Hair Restoration for Black Men

Although hair loss in ALL races is basically the same there are two issues that typically need to be addresses. The most important is keloid formation after surgery.

Keloids are a type of raised scar that occurs when the body produces too much collagen during the healing process of a wound. While keloids can occur in anyone, research suggests that people with darker skin tones, including Black people, are more likely to develop keloids.

There are several reasons why keloids may be more common in Black people. One possible explanation is that Black people tend to have more active fibroblasts, which are the cells responsible for producing collagen. This increased activity can lead to an overproduction of collagen during the wound healing process, resulting in keloid formation.

Additionally, there may be a genetic component to keloid formation, and certain genes that are more common in Black people may predispose them to keloid development. Environmental factors such as injury or inflammation can trigger the genetic predisposition to keloid formation.

Traction alopecia or hair loss of the edges can be more prevelant among blacks who braid their hair causing a traction trauma to the hair follicales that can be permanent.

Hair transplantation can be effective for African Americans with hair loss.

The procedure involves transplanting hair follicles from a donor area (typically the back of the head) to the recipient area. Results may vary based on the individual's hair type and surgeon's experience with African American hair. It is important to find a reputable and experienced hair transplant surgeon to ensure a successful outcome.

Keloids can occur as a side effect of hair transplant surgery. In some individuals, keloids can form at the incision site after hair transplant surgery. Keloid formation is more common in people with a history of keloid scarring.

Dr. Katona will often perform a smaller test session to determine if you are suseptable to keloinds before performing a full hair transplant session. Prophylactic treatment such as corticosteroid injections or silicone sheets can also minimize the risk of keloid formation.

Dr. Katona performs only FUE hair transplant which extracts individual follicales and has minimal scarring.

Katona Hair Restoration - Miami

Infinity Building

40 SW 13th Street
Suite 1001
Miami, FL 33130

Four Seasons Hotel Miami

TopDoc Clinic
1441 Brickell Avenue
Suite 301
MIAMI, FL 33131

Phone: 786-565-6195

Dr. Art Katona is certified by the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgeons and a ISHRS Fellow, a distinct honor bestowed on select doctors worldwide. Dr. Katona’s approach earns him praise from his many patients. His work has been featured in publications such as Chicago Tribune, Inc., USA Today, ESPN, CBS Sports, Fox Sports, The Rich Eisen Show, Modern Luxury and more.


Request A Consultation

  • Please select English or Spanish