At Longevita Hair Transplant, we offer hair loss solutions to people of all ages, genders and hair types. We are proud to offer Afro hair transplant procedures for people who have Afro hair and are losing their hair due to traction alopecia, genetics, or other factors.
If you are experiencing hair loss on your Afro hair, you might feel tempted to undergo hair transplant surgery. Be assured that Longevita is the industry expert when it comes to all manners of hair transplant treatment. Our dedicated specialists have an unparalleled depth of knowledge which means they can perform an Afro hair transplant in Turkey with the utmost precision.
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Hair Transplant Turkey Afro Hair Overview
There are many different types when it comes to hair. An Afro hair naturally has a curly and kinky texture, rounded shape and is different from that of Caucasian or Asian hair. Afro hair requires special attention due to its root type, however, it's not any different from any other hair transplant treatments. It's basically 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. Afro hair transplants in 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 in order to perform a successful transplant.
How Much Afro Hair Transplant Costs?
We perform Afro hair transplants both in London UK and in Turkey. All of our hair transplant packages also include the maximum number of grafts, meaning that we don't charge based on grafts number.
Afro Hair Transplant Turkey Clinic Cost
Our Turkey hair transplant packages are all-inclusive, with hotel accommodation, airport transfers, personal host, medications, pre-operative blood tests and 12-month free aftercare. An Afro hair transplant session at Longevita Istanbul cost starts from £1350.
Afro Hair Transplant London Clinic Cost
With UK packages for Afro hair transplant, which also includes medications, blood tests and free aftercare, we are proud to offer 12 months 0% APR finance for Afro hair transplantation patients. Our Afro hair transplant packages in the UK starts from £4000.
The average cost for Afro hair transplant with the other UK clinics start from £5000 and will go higher if a patient requires more grafts.
Traction alopecia, which is caused by tight braids, is the main cause of Afro hair loss. Typically, it is identified due to 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 the hair. This often means that a strong donor site at the back of the head is not always suitable to extract grafts from.
Benefits of Afro Hair Transplant
The Afro hair transplant procedure is performed on male or female patients with curly hair. This operation can be life-changing for patients with Afro hair who are balding. They might feel like they are doomed to be bald, however, there's a solution for their hair loss.
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.
Another benefit is that Longevita provides MAX FUE Afro hair transplant, meaning that no matter how many grafts you need, you'll pay a fixed price with a lifetime warranty for the transplanted hair.
What to Think About Before You Have Afro Hair Transplant in Turkey?
Afro hair transplant requires special knowledge of different techniques in order the 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 expert care.
You should ask your specialist about their Afro hair experience and how many Afro hair transplants they performed. Also ask if they recommend any other treatments for your traction alopecia hair loss, other than hair transplant. A surgeon's patient satisfaction rates are also important.
The medical team at Longevita are highly skilled and proficient at performing Afro hair transplant procedures, with many years of transplantation experience. They ensure that success rates remain high. It is important that such a complex procedure is carried out only by surgeons with knowledge and experience on the clinical characteristics of Afro hair.
All surgeons who perform our Afro hair transplants in Turkey are specialists in their field.
How Best to Prepare for Afro Hair Transplant?
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 surgery is important in terms of your hair transplant's success rate.
What Afro Hair Transplant Involves?
Afro hair transplant is a Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) procedure, 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. Afro hair transplantation is suitable for male and female patients who suffers from hair loss.
Why Afro Hair is Different?
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 hair transplant in Turkey, the hair transplant specialist will check the structure of your hair follicles in order to see the root size. This process is called the FOX test and is performed on the patients before the surgery. This is to determine the FUE techniques which will be used during the extraction.
What's a FOX Test?
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.
What is the Process for Afro Hair Transplant?
Just like the FUE hair transplant, Afro hair transplant has 3 main stages.
The first part is the extraction, where hair follicles will be taken from the donor area of the head with the FUE technique.
The second part is the incision part, where the surgeon opens the channels on the balding skin to insert the harvested grafts.
The last part is the transplantation, where grafts are inserted under the skin with the desired density.
Afro Hair Transplantation 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.
The recovery timeline is different for each patient. However, 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 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.
Side Effects to Expect
Afro hair transplant side effects are normal and expected. They are as follows:
These side effects will disappear slowly in time.
What Could Go Wrong After Your Afro Hair Transplant
A hair transplant is an easy procedure in terms of recovery. However, if a patient fails with the aftercare, infections may occur. In addition, those with Afro hair are often prone to inheriting Keloid scarring.
Despite risks associated with working with Afro hair, you can rest assured that our surgeons will be able to conduct meticulous hair transplant procedures on Afro hair to great effect.
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 assessment from your surgeon.
Other Procedures to Have With This Procedure
If you are undergoing an Afro hair transplant in Turkey, there are also other treatments that will support your recovery.
It's recommended to have a PRP injection after your procedure to strengthen your grafts and boost your recovery. By adding a PRP treatment to your package, you'll benefit from the natural healing powers of the PRP therapy, which is prepared with your own blood.
You'll receive your injections at the end of your procedure. These injections will fasten your recovery, and increase your graft survival rates.
Booking Procedure for an Afro Hair Transplant
As UK's #1 choice for hair transplant abroad, we provide high quality and affordable hair transplant procedures and strive to make the entire process as smooth as possible.
The patient journey will begin with an initial phone call with a member of our expert team, where they will discuss your exact requirements. You need to provide your pictures that will be assessed by our surgeons in order to determine the most appropriate hair transplant technique so you can achieve your desired results.
After we have analysed your hair, you will be provided with full details about the treatment and a quotation.
Once a deposit is placed, Longevita's Reservations department will prepare your itinerary, which will provide information about your stay in Turkey.
When you arrive at the clinic for your treatment, your dedicated host will assist you during the medical appointments.
- Who is the Afro hair transplant 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 a 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 involved in my care use and what language will my medical notes be in?
Our medical team speaks English and can provide your medical notes in English.
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