Alopecia, also known as hair loss or balding, is a very common condition among the members of the black/African communities. Fortunately, despite the fact that very few hair specialists in the United Kingdom are trained to effectively address the particular difficulties characteristic of black hair restoration, Renew Skin & Health Clinic is able to provide you with the expertise you need to enjoy a natural and aesthetically pleasing end result. We provide non-surgical hair transplant, follicular unit transplantation surgery (FUT surgery) and follicular unit extraction surgery (FUE surgery) specially designed for the needs of the people of African heritage.
Non-surgical hair transplant is a hair restoration technique that is uniquely suited for the needs of those who do not have the time or the physical condition to undergo a complex surgical procedure. It involves placing a thin, ultra-light and completely transparent membrane infused with human hair on the scalp of the patient in order to conceal the effects of hair loss or hair thinning. Our team of experts will make sure that the membrane will match the texture, color and thickness of the patient’s natural hair perfectly. Special bonding water-proof and sweat and sebum resistant materials are used to ensure that the membrane is perfectly fixed on the patient’s scalp and does not accidentally fall off. This allows the patient to return to a normal, active lifestyle, which may include swimming and jogging. It is extremely important for the African British patient to identify a hair transplant clinic that utilizes only high-quality products when performing non-surgical hair transplant since this type of hair is especially difficult to restore convincingly.
Renew Skin & Health Clinic also offers the possibility to choose between several types of surgical hair transplant techniques in order benefit from the aesthetic outcome that best suits your needs and preferences. There are two main types of hair restoration surgery: follicular unit transplantation surgery (FUT surgery) and follicular unit extraction surgery (FUE surgery) which are similar in essence but differ when it comes to the means of follicular unit harvesting. If you choose to undergo surgical hair transplant, the one of our highly trained surgeons will start removing follicular units, which are naturally occurring groups of 1 to 4 strands of hair, from the donor area and transplant them to the area of the scalp which presents the effects of alopecia. The main difference between FUT surgery and FUE African hair transplant surgery is that the follicular unit transplantation uses strip-harvesting to collect follicular units while the follicular unit extraction removes each unit individually. FUE is generally more expensive and takes a longer time to perform, but it produces less damage to the skin of the scalp and reduces the size and prevalence of any potential scars. It is very important to note that the curliness of the hair follicle shaft makes these procedures especially difficult in the case of African British patients. A great deal of technical skill is needed to transplant the hair while maintaining a low follicular unit transection rate and recreating a natural hairline.
Our team of cosmetic specialists warns that if the procedure is performed by a medical staff that is unaccustomed with the particular characteristics of the extremely curly African hair, the hair transplant can result in considerable scarring and a high transection rate. At Renew Skin & Health Clinic, we provide specialized assistance for Black/African hair transplant. If you wish to benefit from the excellent service we can provide you, then simply call the Renew Skin & Health Clinic Head Office and schedule an appointment.