African hair has unique characteristics that distinguish it from other hair types. It is curly, dense, and coarse with a springlike structure. Therefore, there’s a special treatment of Afro hair grafts in restoration surgeries; it is the Afro hair transplant Turkey.
Many Afro patients experience hair loss due to traction alopecia. Frequently wearing cornrows, topknots, dreadlocks, braids, and buns can pull at the hair, making it brittle and prone to breakage. It can also permanently damage the hair follicles. However, hair loss may also occur due to genetics, hormones, trauma, and illnesses. You can undergo an Afro hair transplant in Turkey in all of these situations.
Afro Hair Transplant Turkey Overview
There are many different types when it comes to hair. Afro hair naturally has a curly and kinky texture, rounded shape and is different from that of Caucasian or Asian hair. Curly hair follicles cover more space on the head, making the hair look thicker and fuller even though it’s sparse. It gives the illusion of a fuller head of hair, thanks to the twisted curls. Even though the patient doesn’t have what it takes for full coverage, their natural hair will create a fuller look.
Afro hair requires special attention due to its root type. However, it’s not any different from any other hair transplant treatment. It’s a form of FUE hair transplant technique. It’s important to find a hair transplant surgeon who understands the distinctive features of Afro hair to achieve the best results.
An Afro hair transplant Turkey are often the most complex of all hair transplant procedures. Due to the natural curl of the hair follicle, ensuring maximum graft survival rates and minimising the possibility of ingrown hair is important to perform a successful transplant.
How Much Afro Hair Transplant Turkey Costs
The healthcare industry in Turkey is regulated by the Ministry of Health to improve quality and safety in care. Many facilities are internationally accredited. However, the costs aren’t sky-high. Both public and private healthcare are affordable and accessible.
The average cost of Afro hair transplant is three times lower in Turkey than in the UK. The currency exchange rate makes medical tourism quite attractive to Brits and Europeans. All hair transplant packages are inclusive of hotel accommodation, airport transfers, medications, pre-operative blood tests, and 12-month free aftercare. Your dedicated host will fill any communication gaps between you and your surgeon during medical appointments.
Moreover, the packages include maximum grafts in each session, so the price doesn’t change depending on the number of grafts the patient needs. Patients can also choose from different finance options (debit card/credit card/12 months 0% APR finance, etc.) to get their restoration surgery.
Who Can Get Afro Hair Transplant & Why
As the name indicates, the surgery is best suited to people who are of African descent. The surgery can be performed on males and females with curly hair who are experiencing permanent thinning or balding.
Traction alopecia, which is caused by tight braids, is the main cause of Afro hair loss. Typically, it is identified by a receding hairline at the temple of the scalp. This is due to the stress the hair follicles are put through on a long-term basis. It’s particularly common in women; however, some men can also be affected by this.
Men will more commonly suffer from Androgenic Alopecia, however, and can sometimes suffer from a diffuse pattern of hair. This often means that a strong donor site at the back of the head is not always suitable to extract grafts from.
Am I Suitable For Hair Transplant?
What To Think About Before You Have Afro Hair Transplant Turkey
Afro hair transplant requires special knowledge of different techniques in order to harvest each follicular unit. First and foremost, Afro-Caribbean patients who are experiencing baldness must be aware of the special character of their Afro hair and understand that it needs special care.
You should ask your specialist about their Afro hair experience and how many Afro hair transplants they have performed. Also, ask if they recommend any other treatments for your traction alopecia hair loss, other than a hair transplant. A surgeon’s patient satisfaction rates are also important.
In addition, you should ask about the possible complications that can arise after an Afro hair transplant Turkey. Follow-up with an inquiry into how the surgeon dealt with these complications. Go through the surgeon’s portfolio to get an idea of the aesthetic outcomes that s/he can achieve for you. You can also ask them if it’s possible to meet with a previous patient of the surgeon.
How To Best Prepare for Afro Hair Transplant Turkey
Before your treatment, there’s a couple of things to consider for a seamless procedure:
- Stop tobacco and alcohol consumption one week prior to your procedure.
- Discontinue your blood-thinning medications 10 days before.
- Remove your hair system 3 days before the surgery to allow your blood circulation to get back to normal.
- Don’t cut your hair for at least 2 weeks. This will allow your surgeon to examine your hair grafts better.
Your surgeon will inform you about the pre-operative instructions that will make your treatment easier on the surgery day. Following the pre-operative instructions before your Afro hair transplant Turkey surgery is important in terms of your hair transplant’s success rate.
