my son who is 24, and african american went for a consultation this morning for possible hair transplantation, and he was told his hair was too thin. does that make any sense to you? too thin to transpant?
Being turned down for a hair transplant because of thin hair does not make sense to me, but I do not have the benefit of examining your son’s scalp to map his hair for miniaturization. Sometimes hair transplant doctors who are not experienced in the field are reluctant to perform hair transplant on African Americans because of their unique hair characteristics. African American hair can be very fine and thin naturally and it can also be very coarse as well. That does not mean he cannot have a hair transplant and someone like your son is just as much a candidate as anyone else, provided that he meets reasonable criteria standard for ALL men. The race card is not in play here. You or your son should research hair transplant doctors who are willing to show pictures of their patients. At NHI, anyone has the opportunity to come to one of our monthy Open House events to meet many of our hair transplant patients and see an actual surgery in progress. Everyone coming in can have their scalp mapped out for miniaturization as part of the basic diagnostic process we carry out for everyone.