Hairline shape and design is one of the most important aspects of any hair transplant, and it’s important to consider people’s hair type when discussing a desired hairline as well. Different ethnicities require different considerations for the best, most natural-looking results.

Dr. Stoller has developed an ethnic hair design technique, which naturally matches the hairline in addition to the patient’s ethnic background, and considers a variety of factors such as age, gender, race, ethnicity, and more. Dr. Stoller takes into account the look and feel of the natural hair and the patient’s own hair goals.

Patients must be aware that ethnic and racial differences are important considerations in a hair transplant, and choose a qualified hair transplant surgical team that has experience with their exact hair type. Viewing your surgeon’s hair transplant photos can give you an idea of a possible hairline and serve as a reference point for your consultation. In the consultation your surgeon will discuss your medical history and conduct an examination of your scalp to determine whether you are suitable for a hair transplant.

Very curly hair, or curved follicles, provide an increased chance of transaction in some patients.  For example, African American patients generally have coarser hair that grows in a curved shape, so it is important to maintain the correct angulation of their naturally coarse hair. This is especially true with all  female hair transplants. The angles which hair design is created must be carefully created.  There are actually three vectors that a hair is placed in: forward/back, right/left and rotation around the axis of insertion.

Hair transplantation is so complex that ethnic considerations can make a big difference in the success of the operation. Your age, ethnicity, and size of your head and forehead are important factors to get a good hair transplant for your hairline, but they are not as important as other factors such as your race or ethnicity. You can’t forget how old and ethnic you are or how big your head or forehead is if you’re not able to get the best hair transplants for your hairline.

If you are considering a hair transplant and would like to schedule a consultation, visit or call Dr. Stoller’s office at 212-920-4499.


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