African Hair Transplantation Using the Afro Technique in Turkey

Because hair loss or thinning is unaffected by the different nature of the hair, cultivation techniques differ according to the different nature of the hair, and the same hair transplantation plan cannot be implemented without considering the density of the hair, the speed of its growth, and the race, as evidenced by African hair, which is curly in the internal tissues as well as curly in appearance. This means that the follicles are curled, taking up more space in the scalp.

As a result, a new technique for African hair transplantation, known as the Afro technique, has been developed, which we will learn about in detail in this article.

  1. African hair characteristics
  2. African Hair Transplant Methods
  3. Afro hair transplant procedures
  4. The advantages of African hair transplantation via the Afro technique
  5. After-transplant hair care
  6. How to Care for Afro Hair Transplants
  7. African Hair Transplant Risks
  8. The cost of African hair transplantation using the Afro technique in Turkey.

What is the procedure for transplanting African hair?

African hair transplantation is a procedure used by people who suffer from baldness or heavy hair loss. It involves taking hair follicles from a densely-haired area of the body known as the donor area and transferring them to areas to be transplanted that do not contain hair. The recipient area is those who have hair or suffer from severe hair loss, and it is the most common hair transplant procedure that takes into account the patient’s personal characteristics.

African Hair Characteristics

African Hair Characteristics

African hair has characteristics that distinguish it from normal hair and thus necessitates a special hair transplantation technique, in which the African hair strands grow in a spiral, giving it a beautiful and dense appearance, but this appearance is not real because, according to research, African hair has the lowest rate of hair follicles, but it is thicker and larger in comparison to other types of hair, in addition to the fact that African hair contains

Hair falls out frequently in dark-skinned women as a result of tight braids or ongoing attempts to straighten hair with chemicals or high heat.

Before performing an African hair transplant, you must select the doctor who will perform the procedure and ensure that he has prior experience in this field.

African hair transplant techniques

  • The FUE technique

The doctor harvests natural hair follicles and plants them in empty areas in this technique. This procedure is distinguished by the absence of a head incision or surgery.

  • DHI hair transplantation technique (Choi pens)

This is one of the most recent hair transplant techniques in Turkey. It involves opening channels in the scalp and then planting hair follicles in the recipient area with Choi pens. These pens are pen-shaped devices with a hollow needle at one end.

  • Sapphire pen techniques

This technique involves the use of a precision-headed tool made of the precious sapphire metal “Al-Safir” for hair transplantation. This tool works to precisely open the cultivation channels, resulting in a faster recovery of the transplanted area.

  • Afro technique

It is a hair transplantation procedure designed for people with dark skin and curly hair, also known as African hair. We will provide a detailed explanation of the steps involved in this technique.

Afro hair transplant procedures

The Afro technique hair transplantation steps are essentially the same as other techniques, as the hair transplantation process is divided into four stages:

  • Opening the channels  in the donor area
  • Follicle extraction of hair
  • Channels in the receiving area should be open.
  • Extracted follicles cultivation

Because of the nature of the follicles in African hair, larger incisions in the head are required. The direction of implantation of the follicles must be carefully considered because it will later affect the direction of hair growth and give it the natural appearance that everyone desires.

The Afro hair transplant procedure takes approximately 8 hours in total.

African hair maintenance following hair transplantation

African hair maintenance following hair transplantation

Following the hair transplant, you must follow the doctor’s instructions to preserve the results of the procedure and to avoid any emergency that may cause the transplanted hair follicles to fall out. Among these instructions are:

  • Sleeping on the back in an upright position with the head elevated above the pillow.
  • Not immediately washing the scalp.
  • Take medications exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Do not scratch or touch the head.
  • Do not smoke or consume alcohol.
  • Do not expose to direct sunlight or rain.
  • Work that requires a lot of effort should be avoided.
  • Not engaging in strenuous exercise.

The advantages of African hair transplantation via the Afro technique

  • The procedure is painless because it is performed under local anesthesia.
  • Ideal for curly hair
  • There are no sutures used in the procedure, which shortens the recovery time.
  • It leaves no cuts, traces, or scars.
  • Each hair follicle is transplanted in the direction of the patient’s natural hair growth.

Taking Care of African Hair Transplants

  • Weekly hair washing to prevent bacteria from forming on the scalp
  • Moisturizing and protecting hair from dryness
  • Adopting simple hairstyles and avoiding pulling and braiding hair as much as possible
  • Avoid using chemicals and using high heat on your hair all the time.

African Hair Transplant Risks

The African hair transplant process appears complicated, as it may result in some risks and side effects, such as:

  • Keloid scars from the recovery period may appear as scars in the donor area of the scalp, so patients with keloid scars should discuss this with their doctor before the transplant.
  • Curly follicles may increase the risk of developing folliculitis, a folliculitis infection, but these infections are easily treated.
  • One of the most common side effects of hair transplantation is bleeding, which the patient may experience.
  • Itching should be avoided by the patient because it may cause the transplanted hair follicles to fall out.
  • Inflammation or bacterial infection is a possible outcome as a side effect of the transplant procedure, but you can avoid it by taking the medications prescribed by the specialist doctor.

The cost of African hair transplantation using the Afro technique in Turkey

The cost of an Afro hair transplant, like other hair transplant procedures, is determined by the center you choose and the experience of the doctor who will perform the procedure, as well as the number of transplanted follicles and the number of operating hours. However, the average cost of Afro-hair transplantation in Turkey is between $1200 and $2500 USD.

At Estapol Hair Center, we provide the most recent techniques in African hair transplantation for people with dark skin. Over the years, our long experience in the field of hair transplantation and a procedure in thousands of currencies has earned us the trust of customers.

For three years in a row, Istanbul Hair Center has been named the best hair transplant center in Istanbul. During the free consultation, we will answer all of your questions about Afro hair transplantation.

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