What Afro Hair Transplant Turkey Involves
Afro hair transplant Turkey uses the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) technique, meaning that hair follicles are extracted and transplanted individually. FUE is the most suitable method for Afro patients due to the minimised risk of scarring and further complications.
Assessing the Donor Hair
Afro hair follicles typically take up more space within the scalp than other hair types due to their curl in the root. This can sometimes require larger FUE incisions in order to accurately extract each graft from the donor site.
Prior to your Afro hair transplant in Turkey, the hair transplant specialist will check the structure of your hair follicles to see the root size. This process is called the FOX test and is performed on patients before surgery. This is to determine the FUE techniques which will be used during the extraction.
A FOX test is where the surgeon takes approximately 100 grafts from the donor area to see how many complete grafts they can extract. Since Afro hair follicles curl under the skin, it’s important to see if these roots are suitable for extraction. Due to the natural curl of the hair follicle in Afro hair, follicle damage rates can be high, meaning the transplant can be less effective if carried out in a similar way to other hair types.
An Afro hair transplant has 3 main stages:
- First comes extraction, where hair follicles will be taken from the donor area of the head with the FUE technique.
- The second part involves incisions, where the surgeon opens the channels in the balding skin to insert the harvested grafts.
- Lastly, there’s transplantation, where grafts are inserted under the skin with the desired density.
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Afro Hair Transplant Turkey Recovery and Results
Afro hair transplant recovery timeline is the same as that of FUE hair transplant. A check-up consultation at the hair transplant clinic 1 day after the surgery is necessary for the surgeon to check the transplanted and donor site. You’ll be provided with antibiotics to prevent infections. You’ll also be given painkillers and anti-swelling tablets to take after the surgery.
Afro hair transplant Turkey recovery timeline can, however, be different for each patient. We can say that in about 2 weeks, the scabs on the surgical site will disappear. Hair transplant scabs form due to the incisions performed on the head. You’ll experience shock loss within the first two weeks of your recovery period as a normal occurrence after an FUE hair transplant.
Your transplanted hair will start growing 3 months after your surgery. Each month you will see more growth, and all of the transplanted grafts will have grown by 12 months.
Afro Hair Transplant Turkey Aftercare
Afro hair transplant aftercare involves keeping the surgical areas clean with the provided hair care products and taking the medications. The patients must be gentle with their surgical areas while cleaning and avoid sweating and dust.
Each step of the aftercare process will be explained in detail to the patient after their surgery to ensure an easy recovery period and good results.
What Could Go Wrong After Afro Hair Transplant Turkey
The recovery process of hair transplant surgery is not that difficult. However, if a patient fails to follow the aftercare instructions, infections may develop in the donor and/or recipient sites. In addition, patients with Afro hair can develop keloid scarring in the surgical areas.
What To Do If You Have Any Problems
All of our hair transplant packages include free online aftercare services. If you feel like there’s something wrong with your recovery, you can call our Aftercare department, or email them to get a free consultation from your surgeon.
Other Procedures to Have With This Procedure
If you are undergoing an Afro hair transplant Turkey, there are other treatments that can support your recovery. You can get a PRP injection right after your hair transplant surgery. It will strengthen the transplanted hair grafts, increasing their survival rates, while speeding up the recovery process.
Who is the Afro hair transplant Turkey surgeon, what are their qualifications and experience, and where can I verify this?
You can review our surgeon’s CVs and certifications on our website.
Which parts of the Afro hair transplant will be done by a doctor and which by a non-doctor?
The incision part, which is the most important step in an Afro hair transplant will be performed by your surgeon.
Is the clinic registered with a health care authority?
All of the procedures are performed at internationally accredited facilities, offering the highest quality of procedures found not only in Turkey but across Europe.
Does the doctor, clinic or hospital have insurance that covers my Afro hair transplant?
All of our surgeons are insured against malpractice.
How long will I need to stay abroad before I’m well enough to travel back to the UK?
You can travel back to the UK 1 day after your hair transplant procedure.
Will follow up checks be offered in the UK and who will do them?
We provide online aftercare, and you are welcome to visit our partner London clinic for an aftercare appointment.
Can you put me in touch with anyone else who had an Afro hair transplant?
We are happy to share their details for you to get in touch.
What language will the doctors, nurses and other health workers involved in my FUE hair transplant surgery use and what language will my medical notes be in?
It will all be in English. To further assist you, an interpreter will also accompany you.
Reviewed and Approved by Dr Kuddusi Onay