair loss is likely to progress and a transplant now would be premature as more hair will be lost in the coming years. There is no upper age limit and patients over the age of 65 may still be eligible depending on the nature and extent of their hair loss.


Get A Consultation

The only way to know what hair transplant options are best for you is to schedule your full, free consultation with a reputable hair transplant surgeon. Dr Serkan Aygin has over 25 years of experience as a world-leading expert in the field of hair transplants. Over his career, he has assisted more than 15,000 patients and boasts a hair regrowth success rate of 98%. Contact us today and learn what we can do for you.

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