How Does FUE Robotic Transplant Treat African American Hair?

FUE Robotic

Hair loss can affect the way we feel about our appearance. It is a great source of worry in individuals, especially when over-the-counter solutions are temporary or ineffective. Double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Anil Shah and trusted board-certified physician Dr. Sameea Chughtai offer the advanced ARTASĀ® Robotic Hair Transplant system so patients can restore their hairline.

Are you interested in hair restoration in Chicago, IL? Many African Americans suffering from hair loss do not believe they are good candidates for treatment. Actually, the professionals at Aesthetic Scalp have helped countless people of all backgrounds enjoy a fuller head of hair. Learn more about getting an African American hair transplant by scheduling an appointment today.

Common causes of hair loss

Hair loss in African Americans is mainly caused by genetics. Certain hairstyles, like weaves or braids, can also cause what is known as traction alopecia. This term refers to the prolonged pulling of the hair. In either case, special attention must be given to the treatment areas to avoid keloid scarring, which is a common concern for darker skin. Candidates for African American hair transplant:

  • Have thinning hair, bald spots, or a receding hairline

  • Have a healthy donor site

  • Wear their hair short

ARTAS robotic FUE hair transplant

The ARTAS Robotic Hair transplant system incorporates robotic technology to improve the quality of hair follicle harvesting. Each follicle is taken individually until enough have been acquired to complete hair restoration in Chicago. The experts at Aesthetic Scalp can even combine your FUE procedure with PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy to encourage new hair growth on a long-term basis. Call our office to schedule your assessment and learn about your options.

African American hair restoration

Our team offers a specialized approach for adults of all ages and backgrounds. African Americans tend to have curly hair, which is actually beneficial for the ARTAS robotic FUE hair transplant. This is because the texture of the hair can cover a larger area of the scalp. When you arrive for your hair restoration consultation at Aesthetic Scalp, we can make custom recommendations based on your current hair loss situation and thickness. Our goal is to make results as natural as possible.

What we consider in the process

The following is what we consider when planning an ARTAS robotic FUE hair transplant:

  • Hairline design: There are several notable differences between Caucasian and African American hairlines. A true professional takes this into account when designing hair restoration.

  • Follicle orientation: It is important that the angle and curvature of the transplanted hair follow a natural direction once it is transplanted. Aesthetic Scalp is experienced in this area.

  • Planning: Our clinic always performs an evaluation to determine the cause of your hair loss. This allows us to plan out the best methods to reverse it and give you the results you want.

Ask about an African American hair transplant

As we mentioned, hair loss can affect your appearance and overall quality of life. It may be time to reverse your receding hairline and boost your confidence again. Scheduling hair restoration in Chicago, IL is simple. All you need to do is make an appointment at Aesthetic Scalp. Double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Anil Shah and skilled board-certified physician Dr. Sameea Chughtai are specially trained to discuss your needs and goals.