African-American Hair Transplants
Recently we have seen a surge at The Toronto Hair Transplant Clinic of Black males and females contacting us for help with their hair loss. They all have another thing in common besides their thinning hair or bald spots. They all seem to be under the impression that we will be unable to help them solve the hair loss problems that they have by successfully giving them an FUE hair transplant. THIS IS COMPLETELY UNTRUE!
All men and women can be good candidates for hair transplants, no matter what kind of hair type they have. It really seemed strange to me to continue hearing from so many different Black men and women that they were told or had read somewhere that they could not get a successful hair transplant. So I decided to set the record straight.
African-American hair does have distinctive roots, and the hair does tend to be curly or wavy as well as coarse. This does make it more difficult to extract these hairs without causing damage to the follicles and can lead to different issues when transplanting them. Black men and women also tend to only have a total of approximately 60,000 follicles in the donor area, compared to Asians, who typically have around 80,000, or Caucasians with 100,000. This means that the total amount of hairs that can safely be taken without over-harvesting the donor area is less. But because of the unique qualities that African-American hair has, this just means that more can be done with less. Because African-American hair is usually dark, curly, and coarse, it takes up more space, and not as many grafts are needed to take up as much real estate. All of these unique conditions boil down to one simple solution . . . experience!
Dr. Torgerson and our team of hair transplant specialists here at the Toronto Hair Transplant Clinic have had great success with all of the hair transplants that we have done, no matter what the ethnic group is. Dr. Cory Torgerson is a head and neck surgeon registered with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. His expertise and medical background are almost unparalleled in Canada, as he completed over 18 years of post-secondary training, specializing only in head and neck procedures as an elite otolaryngologist and facial plastic surgeon with the designations of MD, PhD, and FRCSC behind his name. These qualifications make him an expert in all procedures related to the head and neck, including hair transplants and the best options for hair restoration.
So with the proper assessment at a complimentary consultation, experienced planning and the best procedures when doing the hair transplant surgery, followed by the proper follow-up care that we provide to all of our patients, Black men and women can definitely get great results from having a hair transplant with us. It really doesn’t matter what your ethnic background is. That should not make a difference on whether or not you can have a hair transplant or if it is the right step. Other circumstances can affect whether you are a good candidate or not though, so make your appointment for a complimentary consultation today!