I am an African American woman and I would love to have my natural hair but it is starting to fall out. I am wondering if the procedure for African American hair transplant is different than that for Caucasian women and if I would need to go to a doctor who specialized in African American hair transplants?

Yes, African American females are potentially good candidates for hair transplantation if the hair loss is in fact genetic and the patient’s expectations are realistic.

There is a difference in the way the procedure is performed between Caucasian and African Americans; however, it does not really change whether or not the patient is male or female.

There are several doctors who have quite a bit of experience in doing hair transplantation on African Americans. I do recommend that if an African American patient is considering having hair transplantation they choose a doctor who has a reasonable amount of experience doing hair transplants on African Americans.

Posted by: Dr. Charles