As the demand from patients (in many cases, black women with traction alopecia) now turns to the FUE technique, which is a much less invasive surgery than STRIP, some surgeons have developed special skills to overcome the above difficulties, and practice manual or automated FUE on patients with Afro hair.
Generally clinics perform an individual test to verify that the FUE technique works with the patient.
However, the demand is still there for transplants of Afro hair using the STRIP technique.
In most cases, these are black women with:
It is possible to perform a partial shave of the donor area, which makes the FUE procedure more acceptable:
WOMAN: FUE partial shave of the donor area
WOMAN: traction alopecia (Dr. Karadeniz, AEK)
WOMAN: Lowering of frontal line (Dr Mwamba)
Most of these men are black men with:
MAN: andro genetic alopecia (Dr Cinik)
MAN: traction alopecia (Dr. Karadeniz, AEK)
MAN: lowering of frontal line (Cosmedica)