Nigeria might not be the first place you think of when it comes to quality hair clinics, and for good reason. Generally regarded as one of the most corrupt and dangerous nations on earth, Nigeria is lawless in some parts with Islamist militant group Boko Haram active in many parts. The recent slaughter of 2000 Nigerians by the Islamist group completes a picture of a country with many problems, and no clear answer in sight as to how these might be resolved.
So why open a hair loss clinic in Lagos, the capital of Nigeria, of all places? Well, it’s not all bad. Lagos itself is the largest city in Nigeria and the dominant cultural and commercial centre. Nigeria is often referred to as the “Giant Of Africa”. With approximately 175 million inhabitants, it is the most populous country in Africa and the seventh most populous in the world, and has the largest African economy with a GDP of over $500 billion. So you see, Nigeria has a lot going for it, and there is little doubt that the country offers a wealth of opportunity to those prepared to live with some of its obstacles.
We understand that Vinci Hair Clinic primarily offer scalp micropigmentation and laser therapy at their Lagos clinic, unlike their others that offer a broader range of services including hair transplant surgery and mesotherapy. This is unsurprising given the large black population in Nigeria, for whom scalp micropigmentation is particularly well suited. Men with darker skin are generally more likely to avoid hair transplants as scars are more difficult to conceal, with many opting for SMP as a more suitable alternative.
As their Lagos clinic is quite new, there is only a handful of examples of work completed there, but here are two that Vinci Hair Clinic were able to supply:
For more information about this new service in Nigeria please see the Vinci website.