Hair Restoration and Ethnicity

Ethnic Differences

Hair restoration surgeons can adjust for ethnic differences in hair replacement (see for instance our article on Black Hair Transplant)
Your ethnicity contributes to your identity—how you view the world and how others perceive you.  Your ethnicity is also something your hair restoration surgeon accounts for when he or she plans your surgery.  A skilled hair surgeon will understand the subtle, but significant, nuances of different ethnicities and how they affect the shape of the patient’s head and the hair characteristics.
Your hair restoration surgeon will understand the importance of:
Head shape—a long head shape or a round head shape will affects the placement of one’s hair line
Hair characteristics—the shape, thickness, color and other factors all influence the approach of hair transplantation, especially for African American males.
Hair density—the density of hair follicles per centimeter is an important factor—East Indians typically have about 200 hairs per square centimeter while whites have about 120 follicles per square centimeter.
Ethnic preferences—ethnic background may affect how each patient perceives where the newly transplanted hair line is placed.
Hair restoration surgeons can account for a variety of personality and genetic characteristics and plan a successful hair transplantation that respects each patient’s unique ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

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