Hair transplant on crown area of head: is it viable?
HEAD CROWN HAIR TRANSPLANT
Maybe you are already looking for the crown hair transplant, but still do not know if the procedure will be successful in your type of hair loss. Crown of head hair loss, accompanied by receding hair.
Is the most common type of baldness in men, but it can also occur in women. Thinning of the hair on the crown will eventually lead to baldness in this area. But is the hair transplant viable in the crown of head?
CAUSES OF HAIR LOSS AT THE CROWN AREA
In 95% of men’s cases, baldness on the head crown is due to genetics. In the case of women, it is usually caused in part by a hormonal disorder and also by genetics, although hair loss is usually more dispersed than in men.
Some of the causes of hair loss in the crown of head in this area are:
- Alopecia areata
- Anagen hair loss
- Scarring alopecia
- Disorders of hair growth
- Inflammatory scalp
- Telogen hair loss
- Traction alopecia
Depending on the type of baldness and the progress of hair loss, drug treatment or surgical procedure may be considered. It is important to note that the crown hair transplant must be performed by an expert to ensure safe and successful treatment.
THE BEST OPTION FOR HEAD CROWN HAIR
Having a hair transplant top of head is not a decision that should be made lightly and without information, so several factors need to be considered, including:
- Degree of crown area of hair.
- If there is a possibility that the scalp will self-regulate and hair loss will decrease naturally.
- The ability to create natural looking hair patterns in the crown area.
HEAD CROWN HAIR IS NATURAL?
To get the best results during crown hair transplant, technical skill and artistic vision are required to perform this procedure in order to give a natural appearance and texture, avoiding at all costs an artificial appearance.
The procedure of this type of transplant consists of extracting capillary roots from the donor site from the back of the scalp, using the method of extracting follicular units, also known as FUE hair transplant. The extracted follicles are placed precisely in the receiving area, which is the one that presents thinning hair or baldness.
Implants are performed under enlarged vision, so that the existing follicles are not damaged, resulting in a crown area of hair fully distributed at perfect angles, direction, pattern and, in addition, with graft-to-site adjustment.
CROWN HAIR TRANSPLANT RECOVERY
The recovery process is generally similar to that of other types of hair transplant procedures. That is, the patient usually recovers in just 24 hours from the process, being able to resume most of his daily activities the day after the transplant, but it is recommended to avoid strenuous activities for a week.
While some people often return to work the next day, many people choose to take a few days off. This will depend on each case, as there will be some small crusts on the transplanted area for up to 2 weeks, which will eventually fall off.
5 FACTORS CONSIDERED IN THE VIABILITY OF HEAD CROWN HAIR TRANSPLANT
Because it is a complex procedure, the plastic surgeon who will perform the crown hair transplant will ask you some important questions to determine how advanced the hair loss is and how good the results will be after the hair graft.
- First, the doctor will check if the patient has hair loss in other areas such as the entrances where it is most noticeable. This is because hair transplant in an area such as the crown of head could cause it to no longer be carried out at the entrances. Perhaps at this particular time there is less hair on the crown than in the entrances, but over time this could change, and it would be better for you in this area.
- Whatever the cause of your baldness, your surgeon will determine what progress the alopecia might have in the future. This study that you do will also help you determine how many follicles will be necessary for your hair transplant to be successful.
- One factor that could affect that the crown hair transplant does not have the expected results is that in the donor areas there are not enough follicles. The area of the crown of the head requires a greater number of grafts and if there are not enough, the hair transplant will not be enough treatment. Before the surgery, the doctor will indicate if it is feasible to perform the intervention with the amount of hair that is preserved on the sides or in the most thick places.
- As we mentioned, the head crown hair requires more hair transplants than the entrances, for example. If the baldness in this area is moderate and there is no breakthrough, it is possible to successfully perform hair transplantation. However, if the area is more extensive, almost like complete baldness, and there is already a miniaturization of the follicle, it will not be a good treatment option. There will not be enough hair follicles from any donor area to be able to carry out the intervention.
- The age of the patient is also a very determining factor for crown hair transplantation or in any other part of the head. In very young patients it is not highly recommended, as alopecia and hair loss patterns have not stabilized, and it is difficult to predict how it will progress. Doing a hair transplant at an early age may not have the expected results in the long run and may not look as natural as it would if it were done at another time. If at this moment you are considering a hair transplant, but you are very young, it is best to wait a few years. As long as you have areas of the head with more hair, the surgery will be effective.
Any of these factors can influence the viability of crown hair transplant. After the first visit with the doctor, he will determine if it is possible to do it and if it will be successful.