If one wants to have a hair transplant, he or she should first prepare himself for the medical procedure months or years before the actual transplant process takes place. This is true especially for African Americans, because these people need to go through a lot of preparation before they are given the go signal for a hair transplant. This is due to the fact that the characteristics and features of an African American hair is very intrinsic and complex, which makes it very different from other hair types.
With this, one can clearly see that implanting African American hair and dealing with African American hair growth is more challenging and difficult. The process of implanting African American also follows a slightly different procedure from other hair types. However, it is important to note that the preparation and the techniques are the only things that differ from the other hair type implants. It still follows the exactly same procedure.
More Challenging Procedure
This happens because harvesting African American hair follicles is more challenging, knowing the fact that these are coarser and are more resistant to changes. However, there really is no real visual problem to this because the hair and the skin color is not that contrasting. This means that the possibility of having scabbing is not really a big problem because it can just be camouflaged later on.
Important Things to Know
It is also important to know that hair transplants with African American clients have a higher tendency of scarring. This is due to the fact that African American hair is coarser and less refined than other hair types. What happens during a hair transplant with an African American is that the harvested follicles are implanted in the fat layer which lies below the skin’s scalp. This increases the chance of success.