Can You Perform a Hair Transplant in a Hispanic Person with Wavy Hair?January 28th, 2008
Q: I am Hispanic and I have thick, black coarse wavy hair. Do you transplant Hispanics and are there any difficulties in performing hair transplants in them?
A: Yes, we treat Hispanic patients. There are no specific issues unique to Hispanics when performing hair restoration procedures. However, things to consider are:
- Hispanics have a slightly greater incidence of forming a thickened donor scar than Caucasians (but not as great as African-Americans)
- Hispanics often have coarse hair, but a low donor density, so fewer absolute numbers of grafts may be available for the restoration. The coarse hair, however, will make the restoration appear fuller.
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Topic: Hair Characteristics
Tags: African-American, Coarse Hair, Curly Hair, Donor Hair Density, Donor Scar, Hispanic, Scar Thickening, Surgical Hair Restoration, Wavy Hair Posted by Robert M. Bernstein M.D. on January 28th, 2008 at 7:32 am