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Curly Hair Transplants: Is It Possible or Not?
curly hair transplant


May 29, 2024

Are you struggling with hair loss or thinning, and wondering if a hair transplant could be the solution for your curly hair?  

There’s a common myth that hair transplants have a much lower success rate with curly hair. But here at Este Medical, we're proud to dispel this myth for our curly-haired clientele!  

The good news is hair transplants for curly hair are not only possible, but they’re also highly effective with the hair specialists here at Este Medical. We specialize in treating all hair types, ensuring natural-looking and healthy hair regrowth for all experiencing hair loss or thinning.  

Let’s dive deeper into the topic and explore more about curly hair transplants, including the most common types of curly hair loss, and the life-changing hair restoration treatments for curly hair here at Este Medical.  

Can I Have a Hair Transplant If I Have Curly Hair?

Yes, you absolutely can! Hair transplants are equally effective for curly hair as they are for straight hair. However, there are specific techniques and considerations that must be taken into account when performing hair transplants for curly hair.  

Curly hair follicles are unique in their shape and growth pattern. Unlike straight hair follicles which are usually round, curly hair follicles are oval or even slightly twisted. This curvature means that the angle and direction of hair growth are different, requiring a specialized approach during extraction and implantation. Additionally, curly hair tends to be denser, which can make the transplantation process more complex but also allows for a fuller look with fewer grafts.

At Este Medical, our specialists are trained to handle these unique characteristics with the upmost precision and care. Take a look at Connor’s curly hair transplant testimonial below to see how we successfully restored his curly hair and hairline!  

Common Types of Hair Loss in Curly Hair  

Understanding the different types of hair loss that can affect curly hair is crucial in determining the best hair restoration treatment plan. Here are some common types:

Androgenetic Alopecia

This genetic condition, also known as male or female pattern baldness, can impact curly hair just as it does straight hair. It typically causes thinning at the crown and temples, which gradually progresses over time.

Traction Alopecia

Caused by hairstyles that pull on the hair, such as tight braids, ponytails, or buns, traction alopecia is particularly common among those with curly hair. To prevent this type of hair loss, it's crucial to avoid styles that exert excessive tension on the hair.

Alopecia Areata

An autoimmune condition that causes sudden hair loss in patches, alopecia areata can affect individuals with any hair type, including curly hair. The condition is characterized by the appearance of round, smooth bald patches.  

curly hair transplants before and after

Curly Hair Transplant Methods at Este Medical  

Here at Este Medical, our hair transplant methods for curly hair are carefully performed to ensure nothing less than the best possible results every time. Our advanced methods include:  

FUE Hair Transplant  

Our FUE hair transplant for curly hair is one of the most advanced and effective methods for hair transplantation. The FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) technique involves extracting individual hair follicles from the donor area, usually the back or sides of the scalp, where hair is more resistant to thinning.  

These follicles are then meticulously implanted into the thinning or balding areas, ensuring that the natural curl pattern is preserved.

DHI Hair Transplant  

Our DHI (Direct Hair Implantation) method is particularly well-suited for curly hair. DHI uses a specialized tool known as a Choi pen to directly implant hair follicles into the scalp without the need for creating recipient site incisions beforehand.  

This allows for greater precision in terms of the angle, depth, and direction of each hair follicle, which is crucial for achieving a natural look with curly hair. This method also maintains the natural curl pattern for an aesthetically pleasing appearance.  

Watch Micheale’s afro hair transplant journey below and witness her transformative results for yourself!  

Este Medical’s Non-Invasive Hair Restoration Methods  

If you’re experiencing hair loss or thinning, you may not necessarily need a hair transplant. We understand some individuals may not feel ready to commit to a hair transplant, which is why we offer a range of non-invasive solutions to address hair loss and promote hair regrowth, including:  

Mesotherapy for Hair Loss

Mesotherapy is a non-surgical treatment that involves carefully injecting a blend of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients directly into the scalp. This efficiently nourishes the hair follicles and stimulates blood circulation to promote reliable hair regrowth. Mesotherapy is particularly effective for individuals with curly hair, as it helps to strengthen and revitalize the hair from the roots, enhancing the natural curl and volume.

Laser Hair Regrowth Therapy

Laser Hair Regrowth Therapy is another innovative alternative to a curly hair transplant available at Este Medical. This therapy uses low-level laser light to stimulate hair follicles, increase blood flow to the scalp, and promote hair growth. The procedure is an excellent option for those looking to improve the health and density of their curly hair without undergoing surgery, as you can see in the below before and after image.  

Curly hair transplant

Discover the Power of Expert Hair Transplants for Curly Hair

To conclude, curly hair transplants are absolutely possible, and when performed by the leading hair specialists here at Este Medical, you can successfully reclaim your hair and your confidence too! We’re dedicated to ensuring anyone experiencing hair loss and thinning can achieve natural-looking and healthy hair regrowth regardless of their hair type.  

With unmatched expertise and personalised treatment plans, you can be confident that your hair restoration journey with the Este Medical team will lead you to remarkably reliable results. Why wait? Book your consultation today!  

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